Clickfree Transformer Backup for iPod/iPhone Review
6 January 2010
Excerpt: As with all their products, Clickfree engineers simple backup solutions that provide users with the ability to store and transfer data from one computer to the next. Basically your iPod/iPhone turns into a portable flash drive that is compatible with both the OSX 10.5.4 + and PC platforms (including...
Pros: Easy to use. Simple to set up. Can be used on both Mac and PC
Cons: Steep pricing. Unable to backup Applications.
Conclusion: Clickfree Import Music I'm torn on my final thoughts about the Clickfree Transformer SE. While it worked well with USB drives, it just did not work with the iPhone 3G. I think the $89.99 price tag is a bit steep for what you get.
Pros: Simple, intuitive interface. Backs up multiple computers to multiple devices. Easy to use once it�s configured.
Cons: iPhone backup didn�t work. Did not work reliably. Had to restart program to access options. Over-priced.
Conclusion: Finally, making Windows-based document backups is as easy as plugging in a power cord.
Pros: No configuration necessary. No installation needed. Works across all user accounts if you're an administrator. One of the most user-friendly backup methods we've tested. Works with any USB hard drive or USB key. Can support multiple computers.
Cons: Doesn't work with Limited-access accounts. No Mac compatibility (yet). You need to buy storage separately. Performs file backups only. May not work with some USB hubs.
Conclusion: You'll never have to worry about leaving your hard drive at home again with the new Clickfree Transformer for iPod, which turns your portable media player into a backup device.
Pros: No configuration necessary. Works across all accounts at the administrator-level. Easy to use. Works with any iPod or iPhone. Doesn't touch existing content on iPhone/iPod. Mac and Windows compatible. Supports multiple computers. Can move music from your iPod or iPhone to your hard drive.
Cons: Doesn't work with Limited-access accounts. Requires .NET installation. Only backs up files. Doesn't have iPod dock connector: you must use your own Apple-supplied cable.
Summary: Priced at $59.99, the Clickfree Transformer is a wonderful tool for no-brainer backup. This device makes the most sense for those who already own an external drive. If you're starting from scratch, Clickfree sells its own line of hard drives with capacities from 120GB ($89.99) to 500GB ($219) that...
Excerpt: We previously reviewed Clickfree’s Automatic Backup, which allows for effortless backup by simply inserting a DVD into your computer and having the program launch itself and then search and backup all relevant documents.