In response to the news item about IBM’s new SoulPad a jkOnTheRun reader has pointed me to a program that allows you to do basically the same thing, if not quite as full-featured as the IBM offering sounds like it might be. Migo is a program that can be installed on either an iPod or any USB device (as long as it appears as a drive in Windows XP) and sync all your documents and settings from your computing environment to the USB device. This device can then be taken to any computer, connected, and run your main applications for email and web surfing totally off the USB device. The guest session leaves no information behind on the borrowed computer and you can even use MS Office documents if the guest computer has Office installed. Migo comes in four versions, two for iPods only and two for any USB device, each of those in Basic and Pro versions. I have expressed an interest to the PowerHouse Technologies Group in possible reviewing Migo so if that happens I will post an in-depth review here on jkOnTheRun. Migo looks pretty complete and might be just what road warriors are looking for. Migo is available in software form and they also sell a USB flash drive and a USB watch with Migo preinstalled.
|Supported Operating System||Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003|
|Supported Email Client||Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003
Exchange 2002, 2003
|Supported Email Protocols||Exchange, POP/SMTP|
|Supported Internet Browser||Internet Explorer 5.0 or later|
|Supported USB Drives||Migo Software can be installed onto a wide range of portable devices that can store Windows documents, including flash drives, memory cards, and many mp3 players (including click-wheel iPods.)|
(via Stu Kim)