Corsair Voyager Air

78
Global
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

Corsair's Voyager Air is a portable drive that features not only built-in WiFi for access via your smartphone, but also includes a USB 3.0 connection and Ethernet connection which make it easy to turn the Voyager Air into a NAS. When using it to stream to their mobile devices, CNET said it "worked very well," and when used with various devices simultaneously, "the streaming was smooth." When putting files on the device Laptop Magazine got a "transfer rate of 36.9 MBps" over USB 3.0, with Gadget Review calling it a "pretty speedy drive." The Voyager Air didn't just perform well with data transfer -- in the battery life department, it lasted "5 hours and 40 minutes" when Laptop Magazine watched a video. And don't worry about it taking up too much space, as PC Mag said "it is a bit larger than the usual pocket drive, but it will still fit nicely into your commute bag." Though it may seem a bit pricey when compared to the higher-scored Seagate Wireless Plus, the Voyager Air's combination of speed, battery life and Ethernet port make it a viable solution for someone looking for a WiFi-capable portable drive.

from $159.96+

Scores

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.3
Portability
7.8
Durability
7.3
Speed
8.0
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Specs

Voyager

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no
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Specs

Voyager

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no
View Full Specs
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