Loopio & Loopio Sport | Never lose your keys or phone again.
Never lose your keys or phone again, or anything the Loopio is attached to. Designed to be the best bluetooth tracker ever.
We have all faced that frustration when you misplace your keys or your phone and spend valuable time looking for them. Over the past year Bluetooth LE (low energy) technology, has unlocked entire new categories of tech gadgets, one of which are small tracking devices. We think this technology is really cool but we have yet to find a tracker that we would use on a daily basis. Inspired by the potential of this technology, we decided to design and create our own device. We know people appreciate great quality when it comes to personal items. So we created Loopio, the World's first all aluminium Bluetooth tracker and also Loopio Sport, which has been inspired by the comments we recieced from Kickstarters since we launched our project. Both trackers use our smart antenna design to maximise signal performance and functionality.
Our frustration with existing products
Here are the current products available. Most of them are cheap, badly designed pieces of plastic. The truth is the majority of these trackers simply don’t work well enough to be used in every day life. In tests we found the main problems were lack of signal and poor battery life. This is caused by failing to utilise the current low energy bluetooth technology to its full potential.
What we did
Taking all these factors into account we designed & developed a new device, something that's built for purpose. Loopio has been designed from the ground up to be stylish, high quality and functional.
What makes the Loopio design so unique?
The Loopio is made from aluminium. To make this possible we needed a new way to incorporate the antenna, so we decided to add the antenna in the form of a loop. This loop also doubles up as the key loop, or by which you can attach it to anything you like. Our smart antenna design combined with the latest hardware enables Loopio to achieve optimal signal stability for up to a 50m (164feet) range. We then packaged this into the smallest design possible.
How the Loopio works
Loopio is Innovation
The Loopio is small and compact
Thanks to its intelligent flexible loop design we also managed to make the Loopio very compact. This means that when you attach your keys to the Loopio, it folds with your keys taking up minimal space, making sure it fits perfectly in your pocket.
Thanks to the low voltage bluetooth technology the Loopio is super efficient. The battery lasts for one year and is easily replaceable by the user.
Designed to be tough
Made from aluminium the Loopio is designed to be tough. It's lightweight too, weighing in at just 13grams, It's also water and dust resistant.
Designed with attention to detail, we believe in the small details
The Loopio has been designed with care and attention to detail. We hope you like the design as much as we do.
The Loopio is currently available in silver or black, we will be adding more colors and finishes based on stretch goals and your suggestions.
Now that you've learned about Loopio, we'd like to take a moment to introduce the minds behind this project. The loopio has been designed and developed in the UK. The Loopio concept, including the antenna design, has been designed by myself and the development and prototyping stages have been a collaboration with a UK technology & research company. The manufacturing will be outsourced to China, to meet our quality and price requirements needed in order to make this project viable.
We are so excited to share Loopio with Kickstarter before anyone else. The reason we have chosen the Kickstarter platform is simple. We have put a lot of time, effort and money into the design and development of our product and we know kickstarter has the potential to give our project the momentum it needs to succeed.
We recognise that kickstarter has an important community of gadget enthusiasts, innovators and creators. This is why we want to share our idea with you because we feel your opinions and suggestions can really help us make this product the best it can be.
Your funding means more than anything to us, and we hope you can all join our exciting journey. All of the funding will go towards vitally important aspects of making Loopio a reality. We truly believe that our product will be in a class of its own.
Risks and challenges
It has taken us nearly a year to get to were we are today with the design and development of the Loopio. It has been a great challenge to achieve such great performance in such a compact sleek design.
The (BLE) bluetooth low energy technology that powers the Loopio is tried and tested, this inherently reduces the amount of risk still involved during the final stages of our project.
The largest of our hurdles left is to fine tune and get the antenna design ready for production. To help us with this we have partnered up with a world-class manufacturer leading in implementation of bluetooth technology.
The last stages of our project involves final development of our app and then bringing all these elements together including tooling, testing and production.
The last challenge will be shipping out the product to each of our kickstarter backers. We have already researched this and have found the right logistics partner to use. We don't anticipate any complications during this stage.
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