Review of the iomega SuperHero Backup & Charger for iPhone
We announced the launch of the iomega SuperHero device back in January at CES and we have been using it for a few weeks now, so we thought it was time to post our review.
Here is how iomega describe it:
Your favorite people – family, friends, and business contacts and their photos are all stored on your iPhone®. What happens if it gets lost or stolen? The Iomega® SuperHero™ Backup and Charger for iPhone lets you secure your contacts and photos plus recharge your phone while you relax.
This compact device sits easily on your counter or desktop and plugs into your wall outlet. Just insert your phone at a convenient moment and it will automatically backup your contacts and camera roll photos and recharge your phone battery at the same time. A progress bar lets you know when your backup is complete.
It’s made for Apple iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, and iPod touch (4th generation) so you know it will work seamlessly. If your iPhone is lost or stolen, you can easily restore your contacts and photos from the SD card (4GB capacity) included in the Iomega SuperHero and put them on your new iPhone. Plus, it charges & backs up contacts and photos from the latest generation of the iPod touch too!
SD card is upgradeable if you need more capacity.
The Iomega SuperHero is protected by a 3-year limited warranty when you register your product.
- Secure—Backup your contacts and photos with 4GB of SD card capacity; Restore them to a new iPhone if yours is lost, stolen, or destroyed
- Easy to Use—Just place your phone in the dock to backup and recharge your phone at the same time; When backup is included as part of your routine, your contacts and photos are more protected!
- Convenient—A progress bar lets you know when your backup is complete; Set reminders so that you back up & recharge on a regular basis; Upgrade your SD card to a higher capacity if you need more backup storage in the future; Use with the iPod touch (4th gen) too!
- Compact and Portable—So compact you can take it with you when you travel for business or pleasure
- 3 Year Warranty—with product registration
- Apple 30-pin connector
- Supports iPod Touch® (4th generation) and iPhone® 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G
- Mac OS 4.0 (to backup photos)
- SuperHero Backup Application (free via download)
During the course of the review I tested it with both an iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4.
What’s in the Box?
- Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger
- Power supply and Cable
- 4GB SD Card
- Free iPhone Application (via download)
- Quick Install Guide
- Information Booklet
The charger comes with a removable connector which just unclips.