Nothing makes people reflect on their lives more than the holiday season. It’s hard not to look back on years past and remember the good times, and for some (sadly), the bad times. I prefer to think about the holiday season fondly, even though my mother passed away a few days after Christmas almost 14 years ago.
I love to connect with my family and friends and talk about the memories we share. It’s fun to bring back special memories. I love being able to share those memories with my kids.
I wish I had photos of the holidays when I was a child. I have a few, but not that many. When it comes to my kids, we have a massive amount of pictures. I think that just comes with being a parent. We take dozens of photos of our kids – especially during the holidays.
When our kids were younger we were great with keeping photo albums up-to-date. Our photo albums have photos in sequence and we have each book labeled with the year/years that it covers.
Then technology changed…
We stopped printing out our photo for our albums when digital cameras came about. Instead of having actual photos we kept the pictures on our computer. Out of fear of losing them we’d back them up on CD. The only problem with that is you end up with dozens (or in our case several dozen) CDs. That makes finding a specific photo or set of photos almost impossible (trust me – I know from personal experience).
We then started to keep the photos on the computers. But the problem with that is they end up taking up a lot of space on your hard drive and heaven forbid your computer gets the “blue screen of death” (as we call it), ALL of the photos are lost.
I have lost plenty of photos on our computers. My husband was able to rescue them once when he “slave the hard drive,” but that was only on one occasion.
Keeping photos on your tablet or smartphone isn’t that wise either. Technology gets stolen and things break (our daughter has broken her phone more time than I care to recall).
Surely there has to be a better way to store and organize your precious family holiday photos (and photos you take year round). There is! It’s called Picture Keeper Connect.
Picture Keeper Connect is a simple all-in-one USB device with embedded software that makes it easy to transfer photos directly from your Phone or Tablet (iOS and Android) to your Mac or PC. You can even download your contacts and videos on Picture Keeper Connect.
I will be the first person to admit that I am “technologically challenged.” Thankfully my teenage son is a computer whiz. Still… I worry that I’ll mess things up.
Picture Keeper Connect is super easy to install and use – even for people like me. There is no software to install, no wires or plugs to connect, nothing you have to join and no passwords to remember. There are no monthly fees either.
This literally a “plug and play” type of device. You don’t even need a WIFI connection to use it.
Picture Keeper Connect is a USB type device. The “magic” happen when you plug it into your cellphone or tablet. Picture Keeper Connect grabs all of your photos (skipping duplicates) and safely stores them for you. When you need them or what to share them you can easily find them on the device.
Think of Picture Keeper Connect as a “cloud” you can take with you and use anytime, anywhere. This is especially great for travelers.
Picture Keeper Connect also frees up space on your device. As someone who is constantly running out of room on her smartphone, I can appreciate something like this.
Check out this brief video with some more information about this handy little gadget.
I was sent a Picture Keeper Connect to review. It looks just like a flash drive, but it’s so much more than just a typical flash drive.
Once you have inserted the Picture Keeper Connect into your device and run the app, it looks through your phone (for example) and copies all the photos that is fine (videos and contacts too). Each time you plug it in to back up your photos, Picture Keeper Connect will only copy what is new since the last time you used it to back things up.
Picture Keeper Connect literally does the work for you. It’s so easy to use that even older people who are not tech savvy can use it.
I wish I had a product like this those times my laptop died on me and I lost precious, irreplaceable photos. With Picture Keeper Connect I could have easily restored those lost photos.
Once you back up your photos on Picture Keeper Connect they are always available to you. You can plug the device in and transfer photos back to your device (they will also remain on the Picture Keeper Connect).
Don’t risk losing special holiday photos. Pick up Picture Keeper Connect. You can learn more at PictureKeeper.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest (links are found on the bottom right corner on their website).
This would be a great gift for the holiday season – most especially for people with big life events coming up such as a wedding or the birth of a baby.
What do you think about Picture Keeper Connect? Does it sound like a product you’d like to have? Would you give it to someone as a gift? Feel free to share your thought. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.