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conclusion:We like it

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The LaCie Fuel is fast and solid, offering travelers a rugged alternative to its also-speedy cousin, the Seagate Wireless Plus. CNET says users who connect to the Fuel using the USB 3.0 interface will find it "very fast" and Laptop Mag says it is "fantastic" for streaming content, even though the WiFi write speeds aren't great. The Fuel is essentially a redesigned and slightly improved version of the Seagate Wireless Plus (Seagate owns LaCie), with a bit more bulk that adds weight, but Macworld UK finds the device "sturdy." Thanks to a long battery life and reasonable speeds the LaCie Fuel offers frequent travelers a nice solution for bringing more than just documents while on the go.

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8.0
CNET Jan 15, 2014

Fast and easy to use, the LaCie Fuel makes another very good choice as a mobile storage solution for travelers despite having almost nothing better than its existing peer.

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8.0
PC Mag Mar 12, 2014

The LaCie Fuel wireless media drive can supplement your smartphone or tablet storage. It lets you carry most, if not all, of your music, photos, and videos with you and share them with a small group of devices.

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8.0
Macworld UK Feb 10, 2014

The Fuel is considerably more expensive than a conventional USB hard drive. However, it could earn its keep if you regularly shoot a lot of photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad.

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8.0
StorageReview Feb 3, 2014

The LaCie Fuel provies 1TB of wireless storage that is well-built, easy to use and offers the fastest hard drive of any other product in this class. While it's hard to differentiate in this category, the Fuel manages to stand out as a best in class offering.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Mar 11, 2014

The Fuel may cost twice what a standard 1TB external hard drive does, but its excellent-quality streaming to mobile devices, intuitive setup, and Dropbox integration make it worth the hi-test price.

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7.0
9to5Mac Jan 15, 2014

For iOS devices, it’s a really neat concept that works extremely well. Going on a trip, you can carry virtually unlimited media in something small enough to slip inside any bag and with the convenience of wireless access with multiple devices.

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6.0
Expert Reviews Feb 22, 2014

The LaCie Fuel is a good wireless hard disk, but it's more expensive than the Seagate Wireless Plus which is identical, apart from its plainer appearance.

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Engadget Jan 5, 2014

Streaming stored media on those mobile devices is sorted via the Seagate Media app and the unit plays nice with AirPlay-compatible devices and Apple TV. In a spot with connectivity? Fuel will allow you to share it with that handful of gadgets as well.

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Gizmodo Jan 5, 2014

The drive can also wirelessly connect to a computer so as not to be a burden on your laptop's own battery, but it's also got a USB 3 port on board for quickly dumping large chunks of data over a cable.

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