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MacRumors
Jan 22, 2013, 03:55 PM
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After its announcement at CES earlier this month, Hippih (http://www.hippih.com/hipkey) has begun selling its hipKey smart sensor (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/08/ces-2013-hipkey-a-bluetooth-smart-proximity-sensor-for-ios-devices/) in the U.S. through the Apple Online Store (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA561ZM/A/hipkey-proximity-and-movement-alarm) for $90. It launched on European Apple Online Stores back in December, but quickly sold out. It's now back in stock on both the U.S. and European stores.
The hipKey is a high tech way of keeping track of your valuables. Simply attach the device to the item of your choice and you're ready to go. Made of a sculptured one-piece anodized aluminum ring surrounded by high-quality plastic parts, its sleek oval form fits perfectly in your palm or pocket. You can even attach it to your keys.

Alarm mode - Warns you if you forget your iPhone or iPad or if someone attempts to steal it.

Child mode - Alerts you if your child wanders too far away from you.

Motion mode - Put hipKey in your bag and you are alerted if someone moves it.

Find Me mode - Quickly find your iPhone, iPad, or your keys at any time.The hipKey's battery is supposed to last between two and four weeks between charging. The iPhone app is available free (http://appshopper.com/utilities/hipkey) on the App Store, while the device itself is $90 (http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA561ZM/A/hipkey-proximity-and-movement-alarm) through the Apple Online Store.

Article Link: hipKey Proximity Sensor for iOS Devices Now Available Through Apple Online Store (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/22/hipkey-proximity-sensor-for-ios-devices-now-available-through-apple-online-store/)



tray3
Jan 22, 2013, 04:07 PM
Awesome!! Now I can loose my keys in peace :D

applesith
Jan 22, 2013, 04:11 PM
Saw this on Shark Tank the other night but they didn't get funded.

burnside
Jan 22, 2013, 04:43 PM
I like the looks of the app, but Stick N Find is still way cheaper:

http://sticknfind.com

nissan.gtp
Jan 22, 2013, 04:47 PM
I'd like to have one that I could use for second-factor authentication for secure sites. IE, have to get the fob close, plus provide username/password.

burnside
Jan 22, 2013, 04:52 PM
I'd like to have one that I could use for second-factor authentication for secure sites. IE, have to get the fob close, plus provide username/password.

That's a really good idea. You would just need some type of bluetooth adapter on your computer/device.

needfx
Jan 22, 2013, 05:17 PM
I'd like to have one that I could use for second-factor authentication for secure sites. IE, have to get the fob close, plus provide username/password.

kickstart it!

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I like the looks of the app, but Stick N Find is still way cheaper:

http://sticknfind.com

those are actually cool & better suited for this particular use!

Last time the hipkey article came up, some forum users have posted alternatives which in their opinion were more presentable rather than the hipkey (to the day, I disagree). On the other hand, I honestly believe the hipkey is specifically designed to resemble the apple logo (that missing section) creating a subtle & unconscious familiarity to it.

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even their promo product positioning is set with the gap towards the right.
http://www.hippih.com/hipkey#demos

jasonloop
Jan 22, 2013, 05:37 PM
I ordered one after I saw the video of the radar and virtual leash.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVZEQaDf5lk

I like the looks of the app, but Stick N Find is still way cheaper:

http://sticknfind.com

JPOWA
Jan 22, 2013, 05:46 PM
I like the looks of the app, but Stick N Find is still way cheaper:

http://sticknfind.com

But Stick N Find does not have the same features!

You can't use Stick N Find to locate your phone or to know if your phone gone out of range because someone has grab it...

hipKey is a diferente and more complete product ;)

ArtOfWarfare
Jan 22, 2013, 06:29 PM
But Stick N Find does not have the same features!

You can't use Stick N Find to locate your phone or to know if your phone gone out of range because someone has grab it...

hipKey is a diferente and more complete product ;)

But way too pricey. If it was $30-$35, I could agree that's it a comparable product.

I'll have to think about the stick and find... I could put them on my wallet, on my keys, on some particularly easy to lose remotes, etc...

rnizlek
Jan 22, 2013, 06:51 PM
I have been waiting for something like this for a while... I ordered one tonight. Expensive, yes, but will save me plenty of headaches down the road. I'll primarily use it for my keys, but when I travel I will switch it to my camera bag. It may be $90, but if I had this a few years ago I might still have about $700 worth of camera equipment I once left on a train.

topmounter
Jan 22, 2013, 09:21 PM
I ordered one after I saw the video of the radar and virtual leash.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVZEQaDf5lk

The virtual leash is pretty cool.

PNutts
Jan 22, 2013, 09:23 PM
But Stick N Find does not have the same features!

You can't use Stick N Find to locate your phone or to know if your phone gone out of range because someone has grab it...

hipKey is a diferente and more complete product ;)

Stick N Find does both of those.

paul4339
Jan 22, 2013, 10:09 PM
how does this product compare with Kensington Proximo?

rydewnd2
Jan 22, 2013, 10:34 PM
That's a really good idea. You would just need some type of bluetooth adapter on your computer/device.

Nobody uses IE /s

b0fh
Jan 22, 2013, 11:25 PM
But way too pricey. If it was $30-$35, I could agree that's it a comparable product.

I'll have to think about the stick and find... I could put them on my wallet, on my keys, on some particularly easy to lose remotes, etc...


Then you want this :)

http://blutracker.com/

burnside
Jan 23, 2013, 12:10 AM
But Stick N Find does not have the same features!

You can't use Stick N Find to locate your phone

You can just use Find My iPhone from your web browser or another iOS device. Once you get out of that 50m range, hipkey will not help.

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Hipkey is also quite large which narrows down the number of applications it can be used as a finder. You wouldn't be attaching this to your remote control for instance. Here is a good reference photo for size.

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2013/01/09/hipkey-4_3_r536_c534.jpg?1b79b3da202957124496e3768cfb7b67cdb10c81

Myiphone7
Jan 23, 2013, 12:49 AM
It's cool and I want to buy but I don't lose my stuff. The remotes on the couch. Keys don't run away. And my iPhone 5 doesn't jump out of my pocket.

Smigit
Jan 23, 2013, 03:59 AM
I'd like to have one that I could use for second-factor authentication for secure sites. IE, have to get the fob close, plus provide username/password.Wouldn't be surprised if its already possible. I was on site at a client for an IT arrangement about 18 months ago, and he showed me how he had his Windows Mobile 6.5 phone set up such that by putting it within range of his laptop would unlock the laptop. Probably used bluetooth to do it.

If he left the room with his phone, his laptop would lock itself.

Not the exact same concept, but it's close enough to make me think someone would have something similar.

That demo he gave me had nothing to do with my work, it just came up in general chin wag so I can't recall what he used to do it....and I can't imagine to many people here are rocking Windows Mobile 6.5 devices anyway.

BillyBobBongo
Jan 23, 2013, 04:50 AM
It's cool and I want to buy but I don't lose my stuff. The remotes on the couch. Keys don't run away. And my iPhone 5 doesn't jump out of my pocket.

Nice to know that there are still normal folk in the world! :D

Solomani
Jan 23, 2013, 05:08 AM
But Stick N Find does not have the same features!

You can't use Stick N Find to locate your phone or to know if your phone gone out of range because someone has grab it...

hipKey is a diferente and more complete product ;)

Agreed. hipKey can actually... you know... deter a thief in the act of swiping your bag/item/precioussss. I so like the detect motion feature.

However.... battery needs recharging every couple of weeks? Errrm...

Solomani
Jan 23, 2013, 05:25 AM
I wish it also had Electric Shock mode....

Darvon Olestra
Jan 23, 2013, 05:44 AM
> After its announcement at CES earlier this month, Hippih has begun selling its hipKey

Hippih. It's like Kitteh.

remidrozd
Jan 23, 2013, 08:21 AM
This sounds like a devices that really solves an existing problem. When I can't find my keys it's usually bc I'm so busy I don't notice where I drop then as I run in the house. A quick fix to the problem will be very valuable to me. I just bought one. Est delivery 29th.

doctor-don
Jan 23, 2013, 08:56 AM
$90 because you won't make the effort to make a place to put your keys EVERY time you walk in your abode?

Twenty years ago I bought a device that would alert me when my daughter got more than 10-15 feet away. It cost me $15. Pin it to her and turn it on when we got out of the car.

Another device for my wife was a device that went on her key ring. A shrill whistle and the thing started beeping.

When my daughter dropped her cell phone several years ago at night while a group of was walking, she didn't realize it until we were driving home. We went back and listened while I called her phone. We retraced our steps and located the phone behind some shrubbery where it had landed.

My wife left her phone in the stall at Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo. Someone turned it in and called me while we were about a hundred miles away. That person mailed it to us. Not everyone is a thief.

GetIt
Jan 23, 2013, 09:59 AM
But Stick N Find does not have the same features!

You can't use Stick N Find to locate your phone or to know if your phone gone out of range because someone has grab it...

hipKey is a diferente and more complete product ;)
Stick N Find does both of those.
@PNutts:
StickNFind can't find your phone and StickNFind will not alert you if you forget your phone. The alerts happens on your phone and you can only make StickNFind sound when you ping it.

Virtual Leash
This feature allows you to create a virtual Leash on a sticker, if that sticker moves away more than the approximate selected distance from your phone, your phone will Alarm you. http://sticknfind.com/product

StickNFind is a solution to mainly find your stuff (Therefor the name) and not your phone. There is a virtual leash but it alarms only on the phone!

hipKey is a solution to not misplace/forget your iPhone. It also has a Motion detection feature, Find your iPhone and hipKey feature, a Child Mode and not to forget a Safe Zone feature.

I see two very different product with quite different purposes.

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Saw this on Shark Tank the other night but they didn't get funded.
It was ZOMM on Shark Tank

GetIt
Jan 23, 2013, 10:12 AM
You can just use Find My iPhone from your web browser or another iOS device. Once you get out of that 50m range, hipkey will not help.

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Hipkey is also quite large which narrows down the number of applications it can be used as a finder. You wouldn't be attaching this to your remote control for instance. Here is a good reference photo for size.

Image (http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2013/01/09/hipkey-4_3_r536_c534.jpg?1b79b3da202957124496e3768cfb7b67cdb10c81)
hipKey will alert you when range is exceeded and before you need to use Find My iPhone.

hipKey is not made to be attached to your remote control. It's a keyfob that can be attached to larger things like bags, bikes, children etc.

SteveJobs2.0
Jan 23, 2013, 01:17 PM
Bill Crosby should be the celebrity used to advertise this:

"Buy this here thing called hippity, boppity, bippity, hoppity do"

righteye
Jan 23, 2013, 01:45 PM
It's cool and I want to buy but I don't lose my stuff. The remotes on the couch. Keys don't run away. And my iPhone 5 doesn't jump out of my pocket.

Never say never

I thought that and walked off a plane leaving my Laptop behind, i realised within a few minutes but it was very late at night, security wouldn't let me back and no one was on the desk of the airline.
It wasn't pure absent mindedness though as the woman in the seat next to us collapsed and sadly i think she may have had a massive stroke,my sister in law had to move seat so a nurse who was on the flight could help and we had to look after some of her stuff and it was a shambles when we touched down first we were told to remain seated so Ambulance staff could come on the plane,then we were told to get off quickly so they could attend to her when we were all off, delays probably did not help the woman's condition.
I will definitely be purchasing one or both of these products, could put one in the car and if it moves off you would be alerted also put one on/in any valuables for example tools or photo equipment (in the car) and again if its nabbed you would be alerted.