It's amazing how much data we are utilizing these days. The other day I looked at my 64GB iPad to discover I only have 11GB of storage left. Now granted I have quote a bit of music on the device and more than a couple of movies, but still I didn't think I had *that* much stuff on there!
We've entered the age of the "Digital Packrat" where we just don't throw anything away… mainly because we don't have to. Our hard drive capacities are so high now that it doesn't really behoove me to spend a bunch of my valuable time going through and getting rid of stuff that I have plenty of room to store.
Of course the problem comes when you've got mobile devices that just don't have the capacity you need. What do you do?
Well, Seagate has a solution called the Wireless Plus Mobile Device that provides for storage that can be easily accessed from a Wifi compatible device. The device has enough capacity for 500 HD Movies and can connect and stream this content to up to 8 tablets or smartphones via its own built-in Wifi. The device is a 1TB hard drive that has a built-in battery capable of 10 hours of battery life. That should last most flights, don't you think?
The device is accessed via an app that Seagate has created for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire HD devices. That pretty much runs the gamut of what you might be carrying at any one time. Oh and the price is… are you sitting down? $199
When can I get one? Look for them in March.
Here are all the details from Seagate themselves...