Hone is a Bluetooth 4.0 device for your iPhone 4S that helps you find your keys - and it's made in the USA. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 17, 2012.
All hands on deck
Holiday time is almost here but Louis and I are working through the new year! It's been a little while since our last update and now I want to run down the status of every part of the project.
The case has changed a bit since the prototype we showed in our video. One notable difference is in thinness - you said that was important to you and so we redesigned the board to be a smidge longer but single-sided. That change resulted in a case that is a little bit taller but 15% thinner than the original, as you can see in the photo below. Please note that this proto does not have the final case finishes applied, but even so it pairs nicely with an iPhone 5, in my opinion!
FCC and CE certification
Wireless testing isn't exciting but it is crucial, and we've submitted our supporting documentation for our certifications and our specially-modified boards are going off to the lab as early as tomorrow.
Firmware and iOS app
We needed the firmware to be virtually done in order to get the boards to FCC, and it is - Louis will nip and tuck a few final bits before we ship, but it's basically set. The app is functional and we've been taking the extra time to polish it. It will be done and submitted to the App Store soon.
I took a quick video of a Hone I triggered and as you can hear, it's loud!
As always, thank you for your support and have a great holiday season!
Geoff & Louis