Family photographs used to be collected in things like photo albums and shoeboxes, but these days digital photographs are scattered across all kinds of devices and services. Bevy is a new device and service that wants to help you and your family cut through the clutter to organize and enjoy the photos you care about.
The Bevy comes in the form of a 1TB boxy device that wants a spot in your entertainment center, just like Canon’s Connect Center.
Additional storage can be added by connecting USB drives into the back.
You can easily get your photos and videos onto Bevy through a special app on mobile devices and through computers, cameras, USB devices, and cloud services.
Once the content is on Bevy, you’ll be able to enjoy them on your big screen TV or remotely through your mobile device when you’re out and about. Content can also be easily shared over the Web through social networks and email.
Photos are automatically organized by the device by metadata, allowing you to browse through them based on date, location, and source. You can also add your own data and structure in the form of tags, collections, and favorites.
TechCrunch reports that the company behind the device, Lineage Labs, has raised $4 million in funding already for this photo management solution.
The Bevy will have a $249 price tag at launch and cost $349 when it hits retail store shelves. There’s also a cloud backup plan that can be subscribed to for $59 a year. You can preorder the device through the Bevy website, or wait until it starts shipping in October 2015.