Smart Home Hub “Sense” captures over $100,000 in 24 Hours on Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, California startup Silk Labs launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new smart home hub, Sense.

Sense 2According to the company, Sense may detect the user’s presence, recognize their voice and gestures, learn their preferences and choreograph their connected device to respond to them appropriately. The hub’s other features include:

  • Keeps Tabs on pets
  • Learns and adapts
  • Offers up one-touch secure setup
  • Add apps for next experiences

The company revealed that Sense will private “serious privacy” and stated:

“Sense and future Silk products will always have privacy measures built into the core of the architecture. We take privacy even more seriously than “seriously.” While others may promise you a secure cloud with bank-level encryption and ethical employees, we make it impossible for anyone not in possession of your smartphone, or Sense, to view your private moments.

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“One-touch setup leverages proximity and Bluetooth LE to securely exchange secret keys between Sense and your Smartphone to enable end-to-end encryption. No one — not us, not a hacker, not the NSA — no one but you can access your family’s private moments.”

Sense also offers up a different kind of design that stands out from other home hubs. Silk Labs noted:

sense 4“The gentle sloping design of Sense is a reflection of the founders’ belief that human experiences, beautiful materials, and elegant design soften technology, welcoming it into your life more organically.”

During the first day of its Kickstarter, Sense secured over $100,000. The initiative currently has $133,000 thanks to 600 backers. Those looking to purchase Sense may do so for the price of $249 and its estimated delivery is December 2016.


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