The Leif Card is the solution to forgetting and losing your wallet.
You know it's happened to you, realizing you can't buy that slushy at 7-11 because you forgot your wallet, or frantically searching for your wallet before you need to leave for work, it's an epidemic that affects people all over the world. After two years of development, by creating LEIF we have solved those issues. LEIF is a wallet specific tracking device that works. In a world of bulky tracking devices which try to be everything to everyone, the LEIF is:
- Thin - Under 2.3mm in thickness
- Easy to use
- Wallet specific - Credit card profile
- Interchangeable - Use in any wallet, clutch, or purse
- Exceptional distance - 50+ Feet
LEIF is durable and flexible. We took the time to engineer LEIF to take a beating from your back pocket, purse, or wherever you choose to put it. Whether you are on it or searching through your purse, LEIF is dependable. To do this we incorporated a flexible battery, thin and flexible hardware, and used a specially engineered flexible plastic housing for maximum forgiveness while maintaining protection.
LEIF is thin and fits in your wallet. Currently, LEIF is designed to be less than 2.3mm in thickness. This means that LEIF would be the thinnest wallet tracking device, and may be the thinnest tracking device, on the planet. LEIF is thin so it fits in your wallet seamlessly without extra bulk.
LEIF is wallet specific. We designed LEIF to serve a single purpose - fit in a wallet, clutch, purse, or money clip with ease and without being noticed. Current bulky tracking devices try to be everything to everyone - track your wallet, keys, child, and cat - but end up being nothing to everyone. You deserve an answer to your need.
LEIF is wirelessly rechargeable, it provides benefits that last. Don't hold it against us, but we think "wirelessly" is a word even though auto-correct is telling us otherwise. We designed LEIF so you wouldn't have to throw it away after a year or buy expensive batteries. If the best is available, then why not provide it? We will include with your LEIF a QI wireless charging pad so that all you need to do when LEIF is down on juice is lay it on the pad. We expect LEIF's battery to last one to two months between charges - it all depends on how much you use it and the power mode you use it on.
LEIF tells distance. When paired with the app the LEIF will tell you how far away you are from it and update the distance as you move closer. This makes it easy to find your wallet between those couch cushions, behind the night stand, or in those pants you threw in the laundry last night. For good measure, and fun viewing, we added a "dot animation". As you come closer to LEIF the dots surrounding the distance move closer and focus. If you're out of range, press the "Find" button and a map will slide up showing that last known location of LEIF.
LEIF has a map that shows your wallet's location. LEIF talks to the GPS on your phone so that you always now where your LEIF is, when it is in range, and where your phone last saw LEIF (when out of range). If you are out of range, LEIF will drop a red marker on the map to show its last known location. LEIF will also show the address and contact information for that location if available.
LEIF's distance activation can be customized. We realize that you may not always want to be notified that LEIF is out of range, for example, when you walk away from your desk or set your wallet on the kitchen counter. We have created a feature no other tracking devices have - we call it My Places. My Places allows you to set the distance at which you want to be notified that LEIF is out of range. It works like this, you go to the My Places function in the app, press on the map where My Place will be, and set the distance. LEIF then talks to the GPS on your phone so that if you normally have a short leash set (ex. 10 ft.), but a long leash at home (ex. 30ft.), LEIF will automatically know when you're home and loosen the leash so you're only notified when 30ft. is exceeded. You can set multiple My Places. See the video for more information.
LEIF will alert you when your wallet is lost. LEIF is sly and will work in the background when you're not actively using the app. If you move out of range, or beyond a certain distance chosen by you, LEIF will send you a notification. When you go back in range, LEIF will send you another notification.
LEIF is electronically secure. LEIF is a loyal servant, only you will be able to connect to LEIF. When setting up LEIF you will be prompted to create a password unique to your LEIF which can be changed anytime as long as you're connected. This means that only you will know where your wallet is at all times.
We have worked hard to make LEIF affordable while giving a lot of value.
LEIF is more than a pipe-dream, we have already done a lot of the heavy lifting and know that LEIF will work. Over the past two years we have developed the hardware, software, app, and housing for LEIF. We have played with many prototypes and tested different configurations resulting in a well engineering product. All that's left is final application testing, fine tuning the software and graphics, tooling, and production.
Besides being incredibly good looking (see photo above), losing things and building great products to find the things we lose is what we do. By day I (Philip) work as an attorney who helps businesses grow and succeed, but I also lead a double life as a father with a few demanding minions who like to steal and misplace things. By day I (Andrew) am an in-house designer with a devilish dog who loves to eat leather and hide things. We have brought together a world class team of engineering and business professionals to competently provide a solution to the financial exposure and inconvenience that come from losing a wallet. With great help we have never swayed from the goal of creating LEIF.
A big THANKS and virtual high five are owed to the following people and organizations:
SWARM: LEIF housing and engineering (www.swarmeffect.com)
Brent Erickson: Firmware
Josh Leavitt: App
John Leverault: Hardware
Risks and challenges
As with any new product created from scratch, we are fighting a race against time to bring you the best product in a timely manner. LEIF is developed and we know it will work, but we are still fine tuning some aspects of the app and hardware. We have manufacturing lined up, all that's left is to finalize LIEF, is to create the molds, manufacture, and distribute out product. Additionally, since LEIF is a talking piece of electronics, it must be certified by the appropriate government bodies. Each country has their own certification process. We have done the leg work to know what we need to do to certify LEIF for the USA, Canada, and the EU. From there, we will certify LEIF where there is demand.
Right now, LEIF app has only been developed for iOS, however, we intend to have the Android app created as soon as the campaign funds.
Although we can't account for natural disasters or other unforeseen circumstances, rest assured we have done the legwork to manufacture and deliver LEIF. We will continuously communicate successes and set backs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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