Editing photos and video to share with your friends isn’t always the easiest when on-the-go. Back in 2015, Gnarbox launched on Kickstarter to solve this very issue, and now following a successful campaign, is ready to bring its mobile editing features to the masses. The pocket-sized computer allows you to backup, organize, edit and share HD content on your smartphone all without relying on a laptop.
Despite the ubiquity of smartphones equipped with high-quality cameras, many still rely on DSLRs, action cams and drones to capture the world around them. Using these devices often times comes with the cost of having to rely on a laptop or editing rig to adjust the footage, which isn’t always ideal or practical. That’s where Gnarbox comes in, to provide an on-the-go solution for editing, sharing and organizing your photos and video.
At its core, Gnarbox is a lightweight computer rocking a Quad-Core GPU and 2GB of RAM alongside 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and a variety of high-speed inputs. An internal 4000mAh battery powers the device for up to 6 hours and a microUSB charging port allows for powering up when out-and-about as well. This entire package is then wrapped in a shock and dust-proof, rugged housing perfect for accompanying you on backpacking trips and other places you wouldn’t dare bring your laptop.
So how exactly does Gnarbox work? Well first you’ll plug in your SD card, MicroSD, hard drive or other storage device into the mini computer. Then once the companion iOS and Android app has been fired up, you’ll be able to begin editing your photos and videos on the fly. What’s even better, Gnarbox is said to handle anything from 4K footage to massive .RAW images with ease. Once you’ve applied your artistic touches, Gnarbox will save the content to its hard drive and export it directly to your smartphone in full resolution for sharing.
Gnarbox can be used to store and organize your files as well. Its card readers and USB 3.0 ports boast up to 4GB/min transfer rates to quickly get your files backed up quickly. An external hard drive can be connected as well to add extra storage to the mobile editing station.
The mobile editing device comes in two models that are differentiated by the amount of included storage. On the more budget-friendly side you’ll find a Gnarbox packed with 128GB of memory for $300, while stepping up a tier gets you double the storage for $400. Gnarbox is sold at retailers like Amazon and B&H and is currently shipping. It’s been a big hit with those who backed the Kickstarter campaign as well as early adapters on Amazon. If you always find yourself exploring the great outdoors and are looking for a way to quickly edit and share your content, Gnarbox seems to offer a pretty compelling option.
GNARBOX is a portable backup & editing system for any camera, allowing you to backup, edit and share your footage anywhere via phone app. USB3.0, microSD and SD ports allow you to connect any camera to quickly access and manage your content. Connect an external SD/HD for additional space. GNARBOX is rugged – shockproof, dustproof and ready for your adventure. Never lose your best moments again. GNARBOX has a 4000mAh battery, so you can use it for 4-6 hours on a single charge. Run out of juice? Recharge using micros. Here’s how it works: Back up 128GB of footage at up to 4GB/min to the GNARBOX, then auto-organize your footage by time, type, GPS and relevant metadata tagging. Open the GNARBOX app on your phone to start editing instantly, from 4K video to .RAW photo. Create highlight reels on the go with full creative control. Upload your media and share it with the world from the convenience of your phone. GNARBOX lets you upload in full resolution directly to your phone in 720p, 1080p, 2.7K and 4K.