Citing manufacturing "adjustments," the team behind the Goji smart lock told the backers of their successful Indiegogo campaign today that there would be a three-month shipping delay. The announcement pushes the Goji's expected release date into June, and marks the second such delay for the smart deadbolt. The first came three months ago, and pushed the product's arrival back from December 2013 to March of this year.
Who says video games can’t be good for you? Start up Blue Goji firmly believes that’s hogwash. Founded by the ingenious people behind Guitar Hero, the company has focused its acknowledged game creation talents on the world of fitness and personal health. Called Goji Play, Blue Goji’s $99 product strives to remove the drudgery from gym workouts through interactive arcade action linked to real-time physical movement.
So what does this really mean? Essentially Goji Play is a mobile gaming system which attaches to common gym equipment, specifically treadmills, bikes, and elliptical machines. The setup then lets you … Read more
Your smart lock options are quickly expanding, but you'll still want to take a look at the Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt. With plenty of customizable features and a modern-looking, "cellphone chic" design, Yale's two-year-old lock fits right in with the current crop of smart offerings.
So what's so unique about this deadbolt? Not very much, actually. Schlage caught up to Yale earlier this year, releasing their own Z-Wave powered touchscreen deadbolt. And Yale's lock doesn't offer next-gen features like one-touch entry, Bluetooth recognition, or NFC compatibility, the way that new smart … Read more
If I asked you what type of deadbolt you have on your front door, would you know the answer? Kwikset? Yale? Schlage? Maybe you know the manufacturer off the top of your head, but do you know the specific model? How about ratings -- do you know how much force your lock is capable of withstanding?
If you answered no to any of these questions, you're not alone. Despite the fact that we use our locks more than just about any other piece of household hardware and depend upon them to protect our homes from intruders and theft, we … Read more
Keys. Who needs 'em?
Not the Kwikset Kevo, that's for sure. With the Kevo (licensed out from UniKey), you'll be able to unlock your deadbolt just by tapping on it, thanks to the built-in Bluetooth 4.0 capable of detecting the smartphone in your pocket. Don't have a smartphone? Don't worry about it -- the Kevo comes with a handy keychain fob that'll let you tap your way inside, too. You can even use the free Kevo app to send friends and loved ones "eKeys" to let them in when you're not … Read more
You’re out of town. Someone knocks. Suddenly, you see a message on your phone: it’s the picture of the person who’s at your door.
The Goji Smart Lock is a bit of a hybrid; it’s one part automated entry system, one part surveillance. It also lets you use a physical key, but it doesn’t have to use one to open.
There are already a fair number of automated lock systems out there -- Lockitron, August Smart Lock, and Kwikset Kevo -- but the Goji’s addition of a camera-notifier makes it somewhat distinct from the … Read more
If you've been waiting impatiently to preorder Yves Behar's August Smart Lock, today is your day. You can now go to August.com, select among four different color options (silver, dark gray, champagne, and for a limited time, August red), pay $199, and hover by your front door for the estimated first-quarter 2014 delivery of your very own August lock. Behar's smart lock is not only designed to compete with traditional lock systems, it's also a newer entrant into the quickly expanding smart lock market.
And since the August lock is officially one step closer to … Read more
The August Smart Lock, a system designed to let people easily control access to their homes, will start shipping during the first quarter of 2014.
Already, August has received more than 30,000 reservations for its lock. Starting today, would-be buyers can preorder the product. The company was founded by Jason Johnson and world-renowned industrial designer Yves Behar.
The $199 lock -- much like competing products from Goji, Lockitron, Kwikset, and others -- applies the latest technology to the age-old door lock, allowing people to go in and out of their houses without using a key.
The system also lets … Read more
Forget the National Security Agency and other government intelligence bureaus (or so I'm told to tell you by the agent who has been tracking my communications for months and who now stands beside me). One doesn't need a taxpayer-funded agency to maintain a nearly comprehensive and constant library of your visage as you travel near and far. There are, in fact, a number of products and services from both startups and tech giants aimed at capturing your likeness before too long. It could even be someone else's very environs that catches you in the act of living: … Read more