Patriot has created a case for portable storage devices with Wi-Fi module and battery: Specs and Features

The company Patriot, known as a manufacturer of memory modules and solid state drives, prepared a case for external hard drives. This new product called Patriot Gauntlet Node.

Patriot Gauntlet Node
The announced device is intended to install a 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives with interface SATA. Maximum capacity drives can be installed 1 TB. Connecting housing to computers, laptops or tablets made using high-speed interface USB 3.0. Furthermore, Patriot Gauntlet Node enclosure and integrated wireless module Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, by which it is possible to connect to computers and mobile devices without using cables. Maximum wireless signal rate declared at 150 Mb / s. To ensure the safety of using WPA encryption. With the application Gauntlet Connect, available in Google Play, Amazon App Store and iTunes, supports the possibility of providing public access to data for eight different devices. In addition, notes that the new product integrates a lithium-ion battery that provides the ability to transmit data over 5.5 hours without connecting to computer or wall outlet.

It is expected that housing drives Patriot Gauntlet Node will be available in the U.S. soon for a suggested retail price of about $ 100. Information on the timing of the start of sales prices is still unknown.