Summary: Ordered this product and it works very well. My only issue is that sometimes it can be a bit difficult to connect to the device as it doesn't seem to broadcast itself all the time consistently. Turning it on and off once or twice usually solves the problem. Other than that it works great with my iPad and data transfer rates are very good.
pretty cool but haven't really had a chance to use it yet
M. Rylaarsdam, Amazon
15 July 2013
Summary: It took awhile to get it working, and the info wasn't that helpful. Here's what finally worked for me... The problem is that I use a mac, and I had formatted the drive for mac use, but then I couldn't connect it. I knew I needed to update the firmware, but using the website access it couldn't see the firmware update. What I finally figured out is that I needed to reformat it back to NTFS, then load the firmware update to it.
An easy way to share movies, music and more - for WiFi access via smartphones, tablets, Kindles and laptops
Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of S..., Amazon
28 October 2012
Summary: The simplest way to explain the Gauntlet Node is that it provides shared WiFi access for several users to whatever files you have stored on it. That means you can load it up with your movies and music and photos, turn it on and it shows up as a WiFi Access point, and up to eight users can hook up to it and wirelessly stream videos or music, or they can download and upload files for sharing.
Summary: This is an external drive to compliment your iPads, Android tablets or smartphone. The biggest bragging right? Wireless. You can fill it up with all your songs, pictures and movies, as well as documents and your limited device space will be almost limitless. This unit came with a built-in 320G hard drive. You can have up to a 2 TB of memory by replacing the drive, only requires removing 4 small screws at the bottom.
Summary: First to the comments re iPods, my guess is they don't have enough processor power to work with the enclosure. The enclosure works great with iPhones. You can also expect some large video files to not play smoothly on your device (eg. galaxy 2) if the processor on your device can't handle it. It's not just Wi-Fi that's the problem, although 1080p streams are just too complex to stream over WiFi generally. Now, onto the device.