D-Link SharePort All-in-One Mobile Companion (DIR-505) Now Available For Purchase

by Damian on June 19, 2012 · 2 comments

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I have to do some traveling for work in the coming weeks, and I was thinking about how I would handle my wireless needs since my Asus Transformer tablet is Wi Fi only. Although more and more hotels now offer wireless service, it is still not a given, and even with the service there is no guarantee it will move at anything other then a snails pace. So when I got an email from D-link today announcing the release of their SharePort All-in-One Mobile Companion (DIR-505) it caught my attention. See below for some pics and the official press release.

 

D-Link® SharePort Now Available – Offering Easy and Convenient

Media Streaming, Storage and Wi-Fi Connectivity on Mobile Devices and Tablets

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – June 19, 2012 –D-Link today announced its – an innovative new product every tablet and smartphone owner needs – is now shipping. SharePort offers instant USB sharing capabilities with the free D-Link SharePort Mobile app, enabling users to share videos, music, and photos from an external hard drive or thumb drive to any iPad®, iPhone® or Android® device. In addition, SharePort provides wireless access wherever an existing network is available and adds instant storage to a mobile device, offering the ultimate set of features for home or on-the-go convenience.

“SharePort is an all-in-one mobile companion that is ideal for anyone who enjoys playing music, movies or viewing photos from their iPad, iPhone or Android device,”said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of marketing, D-Link North America. “It allows for easy sharing of media to Android and iOS mobile devices.  Plus, SharePort instantly adds storage to your mobile device and can also serve as a portable router/access point, Wi-Fi hotspot and Wi-Fi repeater for instant wireless access from anywhere a network already exists, whether at home or traveling.”

Smaller than a standard mouse, the easy-to-use SharePort offers instant Wi-Fi coupled with a range of useful features designed for today’s mobile professional.  The free SharePort Cloud app for both Android and iOS offers access to videos, music, photos, and files on Android and iOS mobile devices. Simply plug SharePort into an outlet, wait for the red light to turn green and insert a thumb drive in order to join a network or access media via the SharePort app. SharePort also features a USB port for sharing content from a USB storage device or charging smartphones, as well as an Ethernet port that enables users to easily connect to an existing network in a conference room or hotel room. 

More about the D-Link SharePort (DIR-505)

SharePort offers a range of features in an affordable, compact device:

·         USB Port for seamlessly viewing and synchronizing videos, music, photos, and more from a connected USB storage device to any iOS or Android tablet, smartphone or computer

·         Free SharePort Mobile iOS and Android apps for tablets and smartphones

·         Portable multi-mode wireless router/AP, Wi-Fi hotspot and repeater

·         Ability to act as an Access Point to wirelessly extend an existing network

·         10/100 Ethernet Port

·         Built in AC plug for easy traveling and use – no additional cables or power adapters required

·         USB Port for charging a smartphone device (when not used with a USB storage device)


Availability and Pricing

The SharePort (DIR-505) is available now for $69.99 throughout D-Link’s network of U.S. e-tail and retail outlets, including Amazon.com, Office Depot and Office Max, and at the company’s online store.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).





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Hi, my name is Damian, and I'm tech gadget addict! Although I always had some interest in technology, it wasn't until I got my EX470 and more importantly found Mediasmartserver.net, that my interest became an addiction. My goal, aside from world domination and to see the Mets/Broncos win another championship, is to set up the perfect digital home where all my media is available at the click of a button. When I am not writing for Mediasmartserver.net you can find me over at my blog at http://www.adigitalhomeblog.com or follow me on twitter


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Bert-Jan June 28, 2012 at 7:07 am

I also do a lot of traveling, but I wonder how usefull this is. I get the media-sharing part, but if I have the media on stick or external hard drive anyway, why wouldn’t I have put it on my iPad at home?
The WiFi internet part could be interesting, but if I understand correctly I’d have to plug a cable in a LAN port in the hotelroom and plug the other end of the cable in the DIR 505. A lot of the rooms I’ve been in over the last few years of traveling did not have a LAN port. Much cheaper for the hotel to just setup some WiFi AP’s (often indeed unreliable or at very slow speeds).
Still, giving a entire conference room WiFi with just this gadget would be great. Any change you will be testing it?

Damian July 7, 2012 at 6:01 am

I was traveling for work last week, so I was hoping to get and bring with me to test but I never had a chance to order.

As far as the media sharing, it may be more geared towards multiple users (i.e. you are traveling with your family and want to share media to various devices)

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