If you are a reader of BackpackGeeks, the blog I created for my trip around Australia, this might be old news for you. But since I’m so excited about this, I can’t resist sharing it also over here.
What I just received from ADATA.
ADATA is a company based in Taiwan. They are not yet famously known worldwide but hold quite a reputation in south-east asia as one of the top flash solution manufacturers and especially when it comes to the good quality stuff. Hear here, professional / solid gear.
So, since I will be going all around Australia for the coming three months, I was on the look-out for some cool stuff to take with me and try out in the harsh environment Australia has to offer. Heat, dust, cold and humidity. Over the years at OCTV hanging around the IT/Tech press, I got in touch with some really cool people and it happen that one of them is today working at ADATA in Europe.
Just a few lines about the idea and Alex, jumped on the project and arranged the shipping of three cool things for me to use.
This is what I received:
ADATA Premier SDHC UHS-I U1 class 10 SD-Card (32GB)
That card is pretty cool as it is shockproof, waterproof, xray-proof (seriously!) and designed for extreme temperature conditions. This is the kind of SD card I can count on and that will survive such a trip.
That card falls right in time as my current SD-Card starts to slowly fall apart.
Click here to check out the product page
ADATA Dashdrive Durable HD710
That one is a cool one too. This is a 1TB external hard-drive. It is one of the heavy duty hard-drives that are made for people working in environments where there is a high risk of shocks, water spills, dust etc.
Hm … did I mention I was going to live in the desert for three months?
Perfect! This is one less thing I need to worry about. No matter if I take a tropical shower or get beaten up by a kangaroo, my pictures should stay safe. (As long I don’t get eaten by a crock..).
Again, have a look at that drive’s specs if you guys are interested.
ADATA Dashdrive AE400
I kept the best for the end. This is going the most interesting gadget I will be taking with me. That little box (80 x 59 x 21mm) combines three cool features in one:
- USB Battery Pack (5000 mAh)
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- SD-Card reader
I had already a quick play around with it and it’s really going to be useful. My plan is to use it as a portable SD-Card reader. The idea is to take a shot with my DSRL, grab the file from the SD-Card with the DashDrive AE400 and load it onto my smartphone. Then edit the picture and share it online.
This solution is much faster than a Wi-Fi SD-Card and cuts out the PC intermediary making it a good nomadic solution.
I will be making a post later on to show you how I’m using this DashDrive AE400 (with screenshots etc).
Over here for the specs!
Off we go
So this will probably be my last post written from Sydney. I can’t wait to be on the road and have fun with all these news gadgets. Make sure to check out BackpackGeeks.com to follow our adventures over Australia!