This column usually concerns itself with software, but a little device I bought recently is worthy of mention. How can you get those videos and photos off an iPad and onto a Mac so they can be edited? Finally, I figured it out. Rather,
The device is called the
The device, smaller than a thin pad of Post-It notes, has many great features and one shortcoming.
A wireless device, it sets up a Wi-Fi network. After a free application is installed on an Apple or Android device, the
Up to five wireless devices, except for the PC, can be connected to the drive, which means that when you are flying cross-country, each member of a family of five can have access to different movies, photos, music or even data files.
The media drive's network, which can be secured like any other wireless network, holds a charge for up to eight hours.
It charges through its USB cable either by connecting it to a PC or with the wall charger, which is thicker than the drive itself.
The drive is simple enough to use. You choose which videos, photos, music or other files you want to upload from your iPad or other portable wireless device to the media drive.
It's fairly fast, too; I was able to upload and download movie snippets in less than 10 seconds each. The movies were then stored on the media drive.
The drive comes in two storage capacities: 32 gigs, which costs
Now for the one drawback. Even if your PC can see the
When you want to entertain your family and friends, all of whom have different tastes and needs, or if you just want to pull files from another portable wireless device, the
Glicken is a retired newspaper editor and software enthusiast. He can be reached at email@example.com.
This column usually concerns itself with software, but a little device I bought recently is worthy of mention.
How can you get those videos and photos off an iPad and onto a Mac so they can be edited? Finally, I figured it out. Rather,