NextDrive Inc. Announces NextDrive Plug to Wirelessly Expand Smartphone Storage

IoT solution allows USB devices to wirelessly connect to smartphones, tablets and laptops for easy file sharing, personal storage, photo backup and video streaming
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NextDrive Plug connected by a USB hard drive
NextDrive Plug connected by a USB hard drive
 
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TAIPEI, Taiwan - Aug. 30, 2015 - PRLog -- NextDrive Inc., creators of high-quality and affordable IoT solutions, announces the NextDrive Plug, an IoT solution that allows USB devices to wirelessly connect to smart devices for easy file sharing, personal cloud storage, photo backup, music streaming and more. A micro IoT computer in the form of a small plug, it works with the corresponding NextDrive Connect App over a Wi-Fi connection to wirelessly link users’ smartphones, tablets or laptops with USB devices – such as hard drives and web cameras. The NextDrive Plug is available for pre-order through Indiegogo starting at $59, shipping October 2015.

“Mobile devices are a large part of our everyday life. And even though we rely on them daily, users feel limited by storage caps and connectivity issues. The NextDrive Plug is an affordable, easy-to-use solution that will bridge the gap between your smart devices and your external storage, so you have access to your files anytime, anywhere,” said Jeryuan Yan, CEO of NextDrive Inc. “The NextDrive Plug is the first in many high-quality smart home solutions we hope to develop in the coming years."

To add wireless connectivity to traditional USB devices, download the NextDrive Connect App for iOS or Android and plug the desired USB device into the NextDrive Plug. To initialize settings, associate the app with the plug and add to a local Wi-Fi network. USB devices plugged into the NextDrive Plug will automatically become wireless and can be accessed via the app on the mobile device at any time, from any location with an Internet connection.

Users can remotely share any type of data file wirelessly with friends, family and coworkers across one or multiple NextDrive Plugs, as long as each plug is associated with each smartphone. Potential uses for the virtual expansion port include:

Personal “cloud” for limitless storage and auto-backup for mobile devices. With the NextDrive Plug, building a personal “cloud” is easy, safe and does not require a monthly fee. It provides users with near-limitless storage when connected to USB hard drives – storage capacity on the plug reaches as high as 6TB for a single drive and 24TB for a RAID system. Additionally, users can activate the auto-backup feature to automatically save any photo taken on the associated smartphone, wirelessly, to the hard drive connected to the NextDrive Plug.

Remote webcam video streaming. To keep an eye on your home, pets or valuables, connect any USB-enabled webcam to the NextDrive Plug for live remote access video streaming sent directly to a smartphone, from anywhere. The NextDrive Plug also allows users to save still camera images to a chosen device.

Music streaming, sharing and access. Stream music from CDs and save song files as MP3s directly to any mobile device, wirelessly. With the NextDrive Plug users can also create a digital copy of their music library for easy access to favorite music anywhere, anytime.

NextDrive Plug is a certified Infineon Security partner and can only be accessed by authorized devices, and all data transfers are secured and authenticated by bank-level security mechanisms and encryption chips. Additional features include optimized phone/tablet charging, multiple plug collaboration and direct connect ability – so users can wirelessly link an associated smartphone directly to the NextDrive Plug to access and share files without a Wi-Fi connection when on the go.

The first generation of the NextDrive Plug is now available for pre-order via Indiegogo starting at an Early Bird price of $59, ranging up to $79 for product and accessory combo packs – all shipping to backers in October 2015. The NextDrive Plug will go to market in October 2015 for $99.

To pre-order the NextDrive Plug or to learn more, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nextdrive-plug-wireles...

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