Vancouver's Linquet announced today the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for its next generation anti-loss and anti-theft product, Linquet Mini.
Part-hardware, part-app, and part-cloud, the Linquet Mini is designed to prevent the loss or theft of one’s phones and valuables. Through the campaign, backers can reserve their Linquet Mini at a special price.
Linquet (pronounced Linket) is "the Internet of Things company with the mission of linking everything" and they are well on their way. The first cloud-based anti-loss solution, the Canadian company gives people a simple way to keep tabs on everything important to them by allowing them to "linq" their valuables to their smartphone.
Using Bluetooth technology, Linquet can be added to a phone via the free Linquet app. The latest addition to the Linquet family, Linquet Mini works with iOS devices and has a one year battery life—even with 24/7 use, according to the company. And it's only slightly larger than a quarter, as evidenced by the photo above.
“Face it, we’re all losers,” says Pooya Kazerouni, founder of Linquet. “We all have busy lives and are constantly forgetting or losing our phone, keys, bag, wallet, pet, purse, laptop—the list goes on and on. This is exactly why we invented Linquet. With our crowdfunding campaign kicking off today we are giving people the opportunity to back the company and get early bird pricing on a unique cloud-based product every single one of us can benefit from.”
Linquet Mini is available for early reservation for $25 including registration and shipping to Canada. Unlike traditional crowdfunding, Linquet will not be charging backers upfront. The company says it will only charge credit cards once the Minis are ready to ship.