Quite a lot has happened in the world of Clickfree since it went a little crazy at CES, but we're pretty jazzed about its latest effort. The predictably titled C2 is little more than a tweaked and refreshed version of the original backup-inclined external hard drive, but the boost in features makes this one worth considering. Available with a built-in USB cable and an even easier backup interface, the C2 can now handle automatic iPod music / playlist imports, direct-to-DVD burning, improved media sharing and a lovely migration feature that makes the arduous process of moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 a lesson in simplicity. The drive will be available in 250GB (C2 227; $139.00), 500GB (C2 527; $199.99) and 350GB sizes, with the latter to be made available in January 2010. So, are you finally done pushing aside the need to back your digital life up? Has Apple's increasingly lackadaisical software team taught us anything? Bizzare promo video is after the break.
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Clickfree adds hassle-free migration, other features to C2 backup drive






• Transfer data with one click. Moving to Windows 7 from Windows XP (or Macintosh OS X 10.5 or later)? With Clickfree, it's simple. Not all backup devices can transfer data between operating systems! Simply click the restore button, and all your digital files will transfer to the new PC exactly as they appeared on the original.
• Schedule regular backups. As long as you leave the drive connected, it will backup at the time intervals you set.
• Secure files without slowing down your computer. 256-bit hardware accelerated encryption now included.
• Burn files directly to CDs or DVDs. Share music, photos or video, or make extra backup copies for safe keeping.
• Import music from your iPod/iPhone. Or from your friends' iPods.
• Find your email attachments easily. With a new category specifically for email attachments, these are easier to find than ever before.
• Connect to your PC quickly. With a new all-in-one design, C2 includes an integrated cable which tucks neatly into the back of the drive. An optional $20 dock also streamlines connection to the PC.

Engadget HD Podcast 159 - 10.13.2009