Smartphone operated keys seem to be a new trend nowadays, as more and more people are drawn to the mirage of a technological, carefree lifestyle. The Noke Padlock envisioned by F?Z Designs is said to be the first shareable Bluetooth-controlled padlock and addresses the frustration of constantly forgetting your keys. According to the developers, keys are easy to lose, they can be stolen, they are a pain to share, and if you share them, you must get them back.  Built on the concept “no key, no problem”, Noke  allows easy access to all the important things in your life for you and your friends. It can be used to lock the bike, storage door or any type of locker.

Here is more from the official project description: “We designed Noke to be the simplest electronic device you own. Once you’ve downloaded our iOS or Android app, Noke automatically finds and pairs to your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphone. To unlock it, simply press the shackle. Noke wakes up and searches for your phone or a shared phone. If the phone is within 10 feet, Noke will instantly unlock so you can be on your way. “. And if you’re ever without your phone, simply key in a special access code through a series of long and short taps on the shank and the device will instantly unlock.

Have a look at the video below to find out more information and feel free to share your thoughts regarding this new type of padlock !