• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool device. Great App.

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    I have been using hipkey for two weeks and it just works like a charm despite what is written elsewhere. I have only had great experiences with hipkey. Hipkey was up and running 1 minute after getting it out of the box and I have had a reliable connection ever since day and night.

    What I like is the look and feel of hipkey itself. It's clean design, high-end materials and the excellent App, which is a story in itself. Intutiative interface, simple to use and apple like designed.

    Some prefer longer lasting coin cell batteries. Not me! For one I care about the environment and do not want to buy new batteries all the time and secondly I never remember which coin cell battery I need unless I bring the old one with me to the shop. They all look alike. hipkey has a rechargeable battery. After two weeks usage I haven't charged it once and still have 2/3 power left. Not bad at all.

    Overall very satisfied with my hipkey and recommend it to my friend and family.

    Well done Hippih.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Device!

    • Written by from Austin

    I recently received the hipKey device, and I have to say, I've been quite impressed with its functionality thus far. Among my friends, I'm notorious for forgetting where I've left my car keys and my phone, so the hipKey will do wonders for memory retrieval when that time comes!

    The device itself is great. I love how small it is - I was worried that my car keys wouldn't fit in a small purse with the device attached, but that's not the case at all. And the fact that the alarm button is located within the crescent helps ensure that I don't accidentally set it off when shoving the device in a pocket or purse.

    My favorite part about the hipKey is the App. The UI is great - everything was nicely laid out making it so simple to understand. Plus, I really like that each mode is designated with a different color, making it easy for me to know which mode I have set.

    Glad there's a device like this on the market! I'm looking forward to using it for a long time.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    First impressions - not very reliable

    • Written by from Mississauga

    First day with device - I'll update after more experience.

    First impression - it stinks, literally - there is an extremely strong perfume/chemical smell to the device (likely caused by the black foam it comes packaged in) which still remains very strong on the hipKey after a day. Some may like the smell, but I'm allergic, and it may not be good for kids.

    A first day with hipKey (and iPhone 5, both fully charged):
    - Many false and unusual alarms
    - In Alarm (distance) mode, set on low (2-5m), with hipKey on a table about 3m from phone also sitting still on another table, alarm spontaneously sounded on both devices many times but was fine most of the time. There was no one moving around, nothing in the environment changing. Also found that if I picked up phone and walked, alarm would often sound at about 8-9m (not 2-5m as it was set for) and sometimes I could go 20m before the alarm sounded (this was in a house).
    - In Motion Detect mode, the hipKey randomly sounded a false alarm several times (while sitting absolutely still on a table) but no alarm was indicated on the phone at all (alarms are always supposed to sound on both unless set otherwise). The phone was only about 10m away, and hipKey silenced itself 1-5 secs after, all with no alarm ever indicated on phone. If I moved the hipKey, the alarm sounded on both as expected, which is great. The other thing I noticed is that if the hipKey (or something it is attached to) is picked up and walked away with in a very smooth fluid motion (no quick moves, but at a decent normal speed), the motion/theft alarm did not sound at all, but you do get an out-or-range alarm eventually. I think unless someone does this on purpose (knowing what a hipKey is), there would typically be some sudden movement to trigger alarm.
    - The hipKey is really well designed, but quality control in manufacturing is lacking, on mine, one half of one plastic side isn't attached properly, and the I/O symbol is quite off centre on the power button (and the light only lights up half the symbol).
    - The hipKey app is exceptional, well designed, intuitive, and above average in every way. It needs to remain running in background to work, and notices of alarms (on lock screen) disappear with no record (which is a big drawback). I also found my phone battery drained noticeably faster overnight (maybe 2-4 times as much as usual), guess no way around that.
    - One big issue with theft/motion, or child distance/abduction alarm: Touching the button on hipKey immediately silences the alarm on BOTH hipKey and phone (and often alarm on phone is delayed for a second), so the system is very easy to defeat even by someone who knows nothing about it but touches the button on the device making the noise (the hipKey), at best leaving a quick short beep on the phone which can easily go unnoticed (and in many cases there are no indications an alarm was ever sounded). Leaving the only alarm happening when the device finally goes out of range, which could easily be too far or too many rooms/corners away to be able to find it (or stolen property or a child).

    I will refine this review further as my experience with hipKey grows.

    6 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish gadget

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    I'm not a gadget kind a girl, but having left my phone behind or simply misplacing it way too many times, I invested in Hipkey. I love it! Not only do I remember my phone, but the movement alarm is really clever, and makes me feel safe while leaving my phone in my bag. Unlike other reviews, I had no problems in the safe zone?

    Guess I'm a gadget girl after all - this is now my favorite accessory.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    False alarms

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I purchased this product a week ago and have been using it for a few days. As other reviewers have stated, there is a problem with this device in that it keeps giving false alarms. This renders the device useless as the whole point is for the alarm to warn you about proximity. I have emailed the company about this and await a response. Expensive for a piece of plastic otherwise! Will be requesting a refund if there is no alternative.

    5 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of useful use cases ;-)

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    Have not yet had the chance to try the hipKey´s full potential. But having lost many devices over the years, this product will save me a lot of money and trouble. I am sure the hipKey´s "Motion Mode" will come in handy when i am travelling. This would have been the perfekt product to bring in the days i was backpacking in South America.

    A friendly advice, read the userguide carefully and notice the demo provided in the App, as it quickly gives you the full understanding and value of the utilities.

    The "Safe Zone" feature is well thought out. After setting the Safe Zone in my home, i hardly get any falce alarms.

    Jason C. Los Angeles

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just another Proximity Alarm

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    I have used the hipKey for a week now and it really works for me.

    The App is very straight forward and easy to change settings and distance

    In the beginning I have spent some time getting things just right for me

    Can't wait to try out the child-mode next time I'm going to Disneyworld

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved my iPhone

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    I mainly bought Hipkey because of the find feature. I was hoping it could help me to stop spending stressful time in the morning searching for my iPhone or keys. It has been a success, the searching is now over, I just use the find feature and the sound guides me to my iPhone or keys. It’s a great relief.

    Yesterday Hipkey past it’s test and saved my iPhone. I was at a café with my friend and when we left I overlooked my iPhone on the table, which also was quite cluttered with tableware etc. Just as we walked outside the Hipkey started to alarm me. At first I was embarrassed over the noise my new nice looking Hipkey was making, but then I quickly realized that it actually was telling me that I left my iPhone behind. I went from being embarrassed to being amazed, and my girlfriend went straight home and order one :)

    This product gives me peace of mind in the mornings and has already saved my iPhone once. I love it.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hipkey kills battery life of iPhone 4s

    • Written by from JOHNSTOWN

    Just received and setup my Hipkey! It took under two minutes to figure out and pair-very easy. Unfortunatley, I am returning this product to Apple due to battery life issues. The battery on the Hipkey is tremendous, but with bluetooth constantly connectd, my iPhone 4s battery life is completely wiped out in 10 hours without even using my phone. If I play music, text, check email or use the phone even minimally, forget about it. Your phone will be dead in under 5 hours.

    False alarms are another problem that have been an issue.

    Great idea, but not quite there yet.

    4 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Dissapointment

    • Written by from San Diego

    I've needed a poduct like this and was excited to get it. What a disapointment. The alarm goes off constantly, even when I'm in a safe zone, with maximum distance, and the phone and Hipkey are sitting right next to each other. Also does not work while on the phone, the alarm goes off the whole time while talking on the phone, apparently the bluetooth connection does not stay active during calls?

    7 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I have not had any issues with the app or device not functioning exactly as described. Alert tones are clear, loud, and non-annoying. Bluetooth connection happens very quickly from within the app itself, no need to go to "settings", "bluetooth", and wait for pairing. The app is eye-appealing, clear, and easy to use. I am very satisfied with this product.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product...works as advertised

    • Written by from El Segundo

    Very pleased with the hipKey...it solves a huge problem for me and does it in an elegant and efficient manner. Good job hipKey!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The hipKey is like a ”swiss army knife"

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    I love that the hipKey is so versatile and the App is very user friendly

    I used it on my kid in the park and is works beautifully - but the primary function for me is not leaving my iPhone behind.

    The safe zone feature extends my range when i'm at work or at home

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    False alarms

    • Written by from Memphis

    Haven't even had this for 5 min and already hearing false alarms. Came here to see if anyone else is having problems and looks like its quite common. I guess 1 star is acceptable bc I will never forget my phone bc the alarm is constantly going off.

    7 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    my new friend for life ..

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    My new friend for life .. is probably an overstatement but nevertheless this is how I feel for hipkey today. It is very nicely designed and has a great feel to it. One thing I think is very well considered is the protected buttons inside of the 'circle'. Imagine the false button presses, if the keys had been on the outer surface, whenever it is placed in a pocket?

    The App was easy to download and connect to hipKey and I appreciate the user interface for its ease of use and simplicity. It took me less than 5 minutes to understand how it is setup and operates.

    The Bluetooth distance is not super long indoor but better than what I have seen on wireless headsets previously. It easily reaches from one room to another. Here the safezone feature comes to play. It is super handy. I have made one safezone in my Office and one at Home. Now hipKey automatically detects, when I am at one of these places, and it lets me move freely here without any alarms even if the two devices disconnects!!

    I miss that the App doesn't allow volume alarms when my iPhone is muted. I would also like hipkey to be able to connect to both my iPhone and iPad at the same time.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I had invented hipkey myself

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    What a super nice product.

    I like the sales pack. It is very informative and allowed me to see it before opening the package. It has a magnetic closure. The box itself can be used for other storage purposes afterwards.

    The quick-guide is easy to understand and when following the guidelines, it more or less paired itself to my iPhone. I like that because this is often the difficult part. hipkey has been connected ever since. When disconnected after getting out of range it will quickly re-connect when within sight. I tried it after 24 hours, and it still re-connected. This is really good to know when you one day are looking for something.

    My wife tried the movement alarm on our sleeping baby, when she visited some friends last weekend for coffee. She got an alarm on her iPhone seconds after our baby started moving. The movement sensor is quite accurate.

    The App is a bit trivial but easy to use and setup. I have found that long distance works best for my usage. Medium and especially Short distance is often not enough. The safezone feature is really well thought through. Without it at home or in my office I would get frustrated. Imaging going down for a coffee and getting alarms because I didn't bring my house keys with me? Safezone takes care of that, and it actually works without human interaction after setting it up. This is unique. Love it.

    I am lacking more specific product information on the company website. I hope the hippih guys will have that sorted asap.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine works !

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    I cannot say I have had any problems with my hipKey. I love it !!!

    Bluetooth is known for its limitations on distance, but I find this device actually does quite well. A quick test outdoor showed I could get more than 164 feet away before the alarm occurred. I tested this with both my new iPhone5 and old iPhone4S. Almost same distance.

    Indoor is different. The Long distance setting is in my house reduced to less than half the outdoor distance. This is expected when dealing with Bluetooth. The hipkey has a smart solution to the problem, which is safe-zone. With safe-zone the problems with shorter max distance are removed. I don't get any false alarms, and when I want to find my iPhone, hipkey will quick connect to the 'hidden' phone, once it is within reach. Very convenient.

    As a test I have been 'leaving' my house without my iPhone a few times just to see what happens. When picking up hipkey it gives a few beep's (not the alarm sound) every time. Not sure if this is intended but it works as a reminder to me that hipkey is not connected to iPhone when leaving my house. If this is indeed intended, I find this very innovative and useful.

    The max hipKey sound loudness is not great. I can imagine that I would not hear it in a noisy area. but then I do find the vibrator useful when carried in my jeans.

    The app itself is very easy to use and figure out in the beginning. After 5 minutes I had figured out all the basics. I like the wheel, and the way the App is maneuvered with one hand only. The app is very clean, which is nice.

    hipKey itself is super nice. It looks and feels great. Real quality feel all through. The hanger is a bit cheap but I was going to use my own lanyard anyway. Probably most people will do the same anyway, so not a big issue.

    All in all I am very satisfied and so far use my hipkey every day.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great companion

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    Got Hipkey as a present from my thoughtful husband. Never thought I needed one until I got Hipkey. What a clever invention. I often misplace my keys and now I can find them anywhere in the house from my iPhone. It saves me lots of stressful time on the way out.

    I am not tech-savy, so great to experience that the pairing happened automatically after just opening the app. Never experienced this before. The App is easy to use, change settings and set it up. One of the features I find excellent is the safezone feature. Based on my location, hipkey will automatically mute unwanted alarms, when Hipkey and my iPhone gets too far away from each other. Works like a charm. When I leave my house it exits the safezone a few houses away and it enters the safezone when I park my car on the driveway. Great.

    The only feature I miss is being able to get a location on my hipkey. In case I leave it behind somewhere and my iPhone isn't connected to it, I cannot find it anymore.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    needs more work

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    This product feels very "beta". For example the hipkey goes off once in a while even if I carry the sensor and the device (iPhone 5) with me. Also, the safe zone doesn't seem to work. I get alarms all the time if I am too far from my phone at home (and even without safe zone, it shouldn't go off). Many of the (few) features don't work reliably. For example, adjusting the volume doesn't work. The vibrate feature doesn't work most of the time either.

    Need to experiment with some of the cheaper alternative (e.g. Kensington) to see if they work better.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive range, beautiful design and a real lifesaver

    • Written by from Copenhagen

    The look and feel of this device says it all: High quality and great design. I am impressed with the range and have been saved on a couple of occasions. I have already thought of fun and innovative uses for my hipKey and it follows me everywhere! The set-up was as easy to figure out as an Apple app should be. Enjoy the motion sensor and be prepared for an audible alarm that works.

    15 of 16 people found this useful