I am utterly hopeless at backing stuff up. I’ve held onto my ageing LG G3 because there’s buckets of photos on the internal and external storage. I just can’t bring myself to move to another phone but – even worse – nothing is backed up. If I lose those precious videos and photos then I only have myself to blame.
Yes, I should use cloud storage, but then I’ve got to put some work into it. Even an auto-backup app will need me to tweak the settings so that it either only uses my WiFi or only ever backs up when it’s plugged in. Some apps don’t have that last setting either – you just get the option to use WiFi, and then you’ll find that your battery is flat.
So say hello to the MEEM cable. It’s a dual-purpose phone charger and backup solution. Just plug your phone in as you normally would and it’ll do the rest. It doesn’t even need to use an internet connection.
Available next month, it’ll store your photos, contacts, messages and music when you charge. You control it with a freely-available app, which is coming to both Android and iPhone.
We found the Android version, which seems to have a 16GB capacity for £49.99, and the iOS model, which has 32GB capacity and costs £69.99. Personally, with me carrying around about 40GB of photos and video on my Android phone, I may need something even more substantial.
WORLD’S FIRST PHONE CHARGER AND AUTOMATIC BACK-UP CABLE LAUNCHING IN Q1 2016
MEEM cable to protect personal data stored on smartphones from loss, theft, damage or hacks
London, December 2015 – The first ever smartphone charging cable that simultaneously backs up personal data is set to launch in early 2016. Created in London by MEEM SL Ltd the MEEM cable will be the world’s first multi-purpose phone charger and automatic back-up cable for today’s smartphones full of irreplaceable memories in the form of precious photos, valuable contacts, cherished messages and beloved music.
The cable has the benefit of operating independently of any cloud-based storage systems. Directly connected to the power source, the cable does not require an internet connection and works directly with the free MEEM Android or iPhone app to backup and store data onto the cable itself. Private information will always remain offline and always under the user’s physical control.
MEEM’s CEO, Kelly Sumner, comments, “Most of us don’t think about protecting our photos, videos and contacts until it is too late. That’s the beauty of MEEM. You don’t have to think about looking after those important memories. It’s done for you every time you charge your phone – automatically mirroring your life.”
The cable will retail from £49.99 and will be available from February. UK retailers to be announced in early 2016.