With a “Best of CES 2013” win, Seagate’s Wireless Plus is destined for great things, says local distributor Platinum Micro. The Wireless Plus mobile storage device was singled out by international consumer technology news site CNET for the award in its Networking and Storage category.
Martin Kruger, product manager at Platinum Micro, explains that the device is designed to wirelessly stream content for up to eight smartphones or tablets.
“It’s the ideal companion to look after audio, video and other files, for individuals or groups of users at home or on the go,” he says.

Kruger, who attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) which recently took place in Las Vegas, says the device won praise from a wide cross section of the technology press.
“In today’s day and age, information storage is something that affects most consumers. It’s a central problem in the modern household. Seagate has addressed the issue with a device which is simple to use, provides elegant, easy storage for substantial volumes of multimedia and other files, and also facilitates easy access for viewing or listening.”

Selected by CNET’s expert editors, the “Best Of” winners are singled out as the most exciting, innovative, and promising products at the show. The editors assessed an enormous range of devices and solutions from the over 3000 exhibitors at what is the world’s premier consumer electronics show.

“The competition for this award can’t be fiercer,” says Kruger. “Every vendor who is anything is there. Storage is a particularly ‘hot’ area, with an abundance of competition, making this accolade a big win for Seagate personal storage.”

Scott Horn, VP of marketing at Seagate says the device is the latest in a long line of firsts for the company.
“A category of storage first pioneered by Seagate, this latest offering of wireless storage improves on an already great product concept.”

CNET.com editor in chief of reviews, Lindsey Turrentine, provides some insight into the selection process.
“Hundreds of companies and manufacturers descend on Las Vegas each January to announce the products that will make news in the coming year.
“CNET’s army of editors work tirelessly to meet with industry insiders, explore every inch of the CES show floor, and live blog every major press conference to make sure we find the most exciting new tech from the show. We’re happy to have selected Seagate for a Best of CES Award.”

The Seagate Wireless Plus creates its own WiFi network to wirelessly connect to tablets and smart phones. With enough space for 500 HD movies and a new 10-hour rated battery life, it’s a self-contained, portable and mobile storage solution to take data anywhere.
The device is further enhanced by the mobile Seagate Media app for Apple iOS, and Android devices. Additionally, Wireless Plus is compatible with Apple Airplay, DLNA or an app designed specifically for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.

With a 1Tb capacity, the device is expected to be available in South Africa by mid-February.