You can now share your videos, music, photos and files from your external hard drive or flash drive to your iOS and Android device without the hassle of setting up PC as the bridge to hook them up. D-link SharePort DIR-505 ($70) will be the easy bridge for you to hook your external storage with your iPhone, iPad or Android tablet/smartphone.
D-link SharePort DIR-505 is an all-in-one mobile companion for iOS and Android device owner as you can take it anywhere you go. Its shaped like an universal travel adapter because it has a built in AC adapter. It also coming with an Ethernet port, as well as one USB 2.0 port.
Once you’ve plug it into the power outlet, you can connect your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) or Android tablet/smartphone to D-Link SharePort DIR-505 mobile companion and get access to any USB device that you’ve plug into the provided USB 2.0 port wirelessly. There is no need to bring special adapter for each of your devices when you are on the go. A simple and handy (measures at 2.77 x 2.60 x 1.69 inches) adapter will bridge them all together.
Beside for connecting your external storage with your devices, D-Link SharePort DIR-505 can be used as a mobile WiFi hotspot, or even multi-mode wireless router and a repeater! Here is the detail specification of the wireless connection:
- Standards: IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
- Wireless Modes: Wi-Fi Hotspot Mode; Router/AP Mode; Repeater Mode (USB sharing capability disabled)
- Antenna Type: Internal antenna
- Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2); WPS (PBC)
- Firewall Features: Network Address Translation (NAT), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), MAC Address Filtering, DMZ Support
This is really an excellent solution for you who’ve got your device fully cramped with data, but still want to use your tablet/smartphone to watch movies or listening to songs, without going to the Netflix or Internet. They can just set up the D-Link SharePort by plugging into the power outlet, hook up their tablet or smartphone with the D-link, and then plug their portable hard drive (which has been filled with the multimedia files) into the USB port.
You can start watching your movie immediately using the special apps without feeling any lag at all. D-link SharePoint could also be used as a portable charger for your USB gadgets by utilizing the USB port on beneath the device.
If you are interested, this wonderful all-in-one mobile companion is available for around $70 at Amazon. They are certainly the cheapest on the net!