“Hone” appcessory for iPhone/iPad tracks down lost keys

I know I can’t be the only that loses his keys constantly. Why is it that I never seem to remember where I’ve put them down? There have been attempts by companies in the past to invent a gadget that will help you find them. Normally it involves having a gadget hanging from your key chain that needs a separate controller to activate it, and set it buzzing. Only issue: what if you lose the controller? Complete waste of time. However, I always, always have my iPhone or iPad on me, and never misplace either of them.

Thankfully, there’s a Kickstarter project that launched a few weeks back, complete with promo video (above) featuring and directed by Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) that should solve my key losing problems. Hone is an app/accessory combination. The small, lightweight gadget hangs on your keychain, and connects to your iPhone/iPad via BlueTooth. Once you’ve installed the Hone app, you can use it to track down your keys. There’s a proximity sensor built-in, which will show you how close you are to your keys. With a 150ft range, it’s not likely you’ll not be able to find them, unless you’ve left them miles down the road.

Hone for iPhone 4S and the new iPad 3 is Bluetooth low energy device for your keychain that lights up and audibly vibrates when triggered so you can find your keys. It runs for six months on an included battery and has a 150+ foot range.”

It has an incredible battery life of up to six months. And will retail at $49.95 once launched. If you want to be one of the first ones to get your hands on one, head over to the KickStarter page and pledge anything between $40-$2000.

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