While cloud storage providers continue to battle for market share and a profitable business model, some people are turning to personal cloud devices. These devices typically connect to a home network and function like cloud storage services via user provided hardware as opposed to a corporate server farm. At CES 2014 we saw a new entrant in this market, LyveHome, a from Seagate Technology spin-off Live Minds, Inc. being headed up by former Apple executive Tim Bucher. The LyveHome web site is now accepting pre-orders for the $300 device.
LyveHome includes a 2 TB hard drive along with other ports and slots that will allow for connection of additional storage devices or media. Once connected to a user’s network using WiFi or an Ethernet connection, users can install an app on their devices to backup media like videos and photos to the LyveHome device. Once uploaded, the media is then available to other devices running the app and configured to connect to the LyveHome device.
Hit the source link below if you want to place your order. Lyve indicates the devices will start shipping in late May.