The SALT Card wants to put an end to repeatedly typing passwords on your phone and the constant hovering your finger on a sensor waiting for it to unlock.
If you, your phone, and your salt card are within 10 feet of each other, the credit card-sized gadget will automatically unlock your phone. It will also lock your devices if you move out of range.
Once set up, a Bluetooth chip emits a low-frequency signal that can be read by the phone, and enables unlocking and locking depending on location.
The card sends notifications to a user’s phone if they leave their wallet containing the card behind, as well as telling them the last place they had it.
The creators of the Salt card claim it will save people around 53 hours over a year, based on the belief that the average phone user unlocks their phone 150 times a day. They came up with the idea as an increased method of security and a time-saving device and recently raised more than $82,000 on Kickstarter to put it into production. The card costs $20 and can be ordered from the company’s website.
For more information visit www.memoryprotectiondevices.com.
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