By Andrew Liszewski
Imation recently announced a couple of new additions to its Apollo line of external hard drives, including the Apollo Pro WX which uses WiQuest Communications’ “complete wireless USB solution” to cut the cords. (As long as you ignore the power cord.) The drive will provide the same functionality as a standard plug-and-play mass-compliant USB drive including similar transfer speeds, security and automated backup features. In fact, according to Imation, “the frequency in which consumers perform important incremental backups is affected by the hassle of finding and plugging in a USB cable.” But since the Apollo Pro WX will automatically connect to your PC whenever it’s in range, you’ll be able to easily setup automatic incremental backups without having to remember to plug in your drive. The Imation Apollo Pro WX will be available in capacities ranging from 250Gb to 1.5Tb in the 4th quarter of this year (pricing hasn’t been announced) but at launch it will only be compatible with devices like Kensington’s 4 port wireless USB docking station and a handful of Dell laptops.