Bandwagon Launches - Online iTunes Backup
Bandwagon has just launched not more than an hour ago (3am EST). Bandwagon is an online iTunes backup service for Mac users. It's not free with an introductory price of 69 per year, but they provide a remarkably simple way to keep your music collection safe. Hard drives die all the time, but web services don't. Haha, okay you'll have to excuse me for that lame line.
Bandwagon is built around a powerful OS X application that lets you select which songs you wish to backup or restore. Once you select songs to backup, they will begin uploading to Bandwagon's servers one by one. As you might have imagined, this can be an extremely slow process if you are toting your typical garden-variety cable line.
I have yet to get my hands dirty with Bandwagon but that shouldn't take long as they are apparently
giving away free accounts to bloggers not anymore. If you're interested in Bandwagon, bite now as the 69 introductory pricing is only valid until the end of February. Bandwagon is only for Mac users at this time (ever?).
What do you think of Bandwagon? Will you make use of it or does your external hard drive serve the same (and faster) purpose? Amazingly, my iTunes folder is only 28GB... a vast dichotomy from the 160GB (all legal of course) days during freshman year, so it might be reasonable to selectively backup songs with Bandwagon.