This is an interesting one! There are a lot of features packed into this little device – so read on to gain an understanding of all its capabilities. For the tech geeks, think of this as a Portable NAS.
**Genuine Australian stock complies with Australian Standards
Break free from the storage limitation of devices like tablets and Smartphones the HELI-DOCK will wirelessly store & stream your media content to and from your Smartphone or Tablet, with no router required. Setup and installation is easy.
The HELI-DOCK is compatible with on both Android & iOS systems, and you can have up to 5 users simultaneously streaming from the one HELI-DOCK. The HELI-DOCK can be lauched with App support for both Android, and iOS, as well as Kindle Fire.
Powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery, the HELI-DOCK are capable of streaming up to 5.5 ** hours continuously, the ultimate solution for on-the-go productivity or entertainment.
- Wirelessly stream videos, music and photos to your mobile or tablet
- Expand the storage of your mobile device beyond the built-in 8, 16 or 32GB
- Connect storage like USB flash drives and external HDDs/SSDs
- Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to 5.5 hours of continuous streaming
- No internet required – the HELI-DOCK acts as a wireless access point
- FREE downloadable app to manage wireless connection, file transfer and streaming
- Compatible with wireless smartphones and tablets running Apple and Android systems
- No need to sync with iTunes – stream directly from your USB storage device
- Wireless Transmission: Compatible with 802.11 b/g/n
- Transfer Rate: Up to 150 Mbit
- Antenna Type: Embedded PCB antenna
- Wifi Security: WPA Encryption
- External Ports: 1 x USB 2.0 external Port
- Battery Type: Lithium-ion polymer battery up to 5.5 hours continuous streaming
- Max Connections: Up to 5 devices (simultaneously)
Main feature: Streaming content to portable devices
We’ve all been in a situation where we have content, like TV shows, movies or music, on our laptop but we want to watch it on our iPhone, iPad or other mobile device. It can be frustrating. You need to hook it up to your computer, then copy it across to iTunes and then across to your device. After about 15 minutes of stuffing around you might have your TV show ready to go, and that’s only if nothing goes wrong.
There’s actually a much easier way to consume your favourite media content, and it’s probably a lot simpler than you think.
The 8ware Wireless Stream Box is an amazing gadget – a must have for the home!
Plug in any USB storage or HDD to this Stream Box and you’re able to watch that content from any device connected to the same network. It’s pretty straight forward really. 5 People can access and stream any content from your HDD simultaneously (you can be all watching something different at the same time).
It has a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 5.5 hours of streaming continuously. This means you can even take it in the car for those long family trips/drives to keep the young ones busy. ** Battery life will depend on the configuration of the product as well as usage conditions.
The 8ware Heli Dock has a downloadable app for Android and iOS so it can be used on any device.
After installing the app you need to connect your device to the Stream Box wifi network. The Stream Box is effectively its own wifi hot spot. Pretty cool huh? This means that even if you don’t have a wifi hot spot in your house you can still connect to the Stream Box from your device while sitting on the couch or outside with your beverage of choice. (no internet required and does not slow down your home network as it operates independently). You can optionally (better) set a password for this device – that way no strangers can connect to it and view your HDD contents. It uses the same encryption as an internet modem/router network, and will appear as a WiFi connection to nearby devices.
Bonus feature: Extended storage & data transfer
Ever felt limited by the 8, 16 or 32GB of storage found in many common mobile devices?
The HELI-DOCK from 8Ware works as a portable standalone wireless device for streaming videos, music and photos to your mobile or tablet. The unit is rechargeable for complete portable freedom and creates its own wireless link to your mobile device to instantly expand its storage.
It contains no storage as standard but works by providing a USB port to connect storage like USB flash drives and external HDDs/SSDs. You can now add a wireless external drive with all of your movies, music, photos and more – and do it all without syncing!
Copy and paste content to and from your iPhone (or samsung etc) to the HDD / USB with ease!
The HELI-DOCK requires no other network connection and is as simple as downloading the 8Ware app*, plugging in your storage and connecting wirelessly to the device.
Leave it in your bag on the train; take it in the car on a roadtrip; entertain the whole family! Up to 5 users can simultaneously stream from the HELI-DOCK in full HD so the kids can watch what they want, while the adults do the same.
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to 5.5 hours of continuous streaming
No internet required** – the HELI-DOCK acts as a wireless access point
FREE downloadable app to manage wireless connection, file transfer and streaming
Compatible with wireless smartphones and tablets running Apple and Android systems
No need to sync with iTunes – stream directly from your USB storage device