Wireless card reader for iPhone and iPad £29.99 from maplin
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Wireless card reader for iPhone and iPad £29.99 from maplin

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Found 24th Jan 2013
I was trying to find a wifi external hard drive to use with my go pro and iPad for an upcoming ski holiday... I found this product at maplin and has so far worked a treat. It now makes my 1tb portable hard drive into a wifi drive! At a fraction of the cost!

First post so please be kind.......

Easy to create Wi-Fi hotspot at hotels or outside the home/office 
Supports power over built-in battery or USB
Easy to get multiple devices online simultaneously
Share contents up to 5 users simultaneously
Wireless speed up to 150Mbps
Supports SD or USB drive for wireless file sharing
IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards compliant
Power LED & Wi-Fi LED Embedded
Reset (10Sec) / WPS (4Sec) button Embedded
SD/SDHC/SDXC or USB flash drive supported
Includes USB 2.0 cable for battery charging
Built-in rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 60 x 50 x 25 mm
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Don't know if its a good price but I want one. Hot.
d_jumper

Don't know if its a good price but I want one. Hot.



It is a good price.....shame theres no Android app
It says there is android app in maplins description.
Other than to connect an external hard drive, what else can it be usefully used for ?
Talks about "local wifi access point"..... Say what ?...

Presume u can send fotos from phone to hdd?
There is a similar one on the rain forest site for twice the price !
Good find and good price
Heat to OP !
Original Poster
****, just saw a voucher on hot deals for £3 off on spend over £30 at maplin....just buy something cheap to bring your purchase over £30

hotukdeals.com/vou…288
d_jumper

It says there is android app in maplins description.



does it

Free App available on the Apple App store
is this one of these things where you can only transfer certain types of files .. so limited to a small subset of image and movie files ?
This is not a criticism but where would you be to need to connect via wifi instead of plugging a cheap card reader directly into the ipad ?
Original Poster
The software lets image, movie, and text files (doc, PDF, xls) to be viewed and moved. I will try various file types later this evening and upload a few images to show the interface....
rogertb

This is not a criticism but where would you be to need to connect via … This is not a criticism but where would you be to need to connect via wifi instead of plugging a cheap card reader directly into the ipad ?


iPad does not have USB.

Good point

iPad does not have USB.

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I don't need this but really want it lol.
Edited by: "bex85" 25th Jan 2013
bex85

I don't need this but really want it lol.



Snap!
picky747

iPad does not have USB.



Will be very intersted to see how this works...specially it can play movies across the air from a USB hard drive
Can you plug an external hard drive into it mains powered the 1tb the wd element ?
rogertb

This is not a criticism but where would you be to need to connect via … This is not a criticism but where would you be to need to connect via wifi instead of plugging a cheap card reader directly into the ipad ?



If you have an iPad mini with an Otterbox Defender case on as the cheap ones won't fit
£27.02 del using code and quidco cheers op
So far...............
Can stream mp4 video and all jpgs from usb stick.
Can add to iphone from SD memory card.
AND.....it powers a 250gb 2.5" WD external drive sufficient to stream an mp4 movie to iphone.
Dont know how long the battery in the wifi unit would last under these conditions though.
Quite impressed so far and not bad for just over £27 !
the porter

£27.02 del using code and quidco cheers op



What code ?
Sorry - just found it - apologies "the porter"
Me, probably asking a stupid question again ... but what's the 'Free App available on the Apple App store' ?
Mine turned up today Fantastic bit of kit very impressed the app is wi reader just scan the qr code on the box
Can you connect a hard drive and an SD card and have the SD card backup onto the hard drive?
RLP06

Can you connect a hard drive and an SD card and have the SD card backup … Can you connect a hard drive and an SD card and have the SD card backup onto the hard drive?



I will try for you later as its now dead and needs charging
rogertb

What code ?



As above.

hotukdeals.com/vou…288

Note lower Quidco and TCB if code used.
Sorted a present for someone difficult to buy for! Thanks
Hi chaps -mine arrived but it seems there's a limit to file types so in my situation probaby no advantage having one of these over a regular plug-in camera-connector thing (with usb) - anyone concur ?
rogertb

Hi chaps -mine arrived but it seems there's a limit to file types so in … Hi chaps -mine arrived but it seems there's a limit to file types so in my situation probaby no advantage having one of these over a regular plug-in camera-connector thing (with usb) - anyone concur ?



I have one of the "cheap" plug-in camera-connector thing (with usb) things ! as well but the USB doesn't work, plus its only one way ( card to ipad ) AND unless you name your movies with a recognisable camera esque file name, some say you can't stream movies from it.
My wi reader will be used for a host of things - streaming movies/music and uploads/downloads to / from ipad / iphone.
My large MKV files struggle to play, but mp4's are not a problem ( which I play on the ipad anyway ) and being a person who watches movies on holiday / on the plane, this will be a good addition to my sad collection of gizmo's ! This one, I'm already using quite a lot !
Hope that helps.
Foz
Good of you to take the time Fozmeister ... interesting insight ...
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