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.
Hone ship schedule
Hone is through FCC
We just got word that Hone has been certified by our FCC testing lab, which means we can begin building the boards. The test lab expects the FCC to issue us our Grant on February 27, meaning we can legally start shipping the next day. This date is not set in stone, and there's always the possibility of a last-minute issue slowing something down, but if all goes according to schedule (see below) we can begin shipping units February 28. Louis and I will be at the factory for line start and ensure the first Hones go out to backers ASAP! We'll have pictures and details in the next update.
Keep an eye on your email for a shipping survey from Kickstarter - we have to confirm your shipping address before we send out your Hone(s)! Already a few people have emailed me about changes of address; please, once you get the email from Kickstarter, confirm your correct address so we can get your rewards sent to the right place.
We have firm dates and lead times from all of our suppliers for everything we need to finish Hone. Some of them are going to send partial shipments - plastics, for example, will start showing up on day 3 of their production if necessary. All days below are business days.
Already sent to the factory: Keyrings, battery pull tabs, stockpiled components.
PCBs: 5 day lead time from tomorrow.
App and firmware: The firmware is done baring last minute tweaks, and Louis will submit the app to Apple on Monday.
Plastics: First article samples 2/15, possibly a day or two for mold tweaks (unlikely, but possible), 8 days to complete run, partial shipments after day 2.
Electronics assembly: 15 days to complete the run once PCBs and components are in, which should be by no later than 2/18. As I said above, we'll start getting units as the production gets underway and should have some ready to go after the FCC Grant goes through.
Geoff & Louis