What You Need to Know About Machine Learning

Artificial-intelligence systems keep getting smarter thanks to technologies like deep learning, but should we be concerned about it going too far?


Electronic Design's Embedded Products of the Week (8/27-9/2)

Having trouble tracking down the right QFN sockets or MEMS microphones for your latest design? Electronic Design’s reporters have pulled together embedded products that stuck out to them the last week. And maybe our list has just what you need.

KeeperKey Review – Can It Help You Find Your Lost Keys & Personal Items?

Do you ever lose your keys? KeeperKey wants to help protect your keys. Find out everything you need to know about the product today in our KeeperKey review.

What Is KeeperKey?

KeeperKey is an Israel-made product designed to keep track of your keys. The device attaches to your keyring like an ordinary key, then acts as your personal key guard.

The reason for KeeperKey is simple: when someone loses a wallet, you can get the wallet returned because there’s identifying information on the wallet – their ID card or driver’s license, for example. Car keys are different: there’s no identifying information, which makes it difficult to return car keys to the correct owner.

The other annoying part of losing car keys is that there’s no inherent value in car keys: if you find someone’s car keys, but don’t know where their car is parked, then the car keys aren’t useful – even if you’re a thief.

To ensure car keys can always be traced back to their owner, KeeperKey has collaborated with some of the world’s leading automotive companies – including Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, and more.

How Does KeeperKey Work?

KeeperKey works like this:

  • The customer receives a trademarked holder that has a PIN code stamped on it as a way to find the keys
  • The customer activates their KeeperKey by sending an SMS with his/her name and the PIN to the KeeperKey system (it can also be activated on-site immediately after your purchase, or with a call to the KeeperKey call center)
  • Whoever finds the keys can call the number on the KeeperKey holder; the call center answers, and the center calls the owner of the vehicle
  • The call center sends a courier to collect the keys, then delivers it back to the customer in a safe and efficient manner

Using this system, the owner of the vehicle never has to meet the person who found the keys. As the KeeperKey website explains, they do not meet “for security reasons and the details of the owner of the keys are kept secret”.

Who Uses KeeperKey?

KeeperKey’s official site claims that over 2000 of their customers have lost their keys.

So far, the company has an average return time of 4 hours. That’s from the time of loss until finding and restoring the keys to their original owner.

KeeperKey claims this leads to an average savings of 1500 hours instead of manually restoring your lost car keys – say, if you went to a mechanic or dealer.

KeeperKey Pricing

Here’s how KeeperKey’s pricing breaks down:

  • Personal Package (1 Keytag): 59 per year ($16.40 USD)
  • Couples Pack (2 Keytags): 98 per year ($27.22 USD)
  • Family Pack (4 Keytags): 180 ($49.99 USD)
  • Business Plan (16 Units Or More): Contact the company for bulk pricing

About KeeperKey

KeeperKey is based at the following address in Tel Aviv:

Derech Chaim Bar Lev 214
Tel Aviv, Israel

You can contact the company by email at info@keeperkey.co.il or by telephone at 03-6480007.

KeeperKey Summary

KeeperKey is an Israel-based company dedicated to helping people find lost car keys as soon as possible. When you find a set of car keys, it’s often impossible to trace the keys back to the owner – there’s rarely identifying information on someone’s keys.

KeeperKey is a system that places a small keytag on your keys. When someone finds your keys, they can call the number on the keys to talk to the call center. The call center dispatches a courier to the finder’s location, then returns the keys to the original owner. The owner of the vehicle and the finder never have to meet.

So far, KeeperKey appears to only be available in Israel. We’ll keep you posted if the technology expands outside of Israel in the near future.



Smart Home USB Spy Cam Review – Small Video Recording Camera?

One’s home is a personal and safe space – at least, that is, until proven otherwise. While there are many ways that men and women can monitor their home, most methods are ineffective and detectable, making it difficult to properly monitor the space. The good news is that there are optimal methods for quality detection and one of them comes in the form of a tiny and nifty device. With that, this review would like to introduce Smart Home USB Spy Cam.

This home monitoring system is a tiny spy cam that connects to one’s USB charger. Truth be told, no one will notice the camera attached to the charger, making it a great way to keep an eye on one’s space.

What Is Smart-Home?

Smart Home USB Spy Cam is a tiny, undetectable, and high-quality device that enables men and women to properly monitor their space. The system is one of the surest methods for making sure that the area is free from intruders and individuals that may cause harm to one’s family. Very few oversight systems work as effectively and as reliably as the Smart Home USB Spy Cam. This product is ideal for men and women of all ages and any space where one is able to charge their phone.

How Does Smart-Home Work?

Before choosing a product, it is important to understand how it works. In this case, Smart Home USB Spy Cam functions by way of a tiny little camera that attaches to the charger. The USB drive is compatible with various charging systems so that anyone with a particular phone can utilize the cam. As the phone chargers, the cam will monitor the space and provide users with the oversight that they need to ensure that everything is in good condition.

Camera Can Be Seen On A Computer Monitor

Once the camera system is hooked up, users are able to view the camera stream right from a computer monitor. As the example video on the brand’s website indicates, the images are clear, viewable in high-quality form, and provide users with the insight they need to ensure their space is space. The spy cam will issue a continuous stream of video, which can be accessed at all times. Further, users can zoom in and zoom out with the monitor to get the image that works for them.

Great For Any Space

Smart Home USB Spy Cam is great for any space. The USB camera system can be placed in one’s office, in a kid’s room, playroom, throughout the house, and so much more. With the comprehensive detection quality, users can be certain that they are able to view the area without issues.

Smart-Home Summary

Overall, those who are interested in adding the Smart Home USB Spy Cam can purchase the product through the brand’s website. The product is currently being offered at a 75% discount when ordered in a timely manner – essentially, meaning so long as the deal lasts.