PlexEasy Left Plextor announces PC free DVD burner

When it comes to backing up data, most of us aren't doing nearly as good job as we should and these days we have so many different devices that needs to be backed up that most of us just don't bother. Plextor has come up with a somewhat interesting solution to the problem of backing up files on smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and just about anything else, without the need of a PC, namely the PlexEasy PC free DVD burner.

When it comes to backing up data, most of us aren't doing nearly as good job as we should and these days we have so many different devices that needs to be backed up that most of us just don't bother. Plextor has come up with a somewhat interesting solution to the problem of backing up files on smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and just about anything else, without the need of a PC, namely the PlexEasy PC free DVD burner.

PlexEasy Top Plextor announces PC free DVD burner

The Plexeasy is in essence a laptop size optical drive with a couple of USB ports, an SD card slot, an LCD display and a couple of buttons. What it allows you to do is to connect up all your gadgets to it and back up the data directly from the device and/or memory card. Plextor claims that the PlexEasy is compatible with most digital cameras as well as Android, iOS and Blackberry devices, but the press release doesn't mention Windows Phone or other mobile operating systems, but they're most likely going to be supported. However, there's a catch, the PlexEasy only works with mass storage devices, so if you don't have a mass storage setting on your phone, it's not going to work.

PlexEasy Left Plextor announces PC free DVD burner

As an added bonus the PlexEasy can be used as an optical drive for your notebook, although it apparently requires two USB port for power which might not be ideal when it comes to Ultrabooks which tend to have one USB port on each side of the notebook. We're not sure DVD media is the way forward for backing up data though, as even your average SD card these days is about 8GB and most higher-end phones comes with at least as much internal storage memory making the not so old silver disc feel quite dated with its 4.7GB. However, as an easy way to archive photos directly from a camera or a phone/tablet it might not be such a bad solution. One critical piece of information is missing though, price and knowing Plextor it's not going to be cheap.

Source: Plextor