Capsule is a physical (hardware) product that sits in your home. Our software runs on the hardware as well as your phone, tablet and computer to seamlessly backup your precious memories from those devices.
The main difference is the business model. Google is a search company with revenue from displaying advertising. The more it knows about you, the more personalised it can make its advertising.
Capsule as a company is focused on memory preservation, and ensuring your favorite moments are seamlessly backed up and always accessible. We are less concerned about collecting data about you & your loved ones, and more driven to ensure you get the best experience possible.
On a feature by feature basis:
Capsule was designed to deliberately not come with any storage.
We didn't want to lock you in a 1~2 year hardware upgrade cycle when you inevitably run out of storage.
Instead, we encourage you to buy your own storage of any size you want (anything with USB works), or you may use any existing hard drive you have lying around.
When you run out of space, Capsule will let you know. After you get a bigger hard drive. Capsule will take care of moving all of the photos & videos from the old hard drive to the new one.
It’s our way of saying: “We designed Capsule with you in mind!"
We created Capsule because we've photos that we can never get back. Existing products on the market have a hard time giving user a seamless photo / video archiving experience. As parents, we are also very privacy conscious and feel existing Cloud storage players in the market are too focused on mining your data to allow Cloud be the secure & private choice.
Our first & foremost interest is in creating a product that our family & friends will feel safe & love to use.
Capsule stores all of your photos & videos in the security of your home.
Capsule will automatically notify you when you're running low on space. This will give you a chance to purchase a new hard drive.
When you're done, Capsule mobile app will give you precise instructions on moving your photos from the old hard drive to the new one.
Capsule streams directly to your phone, tablet, computer from your Capsule hardware at home.
We make a point of making the connection direct, so your photos & videos don't pass through our servers.
We think Capsule is pretty secure because it is protected by the following layers of physical and computer security:
We utilize 256bit AES encryption for all transmission of photos & videos from Capsule in your house to your devices - this what government agencies like NSA (National Security Agency) uses to encrypt its data.
On top of the storing your photos in the security of your home, and having the protection of your Wifi, Capsule comes with its own permission scheme, which works like this:
Capsule will retail for $150USD. The apps on your mobile, tablet, computer will always be free of charge.
We only charge for the cost of Capsule's hardware (the software will always be free), which helps us cover the cost of manufacturing the hardware (our biggest cost), as well as operating expenses such as software expenses, salaries, rent, plus our infrastructure costs.
We want to make Capsule affordable for everyone, so we're constantly trying to find ways to lower the cost while maintaining the quality & craftsmanship of our product.
You can help to reduce the Capsule price by sharing Capsule with your friends, this will help us to drive down our costs through bulk manufacturing.
Capsule takes less than 5 minutes to set up in your home. It backs up photos & videos from your phone as soon as you take them. And it allows you to access & search your photos from anywhere.
You know exactly where your photos are. Because they are backed up to your home, and within each reach
Effortlessly share the photos & videos captured by everyone in your household.
You'll know precisely what has and hasn't been backed up - no more guesswork
Your hard drive filled with photos gathering dust at home?
Capsule can stream those photos to your mobile anywhere in the world!
" I use an iPhone, my husband uses an Android. Capsule automatically backs up photos taken from both phones. It's saved us so much time!"
Janet, Capsule Beta User
Storage and streaming for the whole family
You pay once for the Capsule hardware. And back up to your heart's content. We don't charge you more just because you need more space
Plug in the Capsule hardware & download mobile app. And, you're done - yes, it's that easy...
Photos & videos automatically backed up as soon as you capture them on your mobile. Or choose to backup on WiFi if you're data conscious
View photos & videos from half way around the world. Securely. Photos are sent from Capsule hardware directly to your devices
Faces, backgrounds, locations, etc, automatically recognised and easy to search on e.g. find all photos with: "Carmen playground 2017"
Android, iPhone, Tablets, Computers, Cameras, GoPro, the list goes on
When Capsule backs up on WiFi, it is 5~10 times faster than Cloud. Enjoy being the first to finish backing up, compared to your friends in the Cloud
Bring together the wonderful moments captured by everyone in your households
We love spending time with our families, and capturing those moments in still or moving pictures.
While companies like Google, Apple and Dropbox are doing fantastic things in the Cloud to make your data always accessible. When it comes to your personal photos, we believe everyone has the right to choose where and how it should be archived.
Cloud should be a choice, but not the only choice.
Our mission at Capsule is to ensure your fondest memories are always safe and accessible.
We promise to put your interests first, as we strive to create beautiful and secure products that "just works".
We built Capsule for our family & friends, and for you.
So join us, and make photos fun again.