Summary: I really want to like this product, but it just isn't working. My devices (iPhone 4s and Nexus7) connect just fine, then navigate to folders. All content is .mp4. Movies/shows begin to stream, then after a short while, the white activity light goes out. Like it goes to/sleep and the devices then say cannot play file. You have to power it down and back up again. I will attempt to contact patriot memory.
Summary: The drive works well with my Nexus 7 and ES Explorer. I kept it plugged in so I can't comment on the battery life. The software cold use further revisions and is clunky, but is sufficient. The hang up for me was after adding files to the drive via USB I would unplug it and the wifi would instantly turn on. I would then connect to it and couldn't see my drive. After trial and error I found that I needed to power cycle the unit after adding files before connecting to it.
Summary: The Gauntlet has so many uses, so many use cases, so many options; it is very difficult to review. It is a media streaming device that is extremely well integrated with apps on the receiving end. It is a wireless hot spot or repeater. It is a portable hard drive. The Gauntlet is not the easiest device in the world to set up. There are a few quirky moments just like any general use device like this.
Summary: I've used two similar devices quite a bit. I've had good luck with the Kingston Wi-Drive , which is very nice and very compact, but its capacity is too small (32GB). I've also used the G-Technology G-CONNECT , which has a huge 500GB drive, but it doesn't have a battery, which kills its usefulness as a portable streaming drive. Now along comes the Gauntlet 320GB wireless external drive. As Goldilocks would say, this one is *just right*.
Great Wireless Drive For Smartphones - Highly Recommended
C. Hill "CFH", Amazon
19 October 2012
Summary: This Patriot Memory "Gauntlet 320 Portable Wireless External Drive" has significantly changed, and improved, the way we handle media files for use on our iOS devices (iPod Touch 3G, iPhone 4, iPad 2), Kindle Fires, and Android phones (HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Epic 4G). This is the same main device as the Patriot Memory Gauntlet Node Wireless Hard-drive Enclosure (PCGTW25S) , but with an included 320GB hard drive preinstalled.
Hard drive, wireless access and rechargeable battery make the Gauntlet an all-in-one device
Angela Streiff, Amazon
18 October 2012
Summary: Length:: 1:40 Mins The Patriot Gauntlet 320 wireless drive is a step up from the Patriot Memory Gauntlet Node , working off the same concept of wireless access to your stored files, only this one comes with the memory already included. What separates the Gauntlet 320 from other external hard drives is the ability to access the contained files from an array of devices, completely wirelessly. This even includes the power cable.
Summary: Opens the door to some nice possibilities! First, for full disclosure, Patriot sent me a sample to review a little while ago. I mention this because I like to be as honest as possible in my reviews and because Amazon requires it. :) Bottom line: This is a terrible value if all you want is a portable hard drive.
Summary: Length:: 4:22 Mins Please read this review and watch the attached video for how to connect the drive to your electronic devices. If you are like me then you are into the digital world and love your smart phones and tablets. I literally have thousands of songs and audio books, hundreds of movies and thousands of photos in my digital library.