Electronics of all kinds aren’t really built to withstand much in the way of knocks or extreme weather, but a special breed of portable hard drives exists to serve this very purpose – to withstand the everyday tumbles and adverse weather without sacrificing your precious data. It’s not often I get to break things in the name of science, but today is a special day. In the interests of all backpackers, hikers, summer poolside partygoers and urban adventurers – I’ll be putting the claims of two “rugged” portable drives to the test.
Today, in a double review, I’ll be taking a look at the Apotop Wi-Reader and Wi-Reader Pro — two portable, wireless SD card and USB drive readers and routers.
Did you know that can keep data persistent, or even do a full install for Linux, on a USB drive?
At 12:00 PM (20:00 GMT) Thursday, January 30th we will be launching a new hardware reward; LaCie’s Porsche Design USB 3.0 drive.