Brease: Your Own Private Cloud For $89

Brease: Your Own Private Cloud For $89

Back in 2009, we covered Pogoplug’s goal to put your life on the Internet with a $129 box. Needless to say, this idea was way ahead of it’s time. Now, a new startup called Brease is attempting to raise $90,000, via Kickstarter, to do something similar. For $89, you can get your very own Brease cloud server (shown above).

Similar to Pogoplug (or a number of other products), you connect the small device to your home network and it federates with the Brease servers on the Internet to share files and stream media. Then plug in any USB storage device to one or more of the device’s 4 ports and your cloud is online. Inside the tiny cloud-shaped case is a 1.5 GHz ARM processor and 1 GB of DDR RAM along with Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 connectivity. Brease currently supports iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac with up to 50 concurrent users. Despite the fact that the device is Linux-powered, there is no Linux desktop support at this time.

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