Story image

This handbag charges your phone and protects from prying hands

29 May 17

FYB London has created what they’re calling the “world’s smartest handbag.” The company ran a kickstarter campaign to begin funding the project, and exceeded their target in only 56 hours. Not only is the handbag smart, it is also super secure.

The handbags feature wireless smart device charging, bio-lock security, Bluetooth proximity alerts, and “enough organization to rival a mobile office.”

The handbag allows you charge all your devices on the go, from your phone to your tablet. The innovative handbag represents the next step in wearable tech, and provides a useful service for those who chew through their phone battery throughout the day, and are worried about pickpockets and other unwanted hands.

The handbag is protected by a TSA-accepted biometric recognition lock, which means only the user can access the contents of the bag if that’s what you want. The lock can also store up to 100 fingerprints allowing the owner to add fingerprints of friends and family. You can also easily unlock your bag from your phone via Bluetooth.

The user can also receive proximity alerts via Bluetooth, which lets the user know if they have strayed too far from their bag. As if this wasn’t enough, the front pouch of the bag offers RFID personal data protection against electronic theft of banking and other sensitive information on bank cards and passports.

In a world of ransomware and other malicious online threats, it’s important to remember that thieves don’t need to be capable hackers to get their hands on your personal information. FYB’s secure handbag eliminates the risk of purse-snatchers getting access to your phone, credit cards, and anything else you want to keep safe while out and about.

Facebook launches mentorship feature
Some Facebook Groups will people to connect with mentors and mentees based on specific topics of interest.
Royole's FlexPai: So bendable phablets are a reality now
A US-based firm called Royole is delivering on that age-old problem of not being able to fold up your devices (who hasn't ever wished they could fold their phone up...)
Hands-on review: Having fun in Knowledge is Power: Decades and Chimparty
They don’t revolutionise social video gaming, but they are enjoyable enough to occupy you during a wet weekend. 
Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
Tile's Mate & Pro Bluetooth trackers land in NZ
If your car keys (or your tablet) have disappeared into the void at the back of the couch or if you left them somewhere in your car, retracing your steps to find them could be a thing of the past.
Government still stuck in the past? Not on GovTech's watch
What exactly is GovTech and what’s been happening in our capital city?
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.