Seagate continues to grow its family of wireless storage solutions with the debut of Seagate Wireless, a 500GB portable wireless drive designed for streaming and offloading of media from mobile devices. The drive is compatible with pretty much any device, but it comes with specialised streaming apps for Android, iOS, Kindle, Windows 8 and Windows RT. It also supports easy streaming to the big-screen with Apple Airplay and Google Chromecast, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, as well asRoku players.
The Wireless drive comes in five colour options to match your favourite themes: Lime green, cool blue, slate grey, fire-engine red and plain white. It has a built-in hotspot that eliminates the need for a router within range, as it sends out its own WiFi signal. The built-in battery has power for up to 6hours of usage between charging and also comes with a USB cable for direct connection.
“Seagate pioneered the product category of wireless storage devices and is pleased at how the category has grown over the years,” said Patrick Connolly, vice president of Seagate branded innovations. “The latest generation of Seagate Wireless extends that legacy and makes the wireless streaming experience broadly available to far more consumers.”
The new Seagate Wireless 500GB drive will be available early February for an MSRP of $129.99 through Amazon, Seagate and other resellers.
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