Monument is an Artificial Intelligence enabled personal cloud device that centralizes and organizes your photos by date, location, faces, and scenery, while protecting your privacy and without carrying recurring fees.
Monument was successfully funded on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Over 5,000 people from more than 100 countries around the world have already received their Monument smart photo storage. Production is complete, and you too can order Monument today!
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What is Monument?
Monument is an Artificial Intelligence enabled personal cloud device that centralizes and organizes your photos by date, location, faces, and scenery. Simply type 'seaside', ‘snow’ or loved ones’ names to find them.
What’s the storage capacity of Monument?
Monument comes with no storage. It allows users to use their own standard USB disks, so they can have as much or as little storage as they need. If you plug in 2TB hard drive, then you will have 2TB of storage. This gives you the power to expand your storage when you need it. With the price of external hard drives constantly decreasing it gives you the power to expand your storage when you need it, at the best price.
Does Monument support RAW files and videos?
Yes, Monument supports most common RAW standards and videos as well.
How does Monument handle duplicate photos and videos?
Monument automatically prevents duplicate photos and videos from being copied to it.
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Monument started as an idea when we were trying to address our own photo and video management needs and problems. Each of us had multiple USB drives full of photos and videos we simply were unable to organize and access whenever we want. Cloud solutions kept us locked into one company or the other, forced us to pay increasingly steep monthly fees, and yet we could never be sure about our privacy.
This provided a challenge to us to develop a simpler, better, and more effective solution. After a deep dive into solutions available today, we interviewed over a hundred people and created our first prototype. Reiteratively collecting feedback from our first designs and continuously improving the concept, we ended up creating the product that we call Monument today.
Our Kickstarter launch raised $703,818 with the help of 5,029 awesome backers, placing us as the second most successful Chicago based start-up on Kickstarter.
We completed the development of the product in 8 months following its Kickstarter debut and Monument successfully shipped at the end of October 2016. Since then we've sold thousands of units online and through national and international re-sellers.