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It is a smartphone anti-loss accessory that connects with your iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 or Android phone that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or BLE.

SmartWallit is now a Crowd Outlet Select Item

Extended goal:

1. $50,000: Good news for Geeks and Developers and a Thank You for Reaching $50,000. You can pledge USD209 to get Developer Kit to develop your own APP. You can refer to tier USD209 for detailed information.

2. $140,000: All backers who have pledged $55 and up will receive a free Anti-Loss Device for iPhone4s/5 and Android 2.x or above.

You can place the anti-loss device in a backpack, suitcase, or on your pet, etc. Whereever you choose! You can even give one to your child.

It can connect to your iPhone and Android phone. When the distance between your phone and anti-loss device is over 10 meters or 30 feet, your phone will ring and vibrate to remind you that you have left your belonging behind.

3. $350,000: Windows Phone APP available at launch.

theawesomer:"A Bluetooth accessory for wallets. It logs when and where you opened your wallet so you can keep a record..."

Golem:"Neben dem Smartphone bleibt auch gerne das Portemonnaie liegen. Beides ist ein schmerzlicher Verlust..."

Gizmag:"Two of the most important things that you carry with you everyday are your wallet and your smartphone. One holds your money, and the other..."

Androidrundown:"I realize that I am not the only person who misplaces their wallet, but I find it hard to believe that there are people on this earth who lose theirs more consistently than I do..."

Gadgets4guys:"There is that moment when you wake up in the morning (and do a double take at what is laying next to you) and realize that you have no idea where your wallet is..."

Technode:"SmartWallit is a Bluetooth 4.0 appcessory, with a name-card-holder-shaped device and an app... "

Wasabimountain:“At first glance the SmartWallit appears to be another wallet offering on Kickstarter, but dive into the video read what this project is...”

So, what is SmartWallit?

SmartWallit is a revolutionary device that allows you to keep track of your wallet. It will prevent you from leaving your wallet behind, so you will not have to awkwardly stand at the register frantically searching for your wallet. It is able to do this by connecting with your phone through Bluetooth 4.0. In addition, SmartWallit comes with a free APP for your phone, which records the time and place when you lost it.

If you misplace your wallet, you can make SmartWallit ring by using the APP to figure out the location of your wallet.

If you misplace your phone, you can make your phone ring by pressing the SmartWallit button to figure out  the location of your phone.

How does it work?  

SmartWallit connects with your phone through Bluetooth 4.0. All you have to do is open the SmartWallit application and you will be all set. No need to dig around endlessly looking for the word Bluetooth in the Settings. Here are a few examples of how we think SmartWallit will revolutionize your life.     

Scenario 1:2-way anti-lost reminder

If you leave your wallet behind, your phone will let you know. If you leave your phone behind, your wallet will let you know. Your wallet and  phone  will now be responsible for each other.  You can even set a distance-warning threshold from the APP. When you finally find your phone or wallet, you can then cancel the warning through the SmartWallit button or the APP.

Scenario 2:  Uh, oh where did it go?

If you misplaced your wallet, you can use the APP to make your wallet ring. With a loud buzzer sound at a volume of over 85dB, you will have no trouble hearing it, even  as far as 10 meters away. To allow for a more accurate hunt, the app will also show you the distance between your phone and your wallet.   

Scenario 3:  When and where did you last use your wallet?

When you use your wallet, SmartWallit will record this action using its proximity and light sensor to push a signal to your phone. With that information, your phone will be able to record when and where you last used your wallet.

This function introduces a brand new way to manage your finances. For example, if you make a payment, the SmartWallit will ask if you would like to input payment details. Compared with other financial applications, our APP gives you a frequent reminder to input those payment details. This allows you to build an accurate and complete record of the frequency and amount you spend. For your convenience, the APP will even support the CSV format to allow easy exportation to your favorite expense tracker. When reviewing your monthly spendings, the APP will then be able to show you what you have bought over the last week/month/year.

Scenario 4:  Did you really forget your Wallet Again?      

We think it’s silly that people continuously pat their pocket to check if they still have their wallet. We propose that instead of you checking for your wallet; it should be the other way around, your wallet should remind you! The SmartWallit can automatically vibrate at certain intervals to remind you that your wallet is still in your pocket. If you want, the APP can automatically record where your wallet is at defined intervals    

Scenario 5: “Tap, Tap”  

We are kind and generous people, so sometimes we like to lend our phones to our friends to play a quick game of Angry Birds. If your wallet starts to ring from missing his good pal, then you can also easily shut it off by simply tapping twice to silence it.   

Scenario 6:Smart Cardholder  

SmartWallit can also be used as a smart cardholder for holding credit cards or paper bills. When, you only need a credit card and a small amount of cash, you can use the SmartWallit as a slim, slender and virtually weightless cardholder.

Scenario 7: Attach to other things  

Not only can you place SmartWallit in your wallet, but you can also attach it to other items, like your house keys. If you want, you can raise your pledge level to include a key ring, which gives you the benefit of also keeping track of your keys. 

Specification

SmartWallit is a Bluetooth 4.0 device that connects with all current or future iPhone’s (4s, 5 or later, running iOS 5 or above) and iPod Touch (5th generation or later, iOS5). It will also support multiple Android phones that support Bluetooth 4.0. At the time of launch, we are officially supporting the Samsung Galaxy S (III, IV) and Note (II, III) Series

The capabilities of Bluetooth give it a range of 30 m or 100 ft.   

SmartWallit comes in 3 unique colors: black, white, and brown.

Just like the iPhone, the SmartWallit comes with only one button. This button has 3 important functions: enter into power on/off mode, cancel unnecessary warnings, and make the phone ring.

SmartWallit contains a rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery. Now, you don’t have to go searching for those tiny batteries!

SmartWallit also has a buzzer, which ensures that you will be able to find it in any environment, a common example being the average traffic jam (85 dB).   

SmartWallit has a 3-axis accelerometer, which can sense if you tap your wallet. 

SmartWallit has an ambient light sensor and proximity sensor, which can sense when you use your wallet.

SmartWallit has a motor to allow greater recognition of notifications and remind you that it is in your pocket. 

SmartWallit’s dimensions are 60mm*36mm*4.9mm, so you can insert the SmartWallit into your wallet or purse easily.     

SmartWallit can be placed in any kind of wallet. As shown in the picture, wasn’t that easy?    

SmartWallit weighs 25g. 

SmartWallit consist of high quality materials, including ABS, stainless steel, and organic glass.

Making it Better

In the future, we hope to provide a wide range of accessories that you can easily add on to your very own SmartWallit. So far, we have planned for a key chain and a cardholder with likely more to come. Just look to the right for pledge level amounts.

Changing the add-on is easy. Just disassemble the SmartWallit. Of course to save you time and money, we have adapted the hackers dream motto of DIY. We provide the screwdriver and you provide the labor, together we can make your SmartWallit even better.

First, remove the screws from either side of the assembly.

Then, assemble the key chain or cardholder with your SmartWallit and place the screws back to their respective positions and tighten. Two Easy Steps!

Project status  

Most of the hard work related to the SmartWallit project has been completed. This means that we have several samples of the assembled boards and prototypes of the product. Also, we have nearly finished the coding of the iOS application. After all that is completed, we will work on product certification, product manufacturing, and support.

Project plan  

March, 2013 - Prototype verification, 100 engineering samples

April, 2013- Device firmware development

May, 2013 - Mass production

June, 2013- App development finalization and release to Apple App Store (Android to come in the next month or so)

July, 2013- Shipment

Use of funds  

1)Production tooling and packaging design

2)Buying materials

3)iOS/Android App development

4)Device test

5)Mass production

6)Shipment

Rewards

Special reward

We can print your signature on the SmartWallit stainless steel as following figure shows:

FAQ

Q. How long can I use the SmartWallit for?

A.  The rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery will keep the feature packed, SmartWallit going for roughly 25 days. Seem too good to be true, well sometimes excessive use of the buzzer and vibrate function can greatly impact the battery life.

Q.  How long will it take before I can use this amazing device again after it runs out of battery?

A.  Just a short 2 hours charge will do.

Q.  Will the SmartWallit use a lot of the iPhone/Android device’s battery?

A.  Due to SmartWallit’s use of the latest standard in low power wireless transfer, Bluetooth 4.0, it will only reduce the battery life of your phone up to an extra 5% per day, note this is under tested connections.

Q.  What is the range of SmartWallit?

A.  It has a range of approximately 30 meters or 100 feet. Sadly however, we cannot always guarantee the range will always be this amazing, under certain circumstances you will find a more limited range.

Q.  Is the SmartWallit waterproof?

A.  No, sadly the SmartWallit is not waterproof. The reason for this is the SmartWalit’s unique buzzer functionality, which means that small holes must be drilled into the device itself.

Q.  How does SmartWallit pair with my phone?

A.  Pairing will be done within the application, so this means no need for digging through the settings.

Q.  How many SmartWallits can be connected to one phone?

A.  Due to the capabilities of our Bluetooth 4.0 module, one phone can connect to an astonishing 4 SmartWallits simultaneously. 

Have a question?

If the info above doesn't help, you can contact the project creator directly. 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Because SmartWallit integrates several sensors (3 axis accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor), we will face many challenges in adopting and stabilizing the sensors’ code into the firmware.
Also, we believe that SmartWallit’s battery life is extremely important, so we will continue to improve the efficiency of power efficiency of this device.

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    Developer Kit for you to develop your own APP. This means everyone can develop APPs based on SmartWallit's hardware and firmware. Also you can integrate SmartWallit into your own application, meaning all those creative ideas can now come to fruition. This suggestion came as a result of esteemed backer, Thomas Carter, who commented, “Just a thought on the app, here in the UK we quite often get vouchers or refund receipts that we can use in shops. It would be cool if you could "scan" these vouchers into the app and have a reminder system so that you can keep a log of all the vouchers you have, that way when you open your wallet and the smart wallet triggers the app, the app could remind you what vouchers you have and you'd remember to use it (I'm always forgetting :) ) “. So now that you have access to the SmartWallit Demo APP source code, you can develop apps for yourself and everyone else in the world. You will have exclusive access to the SmartWallit early user and developer’s package. This package includes the following 1. iOS and Android demo source code! 2. A PCB board with full function with no shield in June, early access to get those apps rolling! 3. Specifics of command on Bluetooth channel, such as the command description sent from the app to phone or vise verse! 4. Firmware update tool. 5. Firmware source code not included! 6. Firmware can be updated by our software engineer if possible. 7. SmartWallit with Keychain and Cardholder later on

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