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The Hone for iPhone keeps your keys from straying too far from your side

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The Hone for iPhone keeps your keys from straying too far from your side
It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. One moment, you momentarily place your keys somewhere, and at the next, you simply cannot find them whatsoever. It’s as if it suddenly vanished out of thin air, right? Well people, if you happen to own an iPhone 4S or new iPad, losing your keys will seemingly be a thing of the past thanks to “The Hone.”

As it name implies, it’s a device that’ll literally hone in to your missing keys. Specifically, it’s a Bluetooth 4.0 device that you attach to your keys, and when combined with its iOS app, you’ll be able to track them down. Essentially, all you need to do is run the app, walk around the vicinity for the app to sync with the Hone’s built in sensor, which will then guide you to its exact location – like as if you’re searching for buried treasure.

Since it’s a Bluetooth device, there’s still a limitation of how far you’ll be able to track down your missing keys – and in this case, it’s within 150 feet. Being Bluetooth 4.0 and all, the unique thing about Hone’s offering versus some offerings in the past, is the fact that its battery can last six months before needing a replacement.

Right now, the Hone is being funded as a Kickstarter project, and from the looks of it, the nifty gadget easily surpassed its goal of accumulating $46,000. For those of you interested, you can put in a pledge of $49, which will grant you a unit of your own – battery included!

source: Kickstarter

The Hone for iPhone keeps your keys from straying too far from your side
The Hone for iPhone keeps your keys from straying too far from your side


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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 11:57 6

1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Sweet idea. Hope it comes to Android.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 12:06 1

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


android welcomes but people ll start saying '' copy cat'' lol

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 12:52 4

4. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


People can say whatever they want ;P

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 00:03

9. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


i know dear. but they fight like baby. "my iphone'' ''my android'' etc

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 12:15 4

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I haven't lost a key since I was 11. Locked out until mom got home from work... then had to deal with the repercussions for losing the key. Lesson learned. Haven't lost a key in decades.
For those prone to misplacing things, I would suggest getting one of these things. Or face the wrath of Mom!

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:09 3

5. dvsmik3 (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


What happens when you lose your phone and keys?

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:54 3

7. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


that means someone stole them from you bro
or you're just bad luck brian

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:14 2

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3189; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Great idea! I haven't really lost my keys in years either, but I have misplaced them around the house a few times and ran around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find them. If I had an iPhone or iPad 3, I would get it.

Now with that said... Hi, Kat!!! (She's so hot)

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 17:44

8. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


looks like a dev listened to one of my comments on here a while back...
good job guys

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