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  • Iomega SuperHero Dock for iPhone Provides iTunes-Free Backup


    The push to make iPhones, iPads and all Apple's portables, iTunes and desktop independent is nothing new to those closely following Apple's iCloud efforts. However, a new iPhone dock from Iomega provides a slightly different take on cordless backup.

    The Iomega SuperHero looks like a normal iPhone dock, but a SDHC card slot allows users to backup their contacts, photos and charge their device. Users must first download a free app from the App Store to make everything work, but from that point on everything is plug and play.

    The $69.99 device can be found as low as $39.99, but still offers capabilities that simply plugging a device into a computer offers. However, it could prove useful in closed environments like offices or schools where iTunes is more likely to be unavailable. Also, it is another place fore contacts and photos to be stored in case a users phone and computer happen to die at the same time.

    If that every happens to anyone, they may be the unluckiest gadgeteer in the world.

    *Incessant knocking of wood*

    Source: TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Iomega SuperHero Dock for iPhone Provides iTunes-Free Backup started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      3 years ago this would have been nice. Now, I'd rather wait for iOS5 with iCloud.
    1. rawrjoeynashomg's Avatar
      rawrjoeynashomg -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      3 years ago this would have been nice. Now, I'd rather wait for iOS5 with iCloud.
      Agreed
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      Yes this is a little too late, kinda like stupid onstar in your car when everyone carries cell phones in the pockets.
    1. wohhey's Avatar
      wohhey -
      Quote Originally Posted by rawrjoeynashomg View Post
      Agreed
      And I bet 3 years ago Apple didnt allow this
    1. cjgonzales1900's Avatar
      cjgonzales1900 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slmchrist View Post
      Yes this is a little too late, kinda like stupid onstar in your car when everyone carries cell phones in the pockets.
      Yea but the only thing is. This device does the same thing as the computer does just plug it and back it up. On star compared to a cell phone in a crash works a whole lot better.
    1. BeachLivin88's Avatar
      BeachLivin88 -
      Seriously, Phil? You really need to proofread your posts, man. The amount of spelling and punctuation errors in this article should be enough to ensure that you never again recieve another paycheck for your writing. I am disgusted that you consider yourself a journalist.
    1. AAred's Avatar
      AAred -
      Quote Originally Posted by BeachLivin88 View Post
      Seriously, Phil? You really need to proofread your posts, man. The amount of spelling and punctuation errors in this article should be enough to ensure that you never again recieve another paycheck for your writing. I am disgusted that you consider yourself a journalist.
      Bro, chill. Just because he messed up a little bit doesn't mean he's a bad journalist. I'm gonna assume he was distracted or something.

      Meanwhile, I've heard of this dock thing before, like a year ago... by the same company... I don't think it's new...
    1. MNSearcher's Avatar
      MNSearcher -
      This dock isn't new, it has been around and for sale for several months. Engadget even wrote a review for it back on January 4th.

      But with iOS 5 you will be able to use this to backup your phone, plus give you a nice dock for syncing away from your computer.