Western Digital has recently introduced two mobile applications for its My Book Live personal cloud storage solution – WD 2go and 2go Pro. The apps offer users easy access to files stored on the My Book Live drive using an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android devices.
Western Digital has introduced its WD 2go and WD 2go Pro mobile apps for its My Book Live personal cloud storage solution. The WD My Book Live drive can connect to the home network and users can share files, stream media, and access content anywhere safely with no monthly fees. Secure remote access to the My Book Live is available on any computer through www.WD2go.com, while the WD 2go apps provide mobile access to files stored on the drive using an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android devices.
The WD 2go apps support a variety of media file formats for streaming movies and music or accessing files such as Microsoft Office documents. In addition to all of the features currently available in the free WD 2go app, the WD 2go Pro app includes several advanced features, including:
- Clipping: Users can clip files, photos, songs, videos or folders to download a copy from the My Book Live drive to a mobile device, enabling subsequent access even without an Internet connection.
- Automatic sync: New or modified files added to the My Book Live automatically sync to mobile devices.
- Content sharing: The WD 2go Pro app allows users to email files, share files as a link, print and open files with third party apps.
- Additional security: Users can leverage an additional layer of security by locking mobile access to the My Book Live drive with a four digit pass code.
In addition to remote and mobile access to the personal cloud, WD’s My Book Live features a built-in media server that streams music, photos and movies to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live network media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and connected TV.
My Book Live personal cloud storage is available in capacities of 1TB, 2TB and3 TB and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion, as well as DLNA/UPnP enabled devices.
Price and Availability
The WD 2go is free for download while the WD 2go Pro is priced at US$2.99. Both apps are currently available for download from the iTunes Store and Android Market. My Book Live personal cloud storage is available at selected retailers and resellers and is distributed by Achieva Technology Pte Ltd and SiS Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore. MSRP is S$209 for 1TB, S$239 for the 2TB, and S$299 for 3TB.