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Mar 232015
 

WonderCube For iPhone And Android - 8 Tools In One Small Cubic Inch KeyChain Gadget
While we constantly feature cool crowdfunding projects here at CoolPile.com, it’s not that often we we’re really blown away by these gadgets! Some concept are not that new, some are recycled ideas, some add few to no new features and so on … But hey, didn’t Steve Jobs once said that “Creativity is just connecting things“?

ALSO READ about the Quickie – The iPhone And Android Pocket Charger.

Well … today we’ll show you a simple keychain gadget that really impressed us! The WonderCube is based on Jobs’s simple concept of connecting simple things to solve a bigger need! And the WonderCube does this amazingly well!
Just imagine a simple cubic inch keychain gadget that instantly allows you to use up to 8 iPhone or Android essentials. The WonderCube packs a built-in Micro USB or Lightning cable for easy data transfers, easy backups or charging your phone on the go; a phone stand to help you keep an eye on your phone while working at your desk; OTG (On-The-Go) USB storage to expand your phone’s memory via Micro SD cards; emergency battery charger (a 9V battery is required as power source) as well as a LED torch to light your way in the dark.

The WonderCube is in project mode at Indiegogo and you can secure one for an early bird price of $49 US (that’s $20 US less than the regular price). The project already reached it’s funding cap and the delivery is scheduled for August 2015.

$49 | BUY NOW
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Jan 272015
 

LaCie Mirron USB 3.0 External Portable Drive With Ebony Desk Stand - On Office Desk
Designed by French industrial designer Pauline Deltour, the LaCie Mirror is one of the fanciest portable drives around!

ALSO CHECK the ioSafe Rugged Portable Drive and the LaCie Blade Runner 4TB Drive we featured earlier.

The LaCie Mirror drive features an 1TB of portable storage encased in mirrored Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a cool Ebony wood display stand for office use, a soft carrying case for while on the go, it works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices powered by Windows Vista or higher and Mac OS X 10.5 and latter and comes with LaCie Backup Assistant and LaCie Private-Public (AES 256-bit encryption) software suite.

$279.99 | BUY NOW
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Jun 052014
 

ioSafe Rugged Portable 1 TB External Hard Drive (USB 3.0)
With so much data floating around, backups are no longer a luxury, but a must! Think about all those pics from your smartphone, all those videos with your kids, documents, contacts, personal files, music and the list goes on and on … I am not going to stress more the data backup importance, because I know you do it! Don’t you?

On the other hand I am going to speak about the safety of your backups! Let me start with a little story – a friend of mine, a real geek, used to keep not 1, not 2, but 3 backup sets for all his data (including his smartphone, tablet and his home and work laptops). One day, the inevitable happened, and his apartment got flooded by the neighbor above. He called the guy, they stopped the flood and the neighbor helped him clean the apartment. All good until now. This is when the disaster happened! He opened his laptop but it was not working. It was full of water. He grabbed his girlfriend’s laptop which was not water damaged, he opened his desk to grab one of his backup HDD’s to copy some files and … Surprise! As all three of his backup HDD’s were on the lowest shelf of his desk, they were all water damaged!

So here you have a geeky guy who knew the importance of backups, with 1 set of original data and 3 sets of backups who lost all his digital life because the neighbor in the apartment above! Imagine that!
The good news is that in the end he was able to recover most of his data from the damaged HDD’s! The bad news is that this could happen to anyone, including you!

ALSO CHECK the ioSafe Waterproof, Fireproof 3TB External Hard Drive (SK3TB Solo G3) and the Rugged Portable LaCie HDD With USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt we featured earlier.

All this to say that backups are not enough to protect your data. You should also take steps to protect your backup drives from thieves and the elements! You can do this the hard way (as I do it) by using two encrypted HDD’s and always having one at a remote location (work, a friend, family member) or the simple way, by using disaster proof hard drives!

The ioSafe rugged portable 1TB external hard drive is one of the top disaster proof HDD‘s out there! The drive works on MAC and PC (USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt) features a full metal jacket that protects it against the elements, crushes and drops. The HDD mechanism inside the metal jacket is fully suspended in all 6 motion axes, so it will survives extreme shocks under most circumstances. The HDD is rated to with crush protection up to 5,000 lbs (2,267 KG), drop protection up to 20′ (that’s 6 meters), 30′ (9.15 meters) deep submersion in salty/fresh water for up to 3 days, full immersion in various liquids including diesel, oils, fuels, hydraulic fluids, continuous exposure to UV, blowing sand, blowing dust, rain, salt fog, icing or freezing rain. All this without loosing not even one byte of data!
Regarding the anti theft protection, the ioSafe PA51000U3YR features a solid Kensington Lock compatible slot which should be enough to discourage a dishonest person as well as a theft protection software which allows full drive AES encryption.

That’s the good part about it! The bad part is that this ioSafe beast comes with a premium price of $600! Well … you probably see it as premium because you didn’t hit the floor yet, but, if you already lost your data once, you know it’s a real bargain!!! Check it out and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I am curious to see how do you manage your backup drives

$601 | BUY NOW

 

Apr 262013
 

Transfer Your Pictures From Your Digital Camera To A DVD Without The Use Of a PC

The Memory Card to DVD Photo Converter allows you to transfer photos from your camera and write them on a CD/DVD without passing by your PC. This makes it very valuable if you are an avid photographer or for longer trips when you want to backup your camera photos or simply make some room for new pictures.

The converter writes DVDs at a speed of 8X and CDs at 24X, has an LCD that shows it’s capacity, burn speed and other memory related info and allows the transfer of data not only from your camera to a CD/DVD but also the other way around – from a DVD/CD to a USB stick or from a master DVD to a new black one.
One nice feature that I like is that the converter is able to automatically divide files among multiple discs, so this comes in handy for maximizing the backup space if you have very large files to transfer.

On the other hand , I can not pass by without noticing that the converter needs to be plugged in to work and does not include a rechargeable battery. But, let’s see the full side of the glass and say that this was design with intention this way to keep the device’s weight as low as possible ( the converter weights only half of pound – that’s about 220 grams).

$199.95 | BUY NOW
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Oct 012012
 

Rugged Portable LaCie HDD With USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt Mix

Keep you data safe. One of the most important things in the digital era is to backup your data and make sure the back up is safe. LaCie has a rugged solution to help us achieve this.

LaCie Rugged USB3 Features:

  • Connectivity: USB3 and Thunderbold
  • Speed (up to 380MB/s – SSD Version)
  • Accident Resistant (1.2 meters drop height)
  • Automatic BackUp
  • AES 256-bit password encrypted
  • Available in 120GB (SSD), 240GB (SSD) and 1TB (HDD)
$199+ | BUY NOW
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