INTRODUCTION

Ego is a new concept of wireless private memory, beautifully designed to protect the inviolability of your private information without any internet connection. Safety and privacy are enhanced by a charging base which also backs up the information, and by the Ego Private App, that allows you to select and encrypt the information transferred to the Ego.

Ego is a unique product entirely designed, developed and made in Italy.

Ego is a combined system of hardware (Egg and base) and software (the Ego Private App). The software is constantly updated through the app stores, and these updates could modify some of the procedures described in this leaflet. So please keep your app always updated and refer to this webpage for the upgrades on the user’s guide: http://www.egoprivate.com/en/user-guide/

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE LATEST VERSION OF THE APP BEFORE PAIRING THE VIRTUAL EGG YOU HAVE ON THE DEVICE WITH YOUR OWN EGO.

WARNING: every document created with the Ego Private App will be automatically encrypted using the user’s password, therefore Ego will be never be able to access the data. Only the user will be able to read that data using the correct password. So it’s essential not to loose the password.

Note for Android users
Our app will require your device to activate your geo-localization system. This is NOT a requirement of our app, but a requirement for any app using the Android system. Google/Alphabet introduced this requirement in 2016. Ego underlines and declares that we do not want and we cannot make any possible use of your position.

Ego is a vault that shelters and protects personal documents, confidential information, private images, travel journals and precious moments without the risks of an internet connection.
Ego also offers an easy editor to help you select records and images and transform them into a beautifully designed book, diary or family album.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN APP AND EGG IS DIRECT, SO BE SURE BOTH EGG AND DEVICE ARE ONLY CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER: THE DEVICE MUST THEREFORE BE DISCONNECTED FROM ALL OTHER DEVICES.

Components

EGG BASE CHARGER
Red/blue led on short side of the base Jack 5V 1A output
Yellow/green led on short side of the base
Connector charge socket

LED LIGHTS

UNPAIRED BASE Flashing RED Base on, npaired egg but other eggs in the area
Flashing YELLOW Unpaired egg under charge
Fxed YELLOW Unpaired egg charged
PAIRED EGG VIOLET (RED AND BLUE ON) Egg substitution procedure completed
Flashing GREEN Base on, egg under charge
Fixed GREEN Egg charged
BACKUP STATE Fixed BLUE Backup completed
Flashing BLUE BAckup under way
ANOMALIES Flashing YELLOW and GREEN ERROR
Egg under charge but SSID not working.
Contact the service center.

SYSTEM SET UP

1. Connect the base to the power supply and verify it’s on.
2. Place the egg in the charging nest on the base, having care to keep the axis of the egg vertical.

CONNECTION EGG-DEVICE

3. After a few minutes the direct Wi-Fi signal of the egg will soon appear in the device Wi-Fi list (ex. Ego_1) with the factory serial number.
4. Select its signal and connect to the egg (ex. Ego_1).

EGG SET-UP

5. Download the EGO PRIVATE APP from the store and open it on your device
6. Select the Ego to set-up from the list (ex. Ego_1)
7. Follow the instructions, choose a name for the egg (ex. My_Egg) and activate the requested safety procedures for password selection and recovery.

Please note that the egg name cannot be changed afterwards.

PAIRING THE EGG AND THE BASE

8. After the set-up, leave the egg on its base
9. Disconnect your device from any internet connection, included the connection with the egg. 10. This will allow the connection between the egg and the base, and the base will recognize its own egg afterwards. The egg cannot be connected with the base and the device at the same time. The base will start flashing blue while recognizing, then the light will turn yellow and green, always flashing. The SSID of the Wi-Fi will change the name in this phase.
11. Once paired the Wi-Fi network name of your egg (ex. Ego_1) will appear on your device with the name you have chosen for your egg (ex. My_Egg).

PAIRING YOUR VIRTUAL EGG ON THE DEVICE WITH THE NEW EGG AND THE BASE

12. Open the EPA and connect to the new egg (ex. Ego_1). Click on the real egg icon and chose ‘PAIR VIRTUAL EGG’
13. The EPA will go back to the list of available eggs and will ask the password. The file transfer from the virtual projection to the egg will begin automatically and the user will be informed.

Please keep the app open in the main screen of your device.

RESET/UNPAIRED EGG

Please follow these instructions when you want to recover the data from the base to a new egg, in case of loss or damage.
14. Position the new egg on the base and start charging it for a few minutes. The new egg will have a different serial number (ex. Ego_110).
15. Select the egg that will appear from the Wi-Fi list ì(es. Ego_110). The opton ‘RESET FROM BASE’ will appear. Select this option and follow the instruction. The new egg will have the same name but of course the serial number will be different.

RESET/UNPAIR BASE

Please follow these instructions when you want to recover the data from the base to a new egg, in case of loss or damage.
16. Connect to your egg, insert the password and select ‘reset base’ from the menu on the top right.
17. Follow the instructions of the app then disconnect from the egg.

WARNING: please allow some time for both recovery procedures and do NOT interrupt the exchange otherwise the exchange will begin anew.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Once the pairing is completed, the backup of your data on the base will be automatic. Please note that the back up is possible only when the egg is on the base.

EGO PRIVATE APP, once connected to the egg via Wi-Fi direct, will transfer your information and data to the Ego System. First to the egg and then, once this is on the base, to the memory in the base itself. The transfer egg – base will be possible only when the egg is NOT connected to the device.

Every Ego uses it’s own Wi-Fi network to connect to your devices to ensure a safe transmission of your data.

User are advised to use images with a minimum resolution of 150dpi to obtain a better print result.

Always keep in mind that the egg is by its nature a round object, so the recharge can only start when the egg is vertical on its base.

EGO PRIVATE APP

Ego Private App (EPA) provides the interaction between the user and the egg (and with the egg only). To ensure maximum data protection, it’s neither designed nor structured to connect with other users or the internet.

EPA can be used also without an egg, by creating a virtual egg. Needless to say the data will not be protected with the same level of safety.
EPA is divided into two separate areas, ARCHIVE and BOOK.

To ensure maximum privacy, both sections are ‘built-in’ the EPA and manage all the data in a separate section of your device. When stored in the egg, your information will be highly protected and accessible to the user only.

ARCHIVE

The ARCHIVE section allow the user to protect and organize documents in shelves. Any kind of file can be stored in this section. The EPA also offers

1.EGO NOTE: a simple editor to write and store private notes
2.EGO CAMERA: the pictures taken with this feature of the app will be stored in the egg only and will NOT appear on the standard camera roll.

BOOK

The BOOK section is an easy-to-use editor that helps the user to write and store books using also the documents and images already stored in other areas of the device, or from other storage systems used by the user. Images for example can be selected from the user’s cloud, but it’s not possible to store books in the cloud, for obvious safety reasons. Once the book is completed, it can ether be stored in our original file form or can be printed on paper (the user will be re-directed on our website for the orders and the prints).

The EPA is built in a way that allows information to flow easily into the egg (using the camera, the note, the book editor, or simply the ‘sharing’ functon already available), but does not allow the informaton to go out.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW…
Images and text created with EGONOTE and EGOCAMERA cannot be moved or used or shared.
Books can be printed only after the purchase of an Ego.
To improve battery duration, the Wi-Fi antenna is not always on, and the device can take a maximum of 1 minute to get the signal in the Wi-Fi list.

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