Everyone has data that they want to get access to on all of their devices. There are plenty of ways to accomplish this, with the most popular being cloud storage solutions like Dropbox or OneDrive. However, local storage is still more secure in most cases, and that’s why ReVault exists. It’s a wearable drive that allows users to sync their data across all of their devices without needing the cloud.
What makes this device stand out from other portable drives is the fact that it’s wearable. The creators have designed it so that users can wear it as a watch, or around their neck, which means it will always be available for syncing data. It’s also small enough to fit in a user’s pocket.
The creators call the device a “personal cloud,” though that's just a fancy way of describing what amounts to a wireless hard drive – something that isn't new at all. Like other wireless drives, ReVault can connect wirelessly to smartphones, tablets, and laptops using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The team is offering it in 32 and 128GB models.
Once connected to a user’s devices, ReVault can be set up to automatically sync data across them using the companion app. The application is available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, so it should be able to sync data across all of a user’s devices, no matter how many platforms they use.
For music and video, users can stream it directly from the portable drive, making it so users don’t need to take up precious space on their smartphones or tablets.
As for the watch version, the team is offering three different bands to suit different tastes. There’s a traditional stainless steel band, a mesh stainless steel option, and a black leather one. The faces are also customizable, allowing users to choose between some that show the status of the drive, the time, and hybrid faces showing both. Additionally, there is an API, so developers can create more faces down the road.
The portable drive is designed to be durable, and the team promises that it’s water resistant and able to withstand some impact thanks to its Gorilla Glass 3 screen.
In testing, the team promises that its device lasted about three days on a single charge, and it also claims that users will be able to fully charge the device in just one and a half hours.
The last key thing about this device is security, which is where the creators claim that it stands above using a cloud storage solution. The team says that data stored on ReVault is encrypted using AES-256, and that it will offer two-factor authentication. Of course, it’s also not sent out over the Internet, which should keep it more secure.
The team behind ReVault is seeking funding on Indiegogo to bring its portable drive to market. Early in its funding period, it’s already over halfway to its US$65,000 goal. Backers who would like to preorder a device can do so for a minimum pledge of $169 for the 32GB model and $269 for the 128GB model while the early special last. From there, the price jumps by $30 for each. If the funding goal is met, the team expects to deliver devices in January 2016.
The pitch video below provides some backstory on ReVault.
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