Toshiba's Canvio Adapter Turns Your External Hard Drive Into A Wireless Storage Device

Pictures, videos, and other forms of digital data aren't getting any smaller, and you may find that your tablet or smartphone is suddenly short on space. There are a variety of solutions available, one of them being Toshiba's new Canvio Wireless Adapter, a simple yet creatively designed gadget that adds wireless networking capabilities to any traditional external hard drive.

There's no rocket science involved here -- simply connect the adapter to an external HDD and a USB power source. Once you've done that, you can proceed to share, stream and access the drive's contents wirelessly from any network-enabled device, such as your smartphone or tablet.

Canvio Wireless Adapter and Plug

"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."

Canvio Wireless Adapter

Using the adapter, you can share content to up to eight devices at once, which should be enough to accommodate the entire family in many cases. It's also worth mentioning that the adapter features an Internet pass-through mode, allowing users to stay connected to the web.

The Canvio Wireless Adapter is available now for $80 MSRP.