Patriot Gauntlet Node Portable Wireless Enclosure

The advancement of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and ultramobile PCs, dramatically increased the storage requirements of the users. What happens when the storage of the mobile device, which frequently cannot be upgraded at all, runs out? Patriot is here with an answer in the form of Gauntlet Node, an external HDD enclosure with a built-in battery and Wi-Fi radio.

 

Computer HDDs have advanced so much that storage is not often an issue with desktop computers; however; as far as ultrabook and laptop/tablet hybrids users are concerned, they can face serious storage problems since the small SSDs of such devices rarely can store enough data. Users of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are at even worse disadvantage, as there are times when a memory card or flash drive is simply not enough and using an external HDD is very rarely an option. When the memory of the mobile device cannot be upgraded any further, users frequently have to rely on internet-based cloud storage services for extra storage when their memory cards cannot suffice, preventing them from accessing their data when offline.

Patriot had thought of an answer to that and presented the Gauntlet Node, an external 2.5" drive enclosure with an integrated battery and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n radio, allowing almost every mobile device to access the files stored inside it wirelessly.

 Patriot Gauntlet Node Portable Wireless Enclosure

Manufacturer's features and specifications

CONNECTIVITY:

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Wifi 802.11 b/g/n

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WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK security

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USB 3.0 port for high speed wired connection

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Connect up to 8 devices at a time

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Stream HD movies (up to 720p) and music with up to 5 devices simultaneously

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Supports internet connection through a home or business Wi-Fi network (Internet Pass-thru)

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Internal interface (SATA II)

POWER:

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AC Wall Power Charger (100-240V ~ 50-60Hz)

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Lithium-ion Battery

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Up to 5.5 hours of operation on a full charge

 Note:

Battery life will depend on the configuration of the product as well as usage conditions.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

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2.5" HDD or SSD drive, NTFS formatted, maximum 9.5mm height

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iPad, iPhone (3GS or higher), iPod Touch (4th generation or higher) runnion iOS 4.2 or higher, or Android phone with v2.3 or higher, or Android tablet with v3.0 or higher, or PC running Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or higher, or Apple Mac running OSX 10.5 or higher, or Kindle Fire

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USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port (when not using a Wi-Fi connection)

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Gauntlet Connect app for phone, tablet, or Kindle Fire device for data transfer (available online at respective app stores)

Note:

Mobile device operating systems may have native file support limitations.

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

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Dimensions: 3.39” (D) x 5.47” (W) x .96” (H) or 8.62cm (D) x 13.9cm (W) x 2.44cm (H)

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Weight: 182.5 grams

WARRANTY:

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2 Year Limited Warranty