|ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 Wireless Storage|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Thursday, 14 March 2013|
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ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ADATA.
The ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 enters the ring against a slew of devices aimed at giving more functionality to you for your mobile devices. With the expanding market for smartphones, tablets, and other portable computing devices, it is becoming increasingly more important to keep that battery charged all day long and to stay connected to everything we deem important.
As we use our mobile devices for more and more, those batteries that once seemed huge suddenly start to drain very quickly. I spend quite a bit of time on my phone. I use it mainly for emailing and communications, but I also keep up with my social networks and play some games. My phone battery doesn't generally last an entire day. My wife is even worse. She lets the kids play on her phone a lot and that drains the battery even more quickly. She generally has to charge her phone sometime in the afternoon so that it doesn't die on her. If she is out and about, that isn't always possible.
The other thing she complains about is that she constantly runs out of space on her phone due to all the pictures and videos she takes. Her iPhone has 8GB of storage and, as an iPhone, has no capability to increase that from an SD card. She connects her phone to the computer and downloads the photos and videos quite often, but then they aren't on her phone and available for viewing.
With a device like the DashDrive Air, not only do you get a portable charger, but you also get a portable external drive if you throw an SD card in there. While similar devices are available in both of those categories, ADATA puts them together, along with a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for up to ten devices, all in a tiny, pocket-sized package. Let's take a look at the capabilities of the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400.