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8TB LAMBOGO Rugged High Speed Wireless Storage Review

Comes with 2,400 MB/S USB-C transfer speed and 5000 mAh internal battery

LamboGo is a rugged, high-speed, wireless portable SSD storage device with up to 8TB capacity. It is capable of high transfer speed at 2400 MB/s via Thunderbolt connectors, and also 900 MB/s via Wi-Fi connection.

The project is currently ongoing at Indiegogo (links at the bottom), and it has already obtained 100% funding from backers on the first day.

According to our USB-C data transfer chart, the speed of 2,400 MB/s is equivalent to USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20 Gbps). The speed is very fast and can transfer up to 48GB in just 20 seconds. There is a speed test video posted on the Indiegogo campaign website that demonstrates this high-speed transfer.

This small but high-capacity SSD is packed with so many advantages that it sounds too good to be true. So we begin to ask ourselves, is this the ultimate portable SSD that the whole world is waiting for? Or are we missing something in our review?

Good Bad
Large capacity 8TB in a small form factory casing. No Bluetooth connectivity,
Lightweight, similar to some smartphones. No lab-certified IP rating,
Shock and water (splash) resistance. No wireless charging capability.
Hi-Speed Transfer via USB-C (2400 MB/s) No warranty information.
Hi-Speed Wireless Transfer (900MB/s) Unsure of the brand of SSD used.
Long 8 hours battery life (5000 mAh) battery Uncertain about reliability
The built-in battery can be used as a charger for mobile devices.
USB-A and SD Card Slot for backing up.
Phone and Tablet app for 4K video streaming and photo viewer (including RAW images).
  • No Bluetooth: We have listed the missing Bluetooth connectivity as a “bad” point for the sake of completeness. It is unlikely to affect anyone’s decision since the SSD has fast wireless and USB-C connectivity.
  • No IP Rating: The device needs to obtain an official IP rating to certify that its “ruggedness” and effectiveness of the seal. The term “water-resistant” is very misleading, and pouring some sand at the beaches over the casing is not a proper sand and dust test.
  • No Wireless Charging: It would be cool to have wireless charging like the Samsung charger.
  • Warranty and Brand Info: The warranty period should be clearly stated for all electronic devices, even if it is just one year. However, we do expect the warranty period of the SSD inside to be even longer. Samsung offers 3 years warranty for all their SSD, while some other brands offer up to 5 years.

Verdict

The design of the Lambogo is very impressive. The designers managed to pack so many features into a small ruggedized, pocket-sized SSD storage casing while keeping the weight down.

Including a 5000mAH battery, it is still lighter than some of the high-end smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and Samsung S21 Ultra.

On the other hand, the team should clearly state the warranty information, and provide the brand of the components, especially for the SSD.

We have compiled the specifications of the Lambogo in the table below. For those who are interested to buy Lambogo, please visit Indiegogo.

LamboGo Cooling

LamboGo is cool when transfer at close to 2400 MB/s

Tech Specs
Release Date Sep 2021 via Indiegogo
Form Factor
Dimensions 116x70x27mm
Weight 185g
Casing Material Unknown
IP Rating No IP Rating
Shock Resistant.
Splash-proof seal.
Hardware & OS
Operating System macOS, Windows
IOS, Android
Internal Cooling Fan Yes
Storage Capacity 1 / 2 / 4/ 8TB
Storage Type NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 4
SD Card Backup 1 x SD Card Slot
@ 320 MB/s
USB Ports 1 x USB-A port
1 x USB-C port
USB Read (USB-C) <2400 MB/s
USB Write (USB-C) <2400 MB/s
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi Sharing Yes
Wi-Fi Transfer Speed < 900 MB/s
Bluetooth No
Battery
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Battery Life 8 Hours
Wireless Charging No
Software
Mobile App Yes, phone and tablet.
App Features Photo Viewer (Raw)
4K Video Player
Price & Warranty
Price $879 (8TB)
$479 (4TB)
$279 (2TB)
$159 (1TB)

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