Corsair has just announced the launch of its Voyager Air Drive—an “all-in-one mobile wireless drive, home network attached storage, USB drive, and wireless hub.”
The Voyager Air Drive is available in 500GB and 1TB models; users can connect to their data via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB 3.0. Through the use of Corsair’s in-house mobile app, users on the Android and Apple iOS platforms can access their files directly without having to jump through too many hoops. Additionally, network-enabled devices such as smart TV’s can also connect the Voyager Air Drive for content steaming.
Extra nifty features which make the drive especially appealing to travelers are its internal battery that provides up seven hours of video streaming, and the built-in wireless hub that allows multiple users to stream from the Voyager Air Drive at the same time. People may also use the drive as a Wi-Fi hotspot if it’s connected to the Internet. Corsair claims that up to five users can stream or access other files from the drive if they are within the range of about 90 feet.
If a hub is not what you want, then the Voyager Air Drive can be used as a network attached storage (NAS) drive. Once the drive is plugged into a network router via its Gigabit Ethernet, users can access files from the drive on any networked Windows, OSX, or Linux systems. The Voyager Air Drive comes pre-formatted as NTFS for full functionality under Windows, but Mac users will have to reformat the drive to HFS+ for Time Machine usage.
The drive will be available in early February with MSRP’s of $199.99 for 500GB drive, and $229.99 for the 1TB model.