Start-up wants to replace passwords bracelet




A US start-up wants to bring a smart bracelet on the market that serves as a password manager. The bracelet can also unlock phones and computers. Ultimately, the start-up hopes to replace locks and debit cards.

The bracelet can Everykey-phones, tablets and computers automatically unlock via bluetooth when the user is in physical proximity to notify the developers on their kickstarter page . In addition, support is built in for the latest versions of OS X, Windows and Ubuntu, as well as Android 4.4 and newer. IPhones and iPads from iOS 7 are also supported, but can unlock a user has jailbroken their device.

The Everykey also acts as a password manager. The passwords while not actually stored on the smart bracelet, but on the devices; The bracelet is enabled to access the passwords. Chrome, Firefox and Safari are supported via extensions. Browser extensions will be developed for this purpose. Android and iOS 8 are also supported; iOS devices do not have to be jailbroken unlike unlocking.

The distance bracelet unlocked devices can be adjusted by users themselves and be up to three meters. The bracelet is on a full charge a monthly basis, the creators promise.

The passwords can be synchronized to servers Everykey but users can choose which passwords they like and do not synchronize themselves. In addition, the passwords encrypted with a key that is saved only to the user, and not with Everykey itself, which the company claims not to the passwords.

The Everykey team hopes the bracelet eventually to geruiken for other applications, such as opening doors and making payments. Also the turn on of lamps is to belong to the possibilities. An sdk will be done on offer.

The developers of the bracelet hoped to $ 100,000, converted 80,000, bringing their Kickstarter project. A loose bracelet can be ordered translated 40. For $ 50 That’s $ 50 less than the bracelet will eventually store costs. Backers can not specify what color they want to receive the bracelet. The first bracelets must be sent in March.


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