Monday, August 07, 2006

Have a backup plan

So, let's say, um, hypothetically, you've been known to jump into canals by the turnpike. And for the sake of argument, let's also say that immediately before said swim, you had the presence of mind to turn off your radio, a/c, and lock your car as you sprinted away from your hatchback. But it never occurred to you to take your cell phone out of your pocket. I mean, what if you needed to call someone for help - - underwater?

Don't be a fool like a certain Homesteader (not me . . . you know, a friend. Stop laughing. I do so have friends). You should have a backup plan. Or, more specifically, the Backup Pal. No computer required. Almost no brain activity required either. All you have to do is plug the Backup Pal into the data port of your phone and then gather up enough electrical energy to fire a few neurons in the general direction of your button-pushing finger to hit "BACKUP" on the unit. And just like that, you've got all of your contacts copied for safe keeping. Should the hero bug strike again, you won't have to stress about losing all of those phone numbers modern technology has allowed us to forget. If your celly has a run-in with a bullet or pit bull, you've got nothing to worry about. Just plug the Backup Pal into the replacement phone and hit "Restore to Phone". Easy as pie. Hopefully, the pit bull had the decency to leave you with at least one or two functioning fingers so you can call us up to say thanks. Happy heroing.

[Thanks, Frenchie]

Backup Pal a zip drive for your cellphone - New Launches

2 comments:

frenchie said...

FINALLY Frenchie gets some recognition for his, um, hard efforts.

frenchie said...

If you have a phone with a SIM card, then here is one that you can actually buy.

http://usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0531

It'll download your phonebook and read almost any other card you can throw at it. Very cheap too.