A little less than two weeks since the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the GOkey has surpassed its $40,000 goal and has even reached $238,454 with 3,413 backers. The device is small and charges smartphones on the go. It is capable of charging Apple or Android phones for up to two hours, acts as a USB charging or syncing cable, uses Bluetooth technology to help locate a lost phone or lost keys and stores either 8, 16 or 32 GB in flash memory.
Founder of GOkey Doros Kyriakoulis stated, “How many times have you been away from a charger and in need of power for your useless, dead phone? More and more devices are available to help with this growing problem, but most of them are bulky or need separate messy cables and people forget to charge them or take them on the go. GOkey fits easily on a key ring among keys, so users won’t even notice it, and GOkey goes with users wherever they may go.”
GOkey was constructed with versatility in mind, so the device is a multi-functional and user friendly. It comes with either a lightning cable to charge the iPhone 5/5S/5C or with a Micro USB cable to charge Android or Windows phones. When a user is running low on battery, all they need to do is plug GOkey into their phone and talk or text as they normally would. The battery will provide roughly two hours of backup charge for an iPhone 5.
Mr. Kyriakoulis noted that GOkey is a “worthy key ring companion” because not only does it charge mobile devices when users need it more, it also connects the phone to a Bluetooth to help users locate lost phones and keys within 100-foot radius. If a user misplaces his or her keys, the GOkey, mobile app will display the signal strength from GOkey and the signal will get strong as the user gets close to the lost device or keys.
GOkey also plugs straight into a laptop and holds videos, pictures, music and other files. Depending on which size GOkey is purchased, the device can hold up to 32 GB of memory. GOkey’s memory even has a safe area that is accessible with a password; it uses a 128 bit encryption for maximum security.
Currently, GOkey is available to the public for pre-order on the device’s Indiegogo website. Since all early bird devices are sold out, the price is now starting at $59. Multiple and bulk orders are also available in larger quantities for those interested.
Backers have twenty more days to support this project as it is scheduled to close on June 3rd.
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