Seeing an LG HDTV
or an LG notebook won't turn any eyes up in curiosity, but an LG NAS? Yeah, LG is evidently in the Network Attached Storage business now, and it's entering in a big way. The new N2R1 is a rather robust device--clearly LG
thought long and hard before jumping in a market already saturated with entries from QNAP and the like.
The box ships with up to 2TB of hard drives within, but aside from just providing redundant storage for those with incredibly precious files, there's also a built-in DVD writer and playback feature for backing things up on optical discs. It's compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, and naturally, the files on it can be retrieved from anywhere so long as you can track down an Internet connection. Finally, the iTunes server function lets you stream tunes from the box rather than a PC, so you can keep all of your music in one central location and access them anywhere.
The NR21 should hit retailers nationwide this Fall for $299 (1TB) or $399 (2TB).