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Big companies set eyes on hardware start-ups

15 Jan 2016  | Jessica Lipsky

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Connected and solar-powered bike lock Skylock raised over $29,000 on Indiegogo. The system uses several sensors for remote monitoring and crash alerts, while allowing for keyless entry and solar charging that provides six months of battery after 12 hours of sunlight.


Skylock is $179. (Source: Skylock)

Skylock was designed with a custom antenna to extend Bluetooth communication to 656ft. It also has a capacitive touch interface to unlock your bike in case your phone dies and an accelerometer that will notify a user's trusted network in the event of a crash.

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