May 16, 2011
The Seagate® GoFlex Satellite mobile storage wirelessly streams content to an iPad®, iPod touch®, iPhone® or other Wi-Fi enabled device. Now take your entire media library with you – no Internet or cable required. MSRP $199.99
"With the growth of the tablet and iPad markets and the larger volumes of high-quality media now being consumed, there is a clear need for access to content that is not plagued with the challenges of streamed video over the Internet," said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager of Seagate's retail group. "The unfortunate fact is that these popular new mobile devices are hampered by their limited storage capacity while one of their primary functions is that of media consumption.
"With the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage, we wished to create an elegant solution that provides real value to the multitude of iPad users out there by delivering a seamless connection to local storage. No longer will a consumer feel as though it is a compromise to purchase a lower capacity tablet or iPad. With GoFlex Satellite, people will be able to carry their entire media library with them without the need for wires or the web at a fraction of the cost of adding 3G or purchasing or a higher capacity tablet."
Streaming over the Internet has enabled video access for tablet owners, but the quality is at the mercy of the Internet connection, be it over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G. With more connected devices per hotspot, it is often difficult to watch video without choppiness or pixilation. Rather than rely on a buffered stream from a distant provider, GoFlex Satellite mobile storage serves up media content wirelessly as local attached storage for up to three devices at the same time. With a standby battery life of up to 25 hours, the powerful lithium polymer battery delivers up to five hours of continuously streaming video. To help extend battery life, the free GoFlex Media™ app provides a progressive download feature, which loads the video temporarily on to the iOS device to which it is being streamed, thus allowing the drive to go into standby mode.
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 via its browser.
The easy-to-use Media Sync software, also included free with purchase, makes grabbing media from a Windows® PC or Mac® OS X computer a doddle. Wherever the files are stored, whether in a file structure of your own creation or in an iTunes library, the Media Sync software will load all your desired music, videos, photos and documents on to the GoFlex Satellite drive. Media Sync is easily configured to place on the drive only files that are compatible with your iOS device. Even music and videos purchased through iTunes can be loaded to the GoFlex Satellite drive and will play on all authorised devices.
For rapid loading of media content, the wireless mobile storage comes equipped with the superfast USB 3.0 cable to get files from your computer to the GoFlex Satellite drive. The USB 3.0 cable will also continue to work with USB 2.0 ports and is easily removed for portability. In addition to the USB 3.0 cable, the GoFlex Satellite drive comes complete with a car charger and a compact wall charger.
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