About this project
Imagine all of your vacation photos, videos, & files automatically organized & easily shareable from every single drive you have…
Filegear is an intelligent device that brings back old memories locked away in your offline hard drives. It connects your smart phones too, so you always have your latest photos synced and ready to share. And all those files you forgot you had in DropBox, Google Drive, and Amazon - well, they are synced as well, so no more rummaging around with different accounts and web apps to find your files.
Filegear automatically sorts through and categorizes everything so that it's easy to find. It's also connected to the Internet, so no matter you're at home or on the road, everything you own is always just a click away.
Remember all those songs you ripped from your CD collection? Well, finally be able to play them on ALL your devices using Filegear's built-in video and music players, or stream them onto the big-screen at home directly from Filegear apps.
Filegear brings back the fun in keeping and sharing your memories.
What Is Filegear?
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a movie is worth a thousand pictures! So here are a million words to describe how Filegear works.
Why I Started This Project
I’m a professional geek who loves to take photos. I’ve always wanted to have all of my photos organized so that I could enjoy them whenever I had the chance. Organizing my photos by hand took too much time, and I never could keep up with the never-ending stream of new photos I took. After trying numerous products, and discussing with friends and strangers alike, I realized that in order to have what I really wanted, I would have to go build it.
So, I created Filegear. Filegear is a safer, faster, easier way to keep all my files organized. Now with a single device at home, I’m finally able to enjoy all of my photos any time I wish, even when I’m away from home. And I can share my best memories with the people I love, just with a click of a button. Filegear is not just for photos. It organizes my music, videos and documents too.
My family and I have had a wonderful time sharing all of our favorite memories together. I used to think that I took too many photos when I went on trips. But now that it’s so easy to browse through them all, I wish I’d taken more.
Designed for Speed
When you turn on your camera, you expect to take photos instantly. Why should you have to wait hours to see your photos when you store them.
Stop waiting for hours. Start enjoying now!
Filegear sports a CPU that tops out at 1.84 GHz, and wired network speeds up to 1 Gbps. Don't just take the specs for it, we've tested average file upload speeds to be over 300 Mbps.
Filegear has a really fast processor and super fast networking so that everything that happens with Filegear is fast. From turning it on, connecting to the device with Filegear apps, or connecting your hard drives.
Filegear can organize 10,000 photos in just 60 seconds!
Other people just talk about speed. Filegear delivers.
Easy Enough for Everyone
Filegear is super easy to setup. Just plug it in, and connect with Filegear apps (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows or your favorite browser).
No fussing with settings, or drilling holes in your firewall, or registering "names" with ICANN. We take care of everything, so all you have to do is enjoy.
Sharing Is A Snap
Let's face it, the reason we take photos and videos is to remember share with others. But sometimes we use a different phone, or camera. Or the videos we take are locked away on our laptops or drives. With Filegear, all of your photos and videos are available wherever you have the app. And sharing is a snap, so if you want to take those camera shots and post to Instagram, it's a simple click away. And sharing on Facebook, no problem too. And if you want to share directly to your friend that (gasp) doesn't have a Facebook account? That's easy too. And you don't have to be a "rocket scientist" to figure out clunky permissions dialogs or options. Just click and share, by email or link. Filegear makes sharing limitless, fast and easy.
Cloud drives offer convenience and the ability to share your memories. But it comes at a hefty price. Most of your photos and music are your OWN MEMORIES, and don't belong on a public cloud. Filegear does what cloud drives can do, but better yet, it also does what they cannot do. Filegear lets you keep everything privately at home, with virtually unlimited storage, at speeds never before seen! It also delivers the same automatic organization, convenient sharing, and syncing to all your devices. It's the best of all worlds. It really is like eating your cake, and keeping it too!
Automatically Organized with AI
You spend tons of time taking photos. But even more time keeping them organized. What if there was a way to automatically organize everything without spending any time doing it? Well, that's why we built Filegear. Filegear uses some of the world's most advanced "AI" algorithms to automatically sort through your photos, music, videos, and documents. So no more spending time manually moving things from folder to folder, or laboriously tagging photos with where you've been or what you saw. Enjoy more now with Filegear!
Not Just for Photos - Your Music Too!
Filegear handles all of your files, including music. So now you can browse through that huge music collection RIP'ed from your CDs, and from any device. No more syncing to your phone using clunky interfaces, or having multiple copies of your music on different devices. With Filegear you can enjoy your music directly from the Filegear apps. You can even share your favorite tracks with your family and friends!
How About Mobile? You Bet!
Let's face it, we take more photos than ever before on our phones. That's why we optimized Filegear apps for your mobile experience. We help you free up precious space on your phones by syncing everything back to Filegear, so you'll never see that dreaded "Your device is out of space" message again! And Filegear gives you the full power of AI to organize everything you own. Now sharing photos doesn't involve sending a copy to each friend. You can share by links or email, and let your friends download them when they access them. And not only can you share the photos on your phone, you can also share everything attached to your Filegear too! So now you don't have to copy things to your phone to share on Instagram or post on your Facebook page.
And you can play your music and videos too directly from the app. Filegear apps let you switch modes so you can enjoy the most of all of your media files.
Works On Any Platform
Filegear includes apps for following desktop and mobile platforms:
Drive and Device Backup
Filegear will automatically create backup copies of your files on different drives. So just plug in 2 or more hard drives to your device, and you'll be protected from any hard drive failure.
With a second device, Filegear can even backup your files between 2 devices, so even if a whole device gets lost, you'll still have a backup of your files.
Best of All, It's Almost Ready!
We've been hard at work bringing you the best hardware and software possible. We use it every day for our own work and fun. And it's almost ready to deliver to you.
All we need is to hit the big "GO" button with the manufacturer. And to do that, we need your help. The last steps include preparing the molds for mass-production, and the assembly line process for getting these bundles of fun to your doorstep. But this costs a lot of money up-front. So with your support, we can finally finish these last steps. So pledge now! Every little bit counts, so don't be shy. I will personally write every backer's name on our BACKER'S WALL for every pledge from $5 and up, so our team will always remember your support!
Risks and challenges
With every project I've ever done, there are risks. We learn to overcome those risks by planning ahead, and looking at each and every detail.
First of all, we are building hardware. There are many things that go into hardware that could go wrong. But we're making sure we are making plan A, B and C just to make sure. And we're talking with experts about the whole process to make sure we haven't missed a thing. Here are some things we already have in place.
1. Availability of component parts
>> We understand that things change rapidly in the supply chain for our component parts. That's why we've talked to multiple vendors to make sure we have alternatives to each part, and even different manufacturing partners who can put it all together. We also designed the system using mostly off-the-shelf components that are easier to get so that we're not stuck with specialty parts which will take a long time to replace.
2. Holiday schedules
We're planning to deliver Filegear to you by March 2018. During the manufacturing time, we will encounter some national holidays in different countries. We have built in buffers and contingencies to make sure that you get your device on-time as we promised. We hate waiting for things, and we know you do too. So we're planning now with these things in mind to make sure it all comes out as planned.
3. Geo-political Changes
It may sound like a boiler-plate risk. But seriously, the world is getting a bit more complicated. Exchange rates, tariffs, and national policies could change overnight. So with this in mind, we've also built in contingencies for manufacturing in an entirely different country, in case things change course unexpectedly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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