Hitachi G-Connect: A Wireless Hard Drive and Router for Your iPhone and iPad

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Like the Seagate GoFlex Satellite hard drive before it, Hitachi's G-Connect can act as expandable wireless storage for your mobile device. It can store 500 gigs and even has an ethernet port to turn itself into a router.

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The ethernet port is especially convenient because it could do Time Capsule-esque duty: give you storage and internet access at the same time. The rest of the specs are expected, 802.11n, comes with an iOS app to connect to the HD, etc. One thing that's mildly sucky about the G-Connect though is that it needs to be plugged into a power source. Not exactly mobile. $200 [UberGizmo]

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I have a lot of questions here...

TFA says, "Although Hitachi will present it as an iPad device, it also works with iPhones..." and then in the next paragraph says, "Interestingly, it works only with laptop and desktop machines."

Am I the only one confused by that? If they're trying to say that it only works with iPhones and iPads when there's a laptop or desktop thrown into the mix, then...couldn't you get similar functionality out of a wireless router an an external hard drive for considerably less money? I must be missing something here. Little help?