Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud participant for TV on the run
Initially introduced at CES in January, the minuscule HopperGo is a 64GB USB drive with a inbuilt wi-fi entry level. The little gadget connects to your Dish Hopper three or Hopper 2 – primarily Dish’s DVR – and sucks down as much as one hundred hours of TV. You’ll be able to then unplug the little bugger and look ahead to 4 hours on one cost via the Dish Anyplace app.
Once I first pulled this little factor out of the field I assumed that they had despatched the incorrect factor. It’s really tiny – about as massive as an Altoids tin if not smaller. There isn’t a lot in the best way of an interface on the field, only a button to show it on and a USB port. The actual magic occurs on the Hopper and within the Dish Anyplace app. To maneuver video to the field you merely choose the content material and switch it to the HopperGo. Then, if you end up related to the HopperGo by way of personal wifi, you possibly can watch as much as one hundred hours of TV.
The product is just like wifi “media drives” that a number of producers produced to stream video and pictures to cellular units. Nevertheless, as a result of it’s so small and so specialised you must marvel precisely who may need to take one hundred hours of TV in a tiny little field. Clearly the primary customers can be mother and father who need to take a number of hours of Dora to the ski lodge with out Web connectivity however, given the prevalence of Web around the globe and the power to easily stream from a related Hopper gadget by way of Dish Anyplace with out the HopperGo it’s a little bit of a tough promote.
At $ninety nine, nevertheless, it is perhaps a enjoyable addition for an on-the-go household that desires to maintain up with Sesame Road or a TV lover who needs to meet up with a favourite program in a hut on a desert island or on a aircraft with out wifi.