Iomega  has launched the iConnect Wireless Data Station - a device that allows you to access and share information stored on USB devices on both your home network or via the internet.

Users simply connect the device to their router , either by Wi-Fi or Ethernet, and then plug their USB drives or memory sticks into the four USB ports on the iConnect Wireless Data Station. You can then access the files and folder stored on the drives either on your home network, or remotely from any PC in the world with an internet connection.

The iConnect Wireless Data Station supports UPnP (universal plug and play) and can stream streams photos, audio content and video stored on USB to other devices on your network, as well as a torrent download manager for managing peer-to-peer file transfers.

The device also comes with the Iomega Protection Suite, that can be downloaded from the web for free and includes Iomega QuikProtect for simple scheduled file-level backup; a choice between EMC Retrospect Express or Express HD to back up your data, plus applications and settings; and security software.

"For computer users with plenty of USB-connected storage devices, the new Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station is great way to save money and make your USB storage drives 'smart' at the same time," said Iomega spokesman Jonathan Huberman.

Priced at £69.99, the Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station will be available from February.

See also: Iomega eGo secure portable hard drive