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Exterinal storage device for iPad untethered from computer or WIFI spot?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by oldsailer, Oct 14, 2012.

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    Problem: Most of the time I'm traveling light with my iPad in places where there is no WIFI. I'm carry a camera, light tripod, and basic essentials. Purpose of buying the iPad was to eliminate the bulk, weight, short battery life of the computer. I use the iPad to write, preview and sort photographs, watch movies, and listen to audio books. But I've come across a severe limitation of the iPad and I can imagine Apples purpose in handicapping the iPad in such a fundamental way. Without a computer or a wifi site the iPad can not move large files e.g. Movies or large numbers of photographs on and off the iPad. The ability to carry a small shirt-pocket size portable HD or better still, a half a dozen mini sandisk (same as I use in my camera) for storage. This should be simple - take the photos on the sandisk from the camera and up load them to the iPad ( which you can now do with Apples camera kit) and then after reviewing, editing, and sorting download them from the iPad to the sandisk ( which I can't do) so that you can clear space on the iPad for the next batch photos - Simple! The same simple procedure should apply to movies swapping back and forth between iPad and sandisks as storage. Apple gave the iPad a great screen, light weight, and long battery life perfect for photography and watching movies but it has only a small amount of memory available what's the point of this great portable device if you have to be tethered to a computer or a WIFI site?

    QUESTION ?: Is there a work-around for this problem? Has someone created a device, electronic gadget, or method to allow the iPad to function independently/ untethered? To enable the iPad to download/upload to an external portable storage device without being tethered to a computer or at a WIFI site?
    If the iPad is not capable of this - Is it time to move on to another brand of tablet?
    - Frustrated- need your help!
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    Unfortunately, someone else has just asked the same thing.

    I would suggest you look at the Cloud FTP thread or the External hard drive thread. There are also threads with Mifi info which enable tethering. There are loads of threads with the information. The search button will help in this.

    Welcome to our forum though!

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    And CloudFTP, Seagate GoFlex.....I'm sure that there are more.

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