input: 1.5A (support 0.5A,0.8A&1.5A Input)
Weight (G): 249.0000
Great Little Device.
I have always been a “Tech and Gadget Guy” and am always looking for the next “Cool Device”. My wife and I have been traveling quite a bit now that summer is here. I was looking for an inexpensive way to stream videos and movies to our 2 Android based tablets while at the airport or in the Hotel room. I saw this device on Amazon and decided for $ 50.00 bucks I would give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised on how well it works. My unit arrived fully charged and had the latest firmware installed. The included manual is short and to the point but I strongly suggest downloading the full manual from the website and reading it. You can download manual here: http://www.ravpower.com/downloads?SID=18fft59ogup8tjn1uiiegjabo0#RP-WD01
It took about 10 minutes or so of reading the manual to fully comprehend what the device is capable of. It is quite versatile in what external storage devices it works with. I have several 32 gig SD memory cards and a 500 gig external hdd that hold videos, and home movies and the like. The Ravpower Wifi drive accepts both at the same time with ease. They show up as folders in the Android APP that I downloaded from here: http://www.ravpower.com/downloads?SID=18fft59ogup8tjn1uiiegjabo0#RP-WD01.
Please note: The latest version (1.3.440) of AirStor on Google Play is broken. It rejects the password.
Like I mentioned above, I have 2 Android phones and 2 Android tablets and all my videos and movies are mp4s encoded @ 1280x720 with a bit rate of 4000kbps. The audio is 192 kbps. I was able to stream 2 independent videos to 2 tablets simultaneous without even a hiccup. The videos played smooth throughout the entire movie without any breakup or stutter. I believe a total of five devices can pull from it as stated in the owner’s manual. I only tested two tablets because it is just the wife and I.
I did have to mess with the pass thru feature for the internet access. At first it would not allow pass thru with my home network with WEP security. Only after I created/updated my home network security to WPA/WPA2 did it join and remember the network. I tested the download speed (12MB download) with and without the device and it was the same, so no loss of speed when placed in the loop. The pass thru is great as it allows you to watch your movies/videos and still be connected to the web.
Another cool feature is that is has a 3000 mah battery that runs the device as well as emergency charge port for a phone or tablet. My tablets are 12 volts so it will not charge them but it will charge my phones in a pinch. I have an extended battery on my LG G2x and it was able to charge about 75% of a 3500 mah battery.
In Conclusion, I would recommend this device to anyone who needs expandable storage for their Android or iPad tablet without breaking the bank. For my needs, it fits bill perfectly and best of all it worked out of the box. Now if it just came in Black to match all my other devices.
By Michael M. 2013-07-18 17:18:42