Concluding this week’s quintet of throbbing Android fact, we come to a seriously nifty bit of kit and caboodle in the shapely sharing form of the MiniStation Air from Buffalo Technology – a Mini-means to unfettered access to all your media on the move.
A 500GB portable storage device, unlike others of its data-dump ilk the MiniStation has another trick up its file-saving sleeve: 802.11n wireless capability, allowing it to become an integral part of your Wi-Fi network and offer transfer speeds of a whopping 5Gbit/s, letting you stream all manner of data files directly from your PC to your smartphone or tablet while out and about.
Featuring WPA2 wireless encryption to boot, you can be sure no insidious cyber-crims will be allowed to root around your beloved media and personal data, and working with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.0 (Honeycomb) and 4.0 (Ice CreamSandwich), you’ll have access to all the info and entertainment you need without having to clog your device’s Android’s storage arteries with data-fat.
“In 2011 the global smartphone and tablet market surpassed the PC market for the first time, with 448 million smartphone sales and tablet sales compared to 415 million PC sales,” says Paul Hudson, Sales Director Northern Europe at Buffalo. “Despite this, there remains a very limited storage capacity for these devices compared to that for PCs. There’s also limited USB-host function for portable devices, so the MiniStation Air is the perfect solution for providing storage solutions to users. Users who want to watch movies or listen to music that is stored on their PC can now access it wirelessly on the go by syncing their mobile or tablet device up to the MiniStation Air.”
Available here at a very reasonable £120, it’s time to get your data out of the digital Dark Age.