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Tuit keeps your phone secure without the need for a screen code [Crowdfunding]

For $30, you never need to type in "1212" before opening you cell phone ever again, yet it's still secure.

Screenshot from the Tuit Kickstarter video

Tuit is a new wearable tech project out of Brooklyn that allows a user to keep his or her cell phone secure without entering a passcode. Instead, users wear a ring that unlocks the mobile as soon as the ring comes in contact with it.

The project’s Kickstarter has a goal of $100,000. With 29 days to go, they have reached $5,482 from 183 backers. They still have about 160 early bird spots left, where backers can get a Tuit ring for a $25 pledge. After that closes, you can get one for $30. Estimated delivery of the product is next February. In an email to Technically Brooklyn, Jeff Fransen, a developer on the project, said the team is working from an apartment in Fort Greene.

(Confession: this reporter does not have a code on his cell phone.)

How it works:

  • Using Near Field Communication (NFC), the Tuit ring enables you to instantly unlock your phone with a touch.
  • If someone tries to steal your phone’s secrets, they will see what appears to be a standard lock screen with a key pad.
  • As a user, though, you won’t have to enter anything on those numbers if you just touch the phone with your ring.

According to its developers, a phone user can spend four months of their life unlocking their cell phone’s screen. It works on these devices:

tuitdevices

When the first couple gets engaged with a Tuit enabled ring, we’ll know the idea has really arrived.

See their Kickstarter video here:

[kickstarter url=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fransen/tuit width=640]

Companies: Kickstarter
Series: Brooklyn

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