Airstash wireless card reader lets you share and transfer files via WiFi

Summary:Imagine being able to transfer photos and videos between your smartphone, laptop, and desktop -- or, say, that iPad you pre-ordered -- without cables or dongles. That's what the Airstash, announced today by Wearable, Inc., promises to do.

Imagine being able to transfer photos and videos between your smartphone, laptop, and desktop -- or, say, that iPad you pre-ordered -- without cables or dongles. That's what the Airstash, announced today by Wearable, Inc., promises to do.

Though Wearable calls the Airstash a wireless flash drive, it's essentially a WiFi-enabled SD/SDHC memory card reader. The Airstash allows you to wirelessly read files off your SD card using any 802.11b/g WiFi-enabled device with a Web browser. You don't need to install software on any of your devices -- the Airstash has a built-in web/file/media server so you don't even need an Internet connection. Just pop your SD card in, and immediately begin sharing your files (you can even stream videos from your card).

The reader has a USB connector so you can use it as a USB card reader as well, and it also lets you charge the built-in lithium polymer battery via USB.  The device costs $99.99 and is available for order immediately (with an estimated ship date of March 31).

Topics: Processors, Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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