Chicago - Maxell announced it has partnered with Wearable to distribute the AirStash, a pocket-sized wireless flash drive with media streaming and two-way wireless document-transfer capability.
This is Wearable's second generation of the AirStash, which is designed for use with any Wi-Fi-enabled device. It features USB connectivity and, according to Maxell, allows users to wirelessly save, backup and share documents. The drive's capacity can be expanded using SD cards.
The first generation of the device retails for $99 on Wearable's website. The Maxell version of the device is $149, but it is smaller and lighter and comes with an 8GB SD card. Both have built-in lithium-ion batteries that charge during use.
The AirStash supports the WebDAV industry standard for compatibility with such apps as Apple's iWork suite, Pages, Keynote and Numbers; GoodReader for iOS; and WebDAV Navigator for Android.
An AirStash+ app, free at Apple's App Store, lets photographers batch and import photos quickly and easily, Maxell said. "Users can immediately browse photos up to 35 megapixels directly from their camera's SD card without waiting to import them. Photos can also be imported either at full resolution or resized to a space-saving resolution that matches the device display."