Sunday, 26 April 2015

IT Show 2015: Sandisk 32GB Wireless Media Drive

I bought the Sandisk 32GB Wireless Media Drive at the March IT Show. I have been eyeing this device for quite some time. I could not find it on any of the brochures for that IT Show but it was coincidence that I bumped into the counter doing a demo.

It is quite an impressive product, although a bit understated. It acts as a central depository of media files. It supports iDevices and Android. Connectivity is via wifi or micro-USB. It can even connect to the internet via the wifi and has a memory card slot.

Lets take a typical family holiday scenario. My camera uses a memory card but it does not have in-built wifi. So after the trip, I would come home and make copies to the common drive as backup and upload to Google+. From there, my family members can view the photos. However, with this device, I can slot in the memory card and the family can view the photos via any of our mobile devices while still on holiday. If the hotel TV is a smart TV, I can share it via USB cable. During flights, I can store her My Little Pony series inside the Media Drive to keep the Daughter occupied. I do not have to use space within the iPad or Tab.


Stream Five HD Movies Simultaneously
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive makes it easy for you to take your movies, videos, music, and photos wherever you go. It connects up to eight mobile devices and can stream up to five different HD movies at once, so everyone can watch their favorite movie. No Internet connection is needed, so you can stream content to your mobile device wherever you go.

Stream up to 8 hours of content on a single charge
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive provides up to eight hours of continuous streaming on a single charge**—perfect on that long car or plane ride. It comes with a USB cable and AC adaptor for recharging

Available in multiple storage capacity options, with SD card slot to add even more
Instantly share those awesome birthday pictures you just took on your digital camera with friends and family—no Internet connection required.

SanDisk Wireless Media Drive App
Easily and quickly set up the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive with the SanDisk Media Drive app. Just download the app onto your devices and link them to the drive via a wireless connection.

Compatibility and System Requirements
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive requires a USB 2.0 connection or higher and is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire, and Android devices. It can be used with PC or Mac computers running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Mac OS 10.6 or higher.

The unboxing photos:

Box: front

Box: Side

Box: The other side.

Box: Bottom side.

Box: Back

Box contents

The Media Device has a nice texture and a chrome accent
around it.

The 3 light indicator is for Internet, Wifi and Battery, respectively.
Power button next to it.

SD-Card on the left. Micro-USB port on the right.

Wifi mode.

Accessing the Media Drive.

The App is quite useful. It even tells you the
battery and memory capacity.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

IT Show 2015: Tylt Syncable-Duo for Lightning and Micro-USB (30cm)

Another Tylt charging cable I bought from the recent IT Show is the Tylt Syncable-Duo. It is a micro-USB tip with a Lightning tip extension. Unfortunately, it is short compared to the Tylt Syncable Lightning Cable, which I blog earlier here. It is only 30 cm. Cost is SGD$24 for the IT Show. Usual price is SGD$30.

This cable would be used for The Wife's business trips as she is carrying the corporate iPhone 5S and her Samsung. I guess it would be suitable for her since she wants to carry as little things as possible.

Unboxing photos.

Box: Front

Box: Back

Box: Side

Its a pasta type cable. Rather short.

With the Lightning tip extension

Works with the Samsung device using micro-USB

With the Lightning tip.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

IT Show 2015: Tylt Syncable Lightning Cable (1 Meter)

The Wife is using the iPhone5, issued by her office. So its another device in the household with a different set of charging cable. It was quite manageable before this, mainly with micro-USB and 30-pin iDevice charging cable. But now, I have to make way for 1 cable solely for her iPhone. Thanks Apple.

I have tried to use a number of Lightning cables. But somehow, it only works for a couple of charge, after which the dreaded error message saying that the cable is not suitable for charging would appear. I have to admit that these are not 'official certified' Lightning cables. The Wife brought one of these cables, which I bought, for her business trip and it died on her. Horror of horrors!! She had to look high and low for an alternate certified Lightning cable at the hotel and with her office colleagues. I got quite an earful from that incident.

So no more. I bought the Tylt Syncable Lightning Cable at the recent IT Show to help with the charging cable management. The length is 1 meter. The quality of the Tylt cable is quite good.

I am using this 1 meter cable with the Bluelounge Sanctuary4 for local charging. There is another Tylt Lightning cable which I will give to The Wife for her business trips. Its a Syncable Duo, which I will write in my next blog.

In the mean time, here are the unboxing photos:

Box: Front

Box: Back

Box: Another view.


USB with Lightning tip.

Connection to iPhone5

Using it on the Bluelounge Sanctuary4.