|Item model number||HT-TM05|
|Item Weight||8.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||16.5 x 16.5 x 37.4 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||16.54 x 16.54 x 37.4 inches|
HooToo Wireless Travel Router, USB Port, High Performance, 10400mAh External Battery Pack Travel Charger - TripMate Titan (Not a Hotspot)
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- Seamlessly stream your videos, photos, and music to your connected TVs, media players, smartphones, tablets, TV sticks and other DLNA devices. Also can share your precious photos and videos with family and friends using the TripMate Plus mobile or desktop app.
- Instantly convert a wired network to wireless. Also can bridge an existing wireless network, create your own secure Wi-Fi network.
- Free up space: Backup your photos and videos from your iPhone, Android phones, iPad or other mobile devices to attached USB flash drive, hard disk. Free up space on your phones.
- New MTK7620 core enables you to plug multiple USB hard drives or flash drives with a USB hub to the TripMate Titan. Transfer photos, videos, and music within your USB storage devices and mobile devices.
- 10400mAh power bank: Built-in 10400mAh power bank (5V/2.1A) enables you charge most smartphones 3 times. And you can have more time to enjoy your iPad.
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From the manufacturer
Stuck with a network cable in hotel? Turn it into a wireless network for your smartphone and tablet.
When connected to a DSL or modem, the TripMate becomes a regular wireless router.
Never pay for multiple network connections, activate bridge mode to connect and share the connection.
Attach a hard disk or USB flash drive to the TripMate and use the TripMate App to effortlessly transfer them to give you more space.
Simultaneous Media Sharing
Up to 5 connected devices can simultaneously access any connected USB storage – perfect if everyone wants to watch the same movie on different screens.
Unable to get Chromecast onto the hotel authentication network? Connect it to your TripMate Titan and have fun. Also stream videos from the connected USB storage to the big screen.
Hassle Free Transfers
Connect two storage devices to a USB hub, and connect the hub to the TripMate then use your mobile devices to move files around. Who said you need a computer to transfer files?
TripMate Elite U
|Support USB storage||HDD (4TB max, NTFS, FAT 16/32)||HDD (4TB max, NTFS, FAT 16/32)||HDD (2TB max, NTFS, FAT 16/32)||HDD (4TB max, NTFS, FAT 16/32)||HDD (4TB max, NTFS, FAT 16/32)||HDD (4TB max, NTFS, FAT 16/32)|
|Other features||Lightweighted powerbank||Powered by USB; light and portable||Micro SD card slot||Dual USB charging ports||Support a USB hub with up to 4 USB storage devices||Dual USB charging ports, Support a USB hub with up to 4 USB storage devices|
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|Data Transfer Rate||—||150||300 Mb per second||150 Mb per second||750 MB per second||150 MB per second|
|Item Dimensions||16.54 x 16.54 x 37.4 in||0.71 x 1.97 x 2.17 in||2.2 x 2.2 x 0.7 in||3.23 x 3.23 x 1.14 in||5 x 6 x 6 in||1 x 2 x 2 in|
|Item Weight||0.55 lb||0.96 ounces||7.2 ounces||7.2 ounces||7.04 ounces||2 ounces|
|Total LAN Ports||—||—||—||—||1||1|
|Wireless Compatibility||—||802.11bgn||802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 A/C, 5.8 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11bgn, 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency|
The TripMate Titan is the only multi-use gadget you need when traveling, and complements your active tech lifestyle.
1) Supporting to reading USB hard drives up to 4TB and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 256GB.
2) Perfect for when you need to free up space for Android or iOS devices.
3) Up to 5 mobile devices can connect simultaneously allowing you to stream media from the SD or USB drives, or you can directly share files between two different storage devices.
4) As a portable router, you can turn any wired network and make it wireless, or connect it via a DSL or cable modem and it will act as a regular router.
5) Act as WiFi extender, if you connect it to an existing Wi-Fi network, you can share hotspot access with all your friends and families - perfect for hotels or places you each need to pay for internet access.
1) Due to the limitation of the Apple iOS system, you can ONLY access the Photos folder on your iPad/iPhone; TripMate is currently unable to sync with media files stored in iTunes to USB storage devices due to digital rights management (DRM).
2) Cannot work with Mac formatted hard drive.
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I wish the website included instructions for the firmware update, but it turned out not to be too difficult to figure out... When I first tried the update, it would not work because it said it had no space for it, so I figured it needed some kind of storage attached, so I plugged in an 8GB usb stick and the firmware update to version 2.000.042 went smoothly, and now ExFAT is supported!!
I really did not expect the manufacturer to be so responsive to my review, after all, that just doesn't happen very often, but it is very nice to see a manufacturer care so much about the product they make and how it is used by the consumers! Now that this can read all my camera SD cards, I can back them up in the field to a pair of portable 2TB hard drives... never trust an important backup to just one drive, all mechanical hard drives only have one absolute guarantee... they are ALL guaranteed to fail.. you never know when, or how, but they all will most defiantly fail. But on the bright side, external hard drives are very inexpensive per GB compared to SD cards, so this system works great for me.
The dual Wi-Fi system also works very well, with one wi-fi connection to connect to the internet, and a second one to connect to multiple devices, everyone connected through this device can see the pictures and videos, back up their cell phone photos and videos, and also have internet access, all at the same time.
It's very very nice to be able to preview the photos and videos of my trip on my cell phone or tablet and when I get home, I just install the USB drive on my computer and upload everything to it if I have a lot of data to transfer, or, if it's not too much the SAMBA service works awesome as well! Just attach the device's internet Wi-Fi to my home router, or plug in a network cable to my router and simply transfer all my files over the network. The DNLA server also is a really nice touch and works perfectly.
I wish I could give it more than 5 Stars now, with ExFAT support, it does everything I need it to do, but more important than that, I could not be more impressed with their attention to this matter and their genuine concern for customer satisfaction.
It has one fundamental flaw that severely limits it's usefulness and there is no way to work around it... It can't read ExFAT formatted disks or memory cards. My only intention in buying it was to be able to hook it up to a hub with both a 2TB backup drive and an SD card reader to be able to backup my camera memory cards in the field. The large battery is a great feature, which would have allowed me to back up anywhere, anytime, and the router and wi-fi options would also be great for sharing and browsing my photos later on. This is a modern device, and should support modern disk formats... ALL large SD cards are formatted ExFAT, as it is the best format for them. I don't even have any memory cards smaller than 64GB anymore, so they are ALL ExFAT. I do not understand why the limitation here, maybe they did not want to pay Microsoft the royalty for using their patented disk format, but unfortunately without ExFAT support, this device is severely limited.
I have tried and tried to work around this, I can format my memory cards using NTFS, and then it does recognize them.. but unfortunately, none of my cameras can work with NTFS, they all use ExFAT.. ALL of them!! From my cheap Kodak point and shoot to my fully loaded Sony Alpha 77, not one of them will use NTFS, and they will ALL format the card ExFAT with no option to use anything else.
So I had to return it and now I'm getting a western digital wi-fi hard drive that has an SD card slot right on it, and built in batteries as well.. it's a bit more expensive than this but it's all self contained and DOES read ExFAT drives, in fact it's own internal drive is ExFAT. It also has all the same router functions that this device has.
To write a fair review, I did test this backing up my phone camera images, and it did this over the wi-fi connection flawlessly, so I was happy about that... so those of you who just want a way to empty out your phone memory on the go, this would be great for that.. and it does work with smaller SD cards that are formatted FAT32, so if you are still using those obsolete small cards it would also work for that. I am really disappointed that it just can't read my ExFAT SD cards, it's otherwise a really nice product
The first is a powerful portable recharging battery, useful for all devices that recharge by plugging in to USB.(It has a USB micro-B port with no data capabilities - only for recharging the TM05's battery. The USB-A (larger) port actually serves two functions: in addition to recharging, it can attach USB storage devices, including drives that require a power boost to operate. These devices can then be accessed by WiFi from a smart phone or computer. Up to four devices can be attached by using a 4-port USB hub, though when I tried to use it with a power-hungry 2TB drive, it wasn't able to supply the juice without plugging the hub in separately to line power.
The TM05's WiFi can in used in three ways. The first I already mentioned: allowing access to USB storage devices. The second is as a router. For this, you need to plug the TM05 into an Internet-connected ethernet network. Connecting by WiFi to your phone or computer then gives you access to the Internet. The third way is to use the device as a "bridge", but the usefulness of this is limited. What it does is to connect your computer WiFi to the TM05, then re-transmit your signal to a second WiFi. Since all your signals are sent twice through the TM05, they take twice as long to get where they're going. The primary purpose of a "bridge" I suppose is boost a faint WiFi signal by putting the TM05 half-way between you and the WiFi you're trying to reach.
The TM05's WiFi signal is actually pretty respectable. On the 2nd floor of my house, with the NT05 in the basement, the signal registers as -64dB (3 bars). Compare this to my NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless Router (WNR1000-100NAS (G54/N150)) located in the same part of the basement, reading -70dB (1 bar).
OK, that's the good part. The bad part is the documentation and the user interface. It looks great superficially, lots of screen shots and a graphic interface on the Web. The drawback in the documentation is lack of basic information like how you would use the device, what the features are good for, and the fact the its internal memory is for its own operations only, not for YOU to use. I looked in vain for days trying to find the storage I *thought* was on the device. Troubleshooting information is also very weak.
The Web interface is all about "making it easy to use". Big, colorful buttons - and very few of them. Once you've attached your own storage devices, you can see the files there. The HooToo automatically creates four empty folders on every device you plug in, for Music Pictures, Videos, and Share. But trying to move files is not at all easy. How do you transfer files from one device to another? Not clear. How do you upload and download files? Not clear.
I was very eager to learn how tp access the TM05 using a standard file-transfer method, like Windows (File) Explorer, FTP, or even command line... Not documented.
Note: I didn't download HooToo's Android app. If you're like me, you don't want to clog memory on your phone with yet another single-purpose app.
Finally, I figured it out: If you enable Samba (which is under TM05's Settings > Services Settings > Samba Service), your computer will be able to see the TM05 if you're on its WiFi network. You can then use File Explorer to open any of the devices you've plugged in to TM05 and manage files in the usual ways. On my Android, I joined the TM05's WiFi net and used ES File Explorer to access it. Under ES's Network > LAN, I put in the TM05's IP address (10.10.10.254 by default), user "admin" and my password (blank by default! - you should change it ASAP!) which quickly brought up the file listing on the USB device I had plugged in to TM05.
So with just a little extra documentation, this can be a relatively easy and powerful little helper, both for travel and around the house!
The only downside and the reason I did not rate it five stars: The included instructions and those on the website leave quite a bit to be desired. Had trouble setting the unit up, and it did not "remember" logon passwords set during setup. Went through this process 4-5 times: Start setup, setup wireless network settings, change default admin/user passwords...attempt to log on only to have password not work. Factory reset using needle and start over. After several attempts, decided to update FW. The FW update instructions provided on the website do not work. The "load new FW" choice shown in the instructions never appeared. Finally, downloaded the latest FW to USB and then inserted USB into TripMate USB port, then powered up the device. Apparently, unit found FW when powering up and loaded it. Once the new FW was loaded, I also had no more password problems.
Once setup, the unit worked very well. Did notice that even when powered down, the USB memory stick was warm, telling me that it is still using power. There is an "Eject" USB option in the app that may remove power if this is an issue.
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