Hyper debuts iUSBport mini, 2 and HD cloud storage and streaming devices handson

When the original iUSBport made its debut at CES last year it was called the CloudFTP. Since then, it changed its name and today it gained some new relatives -- the iUSBport mini, 2 and HD. For those who aren't familiar with the technology, it's battery-powered file server that connects USB storage devices and streams their content over WiFi, and it can serve as an external battery for those devices, too.

The iUSBport2 looks much the same as the CloudFTP, but streams data at a 50 percent faster rate (30mbps) and can connect to up to 12 devices at a time or send out five simultaneous streams of 1080p video. It also packs two USB ports, a microSDXC slot, and a larger 3300mAH battery than its predecessor. Plus, it charges via micro-USB and has a small LCD display. Its cousin, the larger iUSBport HD, has the same capabilities and LCD status screen as the 2, but it's larger chassis comes with a 2.5-inch HDD with up to 2TB of storage. It also has an SDXC card slot, one USB 3.0 port, and a 5,200mAH rechargeable cell. Lastly, there's the iUSBport mini, which looks like an overgrown flash drive. It has single USB port -- for connecting powered external HDDs -- and microSD slot, and can connect up to eight devices or stream three 720p videos simultaneously. All three iUSBports will be available in Q1 of this year, with the HD starting at $160, the 2 costing $150 and the mini running $70.

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HYPER Unleashes New iUSBport Family
3 New Ways To Stream Unlimited USB Media to iPad/iPhone
Expand Storage and Access All Your USB Data on Any WiFi-Enabled Device

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Sanho Corporation (Consumer Electronics Show 2013, LVCC North Hall, Booth 4812), creators of the award winning HYPER line of portable power and storage products, today announced the release of three new additions to the iUSBport family: iUSBport2, iUSBport HD and iUSBport mini.

Last year's Macworld iOS accessory of the year, the original iUSBport/CloudFTP is a self-powered wireless USB adapter that allow users to connect any USB drive to WiFi-enabled devices like iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows tablets and smartphones.

Perfect for media lovers or those just wishing to expand the storage of their WiFi-enabled devices, iUSBport provides the ideal solution for effortless, secure streaming of your full library of stored USB media (movies, music, photos, documents) as well as support for 2-way data transfer between WiFi-enabled devices and USB drives (including hard drives). No Internet, computer, router or external power is required. All the user need is iUSBport, their USB media and WiFi-enabled device.

iUSBport2

iUSBport2 is a direct upgrade of the original iUSBport. It now has two USB ports instead of one, a microSDXC slot, micro USB charging, backlit LCD screen, higher capacity 3300mAh (8 hour rated) rechargeable battery and is 50% faster, all while maintaining the same size and form factor. The two 5W-powered USB ports allow users to connect even two bus-powered external hard drives and also function as a backup battery for two iPads.

iUSBport HD

iUSBport HD has a built-in 2.5" hard drive (500GB~2TB) with USB 3.0 connectivity, a SDXC card slot as well as an additional USB host port that allows the user to connect yet another USB hard drive, all of which storages to wirelessly connect to WiFi-enabled devices. It also features micro USB charging, backlit LCD screen and a 5200mAh (6 hour rated) rechargeable battery that can power connected USB devices as well as serving as a backup battery for iPads.

With a 50% improvement in transfer speeds over the original iUSBport, iUSBport2 and iUSBport HD users can enjoy connecting up to 12 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously and have the ability to stream 5 different 1080p HD movies to 5 different devices at the same time.

iUSBport mini

iUSBport mini is the smallest and most compact version of the HYPER iUSBport family. Shaped like a USB flash drive with a built-in microSDXC slot as well as a USB host port to connect to any USB flash drive for storage, iUSBport mini can also be used with an external USB hard drive when connected to an external power source, allowing users to easily and securely access their entire library of stored USB media wirelessly. iUSBport mini can connect up to 8 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously and have the ability to stream 3 different HD movies to 3 different devices at the same time.

Pricing Info and Availability:

iUSBport2 will be available in Q1 2013 at the MSRP of $149.95.
iUSBport HD will be available in Q1 2013 at the starting MSRP of $159.95.
iUSBport mini will be available in Q1 2013 at the MSRP of $69.95.
For further information, please visit us online at http://www.hypershop.com

Product Specifications:

Model: iUSBport2
Screen: LED Backlit Mono 132 x 32 pixels LCD
Ports: 2 x High Speed 480Mbps USB Host Ports (5W Powered), microSDXC card slot
Wireless/Speed: WiFi 802.11b/g/n "Access Point", "Ad-Hoc" and "Infrastructure" Mode, 30Mbps
Supported File System: FAT32, NTFS, HFS, HFS+, exFAT, EXT 2/3/4
Software: iOS, Android, HTML5 web app. Also compatible with FTP/WebDAV/SMB/uPnP/DLNA app
Battery: 3300mAh Rechargeable Li-Poly Battery. Up to 8 hours battery life
Input Power: 10W (5V, 2A) via standard micro USB port. 5~7 hours to full charge
Dimensions/Weight: 2.95 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches (75 x 58.5 x 23 mm) / 3.14 oz (89 g)

Model: iUSBport HD
Screen: LED Backlit Mono 132 x 32 pixels LCD
Hard Drive: 2.5" SATA II/III, 7/9.5/12/15mm in height, 500GB~2TB and beyond
Ports: 1 x High Speed 480Mbps USB Host Port (5W Powered), SDXC card slot
Wireless/Speed: WiFi 802.11b/g/n "Access Point", "Ad-Hoc" and "Infrastructure" Mode, 30Mbps
Supported File System: FAT32, NTFS, HFS, HFS+, exFAT, EXT 2/3/4
Software: iOS, Android, HTML5 web app. Also compatible with FTP/WebDAV/SMB/uPnP/DLNA app
Battery: 5200mAh Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery. Up to 6 hours battery life
Input Power: 10W (5V, 2A) via standard micro USB port. 7~12 hours to full charge
Dimensions/Weight: 6.06 x 3.19 x 0.91 inches (154 X 81 x 23mm) / 10.8oz (305 g)

Model: iUSBport mini
Ports: 1 x High Speed 480Mbps USB Host Port (5W Powered), microSDXC card slot
Wireless/Speed: WiFi 802.11b/g/n "Access Point", "Ad-Hoc" and "Infrastructure" Mode, 20Mbps
Supported File System: FAT32, NTFS, HFS, HFS+, exFAT, EXT 2/3/4
Software: iOS, Android, HTML5 web app. Also compatible with FTP/WebDAV/SMB/uPnP/DLNA app
Battery: 650mAh Rechargeable Li-Poly Battery.
Input Power: 5W (5V, 1A) via standard USB connector. 1~2 hours to full charge
Dimensions/Weight: 3.19 x 1.57 x 0.59 inches (81 x 40 x 15mm) / 1.6oz (45g