As we are all slowly moving everything to 100% digital, storage space is becoming a major concern. Sure, you have Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and a litany of smaller cloud storage providers, but the free version of these allow you only an adequate, at best, amount of storage. While, generally speaking, these are all safe storage providers, they are not as secure as having your very own server. If you are just storing things like pictures, movies, music, and that sort of thing, it doesn’t make much sense to buy a server or server space. We just came across a new Indiegogo Campaign that takes on this problem: pixx.io.

Pixxio Box

This is the pixx.io box. The pixx.io box is more or less a personal 1TB server:

The pixx.io box is a mini server with embedded media management software. It is set up for use in your home, in your office, or in your photographic studio. The pixx.io box is perfect for everyone who has to deal with masses of photos and files. Whether you are a hobby snapper, a professional photographer, or working as a marketing & communications manager in a SME.1

In addition to storage, the pixx.io box includes a pretty robust file sharing mechanism. In a similar fashion to the cloud storage providers, pixx.io allows users to share any and all files:

Using pixx.io you can share your photos with customers, colleagues and friends – quickly and securely. You decide which size you give out your files. You determine how long and how often the recipient can open the shared collection. Furthermore you need just one click to integrate a watermark in all the pictures, even if you are sharing five or 500 files. In addition every sharing activity is recorded, meaning you have full control on who shared what with whom, in which format.

The addressee will then get a link via email to view and download the shared collection. They can use their laptop, smartphone or tablet. No additional software installation is needed.2

You can pre-order the pixx.io box for €569 Euros on the Indiegogo Campaign. Here is a quick look at the pixx.io box and some of its functionality: