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Lyve Minds, the personal media startup founded by former Apple exec Tim Bucher, is opening up pre-orders for its Lyve Home device on April 22nd, according to a newsletter sent out to subscribers Tuesday. Lyve Home, which helps to back up photos and synchronize them across your devices, will sell for $300, and the company just previewed some of its functionality in a stylish new YouTube video. Lyve Minds was previously known as Black Pearl Systems, and Bucher told me all about his plans at CES.

  1. Youtube link is broken :-/

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    1. Thanks for catching this, fixed.

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  2. lol 300$ for 2TB, a product for insane folks.
    The idea itself is pretty useless too, why would anyone want to manage a NAS from the NAS itself (while paying 3 times too much to do it)..
    Now, if the thing was modular, with a 7 inch ( or so) screen and 1 to 10 empty individual HDD enclosures that can be attached behind it maybe it would be a more interesting product if priced well. But even then,it would be better without the screen since the screen is just bling and a phone app is more useful.

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    1. I’m not really sure about the screen either, but the focus on making backup and organizing personal media more seamless makes a lot of sense. People have tons of personal photos and videos on old hard drives, cameras, phones, iPads etc. these days, and very few of them have a consistent strategy to back all of it up, much less keep access to it on all of their devices.

      There is something to this solution, the challenge for them will be to explain it and show consumers that it’s worth $300.

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