[CES 2014] Smartphone and tablets have changed the way we carry content. People no longer need to carry around discs full of content, they can simply load up their mobile devices. However, these devices offer a limited amount of storage which often isn’t enough. In that case, portable wireless HDDs come in handy. The new Buffalo MiniStation Air is a bonafide wireless HDD, but it does much more than allowing up to eight devices to access 1TB of storage and stream content to any computer, smart TV or mobile device.
Not only does the Buffalo MiniStation Air offer up to 10 hours of battery life through its 3,020mAh battery, it also doubles as a portable charger that’s capable of fully charging a device like the iPhone 5S twice, using USB type A with 1A for smartphones and 2A for tablets. Charging is done through USB 3.0 or fast charge port. Which is why some might call it a better option as compared to the Segate Wirless Plus, it doesn’t have the ability to charge mobile devices.
The MiniStation Air is DLNA compatible so users can use the free mobile for iOS and Android to stream content to variety of supported devices such as media players, game consoles and smart TVs. It can also be used to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot, sharing its established network with all connected devices, an easy way to share hotel Wi-Fi connections with more than one device. All of this is packed within a sleek industrial design which provides a similar like the aluminium found on an iPhone. New Buffalo MiniStation Air will be available in March 2014 for $199.99.