Capsule: Your Smart Photo Assistant

With all the devices we have for storing pictures, finding the image you’re looking for can be difficult.

That’s all about to change with the Capsule Smart Photo Assistant.

capsule smart photo assistant

With phones, cameras, different hard drives, and clouds, our memories can be easily lost. How many times has your phone been lost or broken and your photos weren’t backed-up?

Not to mention, some of the storage and cloud services out there charge fees and are not always the safest in terms of privacy.

Capsule changes all of this. Capsule provides automatic backup for photos that you’d normally store on your mobile, camera, social media, and cloud services.

It also  automatically creates albums and slideshows, and allows you to search and access your memories from anywhere!

Let’s take a closer look at this promising Kickstarter campaign.

Capsule Features

With Capsule, all your memories live in your home, totally privately. Just plug it in, set it up, and it works in the background while you enjoy capturing all your most important memories.

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Let’s go through some of the many features:

  • You don’t have to be too near Capsule for it to back up your images. You can even be outside while it syncs and saves your photos in the home.
  • Want to save on your mobile data? Set your Capsule to wireless-only and it will backup photos exclusively when you’re on your home Wi-Fi.
  • Capsule also arranges your photos by people, events, location, dates, and tags, and automatically generates albums and slideshows for you (No more having to create folders).
  • Capsule allows you to search your Instagram, Facebook, and Dropbox photos all from one place and with no monthly fee.
  • Helps you share your favorite memories with your family no matter where they are.
  • Works with all the devices you already own!
  • When you first get your Capsule, all you have to do is plug in your cameras and electronic devices, i.e. Go-Pros, DSLRs, hard drives, etc. right into it. Then your photos will be available on all your devices (phone, tablets, computers, etc.)
  • There are two editions of Capsule: The Standard Edition which comes arctic white and midnight black, and The Metal Edition which comes in gunmetal grey and timeless silver
  • Capsule also protects your family memories, your photography, and frees up space on your phone (How many times have you gotten a low storage warning after taking a bunch of pictures?)
  • Privacy is assured. Capsule does not scan your photos for any reason.
  • If you’re running low on hard drive space at home, don’t stress out! Buy a bigger hard drive and your Capsule will automatically move all your photos & videos over you’re your older hard drive, to the new one. Capsule comes with 2 USB ports just for this purpose, so you will never run out of space again.
  • 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.
  • All of the software updates by itself and will continue to receive new updates regularly. The Capsule hardware will get better  over time

Here’s a look at how Capsule compares to Google Photo:

The Past, the Present, and the Future

It started over two years ago in March of 2015. Due to a failed backup, a member of the Capsule team lost four months’ worth of videos chronicling his daughter’s firsts. This got him thinking about why photo and video backups were so difficult in our technology age.

The only option at the time was to manually back up your own photos, or trust your photos to cloud companies who can take over the rights to your memories.

Despite working in technology, this team member wasn’t comfortable handing over his memories to a cloud storage company.

After trying a bunch of products on the market, he found no company that cared enough to solve the problem and that is when he decided to take matters into his own hands.

When designing Capsule, the team made a deliberate decision to keep your data in your home, not on servers. They wanted the user to have all the rights to their own photos.

The Capsule team has been perfecting this product for two years and they have already done beta testing and lined up supplies for mass production.

capsule vs google photos

They are now running a Kickstarter campaign to gain support for their manufacturing costs, and so they can further update the Capsule in the future.

2018 will bring even more exciting things from the Capsule team. In mid to late 2018, they plan to add RAW image support to Capsule. 2018 is also when the first and second production test runs will occur. Capsules will also be shipped out in May to their Kickstarter backers.

Are you tempted to invest in Capsule?

Staff Writer

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