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Buffalo Announces New MiniStation Air HDD for Wireless Multimedia Streaming

January 7, 2014

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas – January 7, 2014 Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the new MiniStation™ Air Wireless Portable Hard Drive, providing up to 1 TB of storage for tablets, smartphones, computers and more. Buffalo's new compact portable storage solution includes up to 10 hours of battery life and support for up to eight devices, allowing travelers to easily transport their multimedia library with them while on the go, and stream content wirelessly to any computer, smartphone, tablet, smart TV or supported gaming console.

The MiniStation Air is easy to use and highly convenient for users on the go. Nearly any wireless device, such as smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and more can connect to it wirelessly for instant access to 1 TB of portable storage, making it perfect for storing and streaming multimedia content such as movies, music and photos. The MiniStation Air supports up to eight wireless connections and features a USB 3.0 port for fast file transfers and access when directly connected to a PC or Mac® computer. Additionally, the portable hard drive allows users to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot to share its established network and Internet connection with joined devices.

"Today's consumers are constantly on the go and want to have continuous access to their multimedia files while away from their homes," said Matt Dargis, COO, Buffalo Americas. "With a long battery life, compact size, and wireless capabilities, the MiniStation Air makes it easy for anyone to enjoy multimedia entertainment on a long road trip or when travelling for business."

Buffalo has developed free mobile apps for iOS and Android along with a rich UI, providing a premium user experience. The MiniStation Air can also be used to stream multimedia content to any DLNA playback device, such as smart TVs, media players and gaming consoles.

Buffalo's MiniStation Air Wireless Portable Hard Drive combines the unique features of compact, portable storage with wireless streaming capabilities – ideal for busy business travelers, vacationers and anyone who wants to be able to wirelessly access their content on the go:  

  • Features long battery life so users can access and stream multimedia files for up to 10 hours on a single charge
  • Doubles as a portable battery charger for charging smartphones while on the go – Fully charge an iPhone 5S twice
  • Includes a USB 3.0 port for fast file transfers and access when directly connected to any PC or Mac® computer
  • Supports connections from up to eight devices for simultaneous access to files for multimedia streaming and more
  • Allows users to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot to share their established network and Internet connection with joined devices
  • Use MiniStation Air to stream multimedia content to any Wi-Fi DLNA playback device
  • Free mobile apps for iOS and Android are available for download

Pricing and Availability

The new MiniStation Air 1 TB Wireless Portable Hard Drive (HDW-PD1.0U3) will be available in March 2014 at an estimated MSRP of $199.99 and is backed by a limited three-year warranty that includes toll-free U.S.-based technical support available 24/7.

Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit www.buffaloamericas.com.

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