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Hone is a Bluetooth 4.0 device for your iPhone 4S that helps you find your keys - and it's made in the USA.
Hone is a Bluetooth 4.0 device for your iPhone 4S that helps you find your keys - and it's made in the USA.
1,132 backers pledged $85,426 to help bring this project to life.

The Hone Kickstarter is complete!

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All backer Hones have shipped

The final and largest batch of Hones has shipped from Shipwire's Pennsylvania warehouse. If you backed us and didn't receive an earlier shipment, you should have an email notification by now. If not - or if you're one of the small handful of people who didn't respond with your address to the backer survey or subsequent follow-up email - please email and we'll sort you out.

Hone device compatibility

Hone is compatible with a more iOS devices since the close of the Kickstarter - iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini. We expect all future Apple mobile devices to support the Bluetooth low energy standard and work with Hone.

The Hone iOS app

Our app is live in the App Store. Early users have made us aware of a few bugs, and Louis is hard at work on version 1.2. If you run into any issues with the app, drop us a line!

It's not over

The Kickstarter is done, but Hone is just getting started. Retail units will be available through in a few weeks, and if you or a friend want more, sign up for our newsletter for a notification an early adopter discount code. Louis is headed to Google I/O this May where we are optimistic we will hear news about Android Bluetooth low energy support. And there's even more to come after that…


We couldn't have done it without you, Kickstarters. You have been generous, encouraging and patient, and we are so grateful. We designed Hone as a cantrip, a little magic trick to make your life easier, and we hope it delights you. If you ever have questions, comments or concerns, we're here at Thank you so much, for everything.

From the bottom of our hearts,

Geoff & Louis

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    1. Geoffrey Litwack Creator on April 6, 2013

      James - excellent, hope you like!
      Thomas - thank you for backing us!

    2. Thomas B. on April 6, 2013

      I received my Hone a few days ago in Oslo, Norway. Thanks a lot!

    3. James Brooks on April 5, 2013

      Thanks Geoffrey, it's not a massive problem, I was just unsure as to why it's underpaid, but thanks! Excited to pick it up this morning.

    4. Geoffrey Litwack Creator on April 4, 2013

      James - that sounds like a customs duty, as clearly the package has reached you. I would recommend contacting your post office to clarify.

    5. James Brooks on April 4, 2013

      I've had a delivery note from the Post Office - I'm in the UK - and I've been charged £15.92 for an underpaid item, which can only be the Hone. What is this about? Surely that's why I had to add extra for shipping to the UK?

    6. Geoffrey Litwack Creator on April 1, 2013

      Richard: We did retool the case, and it is a few millimeters thinner - it may not sound like much, but if you could compare the prototype to the final in your hand, it's noticeable - the overall volume was reduced by around 20% from proto to final. Another advantage of the single-sided board is reliability! Thanks much for backing us.

    7. Richard Felix on April 1, 2013

      Awesome! I received mine, it works great! One question... in a previous update you said that since you were able to get all of the components on one side of the board, the Hone would be thinner than initial projections... but it seems to be the same thickness as the early photos of the case, with a ton of empty space inside. Did the case retooling not happen? Thanks!!