Don’t you just hate it, when your smartphone asks you to enter the pin or pattern each time you want to access it? Doesn’t it ultimately raise a question in your mind about whether you had set the pin for preventing unauthorized access or did you set it to prevent your access. A US based startup has come up with a product that solves this problem and they named it Unlock. Unlock is the First ever Short Range Bluetooth Smart Ring that provides instant and secured access to your smartphones and tablets through bypass of pins and patterns thus increasing your ease of access. To achieve this, Unlock combines smart lock technology with innovative short range (only 6 inches) Bluetooth technology.
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Due to its short range, Unlock is expected to outperform the existing technologies like the NFC rings and tags and Bluetooth enabled devices like the smartwatches in providing instant and secured access to smartphones and tablets. Unlock doesn’t have any alignment issues as with NFC devices and it also doesn’t have any issues related to unwanted long range as with conventional Bluetooth enabled devices and according to its makers it unlocks your smartphone only when it is in your hand.
The Unlock Smart Ring has been developed by a group of gadget and technology loving problem solvers who came together to form Fournira Optime (the company behind Unlock) where they are working towards solving the problems associated with the use of modern electronic devices through development of innovative solutions.
A Fournira Optime spokesperson said that the development of Unlock is complete and they are currently in need of funding to cover the cost of tooling, manufacturing, marketing, and various other expenses, therefore a crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Indiegogo with a funding goal of $100,000.
As per the product description on the Indiegogo campaign page, the Unlock smart ring has been developed from scratch for efficiency, durability, and beauty. The ring has been designed to be worn as a stylish accessory by both men and women, and will be available in black and white colors. Additionally, the rings have been made out of a lightweight; flexible and durable material to ensure that it will be able to withstand the wear and tear of being used on a daily basis and is comfortable to wear. The special curved battery that will power this sophisticated smart ring will last for over a year. Unlock works with smartphones and tablets powered by Android 5.0 or above and Windows Mobile 8.1 or above.
The team behind the project is looking towards the generosity of the online crowd who wish to break away from the hassle of constantly having to unlock their phone before use. The funds raised through the current crowdfunding campaign will be allocated to various aspects necessary for the completion of the product for customer use.
A variety of different rewards and perks are also being offered to reward the kindness of those who support the campaign and the project through their monetary contributions. The Fournira Optime team claims to be ready to take on any challenges that might occur and as per their campaign page, the company has developed relationships which enable them to work closely and efficiently with manufacturers and other service providers to ensure that the supply chain flows smoothly.
About Fournira Optime:
In this era of electronic revolution, new and better electronic devices are being developed every day. Most of these devices are being developed with the sole purpose of making our lives easier. But unfortunately, most of the modern devices come with many strings attached which ultimately complicate the device use in some way or the other.
Fournira Optime works towards solving the problems associated with the use of modern electronic devices through development of innovative solutions. They are currently working hard in this direction with an ultimate goal of creating a world where the use of electronic devices is free from any and all hassles. You can check them out here.