This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station

About Video Transcript

First Look: Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station

1:54 /

The Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station is a great device to quickly turn your USB external hard drives into a robust network storage solution. Its compact design and ease of use more than make up for its average throughput performance, which is fast enough for most casual file sharing and backup needs.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hello. If you have a bunch of extra hard drives and want to turn them into a robust network storage solution, then I have something for you. My name is Dong Ngo, and this is the iConnect Wireless Data Station from Iomega. The iConnect doesn't come with any built-in storage. Instead, it has four USB ports to host up to four external storage devices. Now, I tried it with this Seagate, like, a portable hard drive here. You just plug it in, and now, you have the hard drive's content available to the entire network. Apart from external storage devices, this port can also be used to host USB printers, up to two of them at time. Design-wise, the iConnect is the most compact NAS we've ever seen. Unfortunately, it's USB ports are not optimally postitioned. Three of them are on the front, meaning you will have wires running all over the place if you want to connect a few devices to it. it'd be a much better design if the port were on the back instead. The NAS server comes with a gigabyte Ethernet port to hook up to the local network. It also comes with a built-in wireless N adapter. This means you can also access it via a wireless network. For better performance, however, it's best to use it with the Ethernet port. And even when used with the Ethernet port, the iConnect performance is about average. Considering its compact size, however, we find this acceptable. Though small, the iConnect comes with a few good features, including a very easy to use remote access, which allows you to connect to it via the Internet. The best thing about the device is the price. For less than $100.00, the iConnect is the one of the most affordable NAS soulution on the market. You cann find out more about the device by checking out the in-depth review at CNET.com. Once again, my name is Dong Ngo, and this has been the First Look at the iConnect Wireless Data Station from Iomega. ^M00:01:50 [ Music ]

New releases

Say hello to ZTE's mid-tier Grand X for Cricket Wireless
1:16 December 19, 2014
Featuring a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera, the affordable ZTE Grand X is available prepaid from US...
Play video
BlackBerry Classic offers a great keyboard, but a cramped screen
2:59 December 19, 2014
BlackBerry's latest smartphone has the company's familiar shape, but its four-row keyboard makes for a smaller screen.
Play video
Holiday lights
1:00 December 19, 2014
Nothing brightens up a December night like festive holiday lights. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on an app that can...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more
27:02 December 18, 2014
On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending...
Play video
Need a new size? Just tap the mirror
1:35 December 18, 2014
In a place where fashion comes first, tech is coming in at a close second. In major department stores and small boutiques, the dressing...
Play video
The best Apple accessory products in 2014
5:07 December 18, 2014
Brian Tong picks his top 5 favorite products from 2014 that he uses with his iPhone and iPad, and you have a chance to win them al...
Play video
Is Ring better than Doorbot?
2:10 December 18, 2014
Ring suffers from some of the same old Doorbot drawbacks, but does show signs of improvement.
Play video
2014: The Year of the Hack
2:59 December 18, 2014
We ended this year the same way we rang it in - reeling from cyberattacks. Meanwhile, tech experts forecast doom for the future of...
Play video