A few weeks ago, the folks at RavPower asked if I’d like to do a livestream review on their Facebook group for the newest version of their FileHub travel router/battery pack/micro-NAS device.
You can find the video of that 25 minute session here on Facebook. Skip to 4 minutes in, and excuse the terrible laptop audio artifacts.
Update: From July 12-21, 2019, RAVPower has a Prime Day discount code PRIMEAB9 to bring your price down to $39.19. You can purchase through this link and also support rsts11 a little bit. .
See part one: “Introduction and Overview” for an explanation of the concept of a travel router and what you might look for in one. Watch for part three coming soon.
Disclosure: RavPower provided the review unit at no cost to me, and will provide a commission for any sales through my promo code. They also shared some use cases to focus on, but did not preview or edit the livestream or this post.
WHAT’S WITH THIS RAVPOWER FILEHUB YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT?
So first of all, here it is on Amazon. The usual price on Amazon is $59.99, but they often have checkbox discounts of a few bucks, or discount codes on their website and Facebook community.
The FileHub WD009 is (I believe) Ravpower’s third generation travel router. I’ve used the first generation (WD02, no longer available on Amazon) and they have a WD03 “FileHub Plus” model that’s available internationally with 802.11n wireless connectivity.
If you can’t acquire the WD009 (sorry to the Aussies in particular), the WD03 is a good deal at $43. It is single-band like the WD008 “FileHub Nano“, so no option for 5GHz band, and I’d expect it to be a little bit slower (and with no one-touch backup option–we’ll discuss this later). It does have the same 6700mAh battery built in. Continue reading