The Next Generation of Photo Stick

Photo sticks have been preserving your photos for years. Now, there’s a better solution.

 

Introducing PhotoSphere – The first comprehensive photo backup solution.

Backup from Any Device

Supports iPhones, iPads, Android Phones & Tablets, Windows Computers, and Mac Computers

Access from Any Where

Access all you photos, videos, and files from all your devices at any time, any place. It's more than just a backup device, it's like your own personal cloud storage.

Automatic and Simultaneous Backups

Every time you take a photo or video, it's automatically backed up to your PhotoSphere. Back up all your devices at once.

Share Photos with Anyone

Create shared photo albums that others can contribute to. Or, send people a link to download photos, albums, or folders right from your PhotoSphere.

It's Time to Upgrade Your PhotoStick

We’ve taken the convenience of a photo stick and transformed it into something much more powerful and versatile.

Sets Up in 2 Minutes

PhotoSphere is practically plug-and-play.

Plug it In & Connect

Once PhotoSphere is plugged into your internet router, open the app and connect your device for automatic backups.
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Automated Backups

Never worry about backups again.

Every Photo & Video

Turn on automatic backups and every new photo and video is automatically backed up to your PhotoSphere in real-time.
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 Organize All Your Photos from All Your Devices

AI Assisted Facial Recognition

Organize your pictures by person. Intelligent facial recognition learns the faces from your photos and sorts them by person.

Location Based Organization

Rediscover your adventures with location-based grouping. Whether it’s a dream vacation or a weekend getaway, your photos can be organized by location.

Advanced Photo Search

Search through your photos by folder, album, device, or person. The search is performed across all your backups so nothing is missed.

Event, Album, or Folders Organization

Relive the magic of special occasions. PhotoSphere’s event-based sorting intelligently groups photos from birthdays, holidays, and celebrations.

Every PhotoSphere comes with a license of Tonfotos* for Windows or Mac computers. Tonfotos simplifies the browsing of large photo collections by grouping shots by events, dates, people, locations, and so on. Simply map a network drive to your PhotoSphere and point Tonfotos to your backup. It will organize all your photos across all your backups.

AI Assisted Facial Recognition

Organize your pictures by person. Intelligent facial recognition learns the faces from your photos and sorts them by person.

Location Based Organization

Rediscover your adventures with location-based grouping. Whether it’s a dream vacation or a weekend getaway, your photos can be organized by location.

Advanced Photo Search

Search through your photos by folder, album, device, or person. The search is performed across all your backups so nothing is missed.

Event, Album, or Folders Organization

Relive the magic of special occasions. PhotoSphere’s event-based sorting intelligently groups photos from birthdays, holidays, and celebrations.

How Much Storage Do I Need?

PhotoSphere supports any size SATA hard drive, including solid state drives. You can choose to supply your own drive or purchase your PhotoSphere with one of our drives. How much space do you need? It all depends on how many devices you want to back up and how much data is on them.

512GB
You can store over 174,000 photos at an average size of 3MB each on a 512GB drive. This size will be large enough for most families to store all their photos and videos.

2TB
If you plan on backing up all your computer data as well as photos from your phones and tablets, 2TB should be large enough for most families.

4TB
Larger families with multiple computers, phones, and tablets may want to future proof their backups with 4TB of data storage. 

8-12TB
If you have a media server, a professional photo studio, or you simply know you will need many TB of backup space, the larger capacities will be your best option.

Specifications

PhotoSphere is like a mini computer. It has a processor, memory, a hard drive, and even a fan for cooling. It’s also smart. It powers down the hard drive when not in use, extending the life of the drive by many years.

 

  • Processor: Dual-core Cortex-A7
  • System Memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Processor Frequency: 1GHz
  • System Flash Memory: 128M NAND Flash
  • Hard Drive: SSD (512GB)/3.5″ SATA (2TB-12TB)
  • USB Port: Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps
  • RJ-45 1GbE Network Port: 10Mbps/100 Mbps/1000 Mbps adaptive Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 8″ x 6.2″ x 2.1″ (204mm x157mm x 53mm)

How Much Storage Do I Need?

PhotoSphere supports any size SATA hard drive, including solid state drives. You can choose to supply your own drive or purchase your PhotoSphere with one of our drives. How much space do you need? It all depends on how many devices you want to back up and how much data is on them.

512GB
You can store over 174,000 photos at an average size of 3MB each on a 512GB drive. This size will be large enough for most families to store all their photos and videos.

2TB
If you plan on backing up all your computer data as well as photos from your phones and tablets, 2TB should be large enough for most families.

4TB
Larger families with multiple computers, phones, and tablets may want to future proof their backups with 4TB of data storage. 

8-12TB
If you have a media server, a professional photo studio, or you simply know you will need many TB of backup space, the larger capacities will be your best option.

Specifications

PhotoSphere is like a mini computer. It has a processor, memory, a hard drive, and even a fan for cooling. It’s also smart. It powers down the hard drive when not in use, extending the life of the drive by many years.

 

  • Processor: Dual-core Cortex-A7
  • System Memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Processor Frequency: 1GHz
  • System Flash Memory: 128M NAND Flash
  • Hard Drive: SSD (512GB)/3.5″ SATA (2TB-12TB)
  • USB Port: Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps
  • RJ-45 1GbE Network Port: 10Mbps/100 Mbps/1000 Mbps adaptive Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 8″ x 6.2″ x 2.1″ (204mm x157mm x 53mm)

Frequently Asked Questions

No, PhotoSphere is your own hardware device. All the apps are free to use with PhotoSphere.

No, we chose not to add Wi-Fi to PhotoSphere because it complicates the setup and is less reliable than a wired connection.

Not at all. PhotoSphere is more like a mini computer. It has a processor, ram, and file storage. It also has apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS to automatically back up your photos and data and allow you to share with others.

For phones and tablets, it supports all photo and video formats your phone supports. For computers, it supports all files. Just tell PhotoSphere to back up a folder or drive on your computer and it will back up all files.

Yes, we have tested it with Plex and it works great.

Everyone has different storage needs. Rather than determining how many photos each size stores, it’s better to look at how many devices you need to back up and their capacities.

Phones can store from 128GB to 1TB of data. Multiply the number of phones you want to back up by the storage capacity to determine the size of PhotoSphere you need.

Computers have much larger storage capacities. You can look at how much space is used on your drives to determine your storage needs.

Add the space used on your computer(s) and the capacity of your phones, add some for room to grow, and you’ll have a good idea what size you need.

PhotoSphere plugs directly into your internet router or Wi-Fi extenders. Then, using the GetPhotoSphere phone app, it detects your PhotoSphere on your network.

Be sure to de-activate any VPN on your phone when connecting to PhotoSphere for the first time. 

Also, sometimes, your Wi-Fi network is different than your main internet connection. Make sure your PhotoSphere is plugged into you Wi-Fi router so it and your phone are on the same network for initial setup.

You should only delete the photos off your phone if you have more than one copy. PhotoSphere is a backup solution. It shouldn’t contain the only copy of your photos. 

If you want to have a second copy of your photos, you can create a copy of your backup from your PhotoSphere to your computer or an external USB drive. 

Watch this video tutorial on how to create a backup of your backup so you can clear space from your phone: