Toshiba Gulf debuts the CANVIO 2-in-1 backup and charge drive

It is estimated that a small minority of smartphone users have backups and just 8% backup their phones regularly

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Toshiba Gulf debuts the CANVIO 2-in-1 backup and charge drive CANVIO for Smartphone enables users to manage data via their phones using the app
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  January 22, 2017

Toshiba Gulf has announced it will begin shipments of the "CANVIO for Smartphone", a portable storage device for backing up and charging Android phones in a single operation.

Once the function is activated in the Android app, backups are automatically created each time the smartphone connects and users will be able to save important personal data such as photos, videos, music, documents, and contacts, whilst charging.

Also, the CANVIO for Smartphone enables users to manage data via their phones using the app. At the same time the device can simplify the set-up of new smartphones by providing an easy route to transfer data from an old phone with just a few taps.

For PC users, the CANVIO for Smartphone can still be used as a conventional external hard drive, backing up data via USB Type-A and USB Type-C interfaces. Finally, it can be shared by several devices, enabling multiple users to benefit from data backup and data sharing.

The CANVIO for Smartphone features a circular white casing and has a storage capacity of 500 GB. The device is supplied with an AC adapter, a USB 2.0 Micro-B cable, a USB 2.0 Type-C cable and a USB Micro-B - Type-A adapter.

Santosh Varghese, general manager of Toshiba Gulf FZE, Storage Products and Solution Division, said: "With the rapid shift from PC centric to mobile centric world and zettabytes of personal data like pictures, videos, music, emails are stored on millions of smartphones. User data on the Smartphones are prone to data loss due to theft, water damaged, dropped and broken devices, yet most users lacks interest to back up their precious data on their smartphones regularly.

‘'Toshiba has launched an innovative 2 in 1 solution that offers simple and easy backup solution for smartphones while charging the phones, which is something that users have to do regularly. By providing charging and storage together, the CANVIO for Smartphone gives users a perfect solution to back up their precious data every time the phone is charged."

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