Samsung unveils their 1.5 Terabyte wireless media streamer aimed at Android users

By Jerry Hildenbrand on 12 May 2014 03:13 pm
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Samsung and Seagate have come together and created an external wireless hard drive designed to work with Android devices. The Samsung Wireless media device has a capacity of 1.5TB, so it can hold up to 750 movies, 375,000 MP3s, 425,000 photos or any combo of the three — as well as countless documents and assorted files.

The device is designed so that up to five users can connect wirelessly, with no Internet connection required. Users can stream media from Android devices running Gingerbread or higher, as well as Windows XP or higher and OS X 10.6 or later. The Samsung Wireless can also connect and act as an Internet gateway for those five devices. Users are also able to connect via USB 3.0 for direct access to the device, and Android users can also charge their device from the Samsung Wireless itself.

The press release — which you'll find below — says the Samsung Wireless is available globally and retails for $179.00

Samsung HDD Business Unit Unveils High Capacity Media Streaming Device

Mobile Users Now Have Their Entertainment Hotspot Everywhere They Go

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that its Samsung® HDD business unit is shipping its new Samsung Wireless media device for mobile users. Consumers can now carry up to 750 movies, and unprecedented libraries of music and photos everywhere they go. Samsung Wireless allows up to five users to connect making this the ultimate entertainment hotspot. The Samsung Wireless is available globally for MSRP of $179.00.

"Samsung HDD continues to drive innovation of storage solution for enterprise level to consumer applications"

The Samsung Wireless media device is designed as a portable accessory to consumers' mobile devices (smart phones & tablets); its sleek design, small form-factor and light weight make it an ideal companion. The Samsung Wireless fulfills a variety of today's multimedia demands and is a perfect accessory for every generation of mobile lifestyle. No internet connection is needed with the Samsung Wireless; it streams content wirelessly (via WiFi) to up to five devices. The Samsung Wireless is a simple and easy to use device.

"Samsung HDD continues to drive innovation of storage solution for enterprise level to consumer applications," said Doug DeHaan, General Manager, Samsung HDD division. "Smartphones and tablets are more and more becoming the preferred method for consumers to watch video content but these devices have limited storage capacity. Samsung HDD is meeting this burgeoning demand by providing a device with the storage capacity consumers need to supplement their mobile device."

"Android is the most popular OS for smartphones on the market with 78.1%* market share; Samsung leads smartphone vendors with 39.5%* market share. The Samsung Wireless gives those consumers a fitting accessory to carry with them. Consumers will now have the luxury of having all of their multimedia content with them everywhere they to go, to enjoy personally and share with family and friends," said David Klenske, Product Line Director, Samsung HDD.

The Samsung Wireless is a 1.5 TB wireless drive; it holds up to 750 movies, 375k MP3s, 425k photos or a combination of these multimedia or other type files. It supports Android® 2.3 or higher, Windows® 8/7/Vista/XP SP2, and Mac® OS X 10.6 or later. It has long battery life, up to 7 hours**. The Samsung Wireless can connect to other wireless networks to provide internet access in addition to local streaming. Up to 5 mobile devices can connect to it at once. The Samsung Wireless comes with a USB 3.0 port. Also, users can use the Samsung Wireless to charge their mobile devices. To learn more about the Samsung Wireless, please visit http://samsunghdd.seagate.com. Seagate's Samsung HDD Division Ships World's Thinnest 2TB Storage

About Seagate

Seagate is a worldwide leader in storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com. Follow Seagate on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and subscribe to our blog. Samsung HDD is a division of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX).

©2014 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Wave logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Samsung and the Samsung logo are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors, including file size, file format, features, and application software.

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7 comments

trickedoutdavid

So a 1.5tb hard drive ($80) and a raspberry pie ($50)... for $180... so samsung logo is worth about $50

Devhux

Interesting idea for those who want easy access to a ton of storage for their phone, but I can't help wonder just how much of a market there would be for this. With 128GB micro SD cards available, or USB OTG options for some devices, I would think they'd be more practical than a physical hard drive with built-in Wi-Fi. Sure, less storage, but much more convenient.

If people needed access to a large amount of storage at home, a NAS would probably be more practical than this

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grandpa220

Nice to have as an option. Not sure if many would feel that they needed it.

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Haytham Hamad

Hmmm ... Don't know why but still not interested

kcerica

It's a portable hard drive that has wifi and can be used as a battery charger. I guess it sounds like it could be useful if you have 2TB of data that you want to carry around, want to share and stream files remotely to more than one device at a time, and you and want to use your portable hard drive as a charger.
It sounds like you can access or stream files without an internet connection if you create a hotspot on your phone and connect the router (and other phones & wifi devices) to the hotspot even though your hotspot doesn't have internet access, I could imagine some people might need something like that, but it doesn't seem like it is really necessary for most people because you could use otg USB if you wanna carry around an ext hdd because you don't have internet access. if you just want a way to wirelessly access your files from your phone it seems kind of pricey considering all of the alternatives..

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tmaze

I use a Nexus 7 (no sd) at home most of the time and this would be nice if it connects easily.