Now here’s something I could have used yesterday. I’d like to think that my photography skills have grown to the point of never needing to take an extra photo. Wrong. I can fill an external hard drive in an afternoon. Especially considering todays pro level DSLR’s are pumping out 5000mp images. Okay, maybe not that high but you get the point. 22+ megapixel images can easy fill memory cards and portable hard drives quickly. Western Digital’s new My Passport Wireless gives photographers a storage option, on the go, without the need of wires.
You can connect up to 8 devices to the new drive without any need for a third party internet connection or wires. That’s pretty great for sharing files. It has a built-in SD card reader, which takes care of most cameras these days. (when will the compact flash finally die?) To use the card reader all you need to do is slide your SD card in and it automatically saves everything to the drive. Getting to those files is almost instant using any device you have connected to the drive wirelessly.
Anything without wires hits home with me. I have 4-5 pouches of wires for other items like chargers and light cables. I don’t need more. The ability to dump files quickly and get back to shooting is key. Since it is a hard drive, you can also streams movies and other media to TV’s/Tablets/Phones. If you’d rather use a hard connection, USB 3.0 is at your disposal.