Western Digital My Passport Wireless Preview

The guys from PC-Perspective recently looked at a very interesting new device announced by Western Digital earlier this week – the WD My Passport Wireless – a wireless external drive with a built in SD card reader.

There are quite a few wireless hard drives on the market from Seagate (wireless-plus), Silicon Power (Sky Share), LaCie (fuel) and others.What seems interesting about the new Western Digital My Passport Wireless – particularly for photographers – is the inclusion of an SD card reader which allows users to backup their memory cards on the road with one press of a button even without a computer around and watch the images on their smartphone or tablet on the go.


As for other features, the My Passport Wireless has a 2×2 802.11n MIMO-capable Wi-Fi chipset which according to WD should allow users to use up to 8 different devices at the same time (with max 4 simultaneous HD video streams). Users will also have access to the My Cloud app by WD with redesigned interface  to support the functionalities offered by the My Passport Wireless.

The unit comes with in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB flavors with $130, $180 and $220 price tags.

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