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conclusion:We like it

78 May 8th 2013 11:27 am

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.

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Critic reviews

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9.0
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8.0
CNET Mar 13, 2013

Despite a few shortcomings, the Corsair Voyager Air is an excellent way to extend your mobile devices' storage capacity and features.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Mar 29, 2013

The Corsair Voyager Air wireless hard drive offers multiple connectivity options and long battery life, as well as apps for Android and iOS.

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6.0
PC Mag Mar 27, 2013

It's one of the most flexible on the market, with both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. The drive has a lot of potential and capabilities, but a few version 1.0 stumbles keep it from true greatness.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jun 18, 2013

The Corsair Voyager Air is a nice little device. It has clearly been designed to be the most useful thing it can possibly be. It's a portable hard drive, it's a wireless drive, it's a mini-NAS. Honestly, the only way Corsair could have made it more useful is if it was able to make tea too.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jun 18, 2013

It's a portable hard drive, it's a wireless drive, it's a mini-NAS. Honestly, the only way Corsair could have made it more useful is if it was able to make tea too.

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8.0
TechRadar May 5, 2013

It's not cheap, but for those who want to have a library of HD video available for their device, it's excellent.

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7.0
StorageReview Mar 23, 2013

As with others in this class, the Voyager Air is a good alternative to purchasing or upgrading high capacity smartphones and tablets and provides unique NAS functions.

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9.0
Gadget Review Mar 4, 2013

Corsair’s Voyager Air 1tb wireless media hub is one of the best wireless external drives we’ve tested. It takes aim at all manners of media playback across USB 3.0, as part of a network or wireless via WiFi connection.

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9.0
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This feature packed drive is excellent for travelling and around the house. Only thing I don't like: the Android app, but you can use ES File Explorer

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