If you’re looking for an easy way to store and share videos and photos, Sony’s new Personal Content Station just might be what you’re looking for. This wireless device gives you centralized control over all of your data, even if it’s on multiple devices. The Personal Content Station connects to your home network and lets you transfer your files through WiFi connections from your smartphone or tablet, a USB connection or memory card.
Today, more phones are equipped with near field communication (NFC) technology, and the Sony Personal Content Station takes advantage of that. With just a touch, users can automatically transfer their most recent photos and videos from their phone to the station.
This “One Touch Backup” is managed by a free app available through Google Play or the iTunes App Store. Users just need to bring their phone close to the station to start the process. Non-NFC phones can start their transfer by simply following the instructions within the app. The 1 TB of storage space lets you capture and transfer to your heart’s delight.
A key feature of the Sony Personal Content Station is the built-in video transcoder that automatically converts high-definition AVCHD videos to the MP4 format. The original files are untouched, as the device creates these transcoded files and stores them on the drive. The result is having video files that stream playback on smartphones or tablets, or are “shared” easily on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter.
Eliminate the hassle of managing all your digital photos and video, and centralize everything with the Personal Content Station. The Sony PCS, model LLS-201, is planned to be available in June 2013, at a suggested retail price of $299. Visit Sony.net for more information.