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ReVault is the world’s first wearable private cloud

Not just a smartwatch, ReVault lets you back up and access your files on the go.

We know, we know, another smartwatch? But before you say anything else, this wearable band has a rather unique feature. Not only can it reveal the time, it can impressively act as a wireless storage device that lets you back up your files and open them without ever needing an Internet connection. Think about it, in this day and age of multi-screen use, everyone has data that they want to access to on all of their gadgets. And sure, many of us tend to employ popular services like Dropbox or OneDrive to accomplish this; however, local storage happens to be a bit more secure.


Cognizant of this, one Swedish startup has set out to make the private cloud a little more personal and portable with ReVault. Currently live on Indiegogo, the Atmel | SMART SAM4S powered gizmo is being billed as “the world’s first wearable private cloud” that enables users to securely access and sync all of their files. Instead, the wearable drive connects to a laptop, smartphone or tablet over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.


Not only does ReVault allow wearers to easily carry their most important documents wherever they go at all times, but once connected, it can be set to automatically back up and synchronize those files across all devices via its accompanying app. This application is available on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, meaning it should be pretty simple to pair data despite the platforms one may use.

ReVault has been designed with the utmost security in mind, and rightfully so. We are talking about personal and sensitive information here! This was accomplished through AES-256 encryption, as well as two-factor authentication. In other words, only trusted devices and users can connect to the wearable unit.


Aside from safeguarding data, the watch has been created with superior durability to withstand the inevitable bumps and scratches of everyday use. Equipped with a stainless steel and water resistant case, the full-color display is protected with Gorilla Glass 3. A wearer can also choose between a variety of faces, including one for private cloud data, a digital or analog clock, as well as a custom screen built with the ReVault API. Though the battery only lasts for approximately three days, ReVault can be charged using a standard Qi wireless charger — 80% battery life takes roughly an hour, while 100% calls for just about an hour and a half.


ReVault comes in both 32GB and 128GB models. What’s more, for those who aren’t really into the whole “smartwatch thing,” it can be transformed into a necklace or keyring using its chain converter. Is it time to reclaim your data? Then hurry over to its official Indiegogo campaign, where the team is closing in on their $65,000 goal. Shipment is expected to begin in January 2016.

Pinto lets you carry files on your wrist

This wearable device is ensuring that you never forget your documents and data again.

When it comes to saving files nowadays, we have several options ranging from good ol’ flash drives and discs to cloud storage. However, let’s face it. How many pocket-sized USB devices have you lost in the past, leaving you no choice but to go buy another? This was the premise behind the world’s first storage wristband.


Created by the Bean Beam team, Pinto aspires to modify the way people think about storing their files safely. The device itself is a waterproof Bluetooth-enabled wristband, that’s both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. What’s more, the wearable has no USB plug, port or other annoyances, allowing it to converge each of the good qualities of cloud storage and flash drives — nothing more.

“This is a something we have dedicated a huge amount of time to and that we feel incredibly passionate about,” a company rep explained. “Pinto is truly a better and more secure way of storing important files. It can be kept on the wrist 24 hours a day. How much more secure can something get? The technology is very exciting and we think people are going to really love Pinto, for all the best reasons.”

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According to Bean Beam, the one-size-fits-all band was designed to be a “true wearable” in the sense that it can literally be worn 24 hours a day if its owner desired to, from the bedroom, to work, to play and back home again. Aside from being able to walk to class on a rainy day, go into the shower or swim a couple of laps in the pool, the robust device also charges wirelessly, meaning it can refuel without ever leaving your arm.

Charging can be accomplished in one of two ways, either through what the company calls a “Charging CAP” or “Charging PAD.” The CAP is a round adapter that magnetizes on the bottom of Pinto’s rubber band, whereas the PAD can be placed alongside a keyboard or laptop allowing a wearer to rest their wrist on its comfortable silicone layer.


How it works is simple. The device is clasped onto the wrist of a user. Bluetooth technology allows files on Pinto to be accessed anywhere and everywhere, and operates at the touch of a single button. Equipped with LEDs, the wristband will emit a white light to indicate that the power is on, green that operation is idle, and blue that an incoming connection is pending approval. Pinto currently comes in both 32GB and 64GB of storage for you to jam-pack with all of your latest white papers, projects and documents. And, all files stored on it are password protected, so there’s no need to worry if somehow misplaced.

At its core lies an Cortex-M4-based MCU; however, in its earliest testing stages, the team tells us that they prototyped using an Atmel | SMART SAM3X8E. We will wait and see what the future holds as this wearable is brought to market!


Interested in wearing your files on your wrist? You’ll want to hurry over to its official Indiegogo page, where the team is currently seeking $190,000.