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The entire concept behind padlocks is very simple. You secure what you need to using a lock and when the need arises to unlock it you simply use a key. Some might say this is outdated now in this modern day and age of technology. Folks at FŪZ Designs thought just that and came up with the Noke. Its a padlock that doesn’t need keys. No keys, get it? Noke!

Billed as the world’s first bluetooth padlock, Noke provides an easy way to secure valuables without having to keep track of keys. It will automatically find and pair with a Bluetooth 4.0 enabled mobile device and users can even give a name to their Noke using the companion app that’s available for iOS and Android.

Unlocking the Noke is easy. Press the shank and Noke will wake up to search for a phone. If its within 10 feet Noke will instantly unlock so users won’t even need to retrieve the device from their pocket or bag. It also allows for sharing of the lock with other users for a limited time. The app’s history function can be used to track who used the Bluetooth enabled padlock and when.

The team behind Noke is currently raising funds for the padlock through Kickstarter. With 30 days still to go in the campaign Noke has already received over $60,000 of its $100,000 goal so its safe to assume that this project will be funded. Pitching $59 now reserves a Noke for you that is estimated to be delivered by February 2015.

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