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Disclosure: Simplified IT Products provided a complimentary PK4 for the purposes of a thorough review. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are 100% mine.
Welcome to the newest addition to the 2013 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide – Picture Keeper by Simplified IT Products! Jodi and I are making lists and checking them twice, so keep stopping by to see our latest finds!
Technology is one of my favorite things, and new, cutting-edge technology is like candy at breakfast: Awesome! Some of you may be aware that I had some computer problems the last month or so, getting to see the blue screen of death more often than I care to remember. It all culminated in the purchase of a new Lenovo last week, which has been a blessing.
In the midst of trying to save the old computer and transfer data back and forth between the two laptops I was having to use in the interim, our trusty external hard drive died. (cue playing of somber, sad music) The sorrow, you see, was that all of Annie and Leelou’s pictures from the day they were born were on that hard drive. Every. single. one.
My tech genius and can-fix-almost-any-broken-thing husband was able to retrieve the data over the course of one excruciating week, but I learned a very valuable lesson that day: DON’T EVER DO THAT AGAIN! And then, just like a little angel from heaven, the wonder of Picture Keeper entered my life.
Picture Keeper, developed by Simplified IT Products, is the easiest way to make a backup copy of your pictures. Perfect for busy families! There is embedded software on the Picture Keeper drives that does all of the work for you. No software to install, no wires to connect, and no passwords to remember.
We received the PK-4 for our review, which the company estimates can hold up to 4,000 pictures, based on the average jpg size of 1MB per picture. Since some of our pictures were taken with a Canon DLSR as well as a Canon PowerShot, and our cell phones, picture sizes vary all the way up to 7MB+, so we didn’t quite get 4,000 pictures on our PK4.
The beauty of the Picture Keeper is that it is – to use techno speak – “plug and play.” I literally plugged the flash drive into my computer and told the app to start running. And one of my favorite parts: it skips any duplicate pictures (which happens to me as I make graphics out of personal pics) and also skips over the pictures you’ve saved before. Talk about a time saver! You don’t have to do all the sorting.
Picture Keeper is Mac & PC compatible, and there is also an App for iOS or Android phones. Meaning, you can backup all your photos that you take with your mobile device, protecting you from corrupted SD cards or the loss of pictures via water hazard, if you know what I mean.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Simplified IT Products, LLC is a pioneer in developing simple, affordable solutions for the mass market since 2008. Picture Keeper is the world’s first all-in-one USB device with embedded software to protect pictures and other irreplaceable files.
Where to Buy
Picture Keeper is available in its online store, and in over 4000 U.S. retail locations including Archiver’s, Hobby Lobby, RadioShack, and many independent Photo retailers and Scrapbooking stores. Picture Keeper products are also available in the UK, Ireland, France, Canada, Japan, Guatemala, New Zealand and Australia. Also, you can purchase Picture Keeper from many widely distributed catalogs.
As a special treat for our readers and their Holiday Gift needs, Picture Keeper is sponsoring a giveaway for a PK 4, the same size reviewed here! Enter below.