We’ve been hard at work on both the hardware and software for myIDkey and our continued focus has been delivering the best product we can. We’ve also just hired a new head of marketing, Bernadette Baillie, who will be making sure we continue to communicate updates on a regular basis.
As always, we continue to evaluate the device to make sure it is built with the most complete set of features to protect your data. As you know, we had to make modifications to the board because of this and in light of the NSA and Snowden news, our security experts are triple checking that we are covering all the bases.
We also ran into an issue with Bluetooth PAN for devices that have carrier plans. Basically, the phones “support” PAN (Personal Area Network), but in most cases it is turned off or can be activated by paying additional fees that allow tethering. You might have recently read about the same issue with Google Glass. In order to provide you with the best password management for personal devices, we spent a couple of weeks working through the issue. We have identified a solid path to resolving the issue and we think you’ll be happy with the solution. However, the proposed solution requires thorough testing.The tests are in progress now.Once we can firmly commit to this, we’ll make an announcement.
There have been some passionate comments about the new design. We have not ignored your comments and have been trying to address some of the valid concerns that have been raised. Along with our industrial designers, we are making a few changes that we feel will both address some of these concerns and accommodate the changes required to address the Bluetooth PAN issue.
Finally, we have made a decision on a production partner and are thrilled to announce that myIDkey will be manufactured here in the U.S. This will allow us to be relentlessly picky about getting every element just right.