The folks behind the company Eggcyte are concerned about your privacy, and want to help you maintain it using a different method than most: with a portable personal web server called The Egg. Dubbed such due to its egg-like design, The Egg gives users their own Egg website where they can provide content for others to see and enjoy, sans having to upload to a social network or cloud service. Eggcyte says all of one’s personal content and site details are contained with the Egg.
The issue Eggcyte takes with modern sharing is that we’re “giving up our personal information” to them, in exchange for getting to use a free service, effectively making ourselves the product to be pandered out to advertisers, search companies, and other similar entities.
That’s where the Egg comes in, which would allow users to carry their content around in their pocket and make it available via a personal Eggcyte website. The personal Web server, as it is being called, will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, able to run for up to 12 hours of active use on a single charge.
The Egg will also double as an access point, which will allow users to access their content without a WiFi connection, as well as others nearby. The design is small enough to fit in a pocket or a purse, and includes a small display. There’s an Intel Atom processor and a USB port.
The project is being funded through Kickstarter, where it currently sits at only $10k of its $500k goal.