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titleCloud storage and wireless networking are pretty much staples in everyone’s day to day lives at this point. Being so used to the constant stream of data can leave you feeling disconnected at times where you don’t have access and even simple data transfers can become a hassle. Carry Technology seek to lessen this burden with their Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader and DW17 Wi-Reader Pro designed for use with Apple and Android/Apple mobile devices respectively. Join me as I take a look at this pair of wireless cloud servers you can fit in your pocket and see if they deliver as promised.

Product Name: Apotop DW09 Wi Reader and DW17 Wi Reader Pro

Review Samples provided by: Carry Technology

Written by: Debo

Pictures by: Debo


 

Specifications

Model

DW09 Wi Reader

DW17 Wi Reader Pro

Standards

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Wireless Data Rates

Up to 150Mbps

Up to 150Mbps

Security

64/128-Bbit WEP, 802.1x, 802.11i, WPA, WPA2

64/128-Bbit WEP, 802.1x

WPA/WPA2

WPA2

WPA2

Antenna

Internal

Internal

Operating Range

Indoor/Outdoor; Up to 10m

Indoor/Outdoor; Up to 10m

Devices Supported

iOS 5.0 or above

Android OS 2.3-2.x and 4.0-4.x; iOS 5.0 and above

Battery Life

3 Hours

7 Hours via 3.7V/2600mAh Internal Power Bank

Frequency Band

2.4Ghz

2.4Ghz

Channels

11

11

 


Packaging

The first thing you notice about both devices’ packaging is the simple and direct approach taken to introduce us to each of them. We are introduced to the styling of the actual device and a quick rundown of the general functions each possess including the wireless standard, battery life and the data mediums able to be read.

WiReader 11

WiReader 10

Both Wi Reader devices work in tandem with a free app that allows intuitive ease of use. To assist us in downloading this app the packaging provides QR codes for us to scan and be taken directly to the download without any waste of time. On the DW17 these QRs are located on the sides of the packaging while the more Apple-centric DW09 has its App Store QR located directly on the front face.

WiReader 9

Flipping the box over, we are greeted with a more in-depth explanation on each devices features including systems requirements and compatibility, usage and a one year warranty.

WiReader 12

WiReader 8

Opening the box we find that each device is nestled comfortably in a cardboard shell that feels incredibly stout and capable of keeping the product safe. Within the internal packaging for both the DW09 and DW17 are USB charging cables for the internal battery as well as a quick user’s guide. It is only after unboxing that you really start to gain an appreciation for the compact size of both devices.

WiReader 16

WiReader 15

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #31488 17 Jun 2013 19:03
A look at a pair of wireless cloud devices for when you are on the go on your Android and iOS devices

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