“Made for iPhone” BiKN smart case, tags and myBiKN app help people find what matters
Austin, TX – February 28, 2012 - Treehouse Labs, an innovative IP and new product development company revolutionizing the way mobile networks are delivered, is thrilled to announce the availability of the CES 2012 Innovations Honoree, BiKN for iPhone. BiKN (pronounced “beacon”) for iPhone combines a revolutionary, radio-enabled smart case for iPhone driven by the myBiKN app and clip-on tags to ensure users can always stay connected and find the things that matter most to them. http://www.youtube.com
User-friendly and customizable, unique BiKN technology allows users to not only find tagged items, but for tagged items to help find the user’s iPhone, whether the phone is dead or in sleep mode. Additionally, if other friends or family members have a BiKN smart case, the group can create a network within which any of the users’ cases can find each other providing an answer to the age-old question, “have you seen my iPhone?
Low-profile and elegant, the BiKN smart case is not only the first case with a brain; it can be configured to each user’s personal taste. People can choose either a black or bright-white gloss base case and pair it with one of six soft-touch, snap-on matte color highlights. The electronic-enabled base slides into the color piece accessing the iPhone 30-pin connector. The micro-USB port allows users to charge and sync the iPhone while in the BiKN smart case.
BiKN tags are designed to be easily attached to anything that matters such as a key chain, backpack or child’s belt loop. Users can configure up to 8 tags with the myBiKN app creating a virtual network for their “stuff”. As with the BiKN smart case, the tags can be configured in either a black or white base color with one of six highlight colors. Moreover, each tag features a cap that unlocks, slides off and reveals a micro-USB port for a quick and convenient charge.
myBiKN enables users to “Find”, “Leash” or “Page” items from the iPhone. The user interface is clean and intuitive. “Find” mode includes a visual meter and audio signal that helps locate the misplaced item. The “Leash” feature enables the user to control how far a tagged item can be separated from the smart case before an alarm sounds on both the phone and tag. The “Page” function can sound an alert on one or multiple tags (or other BiKN smart cases) making it ideal for families or groups. Additionally, the myBiKN app tells the user exactly how much battery life is left in the smart case and tags.
Designed to help people keep what matters most to them close at hand, BiKN for iPhone has an indoor range of between 50 – 100 feet and approximately 500 feet outdoors.
BiKN for iPhone is available now for the introductory price of $99.99 for the BiKN case, app and one tag. A BiKN case, app and two tags is $119.99. Additional tags are $49.99 for two. BiKN for iPhone can be purchased now at www.bikn.com.
Treehouse Labs, LLC is an innovative IP and new product development company revolutionizing the way mobile networks are delivered. Our proprietary BiKN™ Technology Platform integrates hardware, software, and cloud-based components reducing cost and time to market. By leveraging 802.15.4 networking standards and smart phone interoperability, Treehouse Labs is making the Internet of Things accessible to consumers and commercial enterprise.
BiKN is a trademark of Treehouse Labs LLC. The BiKN logo is a trademark of Treehouse Labs LLC. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.