Western Digital has today launched a new Wi-Fi enabled storage drive dubbed the My Passport Wireless.
Designed to share content wirelessly to another device like a smartphone or computer, the portable physical drive will enable users to connect to a number of devices and then access data that they have stored on the device, and share content to the drive from their local store, all without any wires or an internet connection.
This means that devices with limited storage will be able to offload content to free up space, or keep content on the drive that they don’t want on their local storage. And as the My passport Wireless drive broadcasts its own wireless network, users can do this easily from up to eight devices, all of which can access content stored on the drive at any time.
The drive is available now in 500GB, 1TB and 2Tb models, and features Wireless N and MIMO technology. It can even stream up to four HD videos simultaneously, and is compatible with the WD My Cloud app for iOS and Android, allowing the user to access storage from other services like Dropbox or Google Drive.
It also has a built-in rechargeable battery that WD says can last up to six hours during continuous streaming, and offers an integrated SD card slot and a USB 3.0 port.
The WD My Passport Wireless is available now from a number of UK retailers and from the WD website starting at £109 for the 500GB version, £129 for the 1TB and £1999 for the 2TB.