Gadgets for the Guru: Back-it-Up edition
This week’s edition of Gadgets for the Guru is all about securing your personal content.
The Egg, a personalized web server, aims to solve the issue of relying on big data companies for cloud storage, without the privacy concerns or monthly fees. The device itself is rather small and feels smooth and comfortable in our hands. It’s shaped like its namesake and has a 2.5 inch touchscreen, a micro USB port. It runs on a version of Tizen OS and directly imports and archives any media content on any device connected to it. The touchscreen allows users to manage data and security features from the device itself. They intend to roll out three versions of the Egg with 64, 128 and 256 GBs of storage at tentative prices of $199, $299 and $399 respectively. The first units will ship to backers in 2015. Pre-order on their Kickstarter campaign here.
IronKey F200 Fingerprint USB
The IronKey F200 USB is an innovative flash drive that uses fingerprint technology to keep your content secure. Swipe your finger and hardware-based matching quickly and reliably determines if the print belongs to an authorized user and unlocks the device. Matching is performed aboard the flash drive itself, and so remains fully isolated from PC-based attacks. The fingerprint USB comes in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. How to purchase the IronKey F200.
SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I
This ittly bitty storage device can hold 512GB of data, making it the world’s highest-capacity SD card on the market. SanDisk said it designed the card for those who shoot 4K Ultra High Definition video, Full HD video, and high-speed burst mode photography. If this tiny powerhouse sounds like your type of gadget, you better have some deep pockets, because it costs $800. If that’s a little steep, SanDisk is also offering versions with 256GB and 128GB of storage. Available for purchase here.
KERO Nomad Cable
A 3″ Apple certified lightning USB cable for your key ring. Sync/Charge capability. The Nomad cable is perfect for use at work, in the car, at home, or anywhere on the go – it’s there when you need it! Available for purchase here.
Victorinox Slim Jettsetter USB – 8GB
This awesome tech gadget is an all-in-one tool that combines the performance of Victorinox’s Slim USB Flash Drive with key Swiss Army Knife Tools. Features include removable USB flash drive, scissors, ballpoint pen, nail file with screwdriver, letter opener, key ring, and tweezers. Be wary not to go to airports with this guy – it may lead to an unwanted TSA probe. Available for purchase here.