Some people can set a goal and hit it regularly using nothing more than will power. Others need a bit more, at least at first, and those are who the maker’s behind kSafe are targeting. kSafe is a “safe” shaped something like a large flour jar or cookie jar, but it features smart technology and a locking mechanism designed specifically for forcing users to meet a goal…even if they change their mind later on. This can include everything from locking yourself away from cigarettes for a certain period of time to taking a certain number of steps before getting access to your TV remote.
A version of the kSafe was previously seen on Shark Tank, and this newest version takes it to the next level — it’s far more stylish, and doesn’t have a clear body, meaning whatever you have inside remains private. The way it works is simple — the owner places an item inside, any item that can fit. They put the lid on and then use the app to lock it, and to set one of three types of goal.
The safe will not unlock itself until that goal is met, and there is no way to override it. One goal type is fitness related, requiring the user to, for example, take a certain number of steps before it will unlock. Another is location-based, requiring the user to check in at a specific location in order to unlock it (the gym, perhaps), and the third type is time-based, meaning it won’t unlock until a certain amount of time has passed.
The company behind kSafe is looking to raise $50,000 USD on Kickstarter, and so far nearly half of that has been pledged with 44 days remaining. You can get the Early Bird unit for a pledge of $79 USD, which is a bit under the eventual $129 USD retail price. Shipping for early backers is estimated to start in October.