It’s humorous to me to think about the rapid evolution of the “mobile lifestyle”—from the early days of the traveling salesman with briefcase full of brochures and product samples, to pagers to cell phones, laptops to netbooks and mini-notebooks, smartphones and tablets. The number of ways we now communicate and connect with meaningful information has become more varied. People now have instant and constant access to entertainment and information on devices that are portable, personal, stylish and—often—as powerful as the personal computers of just a few short years ago.
Some look to replicate the desktop experience with netbooks, which admittedly are getting more powerful with each passing year with dual-core processors, dedicated graphics chipsets. However, netbooks and mini-laptops are still seen largely as consumption devices with limited on-board storage, which can be unsatisfying for today’s content-hungry consumers. And while some argue that more and more people are leveraging the cloud for storing their content, this report by Parks Associates indicates that the consumer space isn’t as “cloudy” as others speculate. And what happens to your access to that content if it is not saved locally and you are on an airplane or somewhere else without an internet connection, hmmm??
At the core, the point of all these devices and solutions is to help us be more lightweight and mobile while remaining connected. Enter GoFlex Slim portable drive!—the newest, tiniest external hard drive the industry has seen to-date! At a svelte and stylish 9mm—roughly the depth of a pencil—this slick little number packs 320GB—or roughly 75 DVD movies, thousands of hours of music and nearly a hundred thousand photos—into a lightweight, pocket-sized design.
Now those numbers may astounding to some, you might think, “There’s no way I have that much content!” But with the ever-increasing amount of digital information that we collect—including emails, documents, articles, portfolios of work, digital images, audio and video recordings, etc—you’d be surprised how quickly one can gobble up the gigabytes…I just wish they could make potato chips or oreo cookies with the same value prop—eat the entire bag and still be able to slip into those skinny jeans! **sigh**
With GoFlex Slim, compromising on content is no longer necessary. Carry your library of HD movies, catalogs of music and albums of photos in one compact, portable drive. Not only does the GoFlex Slim deliver a portable “digital locker”, but it also comes equipped with a blazingly-fast 7200 RPM drive and USB 3.0 interface so that you can transfer and access files quickly.
Now that you’ve heard what the GoFlex Slim drive can do for your mobile lifestyle, are you wondering how you ever lived without it? Well now you don’t have to! And you can enter to win an ultra-cool, stylish GoFlex Slim performance drive of your very own. Simply follow Seagate on Twitter and Tweet or retweet #STXSlim between now and April 15 at 5pm PT to be entered to win one of three drives. Terms and conditions can be found here.
So what are you waiting for? Good luck!