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LyveHome, the personal media storage, backup and sharing device that was first shown off at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year, now is available for pre-orders online. The $300 device works in conjunction with a mobile app that automatically backs up and syncs photos across a user’s devices, promising to make your photos available where ever you are while also keeping them save from data loss. LyveHome will begin shipping in May, at which point the company also wants to make the device more widely available.
LyveHome features an internal 2 TB hard drive, an LCD screen about the size of a smart phone as well as USB and memory card ports to quickly import media. The device also comes with an Ethernet port as well as integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi and an HDMI port, which can be used to connect it directly to a TV.
Lyve Minds, the maker of the LyveHome device, is being led by CEO Tim Bucher, who previously served as an executive at Apple. Bucher told me at CES that one of the ideas of LyveHome was to take the pain out of safekeeping media. Check out my interview with Bucher below: