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By Ace Sensor Inc.
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About

Pally Smart Finder is a Bluetooth Smart enabled device that works with iPhone and some Android phones to help you to find various personal items that are misplaced or lost, such as keys, TV clickers, handbags and even pets. It has the longest lasting battery life! Over two years with regular use! No more hassles with recharging or changing batteries!

Why We Developed Smart Finder

There have been quite a few key finders on the market. However found current products are impractical because the alert sounds are faint and batteries last no more than 6 months before changing or recharging. We want to build a product that is super easy to use and gets rid of the hassle of changing batteries or frequently charging it. 

These are the two key problems that we solved in inventing Pally Smart Finder. We use batteries lasting more than 2 years which produce 90dB loud alerts. We also make sure that the Smart Finder is responsive and starts beeping within 3 seconds when it’s called for. To make it useful to developers, we implement the firmware to allow reprogramming over the air. You can repurpose it as an iBeacon, or for home automation or office security applications.

Quickly Find Misplaced Objects 

 With Smart Finder you can save valuable time, track personal items, avoid the frustration of looking all over the house for something that has been lost, and never worry about replacing or charging batteries. Smart Finder also shows on a map on your phone where you last left your valuable objects such as backpacks, suitcases, and even your car. 

Our Original Designs and Prototype

We were inspired to design a device which would be sturdy, long lasting and easy to use. We envisaged a small plastic shell with tightly integrated electronics including antenna, PCB board and loud buzzer which could be heard clearly. We also wanted to design a device would be very long lasting without the need of changing batteries or charging. This led to a design which could house long lasting powerful batteries but at the same time be small enough to attach to a standard key chain. 

The Most Audible Alert 

The sound from Smart Finder is loud and audible from all around the house and outside. We have also chosen a sound frequency which is not annoying to the ears but travels afar. With the audible alert, you can hear the sound so you can find misplaced objects quickly and easily.

The Longest Lasting Battery 

We were tired of constantly changing batteries in electronic gadgets or plugging them in to charge. So we created a better solution.  Our unique design and long lasting batteries enable Smart Finder to function for over two years with normal use without ever changing batteries or charging it. 

The Fastest Connection

We designed and engineered Smart Finder to rapidly connect with your smart phone so that when you start looking for the object, you can get an alert within 3 seconds.

It's Simple to Use

We found that electronic gadgets are often complex to use. So we spent a great deal of effort to design Smart Finder so that it can be used simply and easily out of the box by pressing one button. So you can attach the Smart Finder to virtually anything – your keys, wallet, hand bags, or even your pet then click on your free iPhone app and find your misplaced or lost items instantly.

It’s a Virtual Leash

Thanks to the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy wireless connection to your iPhone, the Smart Finder can warn you and send alerts to your smart phone when something you value such as briefcase purse or even a pet gets out of range or when these valuable items come back into range.

Alerts on both the smartphone and the Pally Smart Finder to let the parent and kids know that they are too far apart.
Alerts on both the smartphone and the Pally Smart Finder to let the parent and kids know that they are too far apart.
Get an alert on your phone when your pet is out of range
Get an alert on your phone when your pet is out of range
Get an alert on your phone if your bags are lost or stolen
Get an alert on your phone if your bags are lost or stolen
Get an alert on your phone when your bags have arrived
Get an alert on your phone when your bags have arrived

 It’s Long Lasting. Similar products have limited battery life or need to be recharged frequently.  Due to our unique design Smart Finder batteries can last over two years.

It’s Clear and Audible.  We built Smart Finder because other products we tried are very difficult to hear. So we improved the sound quality.

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It’s Eco friendly.  We had to make sure the Smart Finder was as friendly to the environment as possible. The case and packaging follow international standards.

And One More Thing…Smart Finder is re-programmable. The firmware of the Smart Finder Tag can be upgraded over the air or with an on-board interface, and it is iBeacon ready.

Key Features

iOS compatible now. Works with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPad 3rd, 4th gen and Air, iPod touch 5th gen, iPad mini/mini Retina.

Android compatible in three months. We are working hard to release an Android version of our free app for Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2, Google Nexus 5/7/10, HTC One, etc. running Android 4.3 or later.

Better Antenna. Smart Finder is designed to maximize the range of Bluetooth and can reach over 150 feet.

Smart Finder is secure. Once connected to your Smart Finder, you will be the only one able to use it. Nobody else can access the data.

Powerful battery. We designed the Smart Finder so that the battery would last a long time. Smart Finder has an amazing battery life of over 2 years. No need to worry about charging or changing batteries!

Simple Elegant design. Smart Finder was designed to be robust, long lasting, and super easy to use.

Free Smart Finder App. The App  is already available in the Apple App Store and soon Google Play Store. It enables complete control and management of your Smart Finders. Control multiple Smart Finders with one app.

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Production Timeline

2103

July : Design of PCB, firmware

Aug.: Power optimization, Industrial design beta

Sept: Rapid prototype, and app design

Oct: iPhone app beta is released

Nov: Tooling and production of prototype

Dec. Android app planning and design

2014

Jan: iPhone app is upgraded and available on iTune App Store, initial prototypes shipped

April: Full production starts

May: Android app is released on Google Play Store

May 16th: Rewards shipped to all backers. Smart Finder available for purchase in volume will fully supported iOS and Android free apps.

Tech Specs

-Battery Life: 2 x AAAA batteries lasting 2+ years with 3 uses/day.

-Range: up to 50m /160ft

-Temperature Range: -20°C~70°C (68 ~ 158°F)

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