Imagine being able to unlock your front door with your smart phone without the need of changing the entire lock. That’s what Lockitron aims to achieve with its bolt-on solution that uses NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi.
What’s cool is that it allows you to unlock remotely over WiFi and the Bluetooth 4.0 functionality lets you unlock the door automatically when you are near the door. There’s even an access management system which lets you manage access for family members and guest. Whenever someone knocks on the door or unlocks it manually by a key, it will also send a notification to your smart phone. While it has an Android and iOS app, Lockitron can also be activated by SMS.
They are accepting pre-orders now on their site for US$149 for a limited time. According to their FAQ, they accept international orders but they will inform you of shipping cost once they have finalised the pre-orders. The first batch of Lockitrons are expected to ship out by March 2013.
Watch their official demo video after the break.
UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Note II officially launched in Malaysia at RM2,299. More details here.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be in Malaysia very soon. After its teaser on Facebook, Samsung Malaysia has officially sent invites for its launch event happening on the 11th October. With the event happening next Thursday, we believe that the full availability will follow shortly after the media preview like the Galaxy S III. Malaysia is possibily one of the earliest countries to get the Galaxy Note II, which we could be earlier than the US that’s launching on 24th October.
During the launch event, Samsung has invited Ernest Zacharevic, the artist that transformed the streets of Penang to do what he does best on the Galaxy Note II. Hopefully we get more details such as telco bundling and pricing from the event.
With the Galaxy Note II and iPhone 5 expected to make an appearance soon, October will definitely be an exciting month.
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Maxis has introduced 2 new plans for those looking for low monthly commitment – TalkMore 28 and TextMore 28. Just as the suggests, for RM28/month, you can have a choice of either 200 minutes of talk and 100 SMS per month with TalkMore 28, or have 100 minutes of talk and 200 SMS a month with TextMore 28. This gives a value of RM40 of usage for just RM28/month. Earlier on, Maxis has introduced its TalkMore 48 that offers 400 minutes of talk time and 200 SMS per month.
Excess calls and SMS usage for both TalkMore 28 and TextMore 28 are charged at 12 sen per min/SMS for made to Maxis and 15sen for to other networks. If your usage hits RM75 in that month, you get a lowered 6sen/min or per SMS within the Maxis network. Visit their TalkMore page for more details on the plan.
Apart from that, Maxis is also offering device bundling with the new TextMore 28 plan with low monthly commitment as low as RM56/month. Head after the break for the full details.
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