The simplest things don’t often come simply. Take a system backup. It’s a simple task that can save a world of headaches. Pushing myself to do one was like ice skating uphill, until I reviewed the Seagate Back Plus external USB drive. The included Dashboard software makes backups simple and painless, whether it’s system wide or file by file. Quickly fine-tune the backup criteria and then it’s a 1-click affair to backup system data or from your favorite social networking sites.

So my ears perked up something nice when I caught wind of one the many announcements from camp: Seagate is a new Plus storage solution, sans fil, if you will. Yes at CES 2013, Seagate so far unveiled the Seagate Central network home storage system and the Seagate Wireless Plus mobile storage.

On paper each is a smorgasbord of tasty feature sets. The Seagate Wireless Plus could really be the untethered right-hand for mobile device users and by addition the more sought-after storage on the go. While Seagate Central acts to unify storage solutions over your network with a “central” hub that can even run multiple system backups for all your home computers. And it doesn’t play favorites to any particular operating system.

  • Seagate Wireless Plus provides mobile storage for smartphones and tablets without wires or the web. Wireless Plus can connect up to eight mobile devices over its own Wi-Fi network. Designed with significant improvements and a beautiful new Seagate Media app, this award-winning product includes a sleek industrial design and can now hold up to 500 HD movies all while delivering over 10 hours of continuous streaming. In its second-generation, Wireless Plus is a CEA Best of Innovations Award Winner for 2013.
  • Seagate® Central is the first networked home storage solution to feature a Smart TV app for enjoyment of files from the big screen. A CES 2013 Innovations Honoree, Seagate Central delivers automatic backup for the entire home, access to movies, music and photos from networked devices, as well as remote access. The Seagate Media app is available for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and even Kindle Fire HD.

Feed your gadget hunger here as we roll out more from CES 2013. In the interim, visit Seagate for more information on the Wireless Plus and the Seagate Central.

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.