23rd June 2011, 02:12 AM
Rob Galbraith: G-Connect combines hard drive and wireless router in one
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has unveiled the G-Connect, a device that combines a portable USB 2.0 hard drive, 802.11b/g/n wireless video streaming and storage for iOS devices plus basic Wi-Fi routing all in one. Drive capacity is 500GB, while wireless routing options include connecting the device to an Ethernet port and sharing that wired connection out to multiple wireless users. In development is an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that will enable direct access to files on the G-Connect.