My Book Live
Western Digital (WD), the world’s leader in external storage solution, recently launched new and exciting products that will surely catch the attention of millions of techie public. The exciting products include the WD 2go and WD 2go Pro mobile apps for its My Book Live, the newest generation of My Passport portable hard drives and the next generation of its WD TV Live.
WD 2go and WD 2go Pro
The WD 2go and WD 2go Pro are mobile application for WD My Book Live personal cloud storage solution. WD’s My Book Live drive connects to the home network creating shared storage that users can access within and outside the home. Secure remote access to the My Book Live is available on any computer through http://www.WD2go.com, while the WD 2go apps provide mobile access to files stored on the drive using an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android compatible mobile device.
Combining the benefits of both public and private cloud solutions, My Book Live personal cloud storage allows users to keep media and files safe at home on their own physical drive and yet access them over the Internet with any PC or Mac computer or on tablets and smartphones through WD’s mobile apps.
Using My Book Live, users can share files, stream media, and access content anywhere with no monthly fees and secure in the knowledge that their data resides in their own home under their exclusive control. In addition, the WD 2go Pro app enables private sharing of files with friends, family and colleagues. Almost any file can be shared, from pictures and personal videos to work documents and presentations.
“Consumers demand the anywhere, any device access they can get from ‘the cloud,’ but don’t want to pay monthly fees or lose control of their personal data. They want access to all their files without worrying about what files are synched to what device,” said Craig Davis, Director, Sales and Marketing Branded Product Group, Western Digital Asia Pacific Region.
The WD 2go apps add to WD’s vision of providing secure storage and access to digital content on any screen, on-the-go or at home. The app supports a variety of media file formats for streaming movies and music or accessing files such as Microsoft Office documents
In addition to remote and mobile access to the personal cloud, WD’s My Book Live features a built-in media server that streams music, photos and movies to any DLNA-certified multimedia device such as a WD TV Live network media player, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and connected TV.
My Book Live personal cloud storage is available in capacities of 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion, as well as DLNA/UPnP enabled devices.
WD 2go (free download) and WD 2go Pro ($2.99 USD) are currently available for download from the iTunes Store and Android Market. My Book Live personal cloud storage is available at select retailers and is distributed by Iontech Technologies Inc. in the Philippines. SRP is Php 6,990 for 1 TB, Php 8,290 for the 2 TB,and Php 10,590 for 3 TB.
My Passport for Mac Computers
New generation of My Passport
The newest generation of My Passport, specifically designed for use with Mac computers and Apple Time Machine, featured compact, elegant Mac-inspired designs with high capacity storage options and exceptional security for today’s active lifestyles.
My Passport Studio boasts the all-metal design and performance needed for today’s discerning Mac user, serving as an ideal companion for the on-the-go photographer, videographer, graphic artist, or creative professional that produces, shares and consumes massive amounts of digital content daily.
Offering up to 1 TB capacity, the My Passport Studio also provides multiple connectivity options with two FireWire 800 ports and a USB 2.0 interface. The dual FireWire ports provide blazing fast upload and transfer speeds while also allowing users to daisy chain additional drives or other peripherals such as HD camcorders. My Passport Studio also features encryption and password protection software, and an all-new design constructed of metal for a sturdy feel in your hand and scratch resistance.
Housed in a stylish yet durable slim enclosure, the My Passport for Mac is designed for Mac users who need high capacity storage in an ultra-compact and lightweight design. Available in capacities up to 1 TB, My Passport for Mac remains a favorite among students and other Mac users whose work environments may include extensive travel or outdoor and adventure locations.
My Passport Studio
“Whether you are a member of the creative community or simply use your Mac to enjoy digital content on-the-go, users will find the perfect portable storage solution with WD’s My Passport Studio and My Passport for Mac high-capacity portable hard drives,” Davis said.
WD’s My Passport Studio and My Passport for Mac are available at select retailers and are distributed locally by Iontech Technologies Inc. My Passport Studio 500GB is priced at P5,435.00, the 750 GB capacity has the price of 6,279.00 and for the 1TB capacity, at P7,237.00. The WD My Passport Mac Edition 500GB is valued at P3,689.00, for the 750 GB the price is at P4,139.00 and for the 1TB capacity, the price is at of P5,266.00.
WD TV Live
WD TV Live
The next generation WD TV streaming media player is an easy to use WiFi enabled media player. The new streaming media player easily connects to the Internet wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection, with the high performance 802.11n wireless connectivity supporting even the most demanding high definition video applications.
WD TV Live features WD’s newest intuitive user interface that delivers quality Internet content from video services to Internet radio and social networking from companies like YouTube, Facebook, Picassa Web Albums and TuneIn Radio, directly to your TV in Full-HD 1080p resolution. WD TV Live also includes Fun Spot Games, a casual gaming service that offers everything from arcade and card games to puzzles, strategy and quizzes, including Sudoku, Black Jack and Poker.
In addition to premium Internet content, WD TV Live allows users to enjoy personal media such as photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by supporting a wide range of file formats for streaming content from any connected USB drive like the WD My Passport and My Book product families, digital camcorder or camera, network drive such as the My Book Live personal cloud storage, and any networked PC or Mac computer in the home.
“WD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home,” Davis said.
The new WD TV Live streaming media player can be purchased at select retailers and is distributed locally by Iontech Technologies, Inc. The MSRP for the WD TV Live streaming media player is P5,490.00.