I’ve been thinking of buying a NAS (Network Attached Storage / Server) device over the last couple of months, but considerations of the time it would take to setup and organize my files has stopped me going any further. The whole idea of storing all my data in one location and being able to share it with multiple devices was the main benefit driver behind the idea.
Buffalo have come up with a NAS solution that I just may take advantage of. I’m especially attracted by the fact that I don’t have to fiddle with any hardware! The other bonus is that one can access their stored files anywhere in the world where there’s an internet connection via their iPhone or iPad (both of which I own).
See the press release below.
Press Release: “Buffalo announces free NAS WebAccess iPhone and iPad apps”
October 8, 2010: Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, has announced the free WebAccess i app for Apple iPod touch® and iPhone® and WebAccess i HD app for iPad®.
These new apps provide iPhone and iPad users an easy and convenient way to access and stream digital content from a Buffalo NAS solution to their mobile devices. With a simple setup and intuitive interface, Buffalo’s newly redesigned WebAccess feature allows users to easily stream digital content stored on any Buffalo network storage solution from anywhere in the world via a Web browser, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
“Digital content, whether music, videos or photos, is an integral part of most lives and consumers want a simple and convenient way to enjoy their favorites from anywhere at any time” said Akihito Kondo, Group Manager, Southeast Asia and Oceania Group, Asia-Pacific Sales at Buffalo Technology. “Buffalo’s new WebAccess i apps allow our customers to enjoy and share their digital life at any time from an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, rather than tuck it away on a computer or external hard drive.”
Buffalo’s WebAccess i app for iPod touch and iPhone and WebAccess i HD app for iPad, are available free at the Apple iTunes® Store, making access to terabytes of multimedia and data files from a LinkStation or TeraStation NAS just a click away. View photos and videos or listen to music stored on a Buffalo network hard drive anywhere in the world over 3G or Wi-Fi. Plus, with multiple device support you can manage digital assets from multiple Buffalo NAS devices. Buffalo’s WebAccess i and WebAccess i HD are powerful, yet intuitive applications enhancing the way you view and share digital content.
Pricing and Availability
Buffalo’s WebAccess i app for iPod touch and iPhone and WebAccess i HD for iPad is currently available for free at the App Store on iTunes and is available for use in conjunction with any currently shipping Buffalo LinkStation (except the LinkStation Quad – LS-QL series) and TeraStation network storage device.
The app is now available for download from the iTunes App Store.