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  • You hate manually backing up photos and videos, 
  • Your monthly Cloud fees keeps going up? 
  • Worse yet, storing your photos & videos in the Cloud is a major privacy concern?

We thought so too. Capsule brings Cloud like convenience, with the safe storage of photos & videos in your house + ways to help you relive your memories more!  

And no monthly fees!

How Capsule Works

 

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Instant photo backup to your home | Automatic Photo sorting & Search | Unlimited Storage | Automatic Photo Sharing | RAW Image Support

Hardware Editions: Capsule Metal | Capsule Standard

  

Beta Users

After 2 years of testing & building Capsule, it's working and helping other families to backup & relive their memories.

Watch the video below to hear what a few of our Beta-user families have to say:

  

Our 12 smart, good looking, and happy Beta users
Our 12 smart, good looking, and happy Beta users

 

 

  

 

 Note: "Photos" above refer to both Photos and Videos.

 

It Just Works

Capsule takes 3 minutes to setup and works seamlessly with your phone.

Using Capsule starts with downloading the Capsule app - available on iOS, Android, Tablets, and computers. 

This app is your gateway to Capsule. It's used to backup, plus gives access to your photos, videos, slideshows, etc.

Capsule backs up to any existing hard drives you have - regardless of size or format (Windows, Mac, Linux):

  • Have several hard drives with photos or videos lying around? Plug them all in via a USB hub. All photos & videos on those drives are instantly available on your Capsule App. No upload necessary!
  • Want to start with an empty hard drive? That works too

One Capsule is enough for a household of any size.

The video below shows the steps to set up Capsule:

 

Instant photo backup

 

Take a photo with the camera app you currently use on your iPhone or Android, anywhere in the world and Capsule backs it up to the Capsule hardware in your home happily, instantly, auto-magically ;)

The Capsule app on your mobile phone runs in the background and works 24x7 to backup any photos you take, anywhere.

If you are short on mobile data, this feature could be turned off, and Capsule will instead backup automatically when your smartphone is on (any) WiFi.

This instant backup feature means if phone gets smashed, lost, or water damaged in the last wash circle. Your cherished memories are already backed up!

Backup from everywhere

 

We want Capsule to be the one place where all your cherished memories lives.

Plug in any device and the photos or videos will be instantly available on your phone, tablet, or computer. No need to wait for photos & videos to upload!

  

In addition to backing up all photos & videos from your iPhone. Our iOS Beta app already downloads photos from iCloud and backs it up to Capsule. 

Our Beta Users have seen their entire collection of 15,000 photos or videos from their phone + iCloud back up to Capsule in less than 3 nights (while charging overnight).

Here's what you get with Capsule when it backs up from Social os Cloud apps you use:

For those who have a NAS at home. Capsule will back up your photos & videos to that instead of an external hard drive. Capsule will also allow you access to all your photos & videos on your NAS.

Photos Sorted for you

Capsule comes with a great AI (Artificial Intelligence) out of the box, it actually understands what's in your photo or video.

Capsule is able to recognizes people, location, events, even objects.  Because it doesn't treat photos or videos as files, but as important memories, it's able to curate your photos & videos in a way that means the most to you!

Our smart AI is applied to every single photos or video Capsule touches. Including the ones you backup from Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram etc. In addition we began collating your memories into Albums and Slideshows as we backup. Bringing even more life to your favorite moments! 

Video below shows how a Capsule Album is just like a real (reel :D) Album

Photo Search

Want to find photos or videos for editing or printing?

Use the search function in the Capsule App on any of your devices to locate your favorite memories by people, location or events.

On our desktop app, you can export or drag the search result into a folder for processing & printing.

For once, you don't have to dig through folders upon folders just to find that one photo

Say goodbye to manual sorting / organising photos. And hello to Capsule...

Photo Search on the Capsule Mac Desktop (click to see full video)
Photo Search on the Capsule Mac Desktop (click to see full video)

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

Unlimited Mobile Space

Photos & Videos takes up most of the space on your phone.

Because Capsule stores your photos & videos at home, and only streams them to your mobile as you need them. It frees up the space on your phone for other things.

Note: For photos & videos that you view frequently, the Capsule app does store a copy on your phone for quick access, which you could always remove from your phone Settings.


Unlimited Photo Storage

What if you're running low on hard drive space at home?

After buying a bigger hard drive, Capsule will automatically move all the photos & videos over from the older, smaller hard drive, to the new and bigger one - that's why Capsule comes with 2 USB ports!(one IN and one OUT)

Never run out of space again!

All Devices Supported

Even though Capsule lives in your home, you will have access to your photos & videos anywhere in the world, and on any device with the Capsule App.

Imagine having the same awesome facility to view and search photos everywhere you are on your computer, mobile or tablet.

The Capsule app on the computer allows you to:

  • backup photos & videos to Capsule - just drag and drop files into the Capsule desktop app from your computer
  • view, search and access photos & videos from Capsule anywhere you computer has internet

The Capsule hardware works by using your home internet to make it all possible.

Access to your memories is available where-ever your devices have internet e.g. mobile 3G, 4G, on any WiFi, etc

Sharing & Slideshow curation

Capsule was built from the ground up for sharing with loved ones

Everyone in the household set up on Capsule will back up their photos to the same storage, and will share the same photos & videos. No set up necessary.

Because backup happen in real time, both you and your partner will get notified when new photos or videos arrive. 

So let Capsule bring a little joy to your day with auto generated slideshows & accompanying music, ensuring you never miss a special moment.

This is what happens on Johnathan's phone when Capsule detects new photos taken by his wife. See video below:

Want to share photos with a love one who don't live in the same house?

You can set up a rule to have Capsule automatically share the photos, videos or Albums with your love ones who don't live with you. When new photos or albums match the rule, people you share with will automatically be notified, and can access the photos or albums.

Sharing rules can be any combination of:

  • people in photo (e.g. share all photos that have my daughter in them)
  • taken at specific location (e.g. share all photos I take at work)
  • taken by a specific person (e.g. share all photos that I took)
  • taken during a specific time period (e.g. share photos taken last year)

 

 

Best of all, it's FREE - people (outside of your household) who you share photo with don't need to own the Capsule hardware to be a part of your life, even if they live half way around the world.

Forget email, SMS, Whatapp, or upload photos to Facebook or Google Drive... Capsule automatically shares for you!

Camera RAW Image Support

 

In mid to late 2018, we plan to add RAW image support to Capsule.

This should allow you to: 

  • backup all RAW files (e.g. TIFF) in their original format from iPhone, Camera etc directly into Capsule
  • view the RAW files on all your devices
  • download the RAW file in either compressed format (format to be confirmed) or RAW format to any of your devices - e.g. download RAW files to your computer via the Capsule Desktop app for your Photoshop workflow

It gets better

It literally does.

We realise that you don't buy for the present, you buy for the future.

All of our software updates by itself and will continue to receive new updates regularly. This means even your Capsule hardware will get smarter, better and faster over time - just ask our Beta users who have been receiving weekly updates from us since July!

Best of all. There are no monthly fees. You pay once for the Capsule hardware, and get access to the Capsule apps everywhere you are for FREE.

 

We love choice and know that you do too. That's why Capsule comes in 2 Editions - Metal and Standard. Each edition also has 2 color choices.

All 4 Capsules are equally awesome at keeping your cherished memories safe. Pick an Edition and color that best matches your home decor!

 

 

Capsule Metal Edition

Carved out of a solid block of premium grade Aluminium utilising CNC machining. Sandblasted and polished to a Matte finish. If you enjoy the sleek and futuristic look of Apple products, or just something that's always cool to touch (pun intended). This one's for you!

We use similar material and production method as the Apple Macbook™ for our Metal Capsules. 

 

Note: Backplate design will be improved during mass production.

Capsule Standard Edition

Made from high quality ABS plastic. Injection molded and employing a Satin Matte finish. Logos created as separate pieces and embedded into the main body, to give it that subtle 3D look (look closely at the front on shot of the Arctic White).

Logo color in neon green (on Arctic White) or white (on Midnight Black).

Great for those that want an understated, yet modern look.

 

  Note: Backplate design will be improved during mass production. 

 

 

 

                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Thank you for believing in our vision. To get your hands on a Capsule, please pick one or more of the following Rewards today!

Note: we will contact you after Kickstarter ends to confirm your preference of colors in Capsule Standard (non-Metal) or Capsule Metal Editions.

Note 2: There may be slight differences to the price you pay vs. the  prices you see below. Our campaign was created in AUD. Kickstarter may convert the price to your local currency, subjected to daily exchange rate fluctuations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                                                                                                                                                   

    

 

 

 

We have a shared mission to make reliving your memories effortless and enjoyable.

We have a truly diverse and multi-cultural team, hailing from Europe, Asia, and Oceania. This diversity gives us the insight to challenge the status quo. 7 languages and how every many dialects late, English and a penchant for all thing Design & Tech has become our common language :D

We are no strangers to designing & shipping software and electronics of all types. 

Together the team has close to 55 years of experience doing exactly that. Our experience spans product, design, and software & hardware engineering. 

We believe an unrelenting focus on design and quality will produce a product that last through the ages...

from concept to end product
from concept to end product

 

exploring other Capsule material, design, finishing and color combinations
exploring other Capsule material, design, finishing and color combinations

 

The journey thus far...
The journey thus far...

 

 

 

 

It started over 2 years ago....

Due to a failed backup, I (Johnathan) lost 4 months worth of videos chronicling many of my daughter's firsts - from her first drink out of a sippy cup, to her first teddy bear, to even her first step.

This got me thinking about why photo & video back ups are so difficult in the 21st century. The only viable option left to us seem to be manually backing up our photos, or trust our photos to the Cloud companies that takes over rights to our memories.

Despite working in Technology, I wasn't comfortable handing over my precious memories to a Cloud storage company that routinely scans my family photos in order to market to us, then rents our memories back to us at a monthly fee.

After trying a bunch of products on the market and finding no company cared enough to solve this problem, I decided to take matters into my own hands...

In designing Capsule, we made a deliberate decision to keep your data in your home, not on our servers. This includes where your photos & videos are stored, the data generated by our AI, even how sharing is managed.

After all, these are your cherished memories, your life. You own them and have all the rights to them. Not us.

Anton, Pece and I started Capsule because of our belief that a product like this needs to exist with your interest in mind. 

We've been funding development of the product the past 2 years with our own savings. Working nights and weekends whilst holding down full time jobs and juggling family duties.

We use Capsule in our own homes, and have seen it help other families. Nothing would give us more joy than to be able to ship this product to you in the next couple of months!

That's where you come in! We have lined up suppliers both locally and overseas. But in order to bring Capsule to you, we need your help to pay for tooling and manufacturing.

Storing your favourite moments in a safe and accessible manner was a challenge till now. You've had to choose between manually backing up, or putting it on the Cloud to risk your privacy and security.

That is, Until now.

Help us make Capsule a reality. Reserve a Capsule for you or your family by clicking on the Big Green button below! 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Producing a hardware product is never easy, but we are confident in our ability to deliver this project on time and with great quality.

We've done everything we could to reduce the risk for our backers including:
• a diverse & experienced team to deliver Capsule
• taking the hardware & software product all the way to Beta with our own money
• iterating and testing the product relentlessly for the last 2 years

In addition we've completed small trial production runs with our manufacturing partners in China and Australia, allowing us to see first hand how the production process would look at scale as well as early indication of problem areas.

Capsule embodies a (patented) unique shape, and is more difficult to produce "brick-like” electronics and TV set up boxes. Over the course of 5 or so production iterations, we have worked through most of the major issues.

Keep in mind that there are always issues that could arise, which we may not have anticipated. We've factored into the timeline additional buffers just in case, and we'll be totally transparent and forthcoming with what those are, and get you, the community involved as much as possible.

Despite that, our target delivery date is end of May 2018. We would love to ship earlier and will do everything we can to make this happen.

A number of us will move to China within the next 6 months to work along side our manufacturing partners to guarantee quality control and a successful delivery date.

We are totally committed to making Capsule a product that lasts, is beautiful, and Just Works.

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