The Iomega also has a case included in the package but itâ€™s soft rather than hard with a clip to secure it. This might be in its favour should it fall as the soft case will cushion it. Thereâ€™s no lanyard hook though. The drive also features a blue light but itâ€™s a bit puny next to the one on the Sony.
The drive has a rather more drab appearance to it than the Sony, and the case doesnâ€™t feel quite as solid but 3GB is 3GB and thatâ€™s where the Iomega leaves the Sony standing. It doesnâ€™t skimp on the software either. Iomega bundles a free web-based FolderShare account. This is a rather nifty backup utility that transfers data in a shared folder over the Internet to your account using P2P, so you can share it with a second computer, just by logging in via a web browser.
This would be fantastic where it not for the message on the homepage that says, this. â€œDue to the recent acquisition of FolderShareTM by MicrosoftÂ® announced on November 4, 2005, this service will be discontinued in the upcoming monthsâ€¦. Iomega is evaluating alternative services to replace FolderShare. However, we have not found one that fulfills our stringent quality requirements. Please check back regularly for updatesâ€.
Great. Thanks Microsoft.
Also included in the Iomega CD is a copy of MusicMatch and Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0.