Apotop Wi-Copy

Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 12 October 2014 at 04:00 PM EDT. Page 1 of 3. 8 Comments.

A new gadget we received recently at Phoronix from Apotop is their Wi-Copy device. Apotop's Wi-Copy is an interesting little device that can serve as a personal WiFi router / hot-spot, wireless/wired card reader, and as a USB device charger.

While the Apotop Wi-Copy is a bit out of scope for the products we're normally testing at Phoronix for Linux benchmarking, the Wi-Copy is interesting enough I accepted Apotop's offer to send the product over. It's quite a nifty device given its size and that it makes for an extremely easy process of transferring data from a USB device or SD card wirelessly to Android or iOS devices. Apotop in the Google Play and Apple App Stores offers a free app for interfacing with this device over WiFi. You can also access the device via HTTP.


- Wireless Speed: Up to 150Mbps
- Standards: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Wireless modes: Router and Repeater
- Battery: 5200mAh Li-Polymer Rechargeable Battery
- Security: WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-Mixed encryption
- Network Protocol for File Server: SAMBA/FTP/HTTP/DLNA
- File system Support: FAT16; FAT32; exFAT; NTFS
- SD Standard Support: SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Wireless Storage Read/Write Performance: 9.05/6.65MB per sec (40MHz)
- Available Ports: USB 2.0; SDHC/SDXC card slot; Ethernet RJ-45 10/100Mbps; Micro-USB for charging
- Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches (L x W x H)
- Weight: 6.17 ounces
- Warranty: 1 Year, limited


The Wi-Copy (DW21) arrived in a small box that within there was the device, the instruction manual in multiple languages, and a micro USB cable for charging/communication. Apotop claims the Wi-Copy is fast enough for streaming up to five HD movies simultaneously to multiple iOS/Android devices via their hardware and free app.

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