Capsule - The safe way to store your photos & videos
Capsule - The safe way to store your photos & videos
Private cloud for your photos & videos. No monthly fees or privacy issues. Smart search & album curation. Access photos anywhere
Private cloud for your photos & videos. No monthly fees or privacy issues. Smart search & album curation. Access photos anywhere Read more
- How many hours do you spend backing up & sorting photos every month?
- Do you have trouble sharing photos in the same house between iOS and Android?
- If life means more memories and photos. Why should Cloud monthly costs go up?
- Those Cloud data breaches are happening more and more frequent aren't they?
Capsule brings Cloud like convenience - automatic photo and video backup plus access anywhere, with the added benefit of safe & unlimited storage of photos in your house, and no monthly fees!
Best of all, it helps you enjoy your memories more with automatic album and slideshow creation!
How Capsule Works
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:
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Note: "Photos" above refer to both Photos and Videos.
It Just Works
Capsule takes 3 minutes to setup and works seamlessly with your phone. Just plug it in, download the Capsule app on your phone, tablet or computer, and you're good to go.
No need to fiddle with IP addresses or LAN setups.
The Capsule hardware works by communicating directly with Capsule app on your mobile, tablet or computer via your home internet.
This Capsule app is your gateway to photos & videos. 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).
If you have multiple hard drives with photos & videos. Plug them all in via a USB hub. All photos & videos on those drives are instantly available on your Capsule App. No upload necessary!
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!
Here's what you get with Capsule when it backs up from Social or Cloud apps you use:
Got 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.
WiFi Backup Speed
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).
Photos Sorted for you
Capsule actually understands what's in your photo or video. It recognizes people, location, events, even objects. Because Capsule 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
Want to find that single photo to rejig your memory, or add to a photo album?
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.
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, plug your old smaller hard drive into the "Camera" / Extraction USB port, the new hard drive into the backup USB port. 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)
Sharing & Slideshow curation
Capsule was built from the ground up for sharing.
Sharing with friends on Facebook, WeChat, SMS?
Just select a photo or video from within the Capsule all, and choose which application you want share it on. No more fiddling with other apps.
Sharing with people in the same house?
Capsule works best if you allow it to sync everyone's photos - but it's an option you can set up:
- either set Capsule to sync everything. Everyone in the house backs up, and has access to the same pool of photos & videos e.g. when photos arrive from your partners' phone, you will see it. Capsule will notify you, and automatically generated slideshows & accompanying music
- OR set Capsule to have separate buckets. Everyone in the house backup their photos & videos to the same hard drive. But you can't see each other's photos.
With "sync everything" set, this is what happens on Johnathan's phone when Capsule detects new photos taken by his wife. See video below:
Sharing 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.
Camera RAW Image Support
In 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.
The Capsule team shares the 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, software and hardware engineering.
We believe an unrelenting focus on design and quality will produce a product that last through the ages...
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.
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.
With Capsule you can have both!
Help us make Capsule a reality. Reserve a Capsule for you or your family by clicking on the Big Green button below!
Thanks for reading up to this point, here's how Capsule is different - paying homage to the Mac vs. PC Ads of the 2000s, with the help of Thor's hammer :D
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 Australia and overseas, 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.
We are totally committed to making Capsule a product that lasts, is beautiful, and Just Works.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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