NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Plug, a crowdfunding campaign launched yesterday on Kickstarter.com, has met its funding goal early this morning after being live on the website for only 12 hours (launched : July 10th, 1PM ET, met goal: July 11th, 1AM ET). The campaign collected $118k in its first 24 hours, totalling 1638 pre-orders of the device.
For reminder, Plug is a new data storage solution launched by Cloud Guys Corporation, a US/French startup. It's a small adaptor made to be kept at Home, connected to Internet. It transforms external USB drives provided by the user into a central, fast and private storage solution for all his/her devices.
Once Plug is installed, it:
- unifies the memory of all the users' devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs)
- removes their limits of size
- introduces a technology for instant file sending
Opposed to other storage solutions such as DropBox or Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, Plug differentiates itself by its capacity to replace the entire filesystem of the computers it is installed on. All the files of the user are managed by Plug, and are shared transparently by all his/her devices.
The first backers of the campaign are particularly attracted by its "it just works" promise and its very competitive advantages compared to the Cloud (20x cheaper, 60x faster).
The Kickstarter campaign is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cloud-guys/plug-the-brain-of-your-devices.
More details, pictures and quotes are available on the initial press release covering the launch:
Press contact :
||Cloud Guys Corporation
2915 Ogletown Road #1837
Newark, DE, 19713