Imation Pro WX 1.5TB Wireless USB

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Aron Schatz
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February 24, 2010
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Imation
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Imation Pro WX 1.5TB Wireless USB
The Imation Pro WX may be the first Wireless USB device that isn't a USB hub, but its high price keeps us from recommending it.

Page 1: Introduction, About Imation, Packaging, Specifications

Introduction

Wireless USB is shaping up to be on the path that Bluetooth was in at the early days. It is a pretty good technology for connecting multiple peripherals and seems to have industry support. What's the problem? Lack of consumer products and lack of UWB (Ultra Wide Band, the technology behind Wireless USB) being built into computers. This is a chicken and the egg problem. Wireless USB still isn't built into the modern OS kernels today, Linux support is awful. Windows and Mac get by with third party drivers made by the companies. Still, there is a common Wireless USB standard and, just like Bluetooth before it, it will come to mature in the market eventually. Imation sees the benefits enough to release the Imation Pro WX 1.5TB Wireless USB. They also thought of Linux users by including a standard USB2 port for connectivity as well.

About Imation

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Imation is a leading global developer and marketer of branded products that enable people to capture, save and enjoy digital information.

Our world-class portfolio of digital storage products, audio and video electronics, and accessories reaches customers through a powerful global distribution network. The goal is a company with strong commercial and consumer businesses and continued long-term growth and profitability that creates shareholder value.

Imation Corp.'s global brand portfolio, in addition to the Imation brand, includes the Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry, famous for the slogan, "Is it live or is it Memorex?" and the XtremeMac brand, the top name in innovative accessories for iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. Imation is also the exclusive licensee of the TDK Life on Record brand, one of the world's leading recording media brands.

http://www.imation.com/en-us/About-Imation/Company-Information/


Packaging

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The Imation retail packaging is a dark blue with red and white accents. It is snazzy enough to catch your attention on the retail shelf. Imation is one of the few brands that are carried at nearly every major electronic store (ie; Best Buy, etc).

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Opening up the box yields a nice packaging arrangement. It is always good to see a company go a bit farther when presenting the product to you for the first time. First impressions can't be changed.

Specifications

  • CAPACITIES: 1.5TB
  • SIZE: 7.09" x 1.77" x 5.43" (180 mm x 45 mm x 138 mm)
  • COMPATIBILITY: Windows® XP/Vista Mac OS 10.4 and above
  • SOFTWARE: Memeo® Instant Backup Software Windows®7/XP/Vista
  • STATUS INDICATOR: Power on/off/sleep Mode
    Data Transfer Activity
    Capacity Gauge
    Wireless Mode
  • INTERFACE: USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible)
  • POWER SUPPLY: External power supply (100-240 V, 50/60 Hz)
  • WARRANTY: 3 years limited
  • Amazon Link


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