If you’re looking to use your existing hard drive for your travel adventures, the Kwilt Shoebox Plus could be the wireless solution for you.
Photographers who travel a whole lot sometimes need to access their RAW files while they’re on the road. And if they’re not accessible on a cloud server, then you may want to look at the new Kwilt Shoebox Plus. Claiming to be completely platform agnostic, the Kwilt Shoebox Plus connects to your hard drive, flash drive, etc and then connects to the web using a 5 GHz wireless-AC network or via a direct ethernet connection to your router. The better part: it can sync images from all your social platforms too.
The press release for the Kwilt Shoebox Plus can explain it a whole lot better with more depth. The gist of it though goes like this:
Your hard drive -> Kwilt Shoebox Plus -> Their web service.
Basically, it’s your personalized version of Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and much more.
There are many options out there for connectivity. Essentially, it’s acting like a middle ground to connect to your hard drive via USB and then to be the WiFi hub where stuff is sent from. As a photographer who travels often, I can imagine how much fun it’s going to be get to this through airport security.
Kwilt expands personal cloud product offering with Kwilt Shoebox Plus
Higher performance, faster network connectivity for the demanding consumer
SAN FRANCISCO – July 17, 2018 – Kwilt, an award-winning personal media solutions innovator, today announced the launch of the Kwilt Shoebox Plus, a device that turns any memory key or external drive into a private, personal cloud where consumers can offload photos and videos from their smartphones and other devices and still access their content anytime, anywhere.
The Kwilt Shoebox Plus is platform agnostic and includes all of the great features of its sister product, the Kwilt Shoebox Mini, plus even faster processing speeds thanks to its Quad-Core CPU, 5 GHz Wireless-AC network and the ability to connect directly to your router through fast Ethernet. Photos are uploaded in seconds, and its additional USB ports allow up to 4 storage devices to be connected simultaneously. With the Plus, consumers can:
- Offload mobile photos and videos seamlessly at faster speeds
- Enjoy unlimited mobile storage by connecting up to four USB storage devices to the Kwilt Shoebox
- Maintain original, full-resolution photos and videos
- Access photos and videos from anywhere, on any mobile platform
- No longer pay monthly storage subscription fees
- Maintain complete privacy with a personal cloud accessible only by the consumer
Unlike commercial cloud providers, Kwilt users can rest easy knowing no one else has access to their photos and videos – not even Kwilt. The Kwilt platform also aggregates several sources of cloud and home content (Instagram, Facebook, Google Photos, Dropbox, etc.) into a single, indexed and convenient interface. This allows consumers to search and access all of their photos (including those stored across various cloud platforms) in one place.
“Consumers need a way to free up their mobile phone’s storage while enjoying anytime, anywhere access and retaining full control over their precious memories,” said Marc-Antoine Benglia, CEO of Kwilt. “Kwilt Shoebox Plus was designed based on the market feedback for Kwilt Shoebox Mini, taking into consideration action cam videographers, drone hobbyists and amateur photographers’ requests for a more powerful solution to fit their advanced needs.”
The Kwilt Shoebox Plus is available for purchase immediately in the US for $119 on Amazon, Indiegogo and athttps://www.kwiltshoebox.com/. The Kwilt app is available for free on the Android and iTunes app stores.