Why are we not funding this? Askey

Keys are generic age-old items that have been and are a part of our daily lives, especially our house keys. We’ve all had those moments where a few minutes after we’ve walked out the door we wonder if we locked it or whether we misplaced the keys. Askey uses technology to solve such simple but annoying everyday problems.

Askey is a key accessory that registers the motion of your key and keeps a log of when you’ve locked your door and where your key is.

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Askey recognises 45, 90, 180, 270, 360 and 720 degrees rotation in any direction ensuring accuracy. It attaches to the loophole in your key as seen above. These logs are maintained so you can check if you’ve locked your door at any time of the day.

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You can even check if your door is locked just by clicking the button on the Askey, which will light up based on your custom-selected colour.

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One very nifty feature that I love is the little flashlight on top of the device and, according to me, it shows how well-thought-out this device is. Many a time you find yourself struggling to locate the keyhole in low-lit or dark conditions. This feature would be neat to have, right?

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The Askey will sync with both its iPhone and Android apps allowing you to check your logs and customise your Askey’s colour codes as per your necessity.

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If you and your friends or flatmates or family have multiple Askeys, they can all be checked on one device to see if rooms and houses are locked at all points or to even look for another person’s keys.

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Another feature is that when you move too far away from the key it starts buzzing and even sends an alert to your device.

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The Askey is available in five different colours as seen above.

Specifications

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Full compatibility with iPhone 4S+ and Android 4.4+ phones

Dimensions: 65 x 25 x 6mm

Control: One multifunction button – Power on/off, Bluetooth pairing, Check status

Battery: User replaceable CR2032 coin battery (lasts up to six months)

Light: Four customisable RGB LEDs, one bright white LED

The Askey is currently available on Kickstarter for $36.86 (Dh135.38). Delivery for backers of the start-up is said to begin in March 2017.