“Hone” for iPhone 4S/new iPad tracks lost keys quickly

Published On June 29, 2012 | By David Weir | Just Plain Cool, Lifestyle, Mobile Phones, News

If you’re anything like me, you’re always forgetting where you’ve put your keys. Seriously, they’re never where you remember leaving them. It’s nice then that technology now has a way to solve that little mystery. Hone is a low energy Bluetooth device that, paired with an iOS app and an iPhone 4s or new iPad, can be used to locate exactly where you put those pesky keys. Simply tap “Find” on the app and the device will light up and audibly vibrate; and if that doesn’t work, simply use the proximity sensor to lead you in the right direction. Considering the fact that Hone has already surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal, it would seem that I’m not the only one looking forward to its release.

For more information on Hone, simply check out the press release after the jump.

Hone for the iPhone 4S and new iPad: Track Down Lost Keys Quickly

A Bluetooth 4.0, low-energy device and iOS app that makes searching for keys
less stressful; surpassed funding goal of $46,000

Los Angeles- June 27, 2012- It’s a simple and easy solution to one of life’s most vexing questions: “Where did I put my keys?”  Los Angeles entrepreneurs and iOS app creators Geoffrey Litwack and Louis Gerbarg are excited to put into production ‘Hone,’ for the iPhone 4S and new iPad after a successful campaign on Kickstarter.  It’s a Bluetooth low energy device and iOS app that ensures you will never lose your keys again—at least not for long.

“We’re thrilled that the Kickstarter community supported our idea,” says Hone co-creator, Geoffrey Litwack. “The simplicity of the Hone technology as a way to solve an issue that happens to all of us from time to time will be useful for every type of consumer.”

Stop retracing your steps and manually searching, Hone will track down those pesky keys instantly.  Here’s how it works:  When you receive your Hone, simply attach the lightweight gadget to your key ring, and download the Hone app.  The app instantly connects to the Bluetooth dongle keeping you in-the-know about the location of your keys.

When you misplace you keys, tap the “Find” button in the app.  The keychain device will light up and audibly vibrate to get your attention.  Still can’t find it?  Just walk around, and let the Hone lead you in the right direction with its built-in proximity sensor.

Due to low-energy use, Hone can run up to six months on one easy-to-replace battery.  It has a range of more than 150 feet.

Hone for the iPhone 4S and new iPad can be used for more than just finding keys.  You can attach the device to almost anything.  It is also the perfect gadget for the vision impaired as users can customize Hone to give off audible signals.

Hone will retail for $49.95 MSRP.

For a full list of pledge options, please visit Hone on Kickstarter.

About Hone’s Designers
Based in Los Angeles, Geoffrey Litwack and Louis Gerbarg have been building iOS apps for more than three years.  They’ve worked with major clients such as ProFlowers.com and CACI (telemedicine concepts).  Before co-founding their company, Gerbarg worked for Apple on Core Services and Mobility.

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