About this project
GearEye is a smart gear management system for on-the-go professionals. It enables you to manage your equipment through thick and thin: organization, tracking, and making sure you always have everything you need whether at home or on the job. GearEye is a game-changer for anything from the smallest messenger bag to the largest camera suitcase.
The bond between professionals and their work equipment is special: anyone who’s experienced this can tell you that there are few things worse than losing your essential gear. We’ve been there too, and that’s why we created a system to put an end to this problem. Simply place the RFID GearTag on your gear, and voilá! Everything in your bag can now be easily accounted for, with a simple tap on your smartphone.
GearEye is more than just a safety net: it enables you to organize your most important equipment into gig specific groups - so that you always have exactly what you need when you need it. This way, you can quickly and easily make sure you have what you need for today’s studio session (not last week’s beach shoot).
GearEye tracks your gear and lets you know if something that should be there- isn't there. If something is missing it helps you locate it within it's range- ensuring you don't have to keep replacing equipment. Or, as Roei explains it: "I was sick of losing my gear, and didn’t want to spend $25 to track every single piece of gear I had separately”.
GearEye uses tiny, inexpensive, battery-free RFID adhesive GearTags as tracking devices for your gear. The GearTags use a powerful adhesive and are easy to apply on almost every surface, so that you can tag all your equipment. The GearEye app also provides additional functionalities, such as customized lists for any specific work project, so that you’re always prepared for any job.
Roie Galitz is an experienced photographer and serial entrepreneur. Throughout his professional career he’s collected an impressive number of valuable equipment. The trauma of constantly losing gear is what inspired him to dream up GearEye. With its affordable RFID GearTags, you can easily keep track of all of your equipment and tools without ever having to worry; the GearTags don't need to be charged to work.
Different sizes for different types of equipment.
We're using the highest quality adhesive available, tested for durability and lasting power.
Yes, we thought about using BLE, but it was just all wrong. BLE may be useful for keeping track of one or two things, but for a complete gear management solution, we knew we had to find something better: inexpensive, versatile way of tracking equipment, that's not dependi on batteries. We got creative and found a simple solution for professionals with a variety of gadgets. RFID was a perfect fit!
- GearTags are durable and long lasting.
- No batteries necessary.
- Thin and easily attached.
- Low cost-per-item.
GearEye doesn't just use RFID, it uses your phone's smart sensors to let you know what's going on with your gear.
Dongle or Case - which one's the right one for you?
It's our most asked question, so we'll walk you through the differences.
First off, they serve the same exact function, it's just a matter of personal preference. They both have their pros and cons, but it's up to you.
The dongle serves as a focal point for your GearTags, and communicate with your GearEye app to let you know if you have everything you need. You can also enhance GearEye's scanning accuracy by having it touch your phone, that way it'll use your phone's gyroscope in the same way the case does.
The phone-case has the same functionality as the dongle, scanning the GearTags to let you know if anything's missing. Plus, it uses your phone's gyroscope for an enhanced scanning accuracy right away. It also has a built-in battery, extending your phone's battery life. Please note that the case will be compatible with select smartphones only: iPhone 6 / 6s / 6 plus / 6s plus / 7 / 7 plus. For Samsung Galaxy- S6 / S6 Edge / S7 / S7 Edge phones.
After the campaign is over we will ask you to choose between a GearEye Dongle or a GearEye Case.
Keep all your gear safe, for less than the cost of your bag.
For the past two years, GearEye has gone through several stages of development, yet this is just the beginning. GearEye already has working prototypes but we need your help to complete the manufacturing process and deliver them to all of you. Oh, and the 40% you’ll be saving off the retail price is a pretty good incentive too.
We know how it is. Creators often have big ideas that sometimes can't be met in reality. This concept has been around before but never made it to the market because of tech problems. We wanted to do it differently. FIRST, we made sure we can make a product that actually works and that we'd want to use, only then we decided to crowdfund it.
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Risks and challenges
We are dedicated to producing and delivering GearEye to our backers in the highest standards and on schedule.
We have passed prototype and testing stages successfully and are confident about the production process.
As with all Kickstarter projects, delays and unforeseen incidents may occur. We are dedicated to working towards solving them all.
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