Seagate this week announced the second generation of its Seagate Backup Plus external storage drive at CES 2014.
Called the Seagate Backup Plus Slim, the drive offers a USB 3.0 interface and up to 2TB capacity. The big features, however, are the bundled apps that allow you to back up your photos and videos on Flickr and Facebook albums (even shared ones you are tagged in), as well as back up photos and videos from your mobile devices.
The Backup Plus Slim is a compact 3in by 4.5in x 0.38in (HWD) and weighs 150g. It's available in four colours: red, blue, black, and silver. It comes bundled with an 18in USB 3.0 cable, as well as a two-year warranty.
The introduction of the Seagate Mobile App means users will also be able to back up their iOS and Android devices to the drive. Users simply load the app to their phone or tablet.
The app then backs up all the photos and videos from the device to the drive or to a cloud service. If the drive is connected to a home network, the backup can occur via Wi-Fi. Users can also back up to Google Drive or Dropbox.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is currently available on Seagate's site or Amazon in the following capacities: 500GB (£61), 1TB (£73), and 2TB (£110).