wi-fi re­lief

Mac Format - - APPLE HOME -

Cur­rent Wi-Fi tech works re­ally well, but it wasn’t de­signed to cope with the huge 4K video files that you can record on the lat­est iPhones and iPads.

We’ve pre­vi­ously men­tioned the next gen­er­a­tion of Wi-Fi that’s due later this year, called 802.11ad or WiGig, and which is de­signed to speed up the trans­fer of HD video files. Of course, that will mean buy­ing a new WiGig router, along with a new iPhone and Mac that sup­port it, too.

A more af­ford­able op­tion is a tech­nol­ogy called Trans­fer­Jet, from Toshiba. This uses small adap­tors that can plug into a Light­ning or USB port on var­i­ous de­vices, and which can trans­fer 1GB of video over a wire­less con­nec­tion in about 20 sec­onds.

Adap­tors cost only about £25 each. Right now, the Trans­fer­Jet app is only avail­able for iOS, An­droid and Win­dows PCs, while the Mac ver­sion is dawdling be­hind. How­ever, the tech’s con­ve­nience could make it handy for back­ing up 4K videos when you’re on hol­i­day or work­ing out­doors.

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