SONY PER­SONAL CON­TENT STA­TION $299.99 store.sony.com

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Sony’s Per­sonal Con­tent Sta­tion (PCS) is a 1TB ex­ter­nal hard drive with a twist: you can ac­cess it via Blue­tooth, WiFi and – most in­ter­est­ingly – near The NFC ca­pa­bil­ity means you can in­stall an app on your smart­phone and sim­ply tap it against the PCS to ini­ti­ate a con­nec­tion, after which you can ac­cess (ac­tual data trans­fer is done through WiFi; the NFC is just a quick – and snazzy – way of es­tab­lish­ing the con­nec­tion). If you’re not us­ing an NFC de­vice (for ex­am­ple, Ap­ple users), you can skip the tap­ping and es­tab­lish a di­rect WiFi con­nec­tion, or you can use a USB cable. It also looks like a piece of ab­stract sculp­ture and will sit won­der­fully on your shelf next to your Ap­ple TV box. BT

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