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AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive

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Product Highlights
  • For iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, More
  • Media Streaming/ 2-Way Document Transfer
  • Standard USB Connection-No Cable/Adapter
  • SD Card Support: Expandable Storage
  • Wirelessly Save, Backup, Share Docs
  • WebDAV Support For Popular Apps
  • AirStash+ App: Browse/ Import Photos

The AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive is the first wireless flash drive for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other tablets and smartphones, including Android, Kindle Fire and Microsoft Windows Phone 7. It also works with netbooks and PCs. AirStash is the first of its kind in the world to feature both media streaming and two-way document transfer capability. For anyone who wishes to view, save and share documents and media on-the-go, this second-generation drive is the perfect solution!

AirStash brings together the portability of a standard USB flash drive, the flexibility of SD flash media, the power of a media streamer, and the extreme convenience of 2-way wireless file transfer--all in one compact device. It utilizes a standard USB connection, so there's no need to carry around a special cable or power adapter to use or recharge the drive. SD card support offers virtually limitless expandability, as well as the capability to exchange files and media with millions of existing SD-card based products.

AirStash gives iPad users the power to leave their laptops at home and work with all their documents and media on a pocket-sized flash drive. You can wirelessly save, backup, and share documents from your iPad or other device to AirStash rather than emailing files over the Internet to another device in the same room. The AirStash offers total versatility with both wireless and USB operation. Enjoy the ability to speedily transfer gigabytes of files either wirelessly or via USB with the convenience, reliability and security of a standard USB drive. The device supports the WebDAV industry standard for compatibility with popular new and existing applications, including Apple's Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iWork suite and GoodReader for iOS, and WebDAV Navigator for Android.

Enjoy expandable storage for movies, photos, music, eBooks, and documents. Download more apps and continue to carry dozens of movies or thousands of photos and wirelessly stream them to your iPhone, iPad or other compatible device. You can even share and play different media files on multiple devices simultaneously with a single AirStash!

The AirStash+ app, available for free on Apple's App Store, developed at the request of professional photographers, enables you to browse and batch import photos quickly and easily. Instantly view photos of up to 35 MP resolution directly from your camera's SD card--without having to wait to import them. Photos may also be imported at full resolution or resized to a space-saving resolution matching the device display. This enables professional in-field editing and emailing with third-party apps.

The AirStash runs on a rechargeable lithium battery offering up to 7 hr of uninterrupted access wherever you go.

Note! AirStash is a Maxell product, sold with a warranty by Maxell. Please direct any problems or other technical support needs regarding the AirStash to Maxell Technical Support:
Toll free - 1800-377-5887
Email: techsupp@maxell.com

The first wireless flash drive for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Phone 7, Kindle Fire and other tablets and smartphones, including many Android devices
The first of its kind in the world to feature both media streaming and two-way document transfer capability
For anyone who wishes to view, save and share documents and media on-the-go, this second-generation drive is the perfect solution!
AirStash brings together the portability of a standard USB flash drive, the flexibility of SD flash media, the power of a media streamer, and the extreme convenience of 2-way wireless file transfer--all in one compact device
Utilizes a standard USB connection, so there's no need to carry around a special cable or power adapter to use or recharge the drive
SD card support offers virtually limitless expandability, as well as the capability to exchange files and media with millions of existing SD-card based products
Gives iPad users the power to leave their laptops at home and work with all their documents and media on a pocket-sized flash drive
You can wirelessly save, backup and share documents from your iPad to AirStash, rather than emailing files over the Internet to another device in the same room
Offers total versatility with both wireless and USB operation. Enjoy the ability to speedily transfer gigabytes of files either wirelessly or via USB with the convenience, reliability and security of a standard USB drive
Supports the WebDAV industry standard for compatibility with popular new and existing applications, including Apple's Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iWork suite and GoodReader for iOS, and WebDAV Navigator for Android
Enjoy expandable storage for movies, photos, music, eBooks, and documents
Download more apps and continue to carry dozens of movies or thousands of photos and wirelessly stream them to your iPhone, iPad or other compatible device. Stream video simultaneously with up to 3 people.

Works with purchased iTunes files on authorized IOS devices
You can even share and play different media files on multiple devices simultaneously with a single AirStash! Share your files with up to 8 people simultaneously with a secure encryption option
The AirStash+ app, available for free on Apple's App Store, developed at the request of pro photographers, enables you to browse and batch import photos quickly and easily. Instantly view photos of up to 35 MP resolution directly from camera's SD card--without having to wait to import them. Photos may also be imported at full resolution or resized to a space-saving resolution matching device display. Enables professional in-field editing and emailing with third-party apps
Rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 7 hr of uninterrupted access wherever you go
Firmware upgradeable
Secure access with high-grade hardware encryption /decryption
Pocket-sized design will not interfere with existing device cases
Capacity 8.0 GB with included SDHC card; more storage available with optional additional SD/SDHC/SDXC card (sold separately)
Interface USB
SD flash
2-way wireless
SD Format Support Compatibility with millions of SD-based products
8.0 GB SDHC card included
Single extra SD/SDHC card (sold separately) provides up to 32 GB storage
SDXC upgradeable up to 2.0 TB
With AirStash+ app, available for free on Apple's App Store, view photos of up to 35 MP resolution directly from camera's SD card; import at full resolution or resize to space-saving resolution
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
AP mode
Client mode upgradeable
Range: 164' (50 m) line-of-sight
USB 2.0 High Speed
USB Mass Storage Class
SD push-in/push-out card slot
AP Mode: Direct connection of device(s) to AirStash
Client Mode: Router connection of device(s) to AirStash
Security WEP 128-bit
WPA2 upgradeable
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not specified by manufacturer
Software Built-in web server
Built-in media streamer
Built-in WebDAV server
Downloadable iPad/iPhone/iPod touch application (Free)
Online User Manual
Firmware upgradeable
System Requirements Apple iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Windows Phone 7,Kindle Fire, or other smartphone or tablet including many Android devices
WiFi b/g/n 2.4GHz capable device
WebDAV client, web browser,and/or native app
Compatible with most operating systems that support USB Mass Storage Class
USB powered connection (500 mA) to charge battery
Compatible with popular new and existing applications, including Apple's Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iWork suite and GoodReader for iOS, and WebDAV Navigator for Android
USB power adapter for simultaneous wireless and charge 1
Please Note:

Works with most web browser Wi-Fi capable devices
Optimized for iPad/ iPhone/ iPod touch

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Power Requirements USB connection: 500 mA
Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery - up to 7.0 hr continuous use
Environmental Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions 3.6 x 1.1 x 0.5" (9.1 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm)
Weight 1.4 oz (41 g)
AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive
  • 8 GB Maxell SDHC Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • AirStash App Instruction Card
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    AirStash8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive
     
    4.4

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Fast (6)
    • Excellent interface (5)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image storage (7)
      • Image transportation (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent photo backup solution on trips

      I purchased the Airstash AO2 Wireless Flash Drive mainly to use while I am traveling with only my iPad and no computer. Backing up pictures on photography trips is my main concern as I...Read complete review

      I purchased the Airstash AO2 Wireless Flash Drive mainly to use while I am traveling with only my iPad and no computer. Backing up pictures on photography trips is my main concern as I like to have a second backup beside the iPad. After importing the photos from the camera to the iPad using the camera kit, I then upload the photos from the iPad to an SD card inserted in the AO2. This way I have two backups in addition to the camera memory card, one on the iPad and one on an SD card. I usually carry several SD cards while I travel, so this is a perfect solution without the need to carry a computer. The device has also another important use. All videos and large files can be stored on an SD card and viewed wirelessly on the iPad without using any of the iPad storage, thus freeing iPad space for photos. The device is compatible with several apps such as WebDev and Goodreader, however, the AirStash+ app is what works best, especially if you shoot RAW images. It is important to note that I found that in order to transfer RAW images from the iPad to this device, I had to have only the RAW images on the iPad rather than RAW+JPEG. Having both RAW and JPEG with the same name results in uploading only the JPEG from the iPad to the device. Other than that, the AirStash works exactly as advertised and so far I found no issues with it.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great storage solution but...

      This device does all it is supposed to, except one thing, the Side Link that is in a perpetual Beta since February does not work on all iPads. It works fine on my...Read complete review

      This device does all it is supposed to, except one thing, the Side Link that is in a perpetual Beta since February does not work on all iPads. It works fine on my iPod Touch and iPad 2 but not on my iPad 3.

      I contacted the manufacturer to see when the final Sidelink firmware would be out of beta, and was greeted by the most condescending customer service experience ever... it bordered on open hostility on the manufacturer's part, when I had only asked a simple question.

      This bad experience should not reflect negatively on B&H as their cutomer service is top notch and I recommend them to everyone. But it will effect my future purchases of products from this manufacturer.

      The product is a great and dynamic and has unlimited storage capability if you use multiple SD cards... It is fine as long as you don't want SideLink capability.

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      4.0

      Excellent Solution to iPad Storage Const

      By Alan Lawrence

      from Bellevue, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor documentation

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

      This device works great. My only complaint is the lack of documentation. Battery lasts 7 hours. Streams movies and videos with no issues.

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      5.0

      A Storage

      By Mike

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Convenient Interface
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Storage
        • Image Transportation

        Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

        After spending a fair amount time researching options, I decided on the AirStash AO2 for several reasons, and on the whole I'm very pleased with the quality, build, simplicity and reliability of this device.My primary need involved transferring photos and files from my iDevices; because I run Ubuntu on my laptop (and therefore don't have access to iTunes), I wanted an alternative way to upload or download files.Here are my thoughts on the AirStash AO2:It's SIMPLE.Both the design of the device itself (one button, one status LED, one click-in SD card slot) and the AirStash+ app retain an Apple-like focus on simplicity and functionality of features. It's a very well-designed product, and its use is straightforward and intuitive.It's PORTABLE.While the form-factor itself could be a little bit smaller -- although not much, owing to the size required to fit an SD card -- there's no disputing that this is an immanently portable device... perfect for carrying along wherever.It's EXPANDABLE.Perhaps this attribute was most appealing to me -- the fact that as a storage device, the AirStash doesn't have a fixed GB limit like HDD- or flash-memory-based alternatives. The ability to have a virtually infinite amount of storage (by simply swapping the same SD cards that plug into any laptop), or conversely, to load ONLY the files needed at the time (especially when the AirStash is in in open-channel use for multiple-user-access) was very appealing.It's FLEXIBLE.It's a wireless storage device; an SD card reader; a media streamer; a way to swap files between iDevices and laptops... all on its own power, without requiring connection to an outside wireless network. Perfect for backing-up or sharing while on a trip or in a remote location.It's (RELATIVELY) FAST.My expectations for speed in a device of this nature weren't that high, but I was pleasantly surprised both at the transfer speeds and the AirStash's ability to stream video and music as seamlessly as any standard wireless connection.It's PERFECT for iOS.Lastly, and maybe the most important for those of us using Apple devices, is the integration of the AirStash hardware and app; while the AO2 will work with other (Android) devices, it really shines when used with Apple products, because it lifts some of the file transfer restrictions of iOS and truly "sets the device free."THE BOTTOM LINE: This is a great tool, a bona-fide "Swiss Army Knife" for portable digital storage. It's easy-to-use, fast and provides almost limitless storage options. While users of iOS devices would certainly reap the most benefits, practically anyone will find it useful for transferring data among mobile devices, standard laptops and cameras.Yes, it would be great if the AirStash was a little cheaper... and maybe it'll be priced <[$] in the near future. But for what it is and the variety of options it offers, the AirStash is really in a category of its own.

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        5.0

        Great experience and excellent product

        By paul

        from palm desert, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

        great product

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        3.0

        Great storage solution but...

        By the-topdog

        from Washington State

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Interface
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Poor Interface
        • Poor Mfr Customer Service

        Best Uses

        • FIle Storage
        • Image Storage
        • Video storage

        Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

        This device does all it is supposed to, except one thing, the Side Link that is in a perpetual Beta since February does not work on all iPads. It works fine on my iPod Touch and iPad 2 but not on my iPad 3.

        I contacted the manufacturer to see when the final Sidelink firmware would be out of beta, and was greeted by the most condescending customer service experience ever... it bordered on open hostility on the manufacturer's part, when I had only asked a simple question.

        This bad experience should not reflect negatively on B&H as their cutomer service is top notch and I recommend them to everyone. But it will effect my future purchases of products from this manufacturer.

        The product is a great and dynamic and has unlimited storage capability if you use multiple SD cards... It is fine as long as you don't want SideLink capability.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Great gadget. Software needs improvement

        By Lakefarm

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Interface
        • Fills A Market Gap
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Firmware App Need Work
        • Slow

        Best Uses

        • Digital Capture
        • Digital Photography
        • File Sharing And Transfer
        • Image Storage
        • Image Transportation

        Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

        The reason I bought this product is because I take a lot of videos with the camera of my iPhone 4S. This causes the phone to run out of memory pretty quickly, So I needed a way to upload videos from my phone while I'm on the go without having to carry a laptop with me. That way I can then empty my phone's memory and be able to shoot more videos if I need to.

        The AirStash device does a good job of providing that service. But when it comes to transferring large files, The transfer is interrupted and completely canceled by many things that should not cancel the transfer. This includes minimizing the AirStash app, receiving a text message, receiving a phone call, or the phone simply going to sleep.

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        4.0

        Very good concept

        By JF F

        from Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Need Usbwi-fi Together

        Best Uses

        • Image Storage
        • Image Transportation

        Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

        I am frequently using the Airstash to bridge between PC, Laptop, IPhone and IPad. It works well. It would be perfect if both Wi-Fi and USB could work simultaneously. It could then become a live wi-fi bridge.

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        5.0

        import and export for iPad made easy

        By TJ

        from Anchorage, AK

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient Interface
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Image Storage
          • Image Transportation

          Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

          This is a great product. I use it with an iPad2 for importing and exporting documents, photos and videos. My only advice is to check the AirStash website for compatible apps. Not all apps work with this type of device however many do.

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          5.0

          Excellent photo backup solution on trips

          By Nomad66

          from Ottawa, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenient Interface
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Freeing space on iPad
            • Image Storage
            • Image Transportation

            Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

            I purchased the Airstash AO2 Wireless Flash Drive mainly to use while I am traveling with only my iPad and no computer. Backing up pictures on photography trips is my main concern as I like to have a second backup beside the iPad. After importing the photos from the camera to the iPad using the camera kit, I then upload the photos from the iPad to an SD card inserted in the AO2. This way I have two backups in addition to the camera memory card, one on the iPad and one on an SD card. I usually carry several SD cards while I travel, so this is a perfect solution without the need to carry a computer. The device has also another important use. All videos and large files can be stored on an SD card and viewed wirelessly on the iPad without using any of the iPad storage, thus freeing iPad space for photos. The device is compatible with several apps such as WebDev and Goodreader, however, the AirStash+ app is what works best, especially if you shoot RAW images. It is important to note that I found that in order to transfer RAW images from the iPad to this device, I had to have only the RAW images on the iPad rather than RAW+JPEG. Having both RAW and JPEG with the same name results in uploading only the JPEG from the iPad to the device. Other than that, the AirStash works exactly as advertised and so far I found no issues with it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            iPad/iPhone must have

            By CharlieR

            from Port Charlotte, FL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Infinite storage
            • Lightweight
            • No more syncing

            Cons

            • Non replaceable battery

            Best Uses

            • Image Storage
            • Image Transportation

            Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

            Transfer anything from computer to iPad without syncing. Since the Airstash uses removabe SD card for storage(8gig card comes with it), only need to change the card for additional space. Too many great features to list here, just get it. Only reason I don't give 5 stars is because rechargeable battery can't be replaced. Maybe it never dies, but until I know, I'm concerned about it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Too Cool for School

            By Mac Guy

            from Ventura, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • File Transfer
              • Music
              • Video

              Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

              The A02 wireless flash drive is awesome. I use it in my Multimedia classroom to stream student video projects.

              The Students who complete class assignments & homework, earn the password to access the A02's Wi-Fi network.

              We load new content every Monday.

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              • No

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              5.0

              One of the best WiFi Drive around

              By BMiddleton

              from Greenwood SC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Easy to Customize
              • Easy to Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • SDXC only at 128gb

              Best Uses

              • Educational Purposes
              • Multimedia

              Comments about AirStash 8GB AO2 Wireless Flash Drive:

              I love to have a lot of storage with my iPad and iPhone this is the best around wifi drive. With up to 2tb capacity I can have all the storage space I need.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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