Sony introduces Personal Content Station (model LLS-201) a wireless storage device that wants to be you media hub for storing, centralizing and sharing photos and videos. Basically, Sony’s PCS is a wireless 1TB hard drive that connects wirelessly to your home network. You can store content from multiple sources and view and share theme from you smartphone or tablet.
With built-in support for dual-band WiFi 802.11b/g/n, the Personal Content Station can wirelessly backup photos and videos from smartphones and tablets (using the PCS Manager app), and Sony’s WiFi-capable Cyber-shot, Handycam, Alpha cameras. Using NFC, users of NFC-capable smartphones can have their content transferred with a simple touch. There are also USB port and MS/SD card slot for copying content from cameras, USB drive and memory cards.
As a centralized media hub, you can also stream photos and videos to a smartphone or tablet or other media devices. The Station supports AVCHD, MP4, MPEG2 SD, MOV, 3GPP(3GPP2), AVI, MPEG1 video and JPEG, MPO, RAW image formats. With built-in video transcoder, it can convert AVCHD videos to MP4 format for playback on a smartphone or tablet. The HDMI interface and support for DLNA allow you to enjoy photos and videos up to 1080/60p on a HDTV.
Using the PCS Manager app, you can manage and share stored content easily from your Android or iOS smartphone and tablets. Sony’s media station has a stylish look and a contoured top where users can place their phone or camera. To be released in June, the LLS-201 will be available for $299.