If you’ve ever lost the keys to your padlock, this will be a godsend. It’s called the Noke (pronounced “no key”), and is a padlock that you unlock with your phone.
. When you click the Noke, it looks for a phone with a compatible key, and unlocks itself. No fumbling for keys, no entering cumbersome key codes.
But what if your phone runs out of battery, or you leave it at home? Don’t worry, you can still unlock the Noke.
You can share your key with people using the Android or iOS app, too. Just add them as you would to a Facebook group, and they’ll be able to unlock the Noke with one click, just as you can. There are no keys to lose, no codes to forget.
It’s water resistant, and takes a standard watch battery which lasts more than a year. When that’s run out of juice, you can replace it yourself without any tools.
The campaign has just gone live on Kickstarter, and has already raised $11,000 (£6575) of its $100,000 (£60,000) target. You can back it for as little as $1. The Noke should go on sale in February next year.
It’s made by Fuz Designs. The company’s previous project, the EverDock, raised a phenomenal $452,457 off a $50,000 target.