If your family tends to spend too much time on mobile devices, you may be interested in a new Bluetooth beacon that can be used to create quiet locations around your home by blocking smartphones and tablets.
Ransomly is the brainchild of Zachary Prager and has been designed to help families create “quiet spaces to help us reconnect with the real people in our lives”. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about how this small Bluetooth beacon can help you reconnect with your family members.
The Ransomly Bluetooth adapter is equipped with a two year battery and supports both android and iOS devices and is also iBeacon compliant with a range of up to 70m. Ransomly is now available to back via Kickstarter with earlybird pledges starting from just $25 and shipping expected to take place during February 2017.
In today’s “always on” world, we need more than four physical walls to create a safe, quiet space to connect. We now need digital walls too. That’s why we created Ransomly, a bluetooth beacon and app that blocks apps in any room – whether at home, school, the office or car.
When you have the Ransomly app installed on your Android phone and you are in range of a Ransomly Beacon, the home screen will be locked. It’s perfect for dining rooms, bedrooms, classrooms or wherever you want to create a space to connect with those around you. When your IOS phone enters into range, it will receive a notification to put away your phone. We are collaborating with an established beacon manufacturer to ensure our hardware is reliable.
Jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page for full specifications and more details about how Ransomly can be used around your home to create quiet smartphone free zones.