As I’ve mentioned before, my older son started middle school last month. It is not our neighborhood school, so he takes a bus and (mostly) because I wanted to be able to get in touch with and keep track of him, I got him an iPhone. I have an iPhone myself, and since I seem to constantly run out of cloud space, I back it up on my laptop. But we won’t be connecting my son’s phone to a computer, so when I was asked if I wanted to review the new MEEM memory cable, I was intrigued.
The concept is simple and absolutely fantastic: A memory drive is installed in the USB charging cable, so that when you charge your phone, it connects to an app on your phone and stores a mirror copy of contacts, calendar, photos and videos.
MEEM is super easy to use – just plug the USB end into a charging outlet, and plug the other end into your device. The first time you do this, you’ll be prompted to download the free MEEM Mirror app. Once the app is installed, your phone will be backed up onto the MEEM … and it will be backed up every time you plug your phone in to charge! If something goes wrong on your phone, you can easily restore the backup of one set of files or all of them. You can see the directions and a video of MEEM in action on the MEEM web site.
I love the concept of MEEM and how easy it is to use. I especially love that the backup is contained on a physical device in my possession, so that my information remains private.
My biggest disappointment is that it doesn’t back up data from apps, which is what my son really needs (all those games!). For that reason, I think MEEM is best suited for business people, who have lots of contacts, and anyone who takes lots of photos. (I’m talking to you, moms who take tons of photos and don’t save them elsewhere. I know you’re out there because we’ve talked!)
MEEM is available for Android for $49.99 and iPhone for $69.99. It’s for sale at Amazon, but Amazon sets all sale prices themselves and prices cannot be changed by manufacturers. MEEM for iPhone is priced incorrectly at this time on Amazon (they’re trying to get it fixed), but in the meantime, you can buy it directly at www.meemmemory.com.
I received a courtesy MEEM cable to facilitate this review. All opinions are honest and my own. This post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.