CES- Iomega Superhero Dock

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CES- Iomega Superhero Dock

I spent some time this morning at the Iomega booth and had a chance to see their news Superhero dock for backing up and charging iPhones and iPod touches. The unassuming dock does a trick that, surprisingly had not been done before. The dock will charge your device but it will also backup photos and contacts to the included SD card. To use it you download the free app that will be available soon and then, whenever the device is docked the app will launch and back up the most precious content on it.

It works with all generations of the ios devices except the iPad.

In practicality the device is intended for the person who does not backup but I can see the utility of it for everyone who has an iOS device. Better still the device can recognize multiple devices, great if you have an iPod Touch and an iPhone in your household. If there is any issue with storage, you can simply put a larger SD card into device.

Not an iOS user? An Android version is on the way.

The unit will available at Buy.com and Amazon.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.