Seagate introduces “Dave,” portable wireless storage device

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Here, my sponsor, Seagate, releases a new product, Digital Audio Video Experience (or D.A.V.E) technology, while we walk around San Jose’s famous “Tech” Museum. What is DAVE? It’s a device that fits in your hand, or your pocket. Other devices talk to it through USB, BlueTooth, or WiFi wireless connections, and it stores stuff. Music. Videos. Photos. Or standard old files. You can play those off of a cell phone, or a laptop, or a desktop computer. There’s a software API on the device so software developers can write programs that use DAVE. Imagine your cell phone that only has, say, 4GB’s of storage or less, getting access to DAVE’s hard drive, which has 10GB or 20GB of storage — for less than $200. Not to mention you can use more than one. Great for digital photographers in the field who need to move images around between computers.

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22 Responses to “Seagate introduces “Dave,” portable wireless storage device”

  1. Welcome to Seagate’s “D.A.V.E.”: wireless portable storage « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] Here’s the introduction video, 13 minutes, filmed at San Jose’s Tech Museum. […]

  2. Sue’s Place - You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Nietzsche » New toy - portable wireless storage Says:

    […] New toy - portable wireless storage By Sue What is DAVE? It’s a device that fits in your hand, or your pocket. Other devices talk to it through USB, BlueTooth, or WiFi wireless connections, and it stores stuff. Music. Videos. Photos. Or standard old files. You can play those off of a cell phone, or a laptop, or a desktop computer. Made by Seagate (a sponsor of Scoble’s show) and less than $200. ShareThese icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

  3. Duane Brown Says:

    Pretty cool video. I would be interested in checking out D.A.V.E.

  4. I love my iPod but. . . « Nick’s Notes Says:

    […] Now this had made things very interesting. Seagate has just announced a new product called DAVE, which stands for “Digital Audio Video Experience.” Here’sthe lowdown from Robert Scoble who filmed the announcement. What is it? […]

  5. CrunchGear » Blog Archive » Meet D.A.V.E., Our Friend From Seagate Says:

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  6. Design Ninjas » Blog Archive » DAVE Is Cool Says:

    […] Robert Scoble introduces Seagate’s new product, Digital Audio Video Experience (or D.A.V.E): It’s a device that fits in your hand, or your pocket. Other devices talk to it through USB, BlueTooth, or WiFi wireless connections, and it stores stuff. Music. Videos. Photos. Or standard old files. You can play those off of a cell phone, or a laptop, or a desktop computer. […]

  7. Alex’s Outer Thoughts - From inner thoughts to the outer limits » Where is D.A.V.E - uses for portable wireless storage devices Says:

    […] Where is D.A.V.E - uses for portable wireless storage devices By Alexandre Rafalovitch What could one do with a portable hard-drive that can be connected to wirelessly? And with software API to boot. More than one can think! Robert Scoble has a video interview with a Seagate exec about D.A.V.E/DAVE, the new device they are releasing in the coming months. It is envisaged to be an external storage device for person’s other gadgets with limited memory, such as mobile phones, mp3 players, etc. […]

  8. Charbax Says:

    This surely looks interesting!

    So basically this is a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi pocket hard disk drive..

    I wonder what the battery life and the bitrate would be like compared to having a phone, Nintendo DS, PSP, Nokia N800, iPhone with the 1.8″ hard disk drive directly built-in?

    But in any ways, even if the primary pocket device does have a built-in hard disk drive, like the Archos do for example, I guess it would always be practical to have extra wireless storage in the other pockets. That’s easier than using usb2-host anyways, and I guess this one could also connect up using usb2-host anyways if that improves the bitrate performance. But that would only be for copying over a lot of files, for streaming of audio and video, I guess Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is just fine enough.

  9. Digital Tech News Says:

    Seagate’s D.A.V.E. - Digital Audio Video Experience Technology…

    Seagate Technology has introduced D.A.V.E., or the Digital Audio Video Experience device and technology at the DEMO 07 Conference. DAVE technology is designed to store, play and share digital files on mobile phones, PCs, and other wireless-enabled devi…

  10. monkeyleader Says:

    Holy cow that looks interesting. As the previous poster said I wonder what the battery life is like on that thing. This is something that actually really interests me for home use - just stick it in the corner and stream your movies from / to it. I didnt catch it tho - what wireless standard is it going to use cause if we want to start streaming HD content then low end wi-fi just ain’t going to cut it.

    Nige

    PS: that tech museum, is that open to the public - looks like an awsome place to visit.

  11. Robert Scoble Says:

    Yup, The Tech is in downtown San Jose, CA. There are several tech museums that are worth visiting here. One at Intel. One about Computer History. And the Tech, which is more interactive about today’s and tomorrow’s tech.

  12. cesman Says:

    I wonder what is meant by “protected and safe”….

  13. Antikx Says:

    What happened to the live demo that was supposed to happen on (or around) Feb 1st? Did I miss understand something?

  14. Robert Scoble Says:

    Antikx: yeah, I didn’t get it. Sorry. I’ll try to get a follow-up demo.

  15. Antikx Says:

    That would be great. It would be nice to see it in action.

  16. Antikx Says:

    It looks like they’ve renamed it Crickett: http://www.demo.com/demonstrators/demo2007/91347.php

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  22. canada Says:

    20 gb’s is not large enough.
    sounds funny however cf cards are already @ 16gb and 32gb arnt far off.

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