PetaPixel is reporting that GNARBOX seems to be useless. The GNARBOX 2.0 SSD launched on Kickstarter in 2018 and let customers again up photographs and movies within the subject, overview and rough-cut footage, cull and edit photos, present selects and extra.
It is greater than a transportable exhausting drive. Or, at the least, it was. The corporate has apparently gone darkish, which leaves present prospects in search of assist — and the required app — within the lurch. With out the app, which has been faraway from the App Retailer, new prospects cannot truly use all of the options that the gadget guarantees. We have contacted GNARBOX for remark however have not but heard again. We’ll replace this text if we do.
What does the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD promise? The gadget, which continues to be being offered by retailers like Amazon, Adorama and B&H, guarantees one-step backup within the subject. You may carry out some capabilities with simply the gadget, utilizing the onboard OLED and buttons. Content material might be backed as much as the exhausting drive utilizing both of its USB 3.0 Kind-C ports or the onboard SD card reader. There’s additionally an built-in micro-HDMI port. The water, mud and shock-resistant gadget is constructed to excessive requirements.
The place GNARBOX separates itself from different moveable exhausting drives is thru the linked cell apps, which permit customers to preview RAW photographs, make alternatives, edit and trim video, and showcase the recordsdata on the exhausting drive. The issue is, that app is not out there. When you only in the near past received the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD, you are mainly caught with an costly moveable exhausting drive. The gadget prices $499 for a 256GB mannequin, $599 for a 512GB mannequin and $899 for the 1TB model. That is with out a charger and batteries, by the way in which.
Mainly, it is purchaser beware at this level. Whereas we await official phrase, which can by no means arrive, PetaPixel additionally factors out that the company behind GNARBOX, Mygnar, Inc., has a ‘forfeited’ standing. It is had this standing since late October.
In the meantime, prospects are involved.
Nice product, that I hope received’t be a ineffective pile of plastic if I can not get the app…
— Des Paroz (@desparoz) December 26, 2021
Therein lies the foremost concern. With out the app, whereas considerably purposeful, the gadget fails to supply its promised options. Corporations exit of enterprise and merchandise lose buyer assist, however not all merchandise lose core performance when the producer vanishes.
It is a disgrace that simply over two years after the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD turned out there at retailers worldwide, the gadget seemingly has gone out to pasture. We hope that is not the case, however you do not want an app to know that the indicators aren’t wanting good.