January 8th, 2013 by Lyle Smith
Corsair Voyager Air Released - All-in-one Wireless Mobile Drive and Home Network Storage
Corsair has announced the Corsair Voyager Air, the first all-in-one mobile wireless drive, home network attached storage, USB drive, and wireless hub. Corsair Voyager Air features a rechargeable battery, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB 3.0 connectivity, and allows users to consolidate their collection of movies, music, or other documents for sharing on their home network or on the go. Media stored on Voyager Air is accessible directly from a PC or Mac and can also be accessed using the free Corsair app, which streams to mobile Android or Apple devices. Additionally, Voyager Air can quickly be connected to a home network using smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, DVRs, and streaming media boxes.
Voyager Air is a self-contained streaming media server with a wireless hub built-in; it can wirelessly stream data to other playback devices directly without an Internet connection. Voyager Air provides 802.11n/b/g Wi-Fi connections for multiple users at a 90 foot range and can stream high-definition video to five devices at once.
Other highlights include:
- The high-capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to seven hours of video streaming between recharges.
- Can also function as a shared home NAS drive by plugging it into a network router via its built-in Gigabit Ethernet interface. It can then be accessed by multiple users on any networked Windows, OS X, or Linux system to stream media or for file storage, media consolidation, and backup.
- Voyager Air comes ready to use in Windows format (NTFS) but Mac users can easily reformat to HFS+ for Time Machine compatibility. The Voyager Air drive may be partitioned for easier organization of media and user files.
- Functions as a USB 3.0 drive with nearly twice the performance of similar mobile USB drives.
- By connecting Voyager Air to a Wi-Fi hotspot and enabling wireless passthrough, users can use Voyager Air as a wireless hub to share Internet access.
Pricing and Availability
Voyager Air will be available in February in 500GB and 1TB capacities with the option of glossy red and soft-touch grey. Suggested retail pricing is $179 for 500GB models and $219 for 1TB models.
UPDATE 3/23/13 - Corsair Voyager Air 1TB Review POSTED