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Since we're doing smart-everything nowadays, here's a smart padlock

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Since we're doing smart-everything nowadays, here's a smart padlock
Gadget developers at FŪZ Designs, a startup that has had great success with 2 previous Kickstarter campaigns, believe that padlock technology is outdated and needs a slight bump, to better adapt to our modern times. Thus, they have come up with Noke [no:kei].

Noke is a Bluetooth padlock that can pair to any number of phones and can only be unlocked when there is a verified device around it. The "key" is stored on a companion app, which works on Android or iOS. The owner of said "key" can choose to authorize other devices for one time access, temporary access, or all-time access.

To unlock, you have to press the shackle once. Noke then starts looking for Bluetooth devices that have previously been paired with it. Once it finds one, it unlocks, simple as that. If your phone's battery drops, or you forget your phone altogether, fear not – you can unlock the Noke with a custom emergency code – you input it by pressing the shackle in a predetermined combination (it takes dots and dashes, so you can do your name in Morse code, eh?).

Noke is currently up on Kickstarter with a $100,000 goal. Backers, who pledge $59, will get it in February 2015 (provided the campaign is successful, of course). Upper tiers don't grant a flashy amount of perks, but you can get a multi-pack of Nokes at a serious discount (FŪZ Designs says that $449 will get you a 10-pack, at $441 off the retail price). Maybe a good deal, if you and your friends are interested.


source: Kickstarter via Endgadget

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posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:50 1

1. HTCOE (Posts: 512; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


pretty sweet actually but i like the slide pattern to unlock one for now

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:52

2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2057; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What next? Smart Condom?

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:55 1

12. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Would be great! :D

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:57 1

3. Mark7 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


If it malfunctions then how can I unlock it without a key.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:08 2

7. buccob (Posts: 1544; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


a Saw, Dremel, blowtorch, plasma cutter, big-a$$ hammer...

what else am I missing?

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:19 1

9. rallyguy (Posts: 572; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Most common. Bolt cutters. :)

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:28 1

11. buccob (Posts: 1544; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


RIGHT! lol... I knew I was missing something that made more sense

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 07:37

16. RandomUsername (Posts: 529; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Just hack it like in Watch Dogs ;)

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:58

4. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 254; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


That's nice but I'm not big on a 60$ lock...

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:00

5. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 544; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


The only one is smart....................... is human.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:06 2

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4056; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


...you have got to be kidding me? What's next? Smart doors? Smart keys? Smart shoes? Smart shirts?

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 07:09

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not sure if you're being your usual facetious self, but smart doors & keys have existed for a long time.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:08

8. buccob (Posts: 1544; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


TSA approved? ;)

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:19

10. rallyguy (Posts: 572; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I like this. Too bad I don't have a use for a pad lock.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 13:02

13. alumoyo (Posts: 228; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


How about battery and charging?

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 13:30

14. VoicelessV (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


Its battery is replaceable, holds around a year, according to the makers.

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