Elgato, 11/05/2013

Elgato Smart Key: The best way to keep your keychain close

Munich, Germany – November 05, 2013 – Elgato today announced Smart Key, a smart accessory that connects your keys with your iPhone. The Smart Key lets you know when they have left their keys behind by sending an alert to your iPhone. Through the Smart Key iPhone app, you can find the last place your keys were seen and can help locate the keys by playing a sound.

Elgato Smart Key can be easily attached to handbags, camera cases or other valuables, using the included key ring. Its replaceable battery lasts more than six months, thanks to low energy Bluetooth Smart technology.


Turn your keys into Smart keys

You never need to worry about being unnecessarily interrupted with Elgato Smart Key. After initial setup, the companion app runs in the background and ensures that your iPhone can always connect to your Elgato Smart Key. The Safe Zones feature also means you won’t be inundated with unnecessary alerts in areas where you may safety leave your keys. If you set your office as a Safe Zone and leave your keys on your desk while you pop to the kitchen, the Smart Key won’t send an alert to your iPhone.


The replaceable battery lasts more than six months and you’ll automatically receive a notification a few weeks before it runs out. Sturdy materials and IP65 certified dust and water protection make Elgato Smart Key a robust and life-proof companion. 


So much more than just a key finder

Not just for keeping tabs on your keys, the Elgato Smart Key can also tell you when things are coming to you or where they were last seen. Place a Smart Key in your car and the app will show you where you parked it days ago. Leave a Smart Key in your baggage and while waiting at Baggage Claim at the Airport, the app will notify you as soon as your baggage arrives. The Elgato Smart Key app supports multiple items. You can attach Smart Keys to your handbag, camera case, and other valuables. The Smart Key app comes with five preset alert scenarios for keys, cars, cameras, luggage and handbags you can always easily customise (customize) when, how and where you want to be notified.


Smart Key at a glance

  • Elgato Smart Key connects your keys to your iPhone: now your iPhone can notify you whenever you leave your keys behind, where they were last seen or help you find it by playing a sound.
  • With low energy Bluetooth Smart technology, the replaceable battery lasts more than six months, and you can customise when, how and where you want to be notified.
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 Smart.
  • Dust and water protection: IP65 certified.
  • Power: Replaceable 3V Lithium battery (CR2032).
  • What’s included: Elgato Smart Key comes with a key ring and a printed quick start guide.
  • Supported Devices: Smart Key requires an iPhone 4S or later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad mini or iPad (3rd generation or later); with iOS 7 or later.
  • Dimensions & Weight: 41 x 41 × 9 Millimeter, 10 grams.


Pricing & Availability

Elgato Smart Key is available from Elgato (www.elgato.com) and Amazon for $39.95 / 39.95€ / £39.95. The Elgato Smart Key app is free and is available on the App Store.


About Elgato

Elgato offers industry-leading TV and video solutions for the Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad. With an extensive selection of TV tuners and its award-winning EyeTV software, Elgato offers a complete range of solutions to watch and record TV and HDTV. Elgato’s video products enable high-quality video recording and conversion for gamers, consumers and professionals alike. Furthermore, Elgato offers the world’s first truly portable high-speed drive featuring Thunderbolt technology. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.