IFA 2014 – Automatic, portable back-up for SD Cards from cameras plus wireless streaming for all the family
Live from the IFA 2014 trade show, Berlin, Germany
Take your own cloud on holiday. That’s the message behind this portable wireless hard drive that’s easily the best specified around. Its competitor, the SanDisk Connect, has a four-hour battery life and a 16GB-64GB maximum hard disk. Toshiba’s Canvio AeroMobile doubles all of that, reaching eight hours and 128GB of solid state drive – so no moving parts.
Designed to act as a hub for up to eight devices to back-up or stream data in whatever guise imaginable, the Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile has families in mind; two kids can stream separate movies stored on the pocket-sized device thanks to its own Wi-Fi Direct network, while a smartphone’s camera can automatically back-up to it. That’s all configured in the Toshiba Wireless SSD app, which is comprehensive and logical to use.
However, best of all, the Canvio AeroMobile has a SD Card slot that can be set to automatically copy anything on an inserted card, most likely fro a D-SLR camera. For anyone taking photos on holiday the old-fashioned – and best – way, the Canvio AeroMobile is a bit of a problem-solver.
Measuring 63×123.2×12.5mm and weighing 120g, the Canvio AeroMobile works with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.