On Tuesday Patriot Memory introduced the Gauntlet 320 portable wireless external drive, now shipping to major North American retail channels for $159 USD. The gadget provides 320 GB of storage that can be accessed by up to eight devices -- five simultaneous -- via an 802.11 b/g/n wireless connection.
According to Patriot Memory, this wireless external drive comes packed with an onboard lithium-ion battery offering up to 5.5 hours of continuous streaming. Even more, it provides an Internet pass-through feature that provides access to the web with up to 8 devices. WEP / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK security keeps the connection safe from neighboring Wi-Fi leeches.
The company said on Tuesday that the external drive, which consists of a 320 GB SATA II HDD, launches with app support for Android, iOS and Amazon's Kindle Fire. If wireless isn't an option, users can also connect the device directly to their laptop or desktop via a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection (USB 2.0 backwards compatible).
"The Gauntlet 320 will be the flagship in Patriot Memory’s Gauntlet portable hard drive and enclosure ecosystem that already includes the award winning fully wireless Gauntlet Node and USB 3.0 Gauntlet 2 enclosures," the company said. "With the Gauntlet 320 consumers can, out of the box, power a home network while also not feeling the compromise of purchasing the lower capacity version of today’s most popular Android and iOS based mobile devices."
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