This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, February 1 2019 8:01 AM UTC +00:00.
Redkey USB is designed to wipe all data, from any computer, securely & permanently.
After the wipe process is complete, you are protected.
Nobody will ever be able to recover any data, information or anything from your computer after it has been wiped with a Redkey.
It's a powerful tool, hence - "Data gone forever."
The best thing about Redkey, is that it's specifically designed to be easy to use - it works automatically!
Just plug it in to a spare USB port before powering on your computer, and initiate the wipe.
The end result is a clean computer, cleared of all data - that means your computer will be clear of all personal information, and is ready for safe sale or disposal.
Use the Redkey on a computer prior to:
Recycling (E.g. Scrapping, parts Breaking, up-cycling, municipal, tip, Etc)
Selling (E.g. eBay, Gumtree, Craigslist, auction rooms, Pre-loved, Shpock, Car trunk / garage sale, Classifieds, Local Ads, Facebook. Etc)
Donating (E.g. Charity, free-cycle, Gumtree giveaways, myskip, Vskip Etc)
At Work (E.g. System admin, liquidation, asset redeployment / disposal, compliance)
When Buying (Tip - When buying a used PC - make sure it's clean!)
Gifting (E.g. Hand-Me-Downs / Giving an old computer to family, friends, Etc.)
Redkey has several other uses too:
When travelling to / from certain countries.
To properly remove Spyware / Virus / Trojan / Malware etc.
Stop Hackers recovering data from your old Hard Drives
Speed up a slow PC by starting fresh
In a crisis / emergency
Redkey stops your personal information being discovered when a computer is disposed of.
Personal Information or any other data can easily be found on computers - even after it's been deleted.
Data is stored on computers on the "hard disk" inside every computer. The Redkey uses a special process to wipe your computers hard disk in a way that is much more secure than just "deleting" or "resetting back to default settings" Redkey works on PC's & Macs including laptops. It also works with the new SSD type disks too.
Simply plug Redkey in to a spare USB port, then switch on power to initiate a wipe. Its designed to work automatically, and once loaded - no further interaction is required. Now you can wipe all of your old computers - effortlessly!
RedKey USB works on most computers with a spare USB port available. This includes PC's, Desktop's & Laptops made since 2000 + Mac / Macbooks made since 2006. 32+64 Bit supported. X86. It works with both HDD Hard Drives and the latest SSD Solid State drives, and combinations thereof. The Redkey can work with either a keyboard, a mouse, or both, or neither.
No. The Redkey is a pay once product and is designed to last for years. The Redkey includes free software updates for life. That means that whenever future versions come out for the Redkey, you can upgrade your Redkey to the latest software for free! In regards to durability, the Redkey is very tough for a USB stick because its made from a single piece of steel, and the working parts are all encapsulated. It can stand up to heavy duty use, and can be stored on a key-ring.
This is the second campaign for the Redkey. The physical product you will receive will be almost exactly the same as it was in the previous campaign, as shown in the pictures. The new features planned are mostly based around the software system that is built in to each Redkey.
I plan to implement every new feature, but this does depend to an extent on the success level of the campaign, so some of the new features are in effect "stretch-goals" that will be introduced in order of priority below. At the very least, the first few new features will be introduced based on meeting the funding target. You can be assured I will implement as many as possible.
The Redkey is available on it's own, or as part of a system. Its designed to erase data - not store it.
The Blue & Green keys are just regular, empty, USB sticks - set in a similar style. However, they are simply designed to store data like any other regular USB stick. Use them prior to or after using the Redkey to store or transfer files that you actually want to keep before wiping. They are simply optional extras that are only available as part of a pledge reward option Kit.
Risks and challenges
The Redkey is already a working product, so there is minimal risk involved here because all of the tedious work has already been done during the previous campaign.
The main focus of this project is to improve the Redkey software. Most other aspects of the project will remain the same as before. In a nutshell, everything is already in place for this product.
I've allowed plenty of time to get things done. I will deliver the goods sooner if possible, but it usually takes a few months to update and test software code because it's a time-consuming process. In the meantime, I will be preparing everything for assembly & shipping.
The feedback from previous backers has been truly positive and encouraging - please take a look at the comments from the last campaign when you get a moment. If you have any questions - please join in the community using the comments section above! Thanks for looking!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter