|Standing screen display size||5 Inches|
|Hard Drive||2 TB Desktop|
Lyve Home Photo and Video Manager for Mobile Devices with 2TB Storage
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|Compatible Devices||Tablet, Camera, Smartphone|
|Screen Size||5 Inches|
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- Collect: Capture a moment, then view from any device using the Lyve app to access your entire photo and video collection, regardless of the space available on your mobile device
- Rediscover: Sorted by date, and viewable in the Lyve app, your memories are easy to find and share
- Protect: Your memories are automatically copied to LyveHome as they're captured, ensuring they're protected
- Cross Platform Compatible: Works with most consumer photo and video formats and with most mobile devices you use regularly, including iOS and Android devices (including Kindle Fire), Windows PCs, and Macs with integrated iPhoto support.
- Consolidate personal photos and videos scattered across various hard drives, PCs, SD cards and cameras so they're all in one place
The Lyve Home collects all the photos and videos scattered across your devices (computers, smartphones, and tablets), and protects them in one central location that you can access from any device, anywhere you are. The Lyve Home also features a touchscreen that displays a scrolling slideshow of your photo library.
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2014
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2) No monthly fees. Everyone wants to charge me $5, $10, $100 per year, month, week, day, etc...
3) No fear of the dreaded "going out of business", "sold to Dowey, Cheetum and How!" or Apple's "moving in a different direction, no longer going to provide that service (can you say @mac.com or @me.com? How long will @icloud.com be around? btw I like Apple products, just don't like all of their policies).
Initial setup is pretty quick and easy on the device. In my case no router reconfiguring was required even with 3 units running (more on that later).
You can install the app into your iOS and Andriod devices as well as your computer. Once installed it will ask if you would like to upload your camera roll to the device, which it will do very nicely. The mobile apps can automatically upload all of your photos and videos as you take them (if you've got the cellular option turned on otherwise it waits until you have a WiFi connection) and also keeps thumbnails of the entire library on the device only downloading the full image/video when you select it to see in detail or view the video.
For the mobile apps you can view a detail (day by day with 4 changing images per day) or a timeline view (really cool if your images have correct dates and times).
The computer version is lacking compared to the mobile, but this is a new product so I am willing to be patient. Currently it only has the detail (day by day) view. You can upload your iPhoto library (depending upon the size this may take hours or days). You can also configure it to monitor specific folders and when a new image goes into one of those folders (or a sub folder) then it is automatically uploaded (assuming that you leave the Lyve application open).
2 terabytes for most people should be sufficient for quite a while, but backups are a concern. Currently the only methods of backing the device up are to purchase a second unit which will clone the first (until the first is full and then it becomes a second 2 TB of storage rather than a backup) or to manually backup one day at a time from the computer by using the copy to command. The clone is seamless and allows you to have multiple backups at different locations, but all in all I would prefer a "real" backup like CrashPlan or an option to hook up an external USB drive to the device to make a copy of all files.
So, why 3? One is my master, the second is a clone of it (hooked up at a friend's house just in case something happens to my house). The third is setup with a different account so that I and my family can share photos. It is kind of a pain to have 2 "accounts" and I am hoping that they will come out with an update that will allow a more elegant option, but since I don't want the family to see all of my photos and I really don't want to see 500 photos of little nephew Johnny this method works for the time being.
a white cube like device with a good screen.
The software is where it falls apart for me. On my PC it is hard on resources, on phones it doesn't run automatically which
is a big fail. The design is very Windows 8.1 which already looks dated. The pictures scroll through without the option
for further animations. I wish it would play videos since it can store videos.
I believe Seagate has bought the company and I am unsure if development continues. I e-mailed the company and the
never responded. So overall I would hesitate purchasing the model. Apparently you can buy Seagate compatible drives
that can use the software.
One down side is that we have tried to use it to extract photos from the our "library" onto a sd card for a digital frame, and we keep getting an error about the files not be stored locally. I have filed a support case, and I have not yet received any response.
I also wish I has direct access to files stored in the device, that would give a piece of mind, and allow me to run scripts on them.