ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 wireless storage reader and power bank review
1 May 2014
Excerpt: Over the years we’ve reviewed quite a few backup batteries for smartphones and other devices. These accessories come in very handy for frequent travelers who never know when they will have access to a power outlet to recharge their devices. But for the most part, backup batteries have just one purpose and that is to recharge a battery using a USB cable. Today I want to show you something a little different.
Pros: Power bank with extra features, Wired or Wireless SD card reader, WiFi access point
Cons: Dropouts when streaming audio to Android devices, Android app crashed often
Adata DashDrive Air AE400 review: wireless card reader for mobile devices
18 March 2013
Excerpt: There aren't a lot of tablets that can take an SD card straight from your camera, and even connecting a USB device isn't always possible. We've never seen a smartphone with a full-size SD card slot, not to mention a USB host port. So what do you do when you want to transfer data from an SD card, USB stick or external USB hard disk to a tablet or smartphone?
Conclusion: IMPORTANT : Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Conclusion: Devices of this ilk are semi-pointless without a means by which to access the Internet while also being WiFi-connected to the iPad. Internet access needs to be enabled via the settings menu. This section isn't as polished as the main file screens. For example, on our sample AE400, a couple of the apply/cancel buttons were located below the visible iPad screen. This meant that, unknown to the user, one had to scroll downwards to see them.
Summary: Final Thoughts
After spending the last week with the DashDrive Air AE400 it is something that I believe everyone should have in their mobile arsenal. Wireless hard drives are nothing new, we have seen many of them before, but the AE400 is a wireless reader. This means you can add storage to it via a SD card or USB storage device. This means are you not limited to a certain capacity and you are able to swap out storage devices if need be.
Pros: – Provides wireless storage (SD card & USB), – Power bank feature, – Ability to share an internet connection with up to 10 devices, – Free app on both iOS and Android, – Compact design
Summary: The DashDrive Air AE400 turns into the perfect temporary storage device for movies, music, and pictures that I don't want to keep on my phone, but still want to have close at hand. It takes all of five seconds to be up and running, so it is ready at a moments notice.
Pros: Excellent Charging Capacity, Amazing Read/Write Speeds, Ready to Go in 5 Seconds, Interface is very Friendly, Size is great for portability
Excerpt: 0 Flares 0 Flares × Today we are looking at the new product from ADATA – the DashDrive Air AE400. The AE400 can interact with your PC and mobile devices to stream data from SD memory cards and USB storage media via wireless technology. It is also equipped with a power reserve which can charge mobile devices.