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"The Amber X aims to provide a user-friendly storage alternative that prioritizes simplicity and security over endless functionality."
Many people feel that NAS devices are too difficult to use, too complicated, or too expensive. While this criticism may be valid, the Amber X seeks to fill a gap in the market by providing users with complete control over their data and allowing them to decide who sees what. The initial setup is easy to complete using the Amber iX app on a smartphone or tablet.
"Review: Amber X - Een NAS met een missie" (A NAS with a mission)
The author of the article Edmond Varwick discusses the KISS principle ("Keep It Short and Simple") in the design of network-attached storage (NAS) devices. The Amber X is described as a small, passively cooled device that is easy to set up and use via a smartphone or tablet app.
Users were able to easily backup and view their photos and documents using the app, and even sort them into folders or have them automatically tagged and recognized by the app's facial recognition feature. Sharing files and photos was also easy through email or URL sharing, and multiple users can be added by creating an Amber Cloud account and installing the Amber iX app. These additional users can also store and view their own files and photos on the Amber X. All of this can be done both at home on the local network and remotely through the internet.
The article discusses the Amber PRO, which can be accessed through the web browser of the Amber X. Available PRO features are a file browser and options in the Control Panel. There is a modest selection of Zwave JS UI and Home Assistant for controlling smart equipment and the Plex Media Server.