Seagate has just made the next big step in wireless WiFi file storage. The GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless hard drive allows you to wireless stream data on the harddrive to any number of WiFi devices.
This means that should you be out and about with both your iPad and your Seagate GoFlex you will have much more than whatever hard drive space you have chosen for the iPad. While there are other devices like Eyefi’s 8 GB SD card that can upload photos from anywhere, the Seagate wireless WiFi drive holds as much as 500 GB of data so it can act as though you have several other iPads all set up to watch your movies and television shows as well as access your documents and listen to your music.
Because the GoFlex is rechargeable you don’t need to carry a bunch of cords with you wherever you go and syncing your wireless WiFi device to the GoFlex is incredibly easy. If you are using a laptop or netbook, there is a web app that will allow you to quickly and easily save data to the external harddrive or stream data that is already saved back to your computer. In dealing with the iPad, iPhone or iPod there is a downloadable app in the iTunes store that is completely free that does the same as the web app.
The Lithium ion battery means that the Seagate’s rechargeable battery is incredibly powerful and Seagate boasts that on a full charge the battery has up to 25 hours of standby time and can stream video for up to five hours continually.
If there is one thing that might give the average consumer a little pause it is the price tag. Seagate’s GoFlex Satellite is currently carrying a MSRP of $199. That might be a little pricey for someone who is just looking for another piece of data storage, though in the end considering all that this new hard drive can do, most shoppers will have to decide whether the price tag is worth it or not.
You can get the Seagate GoFlex Satellite can be ordered off of Bestbuy.com and Amazon right now and should actually be on stores shelves by July at the latest.