Earlier this year, Neone announced its plans to launch a private social network based on a small hardware appliance called the Neobase. The original Neobase Kickstarter did not succeed, but instead of giving up, the team decided to rework its original plan and now Neone is back and ready to sell the Neobase directly to consumers.

There is still a Facebook-like private social networking component at the heart of the $ 199 Neobase, but the team now thinks of it more like a communications hub that focuses on secure sharing. Besides the social networking feature, the Neobase also features a photo-sharing service – and the plan is to add more features like this with future updates.