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|GoFlex Media: The iPhone App used with Seagate's GoFlex Satellite|
A password can be setup on the device so that random people don't check out your multimedia, simply by accessing the satellite's settings menu. It is something that has to be set up though, not coming with a predefined password out of the box.
Delivering power to the Satellite is a rechargeable lithium polymer battery capable of up to 5 hours of continuous use with a single device. As you'd expect, when being shared between more devices the battery life will shorten, and when in standby time it's tipped to last 25 hours.
It does come with a few useful accessories, including a mains charger, car charger, multiple adaptors to suit different countries and a USB cable.
The GoFlex Satellite is Seagate's response to rising tablet usage, as the dominating iPad fails to offer USB connectivity. With Tablets surging (and predicted to continue), the satellite will let media lovers bring their libraries with them, offering a mobile solution otherwise vacant.
""With the growth of the tablet and iPad markets and the larger volumes of high-quality media now being consumed, there is a clear need for access to content that is not plagued with the challenges of streamed video over the Internet," said VP Banseng Teh.
"The unfortunate fact is that these popular new mobile devices are hampered by their limited storage capacity while one of their primary functions is that of media consumption."
Although tablets can come with up to 64GB of internal memory, having a GoFlex at hand could prove advantageous, freeing up space on the device so it runs quicker and smoother, without compromising multimedia.
The GoFlex satellite will be available from September with a RRP of $219.