Jan 072015

Goji Smart Lock, The Smartphone Activated Keyless Entry Door Lock
If you’re tired of always having to keep an eye on your home keys and make sure you don’t misplace them, your suffering might just come to end soon! The Goji Smart Lock is a keyless entry door lock which replaces the classic key with a virtual one managed by your smartphone.

The Goji Smart Lock is compatible with iPhone and Android devices, has a built-in camera which can send you pics of whoever is knocking at your door, allows key sharing via the free iPhone and Android apps, date and time based key activation and deactivation in case you need to give someone temporary access to your home (no more running after you ex to get the apartment keys!!), it’s powered by two AA batteries which last about 1 year under regular usage and also comes with two traditional keys as backup … just in case!

ALSO READ: BlueID – The Bluetooth Car Key and AngelBlocks Or How To Raise You Home’s Intelligence!

So how exactly does it work? Simply instal the Goji Smart Lock on your door, connect to your WiFi network, follow a couple of steps to setup the lock and you’re ready to go. Once you ran the setup, the Goji lock connects to your smartphone via Low Energy Bluetooth and allows you to lock or unlock the door via a simple touch of a button. While we like the idea behind the Goji lock and we’re looking forward to throwing away our physical keys ASAP, we are a bit concerned about the security level of the virtual keys. The guys from Goji confirmed that “The connections are coded with bank-level encryption to enssure your electronic safety.“. What’s your take on it? Are you ready to move from a traditional lock to a keyless entry door lock managed by your iPhone?

$299 | BUY NOW
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Mar 312014

Panny Key - Clean And Practical Keys Organizer
Panny key is yet another key organizer designed to help you put some order into your keys, to un-clutter your pockets and get rid of that annoying key rattling that follows you all around.

ALSO READ: KeySmart Or How To Organize Your Keys In A Minimalist Way and Keyport – The Reinvented Keychain

The Panny key is built to hold up to 4 keys of different sizes (key slot size adjustment insertions are included with teh package), has a special slot designed to house a small Kingston USB flash drive, sports an attachment string that allows you to secure it to your body, pocket or to another gadget (ex: car key or remote controller, another keychain). A belt clip allows you to clip the Panny keyring to your belt and keep your pockets free.

The Panny Key is in project mode at Kickstarter. Check it out and support the project for as little as $15 (8GB flash drive included).
UPDATE 01/21/2015 – The Panny Key crowdfunding campaign was successfully funded. The product is available at their online store (all links in the article were updated with the new location).

$15 | BUY NOW
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Feb 192014

KeySmart Or How To Organize Your Keys In A Minimalist Way

Organizing your keys was never an easy job! Most keyrings out there are only designed to keep your keys together and make sure you don’t loose them! But how about the space they take, the dangling sound of a pocket full of keys, the extra weight and bulk that come with traditional keychains?

ALSO READ – Keyport – The Reinvented Keychain, another cool way of organizing your keys.

The KeySmart is one little gizmo set to solve all these issues! Made of aircraft aluminum with stainless steel hardware, the KeySmart is lightweight and allows you to organize your keys and keep them together in a folding pocket knife style. The coolest thing about it, apart the fact it’s build in US, is it’s modular expansion design – while the basic version can organize up to 4 keys, a simple $2 expansion post can increase the storage up to 10 keys (it can even fit an USB drive storage inside), allowing you to easily migrate between between sizes based on your needs.

$15+ | BUY NOW
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Nov 132013

33 Wallet Gadgets To Supercharge Your Daily Routine

There’s one proven concept I learned a while back – “The best gadget ever is the one you have with you“.
Given you always have your wallet and your smartphone on you, and, as you can not squeeze gear INTO your smartphone (dah!!!), I compiled a list of 33 gadgets you can always carry in your wallet and use them as you need them to improve your daily routine. Well, not all of them at the same time, but you get the point …. – also check this cool post – 43 Cool Gadgets To Help You Sneak Booze Almost Everywhere!

Any other favorite gear I might have forgotten to add? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update the list …


Sep 232013

Schnelle Keys and Tools - The Perfect Pocket Tool At The Right Moment

While many multitools try to ingeniously squeeze as many tools as they can in a small pocket sized piece of gear, the Schnelle Keys and Tools take a different approach – they built a series on pocket multipurpose tools from which the user can choose to take one, two or even all of them with him – also check the Parachute Multitool, the TU47 Keychain Multipurpose Tool and the Atom Key Multitool.

There are multiple sizes wrenches, pry bars, drivers, and openers all organized in 5 key shaped and sized tools which can be attached to your keychain and two pocket tools. The multitools are made of high-strength materials (304 Stainless Steel and Titanium-6Al-4V for the tools and 17-4PH for the keys) and allow you to accomplish a series of tasks while on the go. It’s like having a full toolbox in the palm of your hand ….

The Schnelle Keys and Tools are in project stage at Kickstarter and you can get them for for prices starting at $29 US. Delivery is scheduled as of March 2014.

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Jun 192013

Kevo Lock - The Time To Use Your iPhone As Door Key Has Arrived

The Kevo iPhone Operated Lock allows you to use your smartphone lock and unlock the door. Once the lock installed on your door, download the iPhone app, set up a key and you’re ready to roll. The app allows setting up multiple keys for multiple locks, allows “key sharing” to facilitate other people’s access to your home (think about a new girlfriend/boyfriend, the cleaning lady, your room mate, family, friends). Accesses can be granted and revoked via the app in seconds, so your only worry is to make sure your beloved life partner has an iPhone – and you’re all set up (just joking – the guys over at Kwikset have you covered even if you do not have an iPhone – they include in the package a Kevo Fob which allows the same touch to open and lock technology.

The Kevo Lock will launch this summer with a retail expected price around $250 US.

I like the idea and I can see a lot of possibilities opening around it. My only worry was the lock’s security, but the manufacturer seems to have it covered: “The Kevo lock does not only rely on the built-in encryption available in Bluetooth. Kevo also provides multiple levels of military grade PKI encryption.”

What’s you take on it? Would you change your classic locks for modern, digital door security?

~$250 | BUY NOW
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Jan 182013

SmartScan Biometric Deadbolt Helps You Unlock Your Door With Your Fingerprint

Kwikset 99080-006 is a biometric subdermal scanner that allows you to unlock a door only with your fingerprint. This type of lock comes in very handy if you are the type that locks his/her keys in the house or if you like going out without having all your keys with you. It can also0 be used a second layer of security in case someone finds or steals your keys.

The biometric sensor of the Kwikset 99080-006 can record up to 50 fingerprints, so, there’s no worry if you have a big family!

$192 | BUY NOW – US Market


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