Editor’s Choice: Review, The RAVPower RP-WD01 Mobile Media Server


The RAVPower RP-WD01 is an awesome little device that brings a lot of functionality to the table for its very reasonable $45 price. It is primarily designed to allow you to stream media such as movies to your iPad, iPhone or Android device. And it does an exceptional job of it!

What’s this RP-WD01 You Speak Of?

First, it’s a 3,000 mAH battery so it can either power up your phone, or give power to a device like a USB hard drive that you might plug into it.

Secondly, it’s a wireless hotspot and can connect to any existing hotspot and create a new, separate one.

Third, it’s a file server that can give you access to any data storage device (hard drive, SD card, USB thumb drive) that you plug into it. so you can stream data, including multiple movies at the same time, to devices that are connected to the hotspot it generates. Just download an iOS or Android app, and you’re golden.

Plus, on top of all of that, it has a very easy to use Web based interface for configuration and management. We had it up and running within minutes. And fully customized to our desires in no time.

This little thing is amazing!

The RavPower RP-WD01 Gets a Geek Beat Editor’s Choice Award!

Geek Beat Editors Choice 2013We love the RAVPower so much we’re giving it an Editor’s Choice Award and putting it on our Holiday Gift Guide! It’s the best $45 you can spend for your mobile computing pleasure!

Oh, and John P. has added it to his travel bag as a permanent piece of gear so that he can Cali can both take movies wherever they go – but he doesn’t get stuck watching chick flicks because everyone can watch whatever they want at the same time!