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4.0 out of 5 stars From zero to hero: Mac OS X & iOS 7 users, 27 Feb 2014
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This review is from: [ALL In 1] EasyAcc® Portable WiFi Router & WiFi Repeater, Wireless External HDD / Flash Drive / SD Card Reader, 8800mah PowerBank Built-in External Battery Pack for iPhone, Andorid, Windows 7 8, IOS, Mac OS, Andorid Smartphones, iPad, Tablets (Personal Computers)
After my 1-star review yesterday I have more info regarding apps, setup and compatibility.
I was sent a PDF file with the new instructions by Easyacc and it now works flawlessly.
The apps you need from the App Store are VidOn and iTransfer. I only needed the first one.

So here's what I replied to Easyacc because there still were a few things that could be clearer to Mac & iOS novices:

VERY IMPORTANT FOR MAC USERS:
Flash drives (and I'm assuming SD cards) should be formatted on your Mac first in the MS-DOS (FAT) structure. Go to Disk Utilities, choose the flash drive and choose 'partitioning'. Choose '1 partition', MS-DOS(FAT) structure and in 'options', choose 'MBR' and then click 'apply'. This will erase anything that's on the drive and empty it completely. This takes seconds on a recent Mac Mini running 10.9.2 Mavericks.

After that you need to make a new folder (I called mine 'Films') in your flash drive and drag your films into that folder.
Without folder it won't work.

Then if you connect to VidOn and fill out the instructions to stream video, you choose 'public' and then 'sda2'. Pick your folder and pick your movie. Done.

Observation: although Amazon.co.uk specs don't include the iPhone 4, it will work with a 4 running iOS 7. But the iPhone 4 (and I suspect an iPad 2) needs a restart after you've configured VidOn. After the restart, just go back to VidOn and it will stream your videos without hesitation or loss of connection.

So now, because I'm only interested in video streaming so the limited storage of an iPhone 4 or cheapest model iPad 4 and iPad 2 isn't an issue, I can set up these devices for wife and family and they can borrow it when they go on vacation and don't need to have any IT skills.
Which is exactly what I bought it for.

It now gets 4 stars from me, would have been 5 if it hadn't been for the wasted time.

Flash drive info: because of the weight and storage, I chose flash drive storage. I have it on good authority to only get high-end Sandisk or better yet: go for Corsair, which is all high-end. Most are high speed too, pretty important as storage grows and file transfer takes time on your computer. I ordered a Corsair GT 128 GB (USB 3.0) and they even have a 256 GB flash drive. Not from Amazon though, they don't ship blank media to Belgium.
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