Even the best hard drives aren’t particularly sexy, making it difficult for a company like Halos to make a splash at CES. Still, they say beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder, and when you have features like those unique to the company’s upcoming CatDrive, you can be sure someone will take notice.
The device, one of many Indiegogo success stories on display at CES, is designed to simplify your digital life. It’s essentially a storage device that plugs right into your home router and lets you easily upload all your content — photos, videos, etc. — to a centralized location. The 1TB shock-resistant drive is then accessible from anywhere using the accompanying mobile app, assuming you have a valid internet connection, giving you a quick way to sync and share content across your device network. Best of all, unlike Google Drive and many other cloud storage alternatives, there are no additional fees associated with Halos’ offering.
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However, centralized storage is nothing new, which is why Halos decided to equip the CatDrive with plenty of extra features. You can quickly set up a drive to automatically back up content from your iOS or Android device, for example, or create a private account for each member of your family, ensuring their content is protected from prying eyes. Other features, namely robust device search capabilities, come standard.
The CatDrive is currently available for pre-order and will retail for $99 when it officially launches at the end of January.