New Toshiba Canvio Wireless Adapter Transforms Traditional External Hard Drives Into Networked Storage Devices

IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 19, 2014 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Canvio® Wireless Adapter, a simple yet powerful innovation that adds wireless networking capabilities to any traditional external hard drive, allowing users to share, stream and access their content from any place, on any device.

The Toshiba Canvio Wireless Adapter (Photo: Business Wire)

The Toshiba Canvio Wireless Adapter (Photo: Business Wire)

“In today’s increasingly wireless world, it’s becoming more important that our storage solutions have networking capabilities,” said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “This device brings yesterday’s external hard drives into the 21st century with features that consumers demand such as easy access to their content wherever they are.”

The Canvio Wireless Adapter makes it simple to instantly add high-capacity storage to a smartphone or tablet by wirelessly uploading pictures, videos and documents to an external hard drive instead of taking up precious space on the mobile device. The Canvio Wireless Adapter also makes it easy to share content to up to eight other devices at once – family and friends can easily access and download photos and videos and teams can easily access presentations and documents in business meetings. Users can also play and enjoy their entire digital media library stored on an external hard drive by streaming them to a tablet or smartphone. The Canvio Wireless Adapter can be used in a number of settings from a hotel or dorm room and even on the road, depending on the user’s mobile lifestyle.

The Canvio Wireless Adapter is compact and easy to use. By simply connecting the adapter to an external hard drive and a USB power source, tablet or smartphone users can now wirelessly access the drive to store, share and stream their content. Both Android and iOS apps are available.

Plus, the device includes an Internet pass-through mode, allowing users to simultaneously maintain their connection to the web and the Canvio Wireless Adapter when connected.

Pricing and Availability

The Canvio Wireless Adapter is available for purchase at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us/ for $79.99 MSRP1.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading laptops, tablets, HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ and media streaming products; physical and cloud storage solutions; virtual desktop infrastructure; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; 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 toshiba.com/us.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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1 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.”



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