Hone Phone’s Your Keys Home to Your iPhone (video)
If you’re anyone with a set of keys than you know what it’s like to lose them. And for some reason it always happens, or at least you take note of it, when you’re trying to run out the door for that meeting you’re already 15 minutes tardy for. No more, that is assuming you get yourself the Hone.
The Hone is a Bluetooth Dongle that attaches to your keys. In the likelihood you lose them, you simply fire up the iPhone or iPad app and it will cause the dongle to vibrate or emit an audible tone. The system is based on Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, so your range of tracking will be limited to about 150 feet, that is assuming there aren’t any large obstructions hampering the Hone’s signal. However, unlike some other key locator system, which mind you use a stand alone tracking device, the Hone can some how indicate when you’re draw closer to your keys – a sort of hot or cold arrow indicator. The makers, who have partnered with Kat Dennings to produce a some what awkward product video, say that the battery life on the Hone dongle is about 6 months, which is more than ample. When the battery does die, you can user replace it with a CR2032 battery, which is a basic, cheap, and very accessible watch battery.
The Hone is a Kickstarter project. They’re just ~$700 away from reaching their funding goal of $46,000, so if you want in just drop $49.