Link is a Small Cube that will Stream Data to 7 Devices Wirelessly Without the Need for Wi-Fi
It is inevitable for us to carry a number of gadgets along with their accessories when on the move. The accessories tend to include microSD cards, Flash Drives and the external hard discs. The pain point is the fact that you need to bundle the accessories with their cords and adapters in order to actually use them and in case you don’t do so it becomes quiet a daunting task to move your data around.
Link is a teeny-tiny cube by Fasseto, a Wisconsin-based cloud start up and is being showcased at the ongoing CES in Las Vegas. The Link is capable of storing up to 2TB of data wirelessly and it also comes baked in with its own operating system, powered by a quad-core ARM processor and 4GB of RAM making it pretty similar to a tiny computer box without a display. The Link can be used by any Wi-Fi/Bluetooth compatible device through a companion app or even the device’s browser. Basically, it eliminates the need of carrying SD/microSD cards to transfer data amongst devices.
The Link is capable of handling 20 device connections and can stream media to seven devices without feasting on your mobile data. This would translate into the fact that users can actually leave their cables, adapters, card readers at home and instead just carry the Link box. The Link Box might look small, but it is at the same time rugged, thanks to the CNC aluminium and the shock-proof ABS plastic. It comes with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support.
Link had made an attempt to put in a TB of data on your wrist but the outcome was ugly and this time around it seems that the company has taken a special interest in the aesthetics. The Link is expected to be available starting late 2016 and it should find itself to be a favourite with the professional folks who carry along with a lot of data. Recently we had also reviewed SnapDrop, a file sharing tool that worked without an app or a login and although it is very different from what Link does, one can still use the Snapdrop for transferring data from one device to another.