iOmega announced on Wednesday its StorCenter ix2 NAS server. The new storage device is designed for both homes and businesses and is the company's first to support Bluetooth clients.
Unfortunately, the Bluetooth notion only means the NAS server supports certain types of USB Bluetooth dongles that'll cost you another $25 or so. After that, you can send pictures, files, and address book contacts directly from cell phones to the StorCenter ix2 for backup and sharing purposes.
Other than that, the StorCenter ix2 is a two-bay network storage device with its hard drives not intended to be easily replaceable. There's no RAID 0 option, either. The device's hard drive comes in JBODconfiguration, and you can change it into RAID 1 for better data protection.
As with some NAS servers I've reviewed, the StorCenter ix2 is capable of working as a real-time surveillance system by supporting network Axis video surveillance camera. For home users, the NAS server features UPnP, as well as DLNA devices for sharing multimedia contents, EMC Retrospect Express backup software that can automatically back up your computer's hard drive onto the NAS server. The StorCenter ix2 also has two USB ports that support printers, external storage, and Bluetooth adapters.
The new iOmgea StorCenter ix2 is slated to be available immediately, at a price of $300 and $480 for the 1TB and 2TB versions, respectively.