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Included in the box are several useful parts. First and foremost, there is the 500GB wireless portable stroage device. Other accessories include the compact car charger, a USB to DC charger cable and a compact wall adapter with retractable pins.
Considering it is USB 3.0-ready, there is also USB 3.0 USM adapter with a detachable cable. (Don't worry, the GoFlex Satellite is also USB 2.0 compatible). The port for the USB 3.0 transfer cable is hidden rather well behind a removable door at the bottom of the drive. Everything else is quite easy and intuitive to figure out.
Straight out of the box, the GoFlex Satellite had a significant battery charge. There are two LED lights on the box: both should be green most of the time to signify the power is on and a signal is ready. One of the lights will illuminate in blue when actually streaming content.
The battery life is fairly adequate with a maximum of five hours when continuously streaming HD video to one Wi-Fi-enabled gadget. That's enough for a cross-country or even a trans-Atlantic flight (depending on your starting and end points). That's also for HD video only, so if you're streaming music, looking at documents or photos, you can expect a lot more juice time.