Corsair Voyager Air

The Good The Corsair Voyager Air offers up to 1TB of storage to an existing network and is capable of wirelessly streaming HD content to a max of eight concurrent Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices. It can also relay Wi-Fi Internet access, is a fast portable drive, and comes with both wall and car chargers.

The Bad The Corsair Voyager Air's mobile app doesn't support certain popular file formats, and fails to automatically organize content by type. The device needs a faster Wi-Fi standard, and should allow for Internet sharing via its network port.

The Bottom Line Despite a few shortcomings, the Corsair Voyager Air is an excellent way to extend your mobile devices' storage capacity and features.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Support 8.0
8.0 Overall

Compare

Corsair Voyager Air (500GB, Black)
Corsair Voyager Air
Apple AirPort Time Capsule (2TB, 802.11ac)
Apple AirPort Time Capsule
Seagate Wireless Plus (1TB)
Seagate Wireless Plus
WD My Cloud EX4 (8TB)
WD My Cloud EX4
WD My Passport Wireless (2TB)
WD My Passport Wireless
Price $180 MSRP $297 Amazon.com $130 Amazon.com $782 Amazon.com $180 MSRP
Setup
8
10
8
9
8
Features
8
5
8
8
9
Performance
8
8
8
7
7
Support
8
9
8
9
7

Review

Flawed, but still excellent

The Corsair Voyager Air is basically a USB 3.0 portable drive that comes with a built-in Wi-Fi access point to offer mobile data sharing and HD content streaming. It's not the first device of its kind. The Seagate Wireless Plus (which is preceded by the Seagate GoFlex Satellite), and the G-tech G-Connect have been on the market for years.

However, the Voyager Air has features that the other two lack individually. It has a Gigabit network port (the Wireless Plus doesn't) and a built-in 7-hour battery (the G-Connect sorely lacks this). For this reason, I find it the most complete package among its peers, for now.

It's still not perfect. The new mobile storage device uses a slow Wi-Fi standard, has no network port-based Internet sharing, and comes with a simplistic mobile app. These are minor shortcomings, that can be (and will likely be) addressed via firmware and app updates.

Continue Reading

Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $180
  • Brand Corsair Microsystems Inc.
  • Total Storage Capacity 500 GB
  • Compatibility Mac, PC
  • Type standard
  • Data Link Protocol Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, SuperSpeed USB 3.0
See full specs
model 500GB, Black

Report errors

How To

Backups: Act like your business depends on them

Backups: Act like your business depends on them

Double your MacBook's storage with a tiny card called TarDisk

Double your MacBook's storage with a tiny card called TarDisk

Your complete guide to Apple's iCloud Drive

Your complete guide to Apple's iCloud Drive

Back to basics: The three easiest ways to back up your files

Back to basics: The three easiest ways to back up your files

Prepare an external drive for use with OS X

Prepare an external drive for use with OS X

It is good to eject a USB drive properly

It is good to eject a USB drive properly

Keep one backup off the grid

Keep one backup off the grid

Share Dropbox files with a simple link

Share Dropbox files with a simple link

Do not trust DVD for long-term backup

Do not trust DVD for long-term backup

Break your way into a cheaper hard drive

Break your way into a cheaper hard drive

Redundancy: the backups of your backups

Redundancy: the backups of your backups