Toshiba Canvio Wireless Adapter Transforms Traditional

"External Hard Drives Into Networked Storage Devices"

IRVINE, Calif. - 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.

"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 five business units: Business Solutions Division, Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Telecommunication Systems Division and Industrial Solutions & Services Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including award-winning notebook computers, tablets, branded storage products, digital display solutions and cloud services; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications; and IoT solution development, data analytics and IT services. 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.

About Toshiba Corporation

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 and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$5 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit us.toshiba.co.jp

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