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28/11/2015 2 Comments
Are you constantly battling a full iPad or iPhone, struggling to free up storage so you can download new apps or take photos and videos?
Do you need a way of 'offloading' photos and videos without needing to use a computer or 'the cloud'?
Would you perhaps like to take a heap of kids movies away on a holiday to keep them entertained, but don't have room to store them on your iPad and iPhone
Get a 'wireless external hard drive'
This week, I helped an iTandCoffee client set up one of these.
She is travelling overseas with two young girls, and wants to be able to keep them entertained in the car as they drive from place to place and don't have internet, or in the evening when there is no TV.
So, she purchased a Seagate 500GB Wireless Hard Disk Drive like that pictured (except hers is red!). (You can get these from Target at the moment for $139 - click here for more information.)
We then put a heap of kids' movies onto this Hard Drive.
Devices like this one provide their own wireless network that your iPad or iPhone (or even your computer) can connect to. No internet service is required for this to work.
Once you join the device's wireless network, you can access any content that is stored on the device, as well as upload and download content to/from the device.
For example, you can upload photos to the device, then remove them from your iPad and iPhone - thereby freeing up space on your i-Device.
Using the app that goes with the device (or apps like PlayerXtreme or OPlayerHDLite to play videos of any format), you can watch any movies that are stored on the hard drive.
Best of all, for cases where you have more than one person needing to access the device, up to 3 devices can connect to the Seagate Wireless Hard Drive concurrently - perfect for my client whose two daughters will want to watch different movies at the same time.
A 'USB stick' that can connect to your iPad!
How to access ANY external hard drive or USB stick from your iPad/iPhone
I love this option. The Hyperdrive range of products allow you to plug in ANY external hard drive or USB stick, and then provide their own wireless network so that your iPad or iPhone can access the content on that plugged-in storage drive.
I have had the iUSBport 2 for about 3 years, and it has come in very handy during trips. It is not only useful for providing access to extra storage, but it is a handy little device to carry with you if you even need to create a local WiFi network - for example, to stream content from and iPad to your Apple TV on occasions when you do not otherwise have WiFi.
(Please note that the links above are to a US-based store, so prices are in USD and do not include any delivery costs.)
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