This review is written by my husband, the gadget geek! Who a few years ago made me buy him a Seagate Hard Drive instead of an engagement ring*.
I was possibly not the intended “average user” for the Seagate GoFlex Satellite drive. We don’t own an Ipad and as a rule we don’t normally watch movies on mobile devices. Yet, I am utterly addicted.
My laptop is full, I am forever juggling files etc around and constantly performing demos of software for prospective clients which tend to require large movie files and presentations. What I have managed to use the Satellite for is some additional storage which is very fast and convenient to access. Oh, and when I said we don’t tend to watch movies from mobile devices – that was before we had the Seagate GoFlex Satellite!
The very cool small enclosure makes the external drive look like a quality space-age product. It has USB3 connectivity which is very fast. I didn’t have a USB3 port and had to use USB2 but the 500Gb capacity, and the size of movie files made this a lengthy process so I bought a USB3 card. Now I can transfer my files (and now movies) to the device very quickly.
So now, when I am at a client site and I want to display a large demo presentation to an audience I just get them to link up to the GoFlex directly and play it on their devices. They love it.
But what is most awesome, when I am away on business, stuck in my hotel room and refusing to pay for movies on the TV, that’s not a problem. I just fetch the GoFlex Satellite out of my bag, press a button and run the app on my phone or laptop. No wires, no fuss all very cool!
I think he liked it!
The GoFlex Satellite is basically a wireless streaming device which allows you to take your media library with you wherever you go and stream wirelessly to your iPad®, Android® tablet or smartphone.
- Take more than 300 HD movies with you on the go.
- Stream media over Wi-Fi to eight devices at the same time.
- Sync media and documents automatically from your PC or Mac computer.
- Access and stream your media easily using the free app or your device’s web browser.
- Up to seven hours of battery life ( depends on the model )