When You Need Extra Storage For Your Mobile Devices

When You Need Extra Storage For Your Mobile Devices

Jeff Heaton
Jan 10, 2012

Anyone who travels regularly with tech gear in tow understands size and weight are always a consideration. Portable mobile device like tablets, smartphones and ultrabooks are great for work-travel for this reason, but usually come at the price of storage. Here are a few supplementary storage solutions to keep your pack light, but equipped with plenty of gigabytes...

CloudFTP ($69 on Kickstarter, $99 later)
CloudFTP makes it possible to connect any mobile device to USB storage through an Ad-hoc network or through online storage sites like Dropbox or Box. It began as a Kickstarter project but reached more than double its funding goal, and for the price ($69 on Kickstarter, $99 later) you get a USB plug, lithium ion battery, and network attachment all run on an LCD screen.

HyperDrive ($95.99-$399.95)
With so many good photo apps for the iPad we had to rig up a way to get more on-the-go photo capabilities. The HyperDrive gives us that added space we require (everything from 250GB to 1TB or one you supply), though you do have to have the Apple Camera Connector kit. It would also work well for those who want to carry lots of movies with them, be it for entertainment or work.

GoFlex Satellite ($199.99)
The Satellite is a portable, wireless hard drive that works with anything that's wifi enabled. The only downside is that it takes over your device's wireless signal so no internet while accessing it. Realistically, however, there are plenty of spots you need the hard drive without wifi. In a car on a road trip for example. The drive will connect with up to three mobile devices at a time, though just like any other network the more your stress it the less there is to go around.

How do you get enough space while traveling? Tell us in the comments.

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