GNARBOX 128GB Portable Backup & Editing System

GNARBOX 128GB Portable Backup & Editing System

GNARBOX 128GB Portable Backup & Editing System

B&H # GNAR128V1 MFR # GNAR128V1
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Product Highlights

  • Edit 4K Video from Your Phone
  • View, Edit, and Share RAW Photos
  • 128GB Flash Storage Capacity
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 4GB per Minute
  • 1.92 GHz Intel Quad Core CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, SD, and microSD Ports
  • Redundant Backup to External Drives
  • Rechargeable Battery Lasts 4-6 Hours
  • iOS & Android Compatible
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Capacity: 128GB

128GB 256GB
$280.40
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GNARBOX GNAR128V1 overview

  • 1Description

With a 128GB storage capacity, the GNARBOX External Storage Drive is designed to simplify the process of editing and backing up content when on the go. Using the GNARBOX app that is available for iOS and Android, users can edit 4K video and RAW photo files in real time using their compatible device. Its flash based hard drive features fast data transfer rates of up to 4GB per minute using the USB 3.0 Type-A and USB 2.0 Type-A ports, as well as the SD and microSD card slots. With a variety of interfaces, it is easy to offload content from your camera or other mobile device without the need for additional adapters.

Inside this sturdy external storage drive you will find a 1.92 GHz Intel Quad Core processor and 2GB of RAM to help ensure fast and efficient data transfers. The GNARBOX is designed to support data read speeds of up to 270 MB/s and write speeds of up to 100 MB/s to ensure even large files can be offloaded quickly so you can get back to capturing photos and shooting video. The GNARBOX is designed to be the hub for all of your multimedia content and with a built-in 4000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, you can work on the go for up to 6 hours before it needs more juice.

General Features

File Transfer & Auto-Organization
Transfer files from your camera to GNARBOX's 128GB of flash storage at up to 4GB per minute, then let GNARBOX auto-organize your footage by time, type, GPS, and other relevant metadata. In need of additional storage space or a second backup? Export from GNARBOX to your external HDD or SSD via USB 3.0 Type-A, or copy files to a SD or microSD card.
Share in Full Resolution
Upload your final photos or video packages and share them with the world directly from your phone. Using GNARBOX, your final files can be sent directly to your social media networks or cloud storage, as well as to email and text.
Wireless Access
Access and stream media even while away from 4G/3G, or while in airplane mode, for off-the-grid management.
Collaborate & Share with Friends
GNARBOX allows up to four devices to connect, securely and wirelessly, allowing you to simultaneously collaborate and edit in real-time. If you shoot footage with friends on multiple cameras, everyone can import the group's media onto one GNARBOX and create content together.
Versatile Connectivity
GNARBOX is equipped with one each of the following ports: microSD, SD, USB 3.0 Type-A, and USB 2.0 Type-A, allowing you to connect your camera through a wired connection or use the memory card slots. GNARBOX is SD, SDXC, and SDHC compatible. Use a card reader via USB for CompactFlash (CF) cards.
Rechargeable 4000mAh Battery
Stay mobile with a built-in battery that lasts 4-6 hours on a single charge. GNARBOX recharges using a micro-USB 3.0 cable.
Water Resistant, Shockproof, and Dustproof
GNARBOX is built for the outdoors and ready for adventure. Don't let the need to travel light interfere with the storage and output facilities you need. It is resistant to water, dust, cold, heat, and shock.
UPC: 858161006009
In the Box
GNARBOX 128GB Portable Backup & Editing System
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    GNARBOX GNAR128V1 specs

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    CPU 1.92 GHz Intel Quad Core CPU
    GPU Quad Core Intel HD Graphics GPU
    Memory 2 GB of RAM
    Capacity 128 GB of eMMC Flash Memory
    Interfaces 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
    1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    1 x micro-USB 3.0
    1 x SD
    1 x microSD
    Transfer Rates Read: up to 270 MB/s
    Write: up to 100 MB/s
    Wireless Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n, 300 Mb/s
    Battery 4-6 Hours battery life
    4000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
    Housing Shock, dust, and water resistant
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    Video Formats H.264 (.mp4 and .mov)
    Video Resolutions < 720p, 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2.7K, and 4K
    Frame Rates Supported 24, 25, 30, 48, 60, 80, 90, 120, and 240 fps
    Photo Formats JPG and RAW files (Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji, and Olympus file formats)
    Video Editor iOS and Android real-time editing application
    Photo Editor Full suite of photo editing tools for RAW and JPG photos - color, crop, levels, and more.
    Video Decode/Encode Real-time, hardware accelerated up to 4K
    Physical
    Dimensions 5.3 x 3.4 x 1" / 13.5 x 8.6 x 2.5 cm
    Weight 1.0 lb / 0.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.6 x 1.8"

    GNARBOX GNAR128V1 reviews

    128GB Portable Backup & Editing System is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for me.... I saw some reviews stating issues with wi-fi, the unit becoming overly heated (hot), etc., but for me the thing has worked like a charm from day 1.� �Connects to my iphone and ipad flawlessly.� I can plug my new XQD card reader up directly via USB 3.0 and it transfers the big RAW files perfectly.� As far as uploading to Lightroom CC - you simply go to your files folder on the iphone or ipad and choose the Gnarbox and wallah...you upload the file into LR CC with no problems.� Can't wait to take this thing on the next trip with the new D850 and GoPro and not have to worry about also lugging the laptop.� A bit pricey but overall very happy with the purchase.
    Date published: 2017-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from save space I bought this for a trip to Botswana. It saved a lot of space since I always travel with my iPhone. Was a bit disappointed that a week after I got this one the 256Gb came out for the same price. It's okay I used an external thumb drive. Pro- Easy and fast Transfer Saves space over a laptop. Nice sealing Long Battery Cons. Heavy for its size but it stayed in the hotel the whole time. Gets pretty warm when you transfer images Smaller internal HD size (Fixed with the 256 GB Version) overall. If you travel and want to back up your files without using a laptop this is a must. Recommend to others: Yes,
    Date published: 2018-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the long wait This product finally showed up on my door step one random day after I placed the order a 1 prior, since this was a kickstarter product. But my first experience was using this device to edit my 4K video content on the go. My main goal for this product was to remain laptop free and just work off my iPad Pro. I attempted this and was successful so far in the file transfer and import of files from drone,GoPro, iPhone and DSLR. Now I can edit my content and upload directly from iPad to YouTube without a my MacBook Pro. The best part is that every device fits in my camera backpack!
    Date published: 2017-06-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cannot connect External Drive to Micro-B USB3 port I purchased this with the intent of backing up my CF card to an external drive without the use of a computer when traveling. I noticed that it had USB2, USB3, and Micro-B USB3 ports - and thought it would be ideal to connect a CF card reader to the USB3 port on the Gnarbox and export via the Micro-B USB3. Before I purchased this I contacted Gnarbox to see if an external drive could be connected (and used) using via the Micro-B USB3 port (in addition to the USB3 and USB2 ports). I was twice assured by Gnarbox that the Micro-B USB3 port not only could be used for charging but an external drive could be connected and used via this port. Once received - Gnarbox then told me that NO - you CANNOT connect an external drive to the Micro-B USB3 port. Other than that, it seems to be functioning as described in a good compact footprint.
    Date published: 2017-08-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works just like they said it would! Great tool that lets you leave the bulky laptop at home, will be a godsend for travel with baggage restrictions. I love how they've made it rugged to survive abuse. Two wants though... 1-Better battery life, its decent and lets you do basic back actions, but you do much long term edits or major file transfer to another hard drive and its gonna use the battery up, though if you are doing that you'll probably be somewhere you can plug in. 2-USB C port, that would have made it future proof and allowed for fast charging of the device. Otherwise really happy with it.
    Date published: 2017-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you think you need this YOU DO! Do you travel? Do you have lots of gear? Do you want to have all your data backed up and stored in the ultimate way?!?!? THIS IS FOR YOU! This product performed better than I could have ever imagined. It's the perfect child from a Server/Hard Drive/Ediing Software combination. No matter the trip it has always done great! Cold, Snow, Sand, Dirt and Kids! I'm an adventurous snowboarding instructor who lives in Utah and loves to travel. Whether it's a frozen backcountry spilt-boarding tour, a sandy beach with the family or a 5-day deep backpacking trip. GnarBox gives me the comfort to take all the photos and video I want with no worries about losing the data or needing to back up. I use a combination of the Sony a6300, GoPro Hero 5 and DJI Mavic Pro. With the Gnarbox I don't need to have as many SD cards on hand or my laptop even with me. On my longer trips with no power, I was able to daily download my SD cards and review the day's photos and videos. The battery lasted 6 DAYS!!!!! Then upon return, a quick hook up to my computer and the files were neatly transferred to my main HD. So if you think you need this YOU DO! Traveling Europe? Going outta town, leaving power behind or just want a great way to quickly edit and post! This is EXACTLY what you need! It's an epic change to travel photography! - The Photo is from Red Castle Lake, High Uintas Utah. It's 11 Miles in and we were there for 4 days! GnarBox made it possible to take all the videos and photos I wanted with no worries of losing data or not having SD space.
    Date published: 2017-08-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from In-op Gnarbox - Not believing the hype Stewed over ordering the Gnarbox in search of a mass-media device that would pair with my iPad Pro for photo editing, etc. Took the reviews (good and bad) with a grain of salt; took the woo-woo Silicon startup hype with a grain of salt too, and ordered the 128 gig model when it went on sale at B & H. 1. Thought the price-per-gig was WAY too high - I can buy 8 gigs of hard-drive storage for this kind of money - But... Gnarbox promised an app that would integrate with the iPad for RAW file editing with Lightroom - And that's the Holy Grail. 2. At this price the manufacturer could (and should) have included the REQUIRED power supply for charging the Gnarbox battery. Sure, I have a couple of iPhone chargers, but I don't have any extras to dedicate to this function, and would consider it essential to have one with the Gnarbox all all times so it could fulfill its mission in life - to be an ongoing part of a portable work-station. 3. Found the instructions convoluted and contradictory. Just one example: First step in manual is a firmware update, but this wasn't documented in the online quick-start videos. Because the device wouldn't charge, I never got further with this issue. KEY missing info: The ONLY feedback provided by the device as it is charging is the unintuitive pair of LED idiot lights, which, because of a device issue, displayed a pattern NOT documented in any of the provided instructions. There were numerous other anomalies and weaknesses in the documentation that would likely be of no consequence if everything booted up and ran right, but such was not the case for me. 4. Because the device failed to charge, I was unable to work with the app/interface, but the Gnarbox tutorial that walked through it convinced me that the operating system is poorly organized and overly complicated. I want a mass storage device that lets me download content from cards or USB readers, shows me a simple file structure, and gives my iPad Pro access to any and all files I choose to store on the device. Period. I considered asking B&H to replace the defective unit I am returning, but I frankly don't think Gnarbox has earned a second chance. I'm searching and, if necessary, waiting for a better solution. I know that Gnarbox is pitching a 'new and improved' model for release this Fall. I've lost faith in their ability to deliver what they promise or what I need. Last word: As ever, B & H handled the order, delivery, and return flawlessly. (I have every expectation the credit will show up too.)
    Date published: 2018-07-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does the job, could be improved I am primarily interested in backing up my photos while on the road. Gnarbox does that job well enough. It takes getting used to starting up and app on my mobile device in order to copy files from a flash card to another device, but in the end it's a negligible inconvenience (it is a bit more awkward that I have to change Gnarbox settings via the app on the mobile device in order to connect Gnarbox as an external drive to a PC, but that's also a nitpick). The speed of copying files is about what you'd expect of a transfer from a flash card. The app, however, regularly crashes on me during the transfer. It does not seem to affect the transfer itself, though. The differentiating feature of Gnarbox is the ability to edit and export photos on the fly. I use that only sporadically. Editing features are more or less equivalent to the Basic Lightroom adjustments, which should be sufficient in most instances. There is also a cropping tool and 90-degree rotation tool. The most significant absence in this toolset is the ability to straighten horizon (or rotate the image slightly and crop to achieve straightness). Overall navigation of the app is not as intuitive as I would have wanted. Clicking back while viewing a single full-screen photo always brings me back to the top of the catalog, while I would want to go back to the date folder where that photo resides with the photo retaining focus so that I can look at similar ones. There are a few other nitpicks that require getting used to - and probably need to be improved in the future. Overall, a useful accessory that could and should be improved in the future.
    Date published: 2017-08-18
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