A unique gadget has been launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website this week called SALT which has been designed to allow easy access to your smartphone without the need to enter any codes on the home screen.
SALT automatically locks and unlocks your smartphone when close providing wireless entry using the SALT companion application and provides over 281 trillion possible combinations or 2,810 times more than a standard 8 digit PIN code.
SALT has a range of around 10 feet and measures 3.370″ x 2.125″ x 0.061″, exactly the same size as a credit card. Watch the video below to learn more about the SALT keyless entry card for smartphone project and see it in action. Its creators explain :
“If you need to secure your phone for any reason, you’re forced to enter a PIN or swipe your thumb every time you turn the screen on. It’s not only annoying, it also consumes nearly 52 hours of your time per year. That’s 52 hours spent annually on JUST entering your pin.
If you don’t use a PIN on your phone, the hassle of entering it every time is probably the reason why you don’t.
We believe you should have the best of both worlds; security and convenience. SALT gives you both. When you’re near your phone, it’s unlocked. When you leave, it locks itself. Automatically.
Most people have their wallets/purses and smartphones with them for most of the day. Using this knowledge, we developed the SALT card, which fits in any wallet.
You simply pair the SALT card with your phone through the SALT app. From that point on, SALT will unlock your phone when the SALT card is within 10 feet of it. You don’t have to enter your PIN or do anything aside from turn your screen on.
If you leave to go to the bathroom or accidentally leave your phone somewhere, it will automatically lock itself until your card is back in range, keeping your phone safe.”
The SALT project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $50,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think SALT is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help SALT become a reality.
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