Backups are the buzzkill of most people who work on computers. Being organized is often tedious. But spending a few minutes on a regular basis making sure that the information on your computer is safely stored somewhere else for emergency retrieval is time well spent. SimpleTech Signature Mini makes the job a little less tedious, because this external backup device was designed by Italian sports car designers. It's also very handy, because it's about the size of a deck of cards, and you can bring it with you wherever you travel. This one includes local and online backup and comes with Fabrik Local Backup software, so you can schedule automatic backups from your computer relatively easily and store around 2 GB - quite a lot - of your important information. Not all backup drives do this. It's also worth noting that you can use this cute thing not just for backing up documents, but you can have a handy place to put your photos, songs, or anything else you might want to bring along for a lecture or meeting presentation. Think about using an external tool for backing up your important data. Check out this post I wrote earlier on handy tools for saving your data from yourself.