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IOGEAR MediaShair Wireless Hub with SD/USB Input and Built-in Power Station, White (GWFRSDU)

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  • Stream movies, music, photos and documents on upto 7 devices
  • Built-in Wi-Fi network , SD card reader
  • USB 2.0 port for flash drive or external hard drive connection
  • Built-in battery for up to 9 hours of playback while on-the-go
  • Ethernet port converts wired Internet to Wi-Fi
  • Cigarette lighter charger included
  • Free iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android Apps

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IOGEAR MediaShair Wireless Hub with SD/USB Input and Built-in Power Station, White (GWFRSDU) + Sony 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card (SF64UY/TQMN)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00D7FRQMU
  • Item model number: GWFRSDU
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 5, 2013

Product Description

With the new IOGEAR MediaShair Hub you can now take your movies, music, photos and documents on the go and share them with all your wireless devices. Just plug in your SD card, USB flash drive, or even your portable USB hard drive and the built-in Wi-Fi connection shares the content with up to 7 Android, iOS, or laptop devices within range. The MediaShair Hub has a built-in battery for up to 9 hours of use between charges, and if your playback devices runs low on juice just plug in your charging cable to the USB port and the MediaShair Hub becomes a portable power station! Designed to be the perfect travel companion, the MediaShair Hub's Ethernet port even converts a wired internet connection to Wi-Fi. The MediaShair Hub is so versatile it can even serve as a Wi-Fi SD card reader for devices without a card slot or USB port. Tired of not having enough space on your iPad for your movie collection? No problem, just plug in your external hard drive and access hundreds of movies at any time! Taking the kids on a trip? With the MediaShair Hub they can each enjoy their favorite music and videos on their own wireless device. Does your hotel room only have wired internet? Simply plug the Ethernet cable into the MediaShair Hub's RJ45 port and now all your wireless devices can connect to the internet. Want to quickly share photos while on your trip? Pop your camera's SD card into the slot on the MediaShair Hub, and then view or save your photos on any wireless device in range. Features - Stream movies, music, photos and documents on upto 7 devices - Built-in Wi-Fi network - SD card reader - USB 2.0 port for flash drive or external hard drive connection - Built-in battery for up to 9 hours of playback while on-the-go - Ethernet port converts wired Internet to Wi-Fi - Free iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android Apps - Cigarette lighter charger included.

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Customer Reviews

Great device, very easy to use.
Kerrie Graham
I have a 5 port USB power supply in my car so it will be plugged in constantly.
Amodeus1971
Tried turning it on but nothing happened.
Adriyan Hidayat

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Paul on November 13, 2013
Verified Purchase
What a great little multi-purpose widget.

It's a wireless access point for Wi-Fi devices with no ethernet port (my phones, Macbook Pro)
It's a Wi-Fi repeater, creating its own little subnet of devices, and sharing a wireless connection to the outside world.
It's a portable power supply/phone charger
It's an SD card reader, USB stick reader, or USB disk interface for my android phone, or any other computer attached by wireless or wired connection.
Heck, it's even a USB-SD converter.
It's a NAS device: I can mount its two disks (SD card and USB device) from any computer on my wired or wireless network.
It's fast: as a Wi-Fi access point it easily keeps up with my 25 Mbps cable internet service, and can transfer files from the SD card at > 5 MB/s.
Yeah, it's a media server too.

Can't park your "personal files" SD card in your work laptop because it sticks out? (I'm talking to you Apple!) Just park it in this device - it appears as just another disk on your Mac, plus your phone can see it at the same time.

Want to read a Mac-formatted USB disk on your PC? Just plug it in.

Don't want to mess with registering a half-dozen devices with every new Wi-Fi location? Just let them talk through this, and just change this one's Wi-Fi. All your devices remain in a "home" network, and can talk to each other and to its common disks.

Want to bring along a disk full of files/movies/songs to share or present at a party or meeting? Just bring it and turn it on.

Stuff to be aware of:
- It's got hours of battery life, but I leave it plugged into a USB supply while at my desk.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Lewis Lin on November 27, 2013
Pro:
* Small, Solid box. That has so much potential.
* It takes many file formats: HFS, NTFS, FAT32, exFAT
* Can be use as access point through wired connection

Cons:
* (FIXED)And this is a big one for me. Even though it will be able to save large video file (>4GB) through exFAT or NTFS, but its SAMBA service can not recognize the large file. It will report the wrong file size and can not play the large video files!! The native IOS apps can see the large file correctly but it is useless because it does not play MKV on iOS. I tried using Windows to play video files through its SAMBA service, and it does NOT work either. I am sure this is something IOGEAR will be able fixed if they are dedicated to this product.Please fix it.
* Performance is not optimal for network access
USB Reader performance ~20MB/s
SAMBA wired performance ~5MB/s
SAMBA wireless performance ~2MB/s

EDIT: They finally come up with the fixed firmware 2.000.012 and it has fixed file size issue over SAMBA. I have updated reviews to 4 stars!
download here: iogear.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2528/~/gwfrsdu%3A-mediashair-firmware-update
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amodeus1971 on March 16, 2014
I'm one of those people who tend to update my reviews so doing this review just hours after I bought this device will just give you my initial thoughts and as they change I will post what makes them change. Also I did not buy this from Amazon. Amazon had the better price but I was able to buy this on a military base for $6 more and if I would have ordered it from Amazon sales tax would have been more than the difference in price, so I got it immediately for a dollar or two less.

So far setup has been a breeze. I have set it up on both an Android 4.1 device and a Windows 8 tablet. Used the app on Android set it up as a network drive on Windows 8. I tried streaming a few HD movies on the Android and at first had some lag, then switched media players which fixed the lag problem. Seems to play perfect. That was with only one connection but I can not complain, it will function for the most part for what I need it.

I will try it with three devices connected later as that will be the most I will probably use it with in my vehicle which is where this was bought to be used. This will give the family options on road trips and keep the 8 year old entertained when we are stuck someplace waiting for mom.

I bought this one over cheaper units doing the same thing because the others were from manufacturers I never heard of and this one seemed to have a little larger case with better ventilation. I read on so many people making a big deal about how small the others were but to me I know from experience in the past with routers having over heat problems sometimes you just need some air space. This is still small and will fit easily either in the shelf under the car stereo or the storage under my front seat armrest.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By AngieD on January 6, 2014
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This device is extremely versatile and easy to set up, and features like samba support and the ability to read the most-used file systems on portable drives, the ability to act as a wireless access point for a wired connection, and a 12-volt/5-volt (@1 amp) car adapter make it a cinch for taking it on-the-go.

Things it does:

-Allows you to take a variety of movies, music, and documents on the go, allowing access by a large number of devices (android and iOS devices, laptops, etc.) via wireless. Your capacity is only limited by the size SD card or portable USB storage you hook up to it.
-Allows you to serve up a wireless access to a wired connection (like, say, the one in your hotel room) that all your wireless devices can use.
-Suvives on battery for hours while serving up wireless access to files, your LAN and the internet (via wireless bridge...it obviously doesn't feature mobile broadband built-in).
-Works in conjunction with IOGEAR's free mediashair app to allow playback of music and video files on your android/iOS portable devices.
-Serves up samba file shares for your truly network-enabled devices. On a rooted android device, provided the right samba support app, this can mean browsing and playback via the device's native apps instead of IOGEAR's mediashair app.

What it doesn't do well:
-It doesn't transcode, so if your device doesn't natively support playback of a given file type (.mkv on iOS devices, for example), you'll want to transcode your files to a compatible format.
-It suffers the same bitrate limitations as other wireless solutions, so playback of large video files can be problematic. You won't be streaming any 25-gig bluray rips, at least not without dropouts, pauses, and other performance issues. Although it supports larger file sizes, staying under the 4.5 gig mark for movies is advisable. This is acceptable, imho, for most portable playback devices, given a decent compression scheme is used.
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