The Flash Porter is the Small, Portable Backup Device Photographers Need


On-location backup is critical… and often a pain in the butt. If you’re not carrying your laptop with you, backing up your files is a crap shoot; if you are, it’s cumbersome and time-consuming. That’s where the portable, powerful Flash Porter comes in.

Already way over-funded on Kickstarter, the Flash Porter is the reliable on-location backup device photographers have been waiting for. The little gameboy-looking device can take just about any memory card you throw at it, is built to reliably and safely backup as much as 250GB on a single charge, and features an LCD screen with a simple user interface so you’re not relying on some blinking lights to tell if it’s working.

Here’s a quick video intro to the Flash Porter:

The Flash Porter was built as a simple backup solution for all photographers—amateur, professional, and action cam—but if we don’t miss our mark, it’ll appeal to the serious photographer crowd most of all.

It takes CF, SD, and microSD cards natively (and has a USB connection for card readers that can handle many more), can read RAW images from all the major brands, gives you several different backup options to suit each situation, and comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB HDD or SSD capacities to suit almost any adventure photographer’s day-trip needs.

As Sony Artisan Don Smith explains in the short video below, there’s very little (if anything) not to like about the Flash Porter:

The Flash Porter is up on Kickstarter where it’s already raised over $45,000 against a goal of just $15,000. Retail price of the 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB HDD Flash Porter will be $300, $350, and $450, respectively, while SSD will run you quite a bit more, at $500, $800, and $1,400.

But if you go to Kickstarter and order now, you can take advantage of their early bird specials and save hundreds. HDD Flash Porters on Kickstarter are going for $180, $230, and $330 for the 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB, respectively. While SSD versions are only $370, $560, and $950.

To find out more or put down a pledge of your own, head over to the Flash Porter Kickstarter before the campaign wraps up next week.

(via Resource Magazine)