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Smartphone Compatibility, Integrated Alarm, Full-Featured App, Nearly Indestructible Body. Protecting Your Bike has Never Been Better.
Smartphone Compatibility, Integrated Alarm, Full-Featured App, Nearly Indestructible Body. Protecting Your Bike has Never Been Better.
Smartphone Compatibility, Integrated Alarm, Full-Featured App, Nearly Indestructible Body. Protecting Your Bike has Never Been Better.
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Nokē U-Lock: World's Smartest U-Lock

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 No Key. No Problem.

Last year, we introduced you to the Noke Padlock. Your support made Noke a huge success and caused the tech world to take notice. Noke went on to win the CES Design and Engineering Award and Engadget's Insert Coin people's choice award. 

Now that the Noke Padlock has moved into the production stage, we thought it was time to bring you the next member of the Noke family. 

The Noke U-Lock incorporates all the awesome features that make the padlock so amazing and encases them inside a virtually indestructible steel alloy housing. In case that wasn't enough, we added an integrated alarm that will send would-be intruders running for cover.

Strong, water resistant, attractive, included bike mount, the Noke U-Lock has it all.

How It Works

Using your phone's Bluetooth Smart connection and the Noke app (iOS, Android, or Windows Phone) you can effortlessly open your Noke U-Lock with the push of a button. Your smartphone replaces your keys forever.

At the press of a button, Noke wakes up and searches for your phone or a shared phone. If the phone is within a few feet, Noke instantly unlocks so you can be on your way. No need to re-launch the app or remove your phone from your pocket or purse. It even works when your phone is asleep.

If you'd like to add an extra layer of security, you can disable the auto-unlock feature and require the press of a button in the app to open Noke.

Compatible with Apple Watch and Other Smart Watches

The Noke app gives you the option to turn off auto-unlock. By deactivating auto-unlock, you need to press the unlock button on the app to open Noke. If you’d rather not pull your phone out of your pocket, you can unlock Noke with your Apple Watch.

We are also planning to make the app compatible with other smart watches (Pebble and Android watches) as their Bluetooth protocols are finalized.

Alarm

We made the Noke U-Lock exceptionally strong, but we think an extra layer of protection can give you some peace of mind. So, we added an alarm to the Noke U-Lock. Just like the alarm on your car, you arm it when you want it and it automatically disarms each time you open it with the app or the quick-click code.

When a would-be intruder shakes your Noke for more than 3 seconds, a shrieking alarm goes off. This will definitely send him running and get the attention of anyone within about 50 meters. Yes, it's that loud.

In addition, if an intruder attempts to enter the quick-click code more than 3 times, the alarm will sound to send them away.

*Setting the alarm activates an internal accelerometer to detect motion. The accelerometer will reduce battery life but you will still get several months (5-6 months) of constant use with the alarm enabled. When the battery gets down to 20% you will receive a notification in the app to remind you to charge it.

 

Sharing

We know you love to share your bike. The Noke app makes it safe and easy. You can give one-time access, or custom access based on specific days and times. Even better, you can revoke access instantly instead of needing to chase down keys.

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While testing other U-Locks, we were shocked just how difficult many of them can be to open and close. We couldn't believe how often the keys would get stuck and require all sorts of twists and turns to get them to cooperate. 

In order to show just how fast the Noke U-Lock is to lock and unlock, we performed a side-by-side test. We even practiced first to avoid any hang-ups, but Noke was still about twice as fast as the next closest competitor.

 GPS Tracking

Maybe you forgot where you locked your bike. With the Noke app, it's no problem. Each time you lock the Noke U-Lock, it is marked so you can always find your bike.

 Bike Mount Included

We know some of you have some crazy ways to transport your locks. But, for those who want a simple and attractive method to transport your Noke U-Lock, we've included a custom designed mount that showcases Noke's beautiful design and gives you effortless docking and undocking.

Quick-Click Access

What if you forget your phone or your battery dies? With Noke, it's no problem. Our patent-pending Quick-Click technology allows you to create a custom access code. If you're ever without your phone, simply key in those clicks and your Noke will instantly unlock for you. You'll never worry about being stranded again.


Optional Bluetooth Key Fob

If you're the type who doesn't like to ride your bike with your smartphone or you don't like smartphones at all, you can purchase the optional Bluetooth key fob for only $19. The key fob allows you to open your Noke U-Lock exactly the same as you would with a smartphone. You don't even need to remove it from your pocket or purse.

*The Bluetooth key fob is optional. Noke is designed to open with your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphone. However, the Bluetooth key fob provides an additional way for you to open Noke without your smartphone or the quick-click code.

 Design

Attractive. We designed the Noke U-Lock to be the most attractive U-Lock you've ever seen.

Strong. While the Noke U-Lock is an incredibly attractive device, we also made it strong. Using advanced steel alloys, Noke will stand up to the toughest environments.

Water Resistant. You're sure to use Noke in places where it may get wet, so we added a few silicone gaskets to keep the water out.

Long-Lasting Lithium Ion Battery. All these features would be useless if you had to worry about the battery. So we packed Noke with a long-life battery that will last several years between charges. When the battery gets low, the Noke app will give you a warning to make sure you have plenty of time to recharge your Noke U-Lock. Charging is done through a micro-USB port.

*Setting the alarm activates an internal accelerometer to detect motion. The accelerometer will reduce battery life but you will still get several months (5-6 months) of constant use with the alarm enabled. When the battery gets down to 20% you will receive a notification in the app to remind you to charge it.

Secure Communication. Noke uses Bluetooth 4.0, which has 128bit AES encryption which encrypts all communication to and from your smartphone. We have added another 128 Bit layer of encryption on top of that. We also have a custom protocol for communicating with the lock on top of all the encryption that includes unique session ID's, session keys and a digital key that is unique for every lock. All of which are required for a valid unlock command to be accepted. In addition, Noke rejects sniffing attempts by disconnecting any unauthorized communication.

 Development

We've spent the last several months perfecting the design of the Noke U-Lock. Our experience with the Noke padlock has helped give us a head start on the U-Lock, but there were several other considerations we needed to account for. We wanted it to be strong, fit the widest-variety of devices, look great, and work perfectly. 

We studied all the U-Locks on the market and realized we could do it better. Not only did we add all the smart features, but we actually redesigned it in such a way that opening and closing the Noke U-Lock is effortless. Watch the video above to see just how much easier Noke is to open than the competition.

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Available Colors

Our backers have helped us select the best color combinations. You'll be able to choose your colors after the funding period ends. No need to lock in your choice now. The Noke U-Lock will be available in the following color combinations:

  • Brown on Silver
  • Black on Silver
  • Black on Black
  • Blue on Silver now available

Stretch Goals

We love giving our loyal backers as many options as we can. Stretch goals allow us to do that. Take a look at the exciting options we will be offering when we reach our goals.

Short Shackle Unlocked at $300,000
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Dimensions

Weight approximately 3 pounds or 1.4kg
Weight approximately 3 pounds or 1.4kg

Supported Devices

Compatible with iOS devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 hardware and running iOS 7.0 or later (including iPhone 4s or newer, iPod Touch 5G or newer, iPad 3G or newer, iPad minis).

Compatible with Android devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 hardware and  running the Jelly Bean (4.3) or Kit Kat (4.4) or higher versions of the Android operating system (including Samsung Galaxy S4 or newer, HTC One or newer, and several more).

Compatible with Windows Phone devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 hardware and running Windows Phone 8.1 or newer. 

About Us

FŪZ Designs was founded in 2013 to create exceptional products for today's electronic devices. Utilizing a rigorous design and development methodology, FŪZ is positioned to create innovative solutions for today's demanding consumers. 

The FŪZ Designs team is responsible for creating dozens of exciting consumer electronic devices including the EverDock, The Noke Padlock, the ZAGGmate and several other audio, keyboard, power, and gaming products. The FŪZ team has several design and utility patents and patents pending. Their products have received numerous rave reviews and awards including 7 CES Design and Engineering awards and they have been featured on CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

The FŪZ Designs team combines design, engineering, and execution talents that make them uniquely qualified to deliver on projects like this.

Noke U-Lock Press Kit

The Noke U-Lock press kit is available here.

Risks and challenges

The Noke U-Lock is our fifth Kickstarter campaign. The experience we've gained delivering our previous projects is invaluable in helping us predict and plan for the unexpected. In addition, the fact that we are leveraging the technology developed for the Noke Padlock, is helping us deliver the U-Lock much more quickly than starting with a clean-sheet design.

We have spent months designing, testing, and refining the design. We've already selected the manufacturer and started some basic tooling. The samples you see in the photos and videos work great and look fantastic, so we won't need to waste time tweaking the design.

However, every project carries with it certain risks. The most common risks are potential delays in tooling, obtaining raw materials, packaging, and shipping. While we feel like we have reduced these variables as much as possible, they can never be completely eliminated.

We feel our experience and familiarity with our manufacturer and the product development process gives us a unique skill set in handling unexpected problems. Most importantly, we will make sure to give frequent updates about progress so you'll always be informed about the status of the project. We think you'll find our transparency to be a breath of fresh air.

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