What we love…

portable easy to use wireless solution for storing movies, videos, pictures all without having to take up space on your device.  Also loved it streamed to three devices at once and the ability to only have to connect once

What we’d love to see…

Attaching of the “port” cover so it can not get misplaced while charging the drive

Summary

Great device for storing movies, documents, videos on the go and a fantastic alternative to bringing a portable DVD player on trips.  This device will work for many including families, travellers or anyone with an overflowing smartphone or tablet.

Our Rating

recommended  by the imums

Seagate MediaDo you have memory woe’s on your devices?  SeaGate Wireless Plus is there to help!  This small drive which is about the size of your hand holds a whopping 1 terabyte of data and works with a variety of devices and smartphones including iOS, Kindle Fire and Android.  It includes the ability to pass through Wi-Fi and you only need to connect your devices to the drive rather than having to connect to Wi-Fi which is especially handy if you are out and about and don’t want to connect multiple iPads, iPhones or other devices to the drive.  I tested the device using my iPad, iPhone as well as a Samsung Blu-Ray player and Android Smartphone.  For the iOS devices and the Android smartphone there is a free app you can use to work with the drive and manage your media.  You do have to hook it up to a desktop to download items to start with especially movies as they take a long time to load for the first time.  The product was named Best Product at the Consumer Electronics show earlier this year and has won several other awards.

I loved that I could stream movie and music files to my smartphone, tablet, laptop and even via my Blu-Ray Player.  It’s also a great way to store videos and television shows  for your children for long car rides to keep them entertained versus having to bring along a portable DVD player which will also need charging.  The response time is fast and it works using a browser on the iPad versus the native video tab – the video’s play back clearly and with no stuttering in playback.  I also love that you can copy pictures over from your devices onto the drive which means that it is a great backup mechanism especially when you are away and taking lots of pictures or video’s that you want to be sure are not lost.  I also loved that you could stream to up to three devices at once which meant that I could watch what I wanted to and other family members could watch what they wanted to making it a win-win for all of us!  Having the built-in internet was another huge plus since when we travel I frequently have to configure multiple devices to connect to a network – this way I could just configure the Seagate Wireless Plus and then have my devices connect to that!  It also made picture sharing really easy as I could have people connect, grab the photos or videos they wanted at the time and take them rather than having to worry about sending off a CD or print photos at a later date.  I have a large music library, but don’t keep it on my iPhone because I have so many apps and other things on it.  I’ve enjoyed listening to my music without having to worry about data charges while out and about.

In terms of improvements  I would like to see the port cover somehow “attached” to the drive so it can not be misplaced by mistake when you are charging the drive.  I pulled it off to charge my drive and had a hard time finding it when it was all charged up.  I also found that the battery life was not quite as high as I would have hoped – Seagate reported an average battery life of about 10 hours –  and I found that about six was the maximum I could get.

This is a fantastic device if you are like me and have an overflowing smart phone or tablet.  Although you can’t store apps on here – moving videos, music, television shows, documents and more makes it a portable on the go solution.   The built in wireless is a huge plus as is the huge capacity and the availability to use it on multiple devices.    This will be a fantastic device for families on the go as well as families who want to have  a portable easy to back up solution for photos, videos, documents and any other materials on the go.  I can also see it being helpful for travelers for work or anyone who needs a media solution that is portable, easy to use on multiple devices and has a long battery life.  Well done Seagate!

You can purchase the Seagate Wireless plus for approximately $199.99 directly from Seagate, Amazon, Best Buy,  New Egg,  and many other retailers.

Seagate Media
Seagate Media
by Seagate Technology

Category: Photo & Video
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 114.97 MB

$FREE

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