Seagate packs a 500GB HDD in a small Wi-Fi enclosure with battery power.
Seagate launched today the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage optimized for the Apple iPad. You get 500GB storage (300 HD movies) that you can use on the go wirelessly. With 500GB and Wi-Fi access over 802.11 b/g/n and a rechargeable battery, this latest member of the GoFlex family provides the ability to carry an entire library of video, music, pictures and documents with you. Devices are wirelessly connected directly to the GoFlex Satellite drive by use of the free GoFlex Media app–available now on iTunes and the Apple App Store–or a web browser.
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The recharable battery of the GoFlex Satellite holds for 5 hours. To load the drive with data you can connect it via USB 3.0 to a PC. Initially available for Apple iOS devices, such as: iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; the GoFlex Media app provides a seamless way to connect the mobile wireless storage to your iPad or iPhone. The Android app is expected to be available by this summer. Those that currently use an Android smartphone or tablet can access content on a GoFlex Satellite device through its browser.
The GoFlex Satellite is a pretty neat gadget when you like to have your movie library with you at all times. There is all the talk about cloud media service, but we still need gadgets like this. Cloud media lockers just start up and until we have 4G everywhere, streaming HD movies is not an option.
GoFlex Satellite is available for pre-order from Amazon for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $199.99, and is scheduled to arrive in July 2011. Global availability is planned for later this summer.