CloudFTP Turns USB Drives Into Wireless Cloud Storage
CloudFTP has made it from Kickstarter right into a real-world product.
Inventor Daniel Chin has begun selling the small box, that may turn any USB-based storage right into a personal cloud device, for $100.
Funded with $262,000 back in January, CloudFTP creates its own ad-hoc wireless network and acts as a file server for Wi-Fi enabled products when connected to a USB mass storage device. Consistent with Chin, as much as three Wi-Fi clients can stream data from the device concurrently.
The hardware of the box contains a 2600 mAh battery that powers the device and a USB device for as much as five hours when not connected to an influence source. Data processing is handled by an ARM Core-A9 design, wireless connectivity is established via integrated 802.11b/g/n support. A small display at the front of the box displays the SSID in addition to its network address.
CloudFTP can automatically hook up with cloud storage services like iCloud, Dropbox, box.net and synchronize data.