Canon’s next-gen Connect Station offers wireless charging and 4K output in a more modern package

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:46 AM EDT

Canon showed off a lot of new and upcoming product at the 2015 Canon Expo in New York City this past week.

One of the more interesting products is an updated version of its Connect Station CS100, which not only wirelessly transfers your images from your camera onto its 1TB internal storage unit and cloud platform, but also charges your camera once the transfer is complete.

To demo the technology Canon had a T6s and EOS M3 on display atop the much more modern-looking hub, which comes in both a grey and white variety. Once the images from the cameras were offloaded, a lightning icon and percentage were displayed on the device’s large screen.

The upcoming Connect Station can be controlled via a smartphone app available for both Android and iOS, and features an HDMI output, which supports 4K playback on capable TVs.

Also note the very unusual camera shown. It's likely nothing more than a conglomeration of various designs Canon has experimented with, but it's intriguing nonetheless.

No word on when a consumer version of the next-gen Connect Station will see the light of day.