Originally announced at CES in January, the minuscule HopperGo is a 64GB USB drive along with a built in wireless access point. The little device connects to your Dish Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 – essentially Dish’s DVR – and sucks down up to 100 hrs of TV. You can easily after that unplug the little bugger and watch for four hrs on one charge through the Dish Anywhere app.
When I very first pulled this little thing from the box I believed they had sent the wrong thing. It is really tiny – regarding as big as an Altoids tin otherwise smaller. There isn’t considerably in the method of an interface on the box, merely a button to transform it on and a USB port. The actual magic happens on the Hopper and in the Dish Anywhere app. To relocate video to the box you merely decide on the content and transfer it to the HopperGo. Then, As quickly as you are connected to the HopperGo via private wifi, you can easily watch up to 100 hrs of TV.
The product is just like wifi “media drives” that a couple of manufacturers developed to stream video and images to mobile devices. However, since it is so small and so specialized you have actually to wonder specifically that may hope to take 100 hrs of TV in a tiny little box. Obviously the very first users would certainly be parents that hope to take a couple of hrs of Dora to the ski lodge free of Internet connectivity but, offered the prevalence of Internet about the globe and the ability to merely stream from a connected Hopper device via Dish Anywhere free of the HopperGo it’s a little a difficult sell.
At $99, however, it could be a enjoyable addition for an on-the-go family that desires to sustain up along with Sesame Street or a TV lover that desires to catch up along with a beloved routine in a hut on a desert island or on a plane free of wifi.