Congratulations to Anne J. who commented that her worst computer disaster was when, “I dropped my laptop and broke the screen. The data was still there, but I couldn’t get any of it. We finally manage to hook it up to an external monitor so we could run a backup and retrieve the data, but it took hours of frustration to get it done.” Anne won the 4GB Tuff N Tiny Drive from Verbatim.
I’m not really sure why I have been using a wired mouse for so long when I have a host of wireless ones in my laptop bag. I find that I am constantly yanking on the too-short cord and finally decided I’ve had enough. It didn’t hurt that Verbatim sent a box of goodies that included a brand new purple wireless mouse as part of their Verbatim’s Got Your Back(up!) campaign to give my work-at-home office a makeover in the name of spring cleaning.
If the name Verbatim sounds familiar, it’s because they have been around for 40 years and are the masters of information storage. Back in the day of buying CDs to back up my data, Verbatim was our brand of choice. These days Verbatim continues to make CDs and DVDs but has some amazing new products that are affordably priced to keep everything on your desk neat and organized.
Spending my nights in front of my computer leaves little time for organization. My once-neat desk has a stack of items to review to the left of my computer, press releases on the right, and a couple of smartphones that await testing scattered around among the other remnants of my life.
At any given moment a spilled cup of coffee or a toppled water bottle threatens to flood the surface and erase all of my data but thankfully, Verbatim’s CLŌN Portable Hard Drives have provided peace of mind to an obsessive compulsive person like myself who likes to make sure that everything is backed up can do so easily before the next big disaster. Products that come across my desk never make it on this site unless they are easy to use and work like they are supposed to and my 250 GB CLŌN ($56.23 from Amazon) couldn’t have been easier to use. CLŌN provides full backup and restore functions. It also allows users to easily copy and protect valuable memories and work that includes music, videos and photos. I like that the black, scuff resistant surface travels well and slips easily into your pocket or briefcase since it is just a little bigger than a smartphone.
Since I spend my days teaching, there are times where I need to take documents back and forth rather than e-mailing them to myself just due to the sheer size. My new favorite flash drive is my 4 GB Tuff-n-Tiny ($16.49 from Amazon). Penny-thin and travel-tough, the Tuff-n-Tiny offers secure storage in one of the most compact, durable USB flash drives available. Designed for everyday handling and resistant to dust, water and static discharges, this drive measures up to its name and is compatible with all USB ports. Despite its storage capacity, this drive is much smaller than the typical USB thumb drives and holds everything I need for work and more in a small package.
Verbatim also send me a spindle of DVD+R LightScribes (25 for $20.59 from Amazon). While I find that my family doesn’t burn DVDs anymore, I like the idea that LightScribes allows users to burn their data then flip the disc over and reinsert it into the drive to burn a precise, permanent, professional looking iridescent label. Somehow that looks a little more professional than me scrawling on it with a Sharpie!
Now that I have taken care of backing up my data maybe I’ll find a few moments to purge the paper and dust! Perhaps this weekend…
Win your own 4GB Tuff-n-Tiny USB flash drive courtesy of Verbatim!
Just leave a comment about your worst computer data disaster. A winner will be randomly selected in about a week. Don’t forget your e-mail or Twitter handle so I can contact you when you win!
Thanks to Verbatim for providing the above products for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a review of these items.
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