Meh. I was pretty excited about this product. Now I could have the choice of my movies, without redownloading! Hooray. Well.. I attached a USB drive to the thing, and I *was* able to upload a music video file to it,delete the file from my iPad, and then stream it. So far, so good. And I *was* able to insert a different memory stick, and transfer a PDF and a music file from that memory stick, and access it on the iPad, so that's pretty cool. .. I guess. It's a bit like having an external drive for the iPad, and I like that. But . . . What I *really* wanted to do was to be able to offload my iTunes video files from the iPad and onto the 16gb USB memory stick, and . . . Other than that one music video . . . It doesn't do that. Every time I try, I get a message that the upload is complete, but when I check, the file is there, supposedly, but it shows as having 0 bytes present, and will not play back. So that's not so great. I tried this with a variety of files. An episode of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" iTunes gave me for free. An episode of "breaking bad" I purchased via iTunes. The Sherlock Holmes movie I purchased via iTunes. None of these work. And if there is ANY way to get VUDU content to transfer over, I have no idea what it is. The App I got from the App Store is kind of klunky, and does not provide any way to do this. So, yeah, it WILL stream content, provided you can get the content ONTO it, which you can't, except in rare instances. It WILL allow you to connect to the flash drive AND the internet, using what is called "bridge Mode," so applause to that. I wish it did the rest of what I want. . . at least the iTunes video part, which is what I really bought it for. The VUDU support that is missing. . . Well, that's not quite a deal-breaker, but if I get the iTunes stuff working (which I doubt), seems to me I will not be buying VUDU movies anymore, which is not so happy for Walmart. It was a nice first try for Dane Elec. There was a more expensive option which also supported hard drives, and now I wish I had gone for that instead . .. I suppose I will keep it as a "drive" for backing up iPad files, but really, I could put these in the cloud, as most are pretty small. I *guess* I could keep it as a way to access ALL of my music collection, and that would be pretty cool. It . .. Just . .. doesn't do the couple of REALLY useful things that it is presented to do, and that's too bad . . .
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