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Today, Lima, a company who successfully ran a Kickstarter campaign back in 2013 raising $1.2 million for a personal cloud storage device is announcing the release of its new product, Lima Ultra. I actually own one of the original Lima devices and it works fairly well, however, for me, the speed of the device has always been a major issue and that is one of the area’s where the Lima Ultra is expected to improve upon.

Similar to traditional cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive, Lima Ultra enables you to access your personal content from anywhere in the world, from any of your devices: computer, tablet or smartphone. But there is one key difference: instead of being stored on servers in the cloud, your personal content is stored safely at your home, on a USB hard drive that’s connected to your Lima device.

According to the Lima team, the Ultra is the result of all the user feedback gathered during the past 2 years, it provides an enhanced experience with cutting-edge speed, improved features, and better security.

Lima Ultra connected.

Better performance, faster transfers, ideal for HD and 4K video streaming

The Lima Ultra sports a Quad-Core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, making it 40x more powerful than Lima Original. According to Lima, the new device is designed to benefit users with a lot of files and folders and/or to users who want to watch 4K movies streaming from their Lima device.

Additionally, compared to Lima Original, Lima Ultra offers faster synchronization between user devices and up to 16x improvement in transfer speed. “To give you an example, it takes 30 seconds to transfer a movie to Lima Ultra, instead of 8 full minutes to do the same thing with the Lima Original,” said Penelope Liot, Lima VP of Marketing.

I’m excited about the new Lima Ultra, having used the Lima Original for a while now, I’m extremely eager to see these performance increases. We expect to get one in for review, so stay tuned.

The Lima Ultra is priced at $129 and will be available for purchase from the Lima website starting today at 12pm EST.


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