9 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2011 12:45 PM by Matthew McNeil1
richsadams Level 1 Level 1
According to the AirStash website, their wireless flash memory/card reader/media server will work with the iPad (as well as the iPhone, iPod, etc.). Is anyone familiar with this product? Does it work as advertised?

AirStash: http://www.airstash.com/
Video Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrVFSopptns

I'd be very curious to find out if it will work with an iPad for all of the reasons you can imagine.

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Reply by Michael Porter on Apr 22, 2010 3:44 PM Helpful
They say it's supported so I'm sure it would work. You won't be running apps from it, but for storing others media I don't see how it won't work. It's a wireless device accessed through the browser. I might even pick one up.
Reply by VerticalHeight on Apr 22, 2010 7:40 PM Helpful
Just ordered one for my iPad. They aren't shipping for a few weeks yet. Will reply back to this thread when I get it.

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  • Michael Porter Level 1 Level 1
    They say it's supported so I'm sure it would work. You won't be running apps from it, but for storing others media I don't see how it won't work. It's a wireless device accessed through the browser. I might even pick one up.
  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1
    It's a little pricey at $99 IMHO but if it means that I can keep various files on multiple SDHC cards it would certainly resolve the challenges of the iPad's memory limitations. Hopefully someone will take it for a spin on their iPad and let us know how things go.
  • ronchap Level 1 Level 1
    That is nice.

    Thanks for the info.
  • VerticalHeight Level 1 Level 1
    Just ordered one for my iPad. They aren't shipping for a few weeks yet. Will reply back to this thread when I get it.
  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1
    Sweet! TIA!
  • VerticalHeight Level 1 Level 1
    I received my AirStash yesterday so obviously I haven't had a lot of time to play with it yet but so far it works as advertised. I plugged it into my netbook to charge it. I dropped some audio books, some PDFs, some Word docs and an MP4 video on it. I unplugged it and then connected to it from my iPad via WiFi and browsed to "airstash.net" in Safari and bam, there's the file menu with my files. I was able to watch the video no problem (other than it took about 20 seconds before it started). I was able to open the PDFs and Word docs just fine and Safari gives you the option to open Word docs in Pages (or other apps you have installed that support that format). The audio books (in MP3 format) played just fine. I should note that of course everything plays in Safari but that is to be expected. I have not tried any other file formats at this time. As for the web-based menuing, it's basic, even crude but it works. It's definitely more geared towards the small iPhone screen rather than the large iPad screen. Hopefully future firmware updates will give more options. One small issue is that if you have long file names they just get cut off in the menu. I did notice that browsing via landscape mode does expand the buttons just a bit so you see a bit extra file name length. I have not measured performance or range or anything like that yet.

    And just for reference, I'm using a brand new Kingston 32GB SD card.
  • Jazmaraz Level 1 Level 1
    Any additonal feedback after a couple week's use? Thanks.
  • humbird Level 1 Level 1
    Hi there,

    This may seem like a very basic (DUH!) question, but does the Airstation act as a wifi router/signal for your iPad as well?

    I am trying to nail down if the Airstation can allow me to access the Internet on my iPad, or just access files that I've downloaded via wifi? Or does it do both?

    Thank you!
  • Matthew McNeil1 Level 1 Level 1

    Just curious - wouldn't DropBox perform the nearly the same function?