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Handspring Backup Module

Tue Dec 28, 1999 - 8:00 AM EST - By James Hromadka

Backup ModuleThe Boy Scouts’ motto is "be prepared."  The Handspring Backup Module was designed with this motto in mind.  Have you ever lost all of your data and not be where you can HotSync?  Do you travel often and keep your hotel info on your Visor?  What would you do if you were on a deserted island and your Visor needed a hard reset?  If your Visor is a crucial tool for you when you travel, consider the Backup Module as "peace of mind."

Physical Specifications

The Backup Module is similar to the 8MB Flash module   in that they have similar size and weight.  The Backup Module fits flush with the Visor, so users should have no problems with any carrying case. The hard cover that comes with the Visor fits quite nicely over the module when on the back of the Visor.  Unfortunately, the yellow Handspring label is also on the Backup Module, detracting from the stylish graphite on my Visor.


The Backup Module, like all other springboard modules, is completely plug-n-play. For the record, the Backup Module can completely backup a Visor Deluxe.  When the module is inserted, a new program, Backup, is automatically added to the programs list. The module does not visibly take up any additional memory when inserted into the Visor. The Backup application will have a square bullet next to it. Springboard modules are completely "hot-swappable" -- you can pull the module out whether the Visor is on or off. The Backup application will disappear from the program listing when the module is removed.  One nice thing that I noticed is that if you insert someone else’s Backup module, the Backup program warns you if you attempt a backup/restore.

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Product Info
» Name 8MB Backup Springboard Module
» Company Handspring
» Memory: 0K on Visor when inserted
» Weight: 0.6 oz.
» Size: 2.05"x2.126"x0.33"
» Hard Cover Compatible: Yes
» Fact Sheet & User Opinions
» Unknown
» $39.99

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