BlueBee: a Lost-and-Found in your pocket

Tap the power of the crowd to find your lost objects and protect your most precious valuables such as your Smartphone, your keys or your wallet.
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Cyril Haoudi
Technology
Paris
France
2 Team Members


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This electronic device helps you to protect your most precious valuables, such as your Smartphone, your keys or any other item which is important to you.

Just by pressing a button, BlueBee will find your lost property and save you time, money and stress.

All you have to do is attach the BlueBee mini-tape to your belongings and relax!

 

Press Coverage:

Forbes: Lost-And-Found Gets Crowdsourced With BlueBee

MacTrast: Indiegogo of the week: get other people to look for your lost stuff!

DadDoes: BlueBee, finally a way to crowdsource the finding of my keys

Peace Magazine: BlueBee, a revolutionary lost-and-found in your pocket

MacMagazine: Pequeno acessório que parece uma fita cassete impede que você perca seus objetos mais valiosos

iPhoneclub: BlueBee: sleutelbos terugvinden met je iPhone via andere gebruikers

Paradoxe Temporel: BlueBee pour localiser à distance des objets

Certi-Car: Ne cherchez plus votre auto, BlueBee vous la localise !

Génération-NT: BlueBee, la balise de localisation communautaire

Economie Nouvelle: Interview avec BlueBee: des balises de localisation avec recherche communautaire

iPhon.fr: Une solution bluetooth originale pour retrouver ses objets précieux et même son iPhone ...

Journal du Geek : BlueBee, une balise de localisation avec une autonomie d'un an !

 


 Put it everywhere

BlueBee is easily attached to the things you want to protect like your keys, your car, your bag, your pets or anything else you want to keep safe.


 A revolutionary system

BlueBee is based on the Blue Crowd Search technology. This is a completely new way of thinking geolocalisation. This system taps the power of the crowd to find your lost objects, which makes it possible to build very small, affordable and power-efficient tracking devices.

With "BlueCrowdSearch" you can find your things with the help of other BlueBee users. Wherever your lost valuables are, it can be automatically detected by the smartphone of another BlueBee user passing by, and it will notify you with the exact location. Of course, everything is automatic; other users don’t even know their devices are looking for your stuff!

And in order to make the Blue Crowd network even stronger we are already discussing partnerships with some of the big mobile app development companies to integrate our API into their apps. This will bring thousands of users into the Blue Crowd network from the very beginning making it ready to roll.

 

Become a premium user

The Blue Crowd Search network enables long range localisation. It is the perfect solution to find a lost wallet, a stolen car or a missing pet. In order to cover our service maintenance costs, users will be invited to buy an annual subscription (starting at 15 euros/year) ... HOWEVER ...

We have decided that every Indiegogo contributor will be offered a FREE golden membership which provides a LIFE PASS to the Blue Crowd Search network.

Indeed we believe that as an Indiegogo contributor not only are you helping to create the initial core of the Blue Crowd Search user network, but you also believe in this project as much as we do and this really matters to us. Early adopters should never have to pay for the Blue Crowd Search service.


 

Uncluttered and effective 

 

The BlueBee app helps you finding your things quickly and easily. It was designed with passion to be powerful and intuitive, and its polished interface will make your user experience even more appealing. 

There are 5 great features in the app:

1) Bee Map: you can see on a map where and when you left your BlueBee

2) Reminder: you can be warned when you get too far from your BlueBee

3) Smart Zone : save some safe places like your home and your office to be warned if and only if your valuables leave these Smart Zones.

4) Bee Buzz: in a 50 meters range you can see on the radar how far you are from your BlueBee and make it ring to find it quickly

5) Remote shutter: this is a fun bonus feature :) you can use the BlueBee mini-tape button to remotely shut your smartphone camera and take neat group pictures


A concentrate of technology 

BlueBee is easily attached to the things you want to protect. You can use the App to find the mini-tape and make it ring.

The BlueBee button triggers an alarm on your smartphone so that you can find it quickly and easily.

Specs

Size: 8 mm x 27 mm x 47 mm

Weight: under 15g

Battery: rechargeable battery; lasts about 1 year on a single charge

Compatibility: iOS and Android with Bluetooth Low Energy



 

Requirements?

  • iOS devices with Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, new iPad, New Touch, iPad mini) 
  • Android devices supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, running Android 4.0 and newer. The Samsung S3 and Note 2.0 have been successfully tested so far, more test news to come...

 

Who are we?

We're focused on developing a new generation of wireless objects and smartphone accessories: things that will make people's lives easier. We also believe that technology can completely change the way we interact with our environment and with other people. After realizing two years ago how powerful the cooperation between thousands of people willing to help each other can be, we decided to start X6 Innovations and its first project: BlueBee.

Why Indiegogo?

By reaching Indiegogo we are willing to prove a genuine interest in this product, and design something really amazing and user-centered, based on the feedback of the early adopters. Each Indiegogo supporter makes our BlueCrowdSearch network grow larger and stronger, helping all of its members. We also wanted to make this technology affordable for everybody, and the only way to do that is to have a high initial production volume, which can be achieved with help of Indiegogo users.

Use of funds?

We've built our prototypes. We’ve figured out our supply chain. We need your help to take the next step. We’re looking for funds to put BlueBee into production. We have the best French electronics and computer science engineers by our side, many of whom have led development and manufacturing of several hardware products for companies and research labs. All we need now is your support.

With your help BlueBee and the first pocket Lost-and-Found system will become a reality.


Comments, Questions, Ideas?

Ask on the comment thread here or email contact@x6innovations.com

 

 

Important Update: Shipping

Please note that you have to add an additional amount to the perk price for shipping! Indeed, we didn't include shipping fees in the perk price because we wanted to offer you the chipset possible BlueBees (and thus we don't make ANY profit from this!).

So please, when submitting your contribution remember to add the following amount to the perk for shipping:

- European Union & Switzerland (Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Estonia, Finland, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Suede, Switzerland): please add $10 to the perk amount

- International (including USA and Canada) : please add $15 to the perk amount

Thank you very much and keep on supporting BlueBee!!!

 

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$18,660USD
raised by 406 people in 1 month
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$60,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on June 19, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Blue Crowd golden pass

    One lifetime subscription to the Blue Crowd Search network! One pass works with as many BlueBees as you like but is allocated to one user.

    6 out of 250 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $15USD
    Blue Crowd platinum pass

    Two lifetime subscriptions to the Blue Crowd Search network! This pass works with as many BlueBees as you like and is fit for two users.

    5 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    Early Bee

    1 BlueBee mini tape and a Blue Crowd Search life pass saving you $15/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to the base amount).

    199 out of 1001 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $34USD
    BlueBee

    1 BlueBee mini tape (black or white) and a Blue Crowd Search life pass saving you $15/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to the base amount).

    10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $69USD
    Early Bee x 3

    3 BlueBee mini tapes and a Blue Crowd Search life pass saving you $15/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to the base amount).

    96 out of 250 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $99USD
    Serenity pack

    4 BlueBee mini tapes (black or white) and a Blue Crowd Search life pass saving you $15/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to the base amount).

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $129USD
    Early Bee x 6

    6 BlueBee mini tapes and two Blue Crowd Search life passes saving you $30/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to the base amount).

    18 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $229USD
    Family pack

    10 BlueBee mini tapes (black or white) and 4 Blue Crowd Search life passes saving you $60/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to the base amount).

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $449USD
    Startup pack

    20 BlueBee mini tapes and 8 Blue Crowd Search life passes saving you $120/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to the base amount).

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $2,199USD
    Company pack

    100 BlueBees as your company holiday gift and 50 Blue Crowd Search life passes saving you $750/year subscription. (Shipping to Europe add $10, International add $15 to perk amount)

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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