G-Connect Offers 500GB Of Wireless Storage To Smartphones And Tablets
Hitachis G-Technology unit has already got a lot of external hard drives, but G-Connect is a device that offers both wireless storage and portable Wi-Fi access to the smartphones and tablets. It is designed with nomadic content hoarders in mind. It gives 500GB of mobile storage, can simultaneously support more than five different devices on 802.11n networks. It is also robust enough to stream up five standard definition movies at a time, it about 9.7 ounces. You can surround the network with a password protected fortress or store less content in mentioned private folder. iOS users can further enhance their G-experience by downloading the app, allows to view and access all of their G-stored documents and media from the comfort of their devices. It is priced at $200 in their websites; you had to wait until next month for hitting retailers, for more details read the press release
Here is the press release
G-TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS G-CONNECT WIRELESS STORAGE FOR APPLE iPAD WITH INTERNET ACCESS
New G-CONNECT Supports Five+ Devices, Wirelessly Streams up to Five Movies at Once, While Providing Shared WiFi Internet Access for a Hotel Room, Conference Room, Dorm, Office or Home. Now You Truly Can Take All Your Content with You and Access it from Multiple Devices!
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 22, 2011 Known for delivering premium external storage solutions engineered to meet the needs of the Apple Mac community, G-Technology by Hitachi today introduced its G-CONNECT wireless storage solution, the first in a family of products providing instant, wireless storage and 802.11n WiFi Internet access for your Apple iPad, iPhone and many other mobile devices. The G-CONNECT solution provides on-the-go wireless access to content that's not already loaded on your iOS devices, including your favorite movies, music, books, photos and documents. No Internet connection is required. G-CONNECT provides access to five+ simultaneous devices, depending on the workload, and supports up to five SD or three HD video streams at once.
When connected via Ethernet to a network, the G-CONNECT drive becomes your own personal cloud or WiFi Internet access point, allowing you to surf and stream content, wirelessly, at the same time. Access and view content on the G-CONNECT solution with a mobile iOS app, which will be available in the App Store, or through your browser. Android devices are also supported with access through a web browser, with native apps available this fall.
Fitting easily in your laptop bag, backpack or purse, G-CONNECT is the must have iPad and iPhone storage companion. Power it up in a dorm room, conference room or hotel room via its AC adapter or take it on the road using Apple iPad-compatible USB power cables, car power adapters, or external batteries3 for hours of entertainment wherever you go.
Simple wireless storage for your iPad/iPhone so you can take more with you everywhere
Easily access and stream content to your iPad and iPhone
WiFi Internet access for multiple devices when connected via Ethernet
Supports five devices or more, depending on the workload
Wirelessly streams up to five SD or three HD movies simultaneously
Surf and stream at the same time, i.e. listen to music, while surfing the Internet
All content is automatically discovered and organized into Photos, Videos, Music, and Documents categories
Flexible access via iPad/iPhone mobile apps, multiple browsers, PC, Mac, DLNA-certified connected TVs and Apple TV with AirPlay
iPad/iPhone apps make G-CONNECT simple and easy to use; Android apps coming this Fall
Password protection to keep your content safe
A personal "private" folder allows you to share only what you want to
"With the unprecedented growth in tablets and smartphones, our goal is to deliver solutions that better fit the increasing mobile lifestyle of consumers," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, Hitachi GST Branded Business. "The mobile devices on which we listen to, work on and view our digital content on are proliferating, giving us new freedoms while at the same time creating practical realities you just can't take all of your content with you, and you're left with constantly reorganizing your stuff to make more room. With G-CONNECT, now you truly can take it all with you! Providing more wireless storage for your iPad or iPhone, with WiFi Internet access, G-CONNECT users can easily access all of their content across multiple devices and from the cloud with the simplicity of a light switch."
Celebrating the launch of the G-CONNECT wireless storage solution, G-Technology and Fool's Gold Records is bringing you "Tight Space"-- a brand new streaming web series featuring exclusive DJ performances by Fool's Gold artists, broadcast live from their store in Brooklyn. 'Like' the G-Technology Facebook page (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GTechnology) to get front row access!
Pricing and Availability
The G-Technology G-CONNECT wireless storage solution for iPads comes in a sleek white design for $199.99 MSRP (500GB). It will be available in the U.S in July through Hitachi's authorized retail and distribution channels, or preorder now on www.G-Technology.com.