By Deb Carr
There is nothing ever boring in a blogger’s life and yesterday was no exception. I was invited along to the launch of WD My Passport Wireless at Bondi Golf Club. It involved Drones fitted with Go Pro cameras sending images to the WD My Passport Wireless!
I arrived on time, as I always do, and noticed that most of the people were technical looking ‘dudes’. I did feel slightly out of place and terrified one of them might come up and start talking to me about gadgets and all things techno and I wouldn't have a clue what he was talking about. PHEW…that never happened!
After lunch we were escorted to one of the golf greens via Golf Buggy up to where we were going to play with the Drones! Yes, little remote Drones fitted with Pro Cams that we could fly and the images would be transported straight down to the Passport® Wireless which is an easy to use Wi-Fi™ enabled storage drive that allows consumers to send and store content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet, computer or other device.
You can see from the amateur video from my iPhone what happened with the Drones. Now here is the funny bit…..the Drones must have some sort of attraction to bees! Yes bees started to swarm them because of the buzzing noise they make. I was amused and at the same time a little bit worried a Drone would crash down and bees would chase us. So that was my introduction into the launch of this great new technology.
Now getting back to the star of the show…..
My Passport Wireless is an easy way for the frequent business traveler, the family on holiday or creative professional working in the field, to connect all computing and mobile devices to content without any wires or Internet connection. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection. #WeLike
The My Passport Wireless drive broadcasts its own wireless network that allows up to eight devices to connect at the same time and access any content stored on the drive. Available in 1TB or 2TB models, users have the ability to store and access up to hundreds of hours of movies, music, photos and other digital files, from their smartphones and tablets. With a built-in rechargeable battery providing up to six hours of continuous streaming and up to 20 hours of standby power makes this the perfect storage device for travellers.
With the My Passport Wireless drive users have access from anywhere and at anytime to their favourite digital content by using WD’s award winning WD My Cloud® mobile app for iOS® or Android™ mobile devices. The WD My Cloud mobile app easily connects to a My Passport Wireless drive for simple product setup, and once setup the mobile app provides intuitive navigation, sharing and playback of the drive’s content. The WD My Cloud app also helps unify all of a users’ content under a single app and user interface, by allowing access to content on the My Passport Wireless drive, the WD My Cloud family of personal cloud storage, and on major public cloud services such as Dropbox™, OneDrive™ and Google Drive™ from just one app.
In additional to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the portable wireless storage drive is an ideal companion for cameras with its integrated SD card slot. Whether shooting large commercial photography and video production or just taking photos and videos of the family while on vacation, the My Passport Wireless drive will never let you miss a moment because your memory cards are full. The built-in SD card slot lets users copy their content from the SD card to the My Passport Wireless drive to make room for more memorable moments. Additionally, with integrated FTP, the drive connects to compatible wireless cameras so that users can automatically transfer photos from their cameras to the drive as they are taking them.
1 TB $249.99 2 TB $299.99
As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.