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GNARBOX - a complete photo & video editing machine that fits in your pocket
Photo and video editors will know getting work done on-the-go is no simple task. Bulky laptops and other hardware can be cumbersome; not to mention, they can get damaged in the process. We love digging through Kickstarter and came across something that may change your work flow. Enter the GNARBOX, the first high quality editing hardware that can fit right in your pocket.
The GNARBOX is a small box that essentially looks like an external hard drive. And really, it is. Or at least that is part of its purpose, but it does much more than just store your content. This thing is pretty much a computer without a screen!
The GNARBOX comes with a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, an 8-core GPU, 4 GB of ram, 128 GB of internal storage, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot and even SD support. Battery life is said to average at 6-8 hours, and the device has IP67 certification, making it dust resistant and waterproof (up to one meter). You can get work done anywhere!
These specs make this little box a very powerful editing machine that can even process 4K video and RAW photos. But how does it do this without a screen? Well, your phone pretty much acts as the controller for this little machine (Android app development will begin as soon as the Kickstarter project succeeds). Through the official GNARBOX app, users can view, backup, organize and edit any content stored in the drive.
While editing, your phone is actually doing nothing but acting as a remote display. All the hard work is actually being done by the powerful hardware the GNARBOX touts.
It’s really quite an awesome little gadget, and though it’s not cheap, it also won’t break the bank if you are a dedicated photo/video editor. You can get one for as low as $149 if you back the project. There were cheaper options, but these are early bird specials and spots run out. It’s worth noting that the full retail price is set at $249, so this is a pretty good discount.
The finalized units are said to ship in March of 2016, and the Kickstarter project has more than quadrupled its $100,000 goal, so there’s no longer any doubts surrounding its launch. You should act fast if you want a GNARBOX, though, as the Kickstarter funding period ends in 4 days.
Are any of you getting one of these? I wonder how good the editing software really is. I would like to see if its complex enough to get real work done on it. Hit the comments and let us know what you think of this little editing box!