Digital pioneers Leyio have revealed comprehensive details of their unique Personal Sharing Device (PSD). Announced in the UK, France, Italy and Spain on 22 January this year, the product allows users to share all their favourite digital content offline, in a totally user-friendly way - and is set to arrive in UK stores in April priced £159.
Share a 10 MB personal movie with friends in 1 second
The pocket-sized Leyio PSD features 16GB Flash memory and transmits information between devices via UWB. Digital content is sent to another Leyio device with a flick of the wrist at exceptional speeds – a 10MB personal movie file takes just a second to share, while photos, business cards and web links are almost instantaneous. The 128 x 128 OLED screen makes it easy for you to scroll through exactly which files you need, even though the device fits comfortably into the palm of your hand. Vibrate mode allows you to share discreetly, whether you’re out and about or in the office.
Share private data safely and securely
The owner of the device logs in via a fingerprint scanner, making the device very secure. The scanner uses technology based on “minutia matching” template, a very secure and reliable way of recognising your fingerprint (used by the FBI). It allows you to lock-unlock your Leyio and navigate into the Leyio files as well. The Leyio also features the ‘Shuttle’: a 2GB flash memory stick, which detaches from the PSD and plugs into the USB port on your computer - another great way of sharing data in a way that’s far more secure than a regular USB stick. The lithium polymer battery is rechargeable via the supplied USB cable.
A fun and intuitive way to share your digital life
"We identified that people were fast accumulating many different online profiles as well as digital files, such as photographs and home movies, and that people want to share this information quickly, but also securely,
" explains Bruno Maurel, CEO of Leyio. "The Leyio PSD is a simple and fun way of carrying your digital life around with you and making it easily available to share with friends wherever you may be.
With 178 million web users across Europe, who are using the net for an average of 14 hours every week, our digital world is expanding like never before. For example, YouTube receives 80 million visitors per month while Facebook now boasts a staggering 140 million active users from across the globe (the average spending more than 18 minutes a day on the site). As we turn to the web for socialising, dating, shopping, banking and more, it becomes more difficult than ever to manage our many digital lives – but, from making friends in the street by sharing MySpace profile details and swapping digital entertainment to exchanging business cards, the Leyio PSD now allows us to manage all our online content, even when we’re offline.
Sharing with a friend who doesn’t have a Leyio? No problem
The Leyio allows you to share digital information whether you’re out at the shops, walking down the street or in a business meeting – even with friends who don’t own a Leyio device. Just plug a standard USB device into the Leyio and you can transfer data between the two devices, with the Leyio allowing you to select exactly the files you want to share while keeping everything else securely hidden. Content from the USB stick is clearly displayed on the Leyio screen, but none of your files can be seen or transferred to the USB stick unless specifically selected by you.
The Leyio will be available in April 2009, priced £159. Leyio also edits a blog on people’s “digital lives” on the Leyio