Clickfree Wireless takes the Time Capsule approach, automates backups over WiFi
byDarren Murph||January 4th 2011 at 8:02amJanuary 4th 2011 8:02 am
Tired of the power supply going sour in your Time Capsule? Join the crowd. Clickfree is making its annual CES introduction today from Las Vegas, and for those familiar with the aforementioned Apple product, you'll understand exactly how the Clickfree Wireless works. Put simply, it's an HDD-infused box with an 802.11n radio within, and it's designed to automate the backup of an unlimited quantity of Macs or PCs without any wires whatsoever. Sort of. You'll still need to plug it directly into each machine you're hoping to duplicate as the initial backup takes place, but after that, all settings will be found and configured, and all future backups will happen without wires. Sadly, only two models are available at launch -- a 500GB box for $179, and a 1TB unit for $249. If you've more than one machine in your house, you'll probably need to wait for larger capacity units to surface later in the quarter, but hey, at least they're en route.
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Clickfree Introduces the Easiest Way to Backup Multiple Computers and Protect Data with New Clickfree Wireless
Clickfree Wireless automatically performs all scheduled backups wirelessly from anywhere in a home or office, on multiple computers, PCs and Macs
Las Vegas, Jan. 4, 2011 – Clickfree, the inventors of effortless automatic backup, today announced the launch of Clickfree Wireless in the U.S., giving customers the simplicity of Clickfree's totally automated backup solution with the benefit of a wireless connection. Clickfree Wireless will backup as many computers as the customers needs, both Windows and Mac, making it the ideal solution for both home and office.
Clickfree Wireless will be on display for the first time in the U.S. at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, which runs Jan. 6-9. Clickfree can be found in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, booth #36512.
Setting the standard and defining the term, 'effortless backup,' Clickfree has completely eliminated the need to download, install and configure software. Consumers don't have to know anything about their home's wireless setup or network configuration. By simply plugging the Clickfree Wireless device into each computer and performing an initial backup, all settings will be found and configured, and backups will be done automatically using 802.11n wireless technology. The device can be placed anywhere in the home, and does not need to be plugged in to any of the computers for it to continue backing up and safeguarding customers' digital data.
Irreplaceable photos, music, videos and other documents on the home or office network will be protected and are incredibly easy to retrieve as well. In addition, customers can search and restore lost files, photos and other digital content over the wireless connection.
"Clickfree has made setting up a wireless backup device as easy as just plugging it in to your computer," said Bryan McLeod, CEO of Storage Appliance Corp. "With our proprietary Backuplink™ technology which makes the once complex task of backing up digital content on a network totally effortless, we have ensured everyone can use our Wireless Backup device."
• No software to download, setup or install
• No network or wireless expertise required
• Automatically backup PCs and Macs wirelessly
• Backup files that are currently in use
• Import, transfer and backup music and playlists from iPods, iPads and iPhones
• Easily upload photos directly to Facebook
• Archive important files to DVDs/CDs for additional security
• Easy-to-use totally automatic restore process
Capacities, Prices & Availability
Clickfree Wireless Backup is available now online from Clickfree.com. The MSRP for a 500GB is $179 and 1TB is $249. Larger capacities will be available in Q1 2011.
About Storage Appliance Corp.
Storage Appliance Corporation, operating under the Clickfree™ brand, makes technology easy for consumers. As the inventors of effortless consumer backup, the Clickfree™ software makes backing up a PC or Mac as easy as plugging it in to the USB port - no software to install or configure. Clickfree is dedicated to offering consumers the Ultimate Backup Experience. Clickfree brings together features that have never before been available in a single backup product including flawless restore. Recognized as the market leader in consumer backup, Clickfree has received numerous awards from CNET™, PCMag™ and Laptop™ magazine. Clickfree's software is not just easier – it's smarter. With 23 patents pending, this exclusive technology is only available to Clickfree™ customers. Visit www.Clickfree.com for additional information.