Seagate and Verizon go Bippity Boppity Boo on what used to to be just a plain old Go-Flex Storage Device. This new CES 2012 announced product has 4G LTE integrated into it. They are calling it an industry first. It is a portable, rechargeable battery-powered storage device with up to five hours of battery life that can emit a Wi-Fi b/g/n signal for accessing content on the device. It is compatible with any and all Wi-Fi-enabled iOS and Android phones and tablets that utilize a browser. There isn’t a ton of details on it just yet, but here is what we do know straight from the horses mouth:
- Expand the storage capacity of your mobile device with enough space to enjoy over 300 HD movies on an iPad or Android tablet.
- Download music, movies and photos over 4G LTE and stream it all over Wi-Fi for up to three of your mobile devices. It becomes the perfect road-trip companion providing hours of entertainment for the kids.
- Use the lightning fast Verizon 4G LTE network to connect to an endless library of entertainment in your pocket and provide Internet connectivity for up to three Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices.
Also in the GoFlex add on line up is the GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter for $99 and Desk Adapter for $199. These allow Mac users in on the fun of GoFlex Thunderbolt. They will be available within the first half of this year. For more info see here.