Iomega SuperHero to the iPhone rescue

4 Jan 2011

Iomega has launched an inventive new dual backup and charger that automatically protects an iPhone user’s contacts and photos while his or her iPhone battery recharges.

The new Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone will come as welcome news for those who have lost valuable iPhone data, such as their music downloads, photos or contact details due to insufficient backups. With the new device people can restore their contacts and photos to a new iPhone by docking it in the SuperHero and selecting the restore button.

Every time you charge your phone, the Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger will automatically back up contacts and photos on an iPhone (or multiple iPhones). 

“Our internal research and personal experiences tell us there are many iPhone users across the globe that have their entire lives on their phones and yet they rarely if ever plug their phone into their computer and back up it up,” said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega. 

The new Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone will be unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Available worldwide for €69.90 (SRP), it is fully compatible with the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G, as well as the iPod touch (third and fourth generation).

How the SuperHero operates

The SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone is a compact docking station device that sits on your counter, desktop or nightstand and plugs directly into a wall outlet. It comes complete with a 4GB SD card that provides the storage in the docking station for iPhone contacts and camera roll pictures. Users can download, free of charge, the SuperHero iPhone app from the Apple Store and their iPhone is ready for charging and backing up with the SuperHero Backup and Charger.
When an iPhone loaded with the SuperHero app is placed in the SuperHero dock, the app launches automatically, giving the option of backing up the contacts and photos while it charges the phone. 

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic