Do 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!
Seagate Mediaby 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: 116.65 MB
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