Maxell Corp. of America and Wearable will announce and demonstrate new photo storage, sharing and backup capabilities for the second generation AirStash (US$99.99) at this week’s 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

AirStash is a wireless flash drive that uses expandable SD card media to provide two-way wireless storage for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and other wireless devices. With the upcoming version of the AirStash+ companion app, you can snap photos around the world without worrying about running out of iPhone storage or accidentally losing your captured memories, according to Wearable CEO Matthew Klapman.

If your iDevice is getting full, run the free AirStash+ app and back-up your camera roll (including video) to your AirStash for unlimited storage with interchangeable SD cards. Once your photos are transferred to the AirStash, you can share your photos with up to eight friends through any compatible WiFi-enabled device.

If you have a point-and-shoot or professional SLR camera with you, you can put the camera’s SD memory card into AirStash for viewing of photos on your iPad or iPhone wherever you are without a laptop. You can view up to 75 MP RAW and JPEG, then share with others directly to their own iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, compatible Android device, Windows Phone, or Kindle Fire.

The AirStash easily fits into your pocket, backpack, briefcase, or handbag for up to seven hours of continuous video streaming thanks to the built-in lithium-polymer battery. It charges from any USB-equipped laptop or desktop (powered ports only) and works as a USB flash drive & memory card reader.

Memory is provided by an SD/SDHC/SDXC slot supporting beyond 128GB of high-density storage. New features and enhanced device compatibility can be provided by firmware updates downloaded from the Internet. (SDXC cards require a manual format before use).