Silicon Power Finally Launches Sky Share Wi-Fi Drive

Silicon Power said on Friday that its Sky Share H10 drive is now available in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities. It's an external 2.5-inch HDD with an integrated battery, and designed to store and share files to laptops, iOS and Android mobile devices on-the-go. Connectivity is accomplished either via USB 3.0 or over an 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connection.

The gadget was actually one of ten listed in our Best of Computex 2012 back in June. The overall design, according to the company, is based on the concept of touch. The circular curvature surrounding the power switch signifies that once it is activated, data transmission can be shared as free and simple like ripples. Up to eight devices can be connected simultaneously, making it a makeshift, pocket-sized media server for streaming pictures, video and music.

Silicon Power said the Sky Share H10 includes built-in 2T2R antenna to provide 1.5 times faster wireless data transfer than similar products in the market. The specs reveal that the gadget will actually transfer data wirelessly at speeds up to 300 Mb/s, and up to 5 Gb/s over the USB 3.0 connection. It uses a built-in rechargeable 2600 mA/h Lithium Battery, offering up to 5 hours play.

The overall device dimensions are 133 x 86 x 23.5-mm, and the gadget weighs a mere 255g, making it rather easy to carry while on-the-go. Even though the gadget can support up to 8 gadgets at a time, the Sky Share H10 can only accommodate three iPads simultaneously. The apps for iOS and Android are free – laptops and desktops merely use a web-based interface to access the files over a Wi-Fi connection.

Currently the drive isn't appearing on Silicon Power's website, so stay tunes for actual availability and pricing. In the meantime, here's the actual list of specs including formats supported by the iOS and Android apps:

- Capacity: 500 GB, 1 TB
- Dimension: 133 x 86 x 23.5-mm
- Weight: 255g +/- 5%
- WiFi Interface: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Standard
- Built-in 2T2R Antenna, up to 300 Mb/s
- Built-in USB 3.0 (Compatible with USB 2.0), Up to 5 Gb/s Transfer rate (USB 3.0 Mode)
- WiFi connection: up to 8 users
- WiFi Connection range: up to 100 Feet
- Power Supply: DC 5V/2A (Power supplied through AC-to-DC adapter)
- Battery: Built-in 2600 mA/h Lithium Battery (Up to 5 hours play)
- Operating Temperature: 5℃ ~ 45℃
- Storage Temperature: -10℃ ~ 70℃
- Wireless security: WPA+WPA2
- Operation system: Support Win 7, Win XP, Win Vista, Mac OS X (10.5.X+), iOS 4.2+, Android 2.3+
- Supporting devices: iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android smart phone, Android Tablet, Notebook, PC, Mac
- Browsers: Support Safari 5 or later version, Webkit (Android), Internet Explorer 8 or later version, Firefox, and Google Chrome
- File system: FAT32/NTFS
- Supporting File type:

iPhone/iPad App (free download):
Video: .M4V, MP4, .MOV
Photo: JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Music: MP3
Document: DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF

Android Smart phone App (free download):
Video: .M4V, MP4
Photo: JPG, PNG
Music: MP3, WMA
Document: DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF

Web UI: (For Laptop, Tablet, Smart phone…etc)
Play any file supported by your device applications

 

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  • invisibilian
    it will really be a great product, if it has a decent battery life. 5 hour play time is fairly short by anyone's standard.
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  • face-plants
    Simple, but still a great product idea. I'm surprised this is the first time I've seen a truly standalone WiFi HD. There's nothing revolutionary about it technology-wise yet nobody's done one this simple (AFAIK). Good example of finding an empty niche in the market and getting a product there first.
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  • Anonymous
    ASUS WL-HDD...'nuff said. Ok, no battery pack but that was easy enough to build...
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