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- Powered by an onboard lithium polymer battery
- Carry all your media with you to stream or share wirelesslyCarry all your media with you to stream or share wirelessly
- Stream videos and music to multiple devices simultaneously
- iOS and Android app available allows seamless streaming from the Node to your mobile phone, tablet or notebook
- Lets you turn a 2.5", 9.5mm hard drive or solid state drive into a portable wireless storage solution for your portable devices
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From the Manufacturer
The Gauntlet Node is the ultimate wireless storage solution to allow users to break free from the hardware limitations of today’s most popular mobile devices. Compatible with Android and iOS, the Gauntlet Node offer connectivity for up to 8 mobile devices using Gauntlet Connect, free to download on Google Play, Amazon App Store, and iTunes.
The Gauntlet Node provides the ultimate do-it-yourself platform to choose your storage option. Go big with a large HDD, up to 2TB, or use a spare HDD/SSD that’s been displaced by an upgrade or new system build. Whatever the choice, the Gauntlet Node will have you covered, even for future upgrades.
Share, Share, Share
The Gauntlet Node is the ultimate solution for sharing files. Connect up to 8 devices and share video, music, and pictures with friends and family. For unmatched productivity on the go, use the Gauntlet Node to share data files and presentations with work groups.
- Turn any 2.5inch HDD/SSD into wireless storage for videos, music, pictures and documents
- Do-It-Yourself (DIY) external enclosure with Wifi and USB 3.0 interface
- Stream videos and music to multiple devices like mobile phones and tablets simultaneously
- Available iOS and Android App allows seamless streaming from the Node to your mobile phone, tablet, or notebook
- Future upgradeability
Top Customer Reviews
1. If the drive doesn't fit (enclosure can't be closed properly) when the rubber "wheels" are attached, it may be upside down ;-) despite what the drive connector cable seems to indicate. Just gently twist the cable to the proper orientation.
2. A newly-released HDD/SSD (e.g. OCZ Vertex 4 256GB) may not be recognized by the default system software, even though your computer sees it via USB. You will need to temporarily attach a separate, older SATA drive in order to update the firmware.
3. You need to use the iOS/Android app in order to see if the attached drive was recognized.
4. I still see buffering with some 720p and 1080p content over WiFi, which of course doesn't happen if the enclosure is directly connected via USB to the player. I only get around 2MB/s max streaming over WiFi -- I'm not sure if tweaking the WiFi config will help.
UPDATE 10/11/12: Am taking off 1 star because the AP Client Mode does not have the option to autoconnect to known Access Points, or even just remember passwords. Hopefully a future firmware update will address this.
UPDATE 12/26/12: There doesn't seem to be any way to charge it and use it as a WiFi drive at the same time.
UPDATE 12/28/12: You can charge and use it as a WiFi drive after all, as long as you use the wall charger or a high-amp USB port, not a standard computer port.
This is the most versatile, technolgically advanced option if you are looking for a WiFi accessible HDD or SSD.
There is one important thing to consider for those mulling this purchase over, and that is the cost is really only justifiable at it's current level IF you already have a spare 2.5" drive lying around to put into it, and like me, you are looking to the future for the bigger SSD options to drop in price.
The android app interface is fine, nothing earth-shattering, but simple and usable. I have no issues with it. I have shared many files with my friends already. They are amazed that they can simply download the guantlet connect app to their phone and get access to my files by simply connecting to it over WiFi. I have streamed video files from it without issue to my Nexus 7, which is the main purpose that I wanted to fill with this device.
Nice size, nice build quality minus some light leak issues but nothing that I would take a star away for, and overall the perfect fit for what I wanted.
I would like to have better manual, If I had I wouldn't waste extra 30 minutes.
1. The disk inside this device should be formatted and readable via usb. It does not directly relate to this device, so I do not describe the procedure.
2. Turn on the device (usb disconnected); on the box you will see wifi blue light. You should see in your "Wireless network connections" on your PC/laptop xp-windos 7 (what I have) GaunletNode active network connection.
3. So Connect to. No password.
4. on web-browser type [...] and you will see the setting page.
5. YOu will see Status (who is connected), Setup (ignore), Network (ignore, but remember usernam/password - admin/admin do not change it - it means nothing; Security:
Security: chose WEPAUTO, write down in some editor (notepad or word) any 13 digits and copy-past it into "wep key 1". Use ASCII. Rest ignore. Save your editor and '"Apply" your Security Setting.
6. Open your Windows Explorer (sorry do not use Mac) type in browser \\10.10.10.254 - pay attention to the slashes direction
7. You know user/password: admin/admin. YOu will see the disk in your Network in your Windows browser.
8. From GoglePlay and Itunes search for app Gauntlet and install.
9. From your iPhone/Android connect to GaunletNode WIFI - 13 digit password you know.
10. On your gadget you see 2 tubs: WIFI and local. On WIFI you will see your external disk, on local you will see nothing until you store there some data from your external disk.
Off the bat, my iPad and Galaxy S3 did not read any files from the drive and my iPad had wifi connection issues.
I borrowed a drive from work (the one I originally used was a fairly new SSD so it didn't really surprise me that an extremely old firmware version didn't work with it), downloaded the latest firmware from Patriots site and went through the upgrade process. I could then connect and stay connected without any issues as well as read all the files on my SSD.
Play back is quick and the Music Player's playlist is good enough. I primarily use this for Streaming movies to my iPad and Galaxy S3 and since the firmware upgrade this thing has been SOLID !
I highly recommend this item and have already gotten a couple friends to purchase one for themselves.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The delivery was quick. It was what I have expected except to perform my intended function is a bit more complex, as I didn't have a hands on of it until I bought it.Published 2 months ago by Goh Eng Leong
Some what good / useful.
can't retrieve data fast enough with android
The shipping was fast but the unit would charge. Exchange wad quick and without any issues. However the second unit didnt hold charge at all. Returned it and got a refund. Read morePublished 3 months ago by foxyoxy
Purchased for a business trip, I put a SATA II 120GB 7200RPM drive into it, formatted to NTFS. Once fully configured with my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro tablet, I should have been able... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Hawes