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Capture ideas without ever pulling out your phone
With Senstone you can calendar events, create reminders and take notes anytime.
Nazar Fedorchuk
Redwood City, United States
$389,381 USD total funds raised
604% funded on March 17, 2017
With Senstone you no longer have to pull out your phone to take notes. Just capture the things in your daily life that you don’t want to miss. It automatically converts your voice memos into text and organises them for easy access, especially on the go.
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Senstone is a new way to create notes — five times faster and much more convenient than any smartphone app. With Senstone, you no longer have to pull out your phone to take notes on the go. Just capture the things in your daily life that you don’t want to miss. It automatically converts your voice notes into text and organizes them for easy access.

Senstone's overview

We check smartphones 150 times a day, every day. But what if there was a plainly easier way to capture those precious words?

Senstone lets you record your thoughts quickly and conveniently. Senstone is a notepad the size of a bottle cap. Imagine walking in the busy street or driving a car and taking those notes and reminders with the speed of thought.

Tap on the Senstone to start recording and speak. Tap again and it stops. All audio and text notes are synced to the Cloud seamlessly.  

Senstone saves you from getting distracted while reaching for your smartphone and looking for the necessary app. Especially when focusing is critical.

Increase your focus in everyday life

Senstone should be close when you speak — for best performance. You can hang it around your neck, clip it to your shirt collar or a jacket, or even wear it on your wrist.

 

Senstone is a standalone device so you can take notes and create lists when its not connected to your smartphone. It records for up to two and a half hours when offline. Then it automatically syncs your notes in the cloud when you are back in range.

Being able to take notes on the go is critical — be it your personal goals, your breakthrough ideas or your travel journal. This is why the world’s greatest writers, inventors, and visionaries kept notebooks to document their ideas. And today we offer a much more convenient and handy solution.

Famous people record their ideas
 

Are you a food blogger discovering a new cafe and wanting to document your experience? Take notes in seconds with Senstone. It has been designed specifically to keep track of details in any situation. You can even capture an impromptu interview with someone at a cafe.

No typing

 

 

 

You can also use Senstone at night, but you don’t need to wear it. It listens to you when you sleep and is just a finger snap away from recording the details of your dreams while you still remember them. There’s no need to press any button. Thanks to our unique machine learning system, we help you record your midnight thoughts and dreams with just a snap of your fingers. 

NB: Currently, the finger snap feature is only available when the gadget is charging on its dock. 

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Senstone helps you stay focused, lets you organize your thoughts quickly and allows you to manage your life with confidence and style. Send reminders to other members of your team. Just say “Tom, I figured you didn’t bring lunch today, so I ordered pizza” and the message is sent.

Senstone is your communication tool with others on the team. However, sometimes it is more convenient to have your thoughts laid out right in your favourite app. For these scenarios we are integrating with apps like Evernote, Trello and more.

 

Everyone has their own sense of style. People are wearing accessories to underline their personality, get attention and feel good. We tried to be timeless and original with this device. Senstone’s design is pure and minimalist — it’s something that will match any style or look.

Inspired by Brain and Sound Waves.
 

 

Early mock-ups
 

 

Our fashion designer picked the best materials for Senstone to look and feel right. The casing is made of Chrome-plated brass and clear brass. We also offer a lighter, Aluminium version anodized in white, gray and black. All models feature a scratch-proof tempered screen.

Senstone’s screen consists of 17 white LEDs that inform you of key activities such as starting and ending a recording, synchronization, battery status, and charging. It’s all displayed by flashing patterns and shapes with the LED array.

Gadget screen scenarios.

 

 

We do care about the environment, so we made the box that is indisposable and reusable. This is your stylish dock that is used for charging and a sole place to store and carry Senstone and its accessories. You can use it to hold the device itself as well as all your detachable backs.

The box is a charging station

Our line of interchangeable backs was developed by a fashion designer. You can clip it to your clothes, hang it from your neck, or wear it on your wrist, for the style that suits you best.

Line of Detachable Backs.

 

Sizing details.

We developed our own firmware with the Protocol that works specifically with audio tracks (files). It is optimized to record and transmit high-quality audio without data loss and run them later through AI systems in the Cloud. We ensure encryption of our data so it's highly protected during data transfer over the air.  Hardware is optimized for low energy consumption which gives about 4 days of average use.

The reason we've chosen the components is multilayers, among them the size. We spent several months trying to fit components into a small casing and maintain good battery life at the same time by using BLE microprocessor.

Printed Circuit Board tech details.
Here are some technical highlights of our device.  It includes Low Power Wireless Microcontroller with the following features:

1) Multi-core system, 2) Support Over-the-Air Upgrade (OTA), 3) AES-128 Security Module, 4) Compatible with BLE 4.2.

Digital MEMS Microphones with the following features: 
1) Three modes: Standard Performance, Low-Power and Ultrasonic Mode, 2) Frequency Range 0.01kHz - 80kHz.

Memory with the following features: 
1) Minimum 100,000 recording cycles, 2) 20 years of data retention.

Lithium (LiPo) battery:
1) 4.2 Voltage, 2) 80mAh capacity, 3) 4 days of average use. 

As great as a simple and convenient tap could be, we are constantly looking for more natural ways to capture your thoughts. One of them is a snap. 

The magic lies in the device machine learning system. The microphones are in the active listening mode, and when the captured sound matches the Snap pattern — it activates the device. It works best in silent environments, and with the shipped device you will be able to switch to Snap or back to Tap mode depending on your preferences. See it here in action.

We bring a new level of intelligence to your voice notes.  The moment you start a recording, it’s stored on your smartphone and backed up in Cloud, even if your app is in a background. The Cloud software platform converts voice memos into text, extracts keywords, to-dos, and analyses your speech patterns. 

It's like having an AI to organize your notes. What is the topic of the note? What was your mood at the time? What was happening around you? Where were you? You can then find your notes by hashtags, their content or time and location to replay original audio, edit them or export to other apps.

With additional premium app subscription, you’ll be able to access more AI features, like automatic punctuation or noise analysis, get larger cloud storage for audio notes and freer speech-to-text transactions. The App also works in the background, notifying you on the progress and number of notes made. Once you open the app, all your voice memos and text notes are automatically synced to the Сloud.

App screens.

 

App features.

Since both the audio recording and the converted text are available for each note, there is a lot we can do to improve your note-taking experience. You’ll have a chance to vote on the upcoming features you want, like automatic punctuation, intonation analysis, productivity tips based on your previous performance, noise and context analysis, and integration with various software.

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Our plan

Ongoing Production

Our first 195 PCBAs produced for Working Sample stage

The most complicated mechanical part - metal housing - executed near perfectly

T0 Tooling for metal stamped parts

Senstone Inc. is an audio company that’s on a mission to provide the best note-taking experience. We do it through voice analysis, text extraction and machine learning via deep audio analysis. Our company provides seamless and smart voice recording by combining well designed hardware and a cloud-based software platform.

Our team

Frequently asked questions

 

Q: Why can’t I use my phone for this?

A: You can, and it will help in some situations, but Senstone is fighting a bigger beast. One of the most surprising insights we found is that we lose our trail of thought because of tiniest distractions, which are everywhere: phone call, notification, random sign on a street, previous todo item in your notepad etc. They all trigger new associations and the new trail of thought, simply overriding the ones we had before. Senstone minimizes the time between idea popped up in your head and saved in your notepad, therefore reduces any possible distractions.

 

Q: What mobile devices does Senstone work with?

A: Senstone works with iPhone 5s and higher on iOS 9+ and with Android 5.0 or higher. Tablets and other devices are on limited support. Please reach out to us if you'd like to use Senstone without iOS or Android smartphone.

 

Q: Can Senstone speak back to me?

A: No, Senstone only records your voice, and processes it on your mobile device. It’s designed to listen to you with no distractions, and we intentionally chose to leave off the speaker to keep it as small as it is.

 

Q: How many notes can I store in a cloud?

A: You can store as many text notes as you want, but there is a limit to their original audio recordings, as they take much more space. The basic version will allow you to store 50 hours of notes, which should be enough for 1 year of average use, but you’ll be able to use the premium version of the app for extended audio storage.

 

Q: How long can I record with Senstone?

A: There are three parts to this answer. First, Senstone can store up to 2.5 hours of recording when disconnected from a phone, but it uses your phone’s and cloud storage when connected, which allow many more hours. Second, the battery allows recording for about 3 hours in single charge. Third, the speech-to-text functionality has limitations on how many texts it can transcribe in the basic version of the app. Please read below for details.

 

Q: How many recordings can I make?

A: You can make as many recordings as you want, but there is the limitation to the number of speech-to-text transactions per month. The reason is that we’re using third party API and have to pay for each transaction. The limit we accounted for so far is 300 minute-long transactions per month(average of 10 notes per day), but we will modify this to the factual number of average daily usage. We will allow (almost) unlimited transactions for first 3 months, will measure average usage and will set the limit just above that number. Our goal is for you to not notice any limitations with average use, and provide premium subscription for heavy usage.

 

Q: What’s premium app subscription?

A: Premium app subscription is made for those who use Senstone very intensively and need more capabilities. It gives you much more storage in the cloud, many more speech-to-text transactions and unique features like automatic punctuation and intonation analysis. It will be charged monthly, but we haven’t yet come up with the pricing.

 

Q: Can I use Senstone to transcribe speech of people around me?

A: Not in the first version. Currently, Senstone is a personal device and is optimized for use by a single person. Optimal distance from mouth to Senstone is 8 inches(20 cm). We can record on larger distances, but we can’t yet perform speech-to-text analysis when speakers are located further away from the device. This often includes recording lectures, meetings, or interviews. In those cases, you will have to bring Senstone close to the person speaking.

For this functionality our goal is to roll it our with a software update after we ship you the device, so you don't have to buy a new one. And although we can't commit yet, it is in pipeline.

 

Q: Is speech-to-text recognition quality better than Siri?

A: Short answer: it’s quite similar. Long answer: we tested numerous engines and found best results with Nuance, which we are using currently. This is the engine behind Siri’s technology, and it delivers results at 95% accuracy and higher and adapting to speaker’s style over time. We are improving these results with dual mics, noise reduction and additional audio processing.

 

For more questions, media inquiries or review unit requests please contact us at team@senstone.io.

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With Senstone you no longer have to pull out your phone to take notes. Just capture the things in your daily life that you don’t want to miss. It automatically converts your voice memos into text and organises them for easy access, especially on the go.
Prototype Stage
Prototype Stage
Perks
$109
USD
+ Shipping
$145 (24% Off)
Indiegogo Special
Includes: - Aluminum Senstone in black or gray color; - one detachable back: pendant or clip; - charging base; - exclusively designed box. Save 24% from retail price $145. Shipping cost outside US $15.
83 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated January 2018
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Get this perk
$10
USD
Join Senstone Community!
Add your name to Senstone history and join our growing community to share your best stories and follow your peers!
3 claimed
Estimated March 2017
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$139
USD
+ Shipping
$170 (18% Off)
Senstone with Two Backs
Aluminum Senstone with an extra detachable back. Includes: - Aluminum Senstone in black or gray color; - two interchangeable backs: pendant, clip, women bracelet or sport bracelet; - charging base; - exclusively designed box. Save 18% from retail price $170. Shipping cost outside US $15.
36 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated January 2018
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Get this perk
$199
USD
+ Shipping
$290 (31% Off)
Senstones for Couples
Glace and Coal Senstones with one interchangeable back. It includes: - two white gray or black anodized aluminum Senstones; - two interchangeable backs: pendant or clip; - two charging bases; - two exclusively designed boxes. Save 31% from retail price $290 for two. Shipping cost outside US $25.
19 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated January 2018
Estimated January 2018
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$1100
USD
+ Shipping
$1,550 (29% Off)
Work in Teams
Business edition - exchange reminders within your team instantly. 10 sets for your team that include Senstones and charging docks. Save 29% from retail price of $1550.
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