NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crowdfunding success Lima announces the commercial release of its Dropbox-killer product. Lima is a device that enables users to create their personal Cloud in seconds. Backed by 12,840 people on Kickstarter, the product was beta-tested for 10 months and is finally ready for the masses. Version 1.0 will be available on November 25th.
LIMA: THE PERSONAL CLOUD YOU WERE WAITING FOR
Lima is the first personal Cloud built for everyone. It enables you to transform any USB hard drive into a secure, private Cloud for your Home.
Setup is dramatically simple: just plug the Lima device to your Internet router and to an external hard drive at Home. Then install the Lima apps on your computer, smartphone and tablet.
Your drive will then be accessible wirelessly from any of your devices, anywhere in the world.
Benefits for the users are numerous:
- Lima storage is as easy to use as the Cloud, but it’s entirely private.
- Users can benefit from online storage space of any size, without paying monthly fees.
- Content is stored at Home, not on any company’s servers.
- The Lima apps on mobile enable users to stream Music, Movies, Pictures and Documents over any Internet connection (3G, 4G, WiFi)
- Lima offers both offline & online access for files. Users select the files they want to keep available when offline.
Lima enables regular users to benefit from the latest technologies of a multi-device world, while maintaining complete control over their files. Moreover, Lima is device-agnostic technology that works with Mac, Windows, Android and iOS: no need to be tied up to a brand anymore.
STORY OF A CROWDFUNDED PRODUCT
Lima was initially financed on the platform Kickstarter. The initial goal was reached in less than 12 hours. The campaign eventually reached $1.2M dollars thanks to 12,840 backers, making it the 6th most funded project in Kickstarter’s Technology category at the time.
Lima was Honoree for 2 CES Innovation Awards in 2015 (Computer Accessory & Software and Mobile Apps). The product has been beta-tested and improved with the Kickstarter community since January 2015, joined by early adopters after the summer. The v.1 release will be made public on November 25th.
All press interested in testing Lima can register here.