“AirStash is an evolutionary leap forward for the USB flash drive and the perfect complement to the iPad. It’s the first flash drive that shares and streams files directly and securely over WiFi, and the only flash drive which works with Apple’s new tablet,” says Matthew Klapman, Wearable’s CEO. “iPad users can leave their laptop at home and use AirStash to distribute documents and receive files from computers, view photos from a digital camera, or carry and stream additional movies and music with no Internet connection or transfer cable required.”
AirStash is the most cost-effective way to expand your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch by using SD and SDHC cards (up to 32GB). A single 16GB card with a street price of under $40 provides enough space to store 20 hours of video or thousands of documents, music, and videos. Digital camera users can conveniently view and easily share pictures with friends and family by inserting their camera’s card into AirStash. The unique wireless media server creates a WiFi network from the contents of the memory card, enabling multiple users to view and stream media simultaneously.
“The AirStash portable server supports any WiFi-enabled device with a web browser,” said Brian Mastenbrook, Wearable’s CTO. “We believe that users who choose Apple devices expect products that can be used out of the box without lengthy configuration or installation procedures, and AirStash delivers. We’ve used HTML5 technology to provide a superb interface for users of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch without requiring any app installation.”
AirStash is the first hardware device that leverages Apple’s implementation of the upcoming HTML5 standard to provide a rich interface that allows iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to view, organize, and stream media without installing anything from the app store. Any document, photo, audio, or video format supported by Apple’s iPhone OS can be viewed or streamed with one tap after connecting to the AirStash wireless network. Users can choose to enable WPA2 encryption to protect their data, or create an open network for easy sharing.
Measuring just 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches (92 x 47.8 x 12.2 mm) and weighing just 1.5 oz (43 g), AirStash easily fits into your pocket, backpack, briefcase, or handbag for up to five hours of continuous video streaming thanks to the built-in lithium-polymer battery. AirStash charges from any USB-equipped laptop or desktop (powered ports only) and works as a USB 2.0 High Speed flash drive & memory card reader. Memory is provided by an SD / SDHC slot supporting up to 32GB of high-density storage. New features and enhanced device compatibility can be provided by firmware updates downloaded from the Internet.
AirStash stores your movies, music, photos, and documents and wirelessly shares them with your phone, media player, netbook, tablet, computer, and more. Use AirStash like a USB flash drive to drag & drop the files you want to your SD card while charging the built-in lithium polymer battery, then unplug & play on all of your browser-enabled WiFi devices. Just connect your WiFi enabled device to your AirStash and instantly surf & stream your media files through your web browser. No software or app installation is required.
Additional storage for the iPhone, iPod touch & iPad
Break through the storage limits on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with AirStash! There's no need to decide what files to squeeze onto your iPhone - bring them all with AirStash. Supply a single SD card for storage capacity up to 32GB, or bring along additional SD cards for unlimited storage on-the-go. Because AirStash is wireless, you can keep using your favorite case and accessories while AirStash sits in your pocket, backpack, purse, or briefcase.
Camera adapter to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
AirStash brings standard SD/SDHC and microSD/SDHC cards to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad for convenient, hot-swappable access to flash cards on-the-go. Download photos to the gallery with one tap and use your favorite apps to edit and upload. Photographers can finally leave the bulky laptop at home.
Turn your car into a media access point on your next road trip with an AirStash in the glove box. Serve music to the front seat and stream movies to the back seat at the same time. Let the kids choose their own movies or music to enjoy on their individual iPod touch devices. Take AirStash on your next camping trip off the beaten path while still enjoying wireless access to your media library. AirStash makes its own network, so you don't need to be tied to one. Review files or kick back and relax at 30,000 feet when you bring AirStash on a WiFi allowed flight.
Unlike a regular flash drive, AirStash shares your files with multiple devices simultaneously. Don't make everyone huddle around a single computer screen to see the latest family pictures and videos. Now everyone can share and enjoy on their own wireless device. Put AirStash in your briefcase to share files with your business associates without waiting for email. With WPA2 encryption, you can quickly and securely distribute presentations and documents during a meeting.
No internet access required ($0 per month)
Expand and share without worrying about bandwidth, coverage, outages, or cloud failures. AirStash does not require an existing WiFi hotspot or 3G wireless service. (We'd show a map for that, but it would be solid green!) With so much convenience for about the same cost as one month of iPhone service, why not?
No software to install
If you know how to use a flash drive and a web browser, you know how to use AirStash. Just plug AirStash into your computer and it appears on your desktop as a disk drive. Drag & drop your files over high speed USB while recharging the built-in lithium-polymer battery. AirStash works with almost all modern operating systems, including Windows, OS X, and Chrome OS, and almost any device that can use a USB thumb drive!
Safe & Secure
It's your stash of files and you want to maintain control! Keep all your files securely in your pocket and away from internet hackers looking to bring down the cloud. Wireless password access and streaming encryption (WPA2) keeps your stash private. When you want to share, it's your choice.
Add new features as they become available with simple downloads from your computer. We're very excited about what's coming! Follow us on Twitter @AirStash or become a fan at facebook.com/AirStash
AirStash's minimal curved profile was designed to feel good in the hand and easily slip into a pocket. A single, recessed power button controls WiFi and prevents activation in a pocket. Two hidden icons pop to life to show battery charge, USB activity, and WiFi heartbeat. The translucent cap reveals the USB plug within to add both functional and aesthetic appeal. Finally, a concave end juxtaposes the convex body and displays a polarized SD card slot. Just enough of the card is exposed to prevent the card from being knocked out while allowing easy removal.
AirStash is available to order now in the US and Canada for $99.99. The first orders are estimated to ship by March 31st, 2010.
AirStash provides up to five hours of continuous video streaming. We are working to optimize the battery life for audio streaming and in standby mode and will announce final numbers before AirStash ships. The built-in lithium-polymer battery in the AirStash charges when you plug it into a computer. Simply plug the AirStash into a free port on your computer or a powered USB hub (built in to many LCD monitors) to charge the AirStash and drag files to your SD/SDHC card. You can use the included USB extension cable if you’re unable to plug the AirStash in directly.
AirStash creates a WiFi (802.11g) access point from your SD/SDHC card. Any device with a web browser can view the contents of the card. Media type support is determined by the browser on your device; if you can click a link to view it on a web page, AirStash can serve it.
On the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, AirStash provides an optimized HTML5 interface for viewing media, including playlist management. No app install is necessary to use this interface. We’re working to bring this interface to other devices as well.
AirStash uses a SD or SDHC card for memory. SDHC cards are available in up to 32GB of capacity. No card is included with the AirStash. Cards larger than 32GB require a new standard (called SDXC) and will be available on the market later in 2010. AirStash is designed to support all SD and SDHC cards. AirStash does not require a specific speed class for memory cards. Most SDHC cards on the market can transfer data faster than is required for streaming high-quality video to an iPhone or other device.
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