By Todd Bernhard
Backups are important. I just traded in a few iPhones in preparation of getting the next iPhone, expected to be announced on March 21. I backed them up to iCloud and to my Mac via iTunes. But there's an interesting alternative that started out as a Kickstarter. The MEEM Backup Cable ($69.99) from MEEM SL is a backup system in disguise. It looks like a USB Lightning cable that swallowed a flash drive. The cable is special because it has 32 GB of memory to backup key data from your iOS device. There is also a 16 GB version for Android.