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Gadget Freak Review: Bluetooth Padlock; System Tracks Sleep Behavior

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Daniyal_Ali
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Re: Good "Sense"
Daniyal_Ali   8/27/2014 10:38:10 AM
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*Sigh*

I envy you. But we are all not as lucky as you are.
And yes, if my sleep is uninterrupted i would love to see the analysis too.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Re: Maybe go with a 100 year-old Lagacy
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   8/25/2014 9:33:08 AM
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Being a custom product designer, I've designed many robust products beyond "weather-resistant" --  (some even submersible) -- which have changeable batteries;  so that's not really a difficult hurdle to overcome.  More to your other point, where the  integrity of the lock "body" itself may be something less than solid to accommodate battery , circuitry & antenna.  That was the original though behind the comment to let an experienced lock company to do it.  ( ,,,and I just notice I spelled "Legacy" wrong in the Red Headline!  [Sorry!]  )

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Re: Good "Sense"
Elizabeth M   8/25/2014 7:33:23 AM
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Ah, Daniyal, I know what you mean. I am one of those people fortunate enough to not have to use an alarm to wake up, because I have a flexible work schedule (I use an alarm only if I need to be up really early for something), and your comment made me think what a luxury that is. Imagine just sleeping through until you've gotten a decent night's sleep instead of being jarred awake by a machine! So the idea of even more intrusion into sleep probably isn't that inviting. Then again, as I said in my previous comment, because my sleep is often interrupted, it might be nice to know how I can change that.

Daniyal_Ali
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Re: Good "Sense"
Daniyal_Ali   8/24/2014 6:14:09 AM
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Cool. I never thought we could analyze so much about our self while we sleep.

P.S: The alarm clock wasn't enough?! Now we have to deal with this! Lol.

Daniyal_Ali
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Re: The hand guided plane
Daniyal_Ali   8/24/2014 6:09:36 AM
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Those examples you mentioned can also be implemented by using the remote controlled plane as well. The thing that i love about the hand-guided plane is that it makes the controlling easier and gets rid of the remote. So it kind of adds fun to the whole idea of remote controlled planes, and makes it more realistic.

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Re: Maybe go with a 100 year-old Lagacy
mrdon   8/23/2014 9:54:48 PM
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WilliamK

It does seem the lock has some obvious security deficiencies. I'm curious to see how the Kickstarter campaign is moving along for this product concept.

William K.
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Re: Maybe go with a 100 year-old Lagacy
William K.   8/23/2014 9:51:09 PM
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If charging terminals are accessable with the lock engaged then they will be a real challenge to eplace. There is no reasonable way to do anything inside a padlock with a battery, and so I conclude that the whole conceprt is deffective.

mrdon
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Re: Maybe go with a 100 year-old Lagacy
mrdon   8/23/2014 9:40:50 PM
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William K

Good observation. If the batteries need to be replaced with the lock, the safety integrity of the device has been comprised. I hope instead of replacing the batteries via a compartment, the lock uses LiPoly ion batteries for rapid charging.

William K.
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Re: Maybe go with a 100 year-old Lagacy
William K.   8/22/2014 5:16:02 PM
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Not even with a reputable hundred year old company. Given that it must be turned on to work, somebody w9ill keep messing with it and run down the battery in a hurry. And how do you open it without a functional battery? Some clue was given that it could happen, but then why bother with the phone control mode? And no matter what the thing will not be weather proof, and water-resistant is no place near weather proof.

Also I have serious reservations about the overall ruggedness, since it must come apart to change the battery.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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Maybe go with a 100 year-old Lagacy
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   8/22/2014 3:43:30 PM
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I like the idea of the Noke proximity lock; it is identical in concept to my Nissan Altima Keyless entry system.  I didn't realize how much I would love the keyless-entry/keyless-ignition system until I actually got a new car that had that option as a standard feature.  It is a great innovation, and I certainly have grown very accustomed to it. 

My only thought about the Noke as a product might be the robustness of the lock itself.  I would think a good business approach would be to get the Noke project going on Kickstarter, but immediately license the technology to a 100 year old Lock Company, such as Diebold, Master, or Schlage for example.  Let the experienced lock manufactures expand their 21st century product line, without risking lock integrity.

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