The Seagate GoFlex Satellite started retailing in US in July, and today, the company had a media event announcing that the mobile wireless storage would soon be available in Singapore. VR-Zone was one of the media to get close and personal with the GoFlex Satellite. Read on.
The Seagate GoFlex Satellite claims to be the first battery-powered external hard drive that can stream multimedia content wirelessly to other mobile devices including tablets, smartphones and laptops. It features 500GB capacity and Wi-Fi connectivity via 802.11b/g/n, and the rechargeable battery offers up to five hours of streaming video continuously.
One GoFlex Satellite supports up to three connections and according to Seagate, it can stream high definition videos simultaneously to three devices. The mobile wireless storage also comes with superfast USB 3.0 cable that lets you transfer files conveniently from your computer to the GoFlex Satellite drive. The GoFlex Satellite drive also comes with a car charger and a compact wall charger.
The GoFlex Media app is available free for Apple iOS devices including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as Android smartphone and tablet devices. On the Samsung Galaxy Tab, simply go to the settings and turn on the wireless connectivity and select the GoFlex Satellite to connect to. After that, launch the GoFlex Media app to browse the content. Owners of the mobile wireless drive can also set passwords to deter unauthorized access.
The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is scheduled to go on sale at major retailers and resellers in mid September at S$299. If you are heading down to the COMEX Show next week, there is a demo booth of the product and you can also place your preorder.
Ganesh Kumar Panadam, senior manager, customer service organization, Seagate Singapore, says that with the GoFlex Satellite, users can carry their library of multimedia content with them wherever they go, and wireless stream the files to their devices easily. "The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is designed for more than one users at home using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones; for users who want more storage to their mobile devices. It only comes with a 500GB capacity which can store approximately 1,000 songs, 60,000 photographs, or up to 500 movies (and 300 high definition movies).