CES 2013: Corsair Unveils Voyager Air Home NAS Server
By Cássio Lima on January 8, 2013 - 2:39 PM
Corsair has launched its first network attached storage (NAS) drive, the Voyager Air. The device is a self-contained streaming media server with a wireless hub built-in, so Voyager Air can wirelessly stream digital content to other playback devices directly, with no Internet connection required. Voyager Air provides 802.11n/b/g Wi-Fi connections for multiple users at ranges up to 90 feet, and can stream high definition video to up to five devices at once. The high-capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to seven hours of video streaming between recharges.
Voyager Air can also function as an NAS server by simply plugging it into a network router via its built-in Gigabit Ethernet interface. It can then be accessed by multiple users on any networked Windows, OS X, or Linux system to stream media or for file storage, media consolidation, and backup. Voyager Air comes ready to use in Windows format (NTFS) but Mac users can easily reformat to HFS+ for Time Machine compatibility. The Voyager Air drive may be partitioned for easier organization of media and user files.
By connecting Voyager Air to a Wi-Fi hotspot and enabling wireless pass-through, users can use Voyager Air as a wireless hub to share Internet access.
Voyager Air will be available beginning in early February from Corsair’s worldwide network of resellers and distributors. They will be available in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities with each being available in glossy red and soft-touch grey. Suggested retail pricing is USD 179.99 for 500 GB models and USD 219.99 for 1 TB models.