Toshiba has announced its Canvio Aerocast Wireless Hard Drive today. It’ll connect with up to 6 devices over Wi-Fi and has a 1TB capacity. It’s portable, with a 5 hour battery life. If that seems a lot like other wireless hard dries, you haven’t heard the catch yet. Toshiba has added GoogleCast support allowing the drive to be used on an HDTV using a Chromecast or Googlecast compatible Android TV device. You can also turn any old hard drive into a wireless hard drive with the Canvio Cast Wireless Adaptor. It’s compatible with iOS and Android devices.
Both are now available. The Canvio Aerocast is $219 while the Canvio Cast Wireless Adapter is $79.
TOSHIBA’S NEW CANVIO® AEROCAST™ WIRELESS HDD CHANGES THE WAY DIGITAL CONTENT IS EXPERIENCED ON A TV
Latest Solution Allows Consumers to Play Personal Digital Content Freely with No Cables Attached
IRVINE, Calif. — December 11, 2014 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio AeroCast™ Wireless Hard Drive, an innovative device that blends the benefits of high-capacity external storage with the ultimate in wireless freedom. Users can connect to their Chromecast™ device (sold separately) to experience their personal digital content such as movies, music and photos – by downloading Toshiba’s Google Cast™ Ready app to cast entertainment from the Canvio AeroCast™ Wireless Hard Drive to an HDTV. The 1TB Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive is a fast and reliable all-in-one device that helps manage storage needs wirelessly.
“Storage needs are changing. By understanding the importance of mobility, we have taken storage to the next level. With integrated wireless capabilities, we empower our users to share and stream their personal digital content the way they want, wirelessly,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president, Branded Storage, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “The Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive fills a real need for consumers – they’re now able to enjoy the content that they own, wirelessly on the home television.”
Users can easily upload and back up content from their mobile devices directly to the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive for secure, centralized storage. Instant access is available to stored files through the device’s own local Wi-Fi® connection (no Internet required). The Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive has a battery life of up to five hours and can connect simultaneously with up to six devices, making accessing and sharing files from the digital library easier than ever.
Also announced today, the Canvio Cast™ Wireless Adapter, extends the usefulness of existing hard drives, letting users wirelessly upload, share, download and stream their stored digital library from the hard drive to any connected mobile device.6,7 The Canvio Cast Wireless Adapter is compatible with iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ mobile devices.6
The release of the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive and Canvio Cast Wireless Adapter expands Toshiba’s portfolio of wireless products, which is aimed at satisfying a broad range of customer needs. Previously announced were the Canvio® Wireless Adapter and Canvio AeroMobile™ Wireless SSD, which are both now on sale.
Toshiba has been providing storage solutions worldwide since 1967 and has more than 47 years of experience developing storage offerings that complement our comprehensive ecosystem of devices. Leveraging an annual $3.1 billion investment in research and development, Toshiba continues to push the boundaries of storage technology to meet customers’ needs.
Pricing and Availability
The 1TB Canvio AeroCast will be available for purchase at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us/ for $219.99 MSRP beginning on December 11, 2014. The Canvio Cast Wireless Adapter will be available for purchase at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us/ for $79.99 MSRP beginning on December 11, 2014.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading notebook computers, tablets and All-in-One computers televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™, DVD players and media boxes, as well as cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
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