Originally I had the same thought. But by themselves, those flash drives can’t be shared wirelessly nor accessed simultaneously by 8 people. Instead I see this as a very limited Raspberry Pi with one of those flash drives attached.
Seems like the Pi 3 plus one of those flash drives wouldn’t be way out there price wise, but would kick the shit out of this option feature wise.
But for people who don’t want to tinker, this is probably an excellent option.
I have a 128GB USB 3.0 Flash drive that I paid $27.99 for. Why would I want this? I can plug my flash drive into my router and stream wirelessly on my network and even access it away from home (if I were more ambitious and spent the time to figure it out).
Interesting device, i’m in for one. Plan to use it as a media server in the camper this summer. If I read correctly, everyone should be able to connect their tablets or phones to access the media on it.