Joined on 10/10/08
Works great, love it for travel, highly reccomended for those who travel
Pros: PROS: -Works great with any iOS device, have used it on iPhone 3Gs, iPad2, and iPhone 4. -Portability. Can't find another product on the market that lets me take 500GB of movies with me when I travel, and stream them wirelessly, and on battery. -USB 3.0. This is insanely fast. This is my first USB device, and I bought a USB add-in card for my desktop to pair it up with. File transfers are insane. I know what to upgrade all my external gear to USB 3.0. -Goflex port is super compatible. It comes with USB 3.0, wall charger, and cig. lighter. You can even buy the goflex cable for firewire if you want. -Easy to use. I had zero issues getting this thing setup. I plugged it in, copied my files over to the root directory, downloaded the app on my iPad, connected and started to stream. I really had no issues. I even connected to it via a web browser just to see what that was like, worked like a charm.
Cons: Cons: So I hate even calling these cons, but more ideas for improvement. -Biggest one here - need the ability to join the HDD to an existing wireless network. Don't take away the HDD as a wifi access point though, that's critical when on a plane or such, but allow it to join an existing wifi network, that way you don't HAVE to be "offline" to use it. -The entire navigation system needs a GUI enhancement. zooming in on pics, creating music playlists, swiping through pics etc, the whole things just need to be updated, with what I consider pretty standard navigational controls. I can get by now, but it could be so much better, with just 4-5 extra things into the controls. -Offer more models with different sizes, maybe a 500GB, 1TB, and a SSD option. That would be nice.
Overall Review: -5 Stars because it does EXACTLY what I need it to do, and what it says it will do. The cons aren't really cons, but more ideas for future enhancements and tweaks. -People that give this bad reviews, to put it simply, you are expecting this to do things that it doesn't claim to do. I was hesitant to buy this because of the reviews, but I gave them a good read and it was clear the people were expecting this to be something that it is not. The product is what it is, and does what it's supposed to do. For that reason I took a chance, and I'm glad I did. -This is the perfect companion for the traveler. I bought the cheapest iPad because that makes sense for me 95% of the time. When traveling, 16GB doesn't give me many movies. This gives me as much as I want, and does it all wirelessless. I can even leave the HDD in my bag under my seat. So for the cost to go to the 64GB iPad I took a 16GB ipad, and turned it into (essentially) a 500GB ipad for the same price.