Ukraine can boast a great variety of high-tech startups which offer the most interesting gadgets that will for sure come in handy in any household or will just simplify many tasks in our everyday life. We rounded up a list of the most recent and interesting made-in-Ukraine gadgets designed by local startup companies.
Petcube is an interactive pet camera that lets you watch, talk to and play with your pets from your smartphone when you’re away from home. Beautifully designed with an interactive laser toy, your pets will enjoy regular playtime and exercise. No more sad goodbyes! Now your furry friends are just one tap away.
Knowing that the Bay Area is the tech capital of the world, the Petcube team quickly determined that it should move to San Francisco, even while it retains a team of developers in the Ukraine.
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Capture what's on your mind when in a meeting or on the go. Just tap and speak, and Senstone will turn your ideas into organized notes.
Senstone is a new way to create notes — five times faster and much more convenient than any smartphone app. With Senstone you no longer have to pull out your phone to take notes on the go. Just capture the things in your daily life that you don’t want to miss. It automatically converts your voice notes into text and organizes them for easy access.
It was created by a young and ambitious team from Lviv. Guys are currently raising money for this project on kickstarter.
Hideez Key 2
Hideez Key is a single digital key for wireless authentication. In other words, this is a digital identity manager that allows you to do everything from store passwords to open doors to maintain a Bluetooth connection with your phone, laptop, or other device if it’s stolen. Branded as a “universal digital key designed to save time and give additional privacy and security to our digital lives,” the Hideez 2 comes with a hardware-encrypted password manager with second factor authentication, as well as RFID credential storage that lets you lock and unlock more than a thousand doors using this single wearable device. It also comes with a Bluetooth LE transceiver, which means you can unlock your mobile devices or laptops from a distance, and actually verifies your identity using your eye veins.
When the Hideez 2 becomes widely available this summer, it’ll come in four “easy-to-use form-factors — keychain fob, wristband, pendant or clip — each in a thin, water-resistant case” and set you back about $65. So if you need to keep your information secure, streamline your life, and otherwise become a denizen of the 21st century, this universal key just might do the trick for you.
Ecoisme is a home energy monitor that tells you how much energy your home appliances use and how much money you are spending on them. It eliminates grid and solar energy overuse and notifies you if something is about to break.
The Ecoisme kit consists of the sensor and the mobile application. The sensor turns your fuse box into a smart data center. The application is your smart energy manager, which takes care of your energy bills. It lets you know how to optimize your energy within your home to eliminate overpayments.
What if it were possible to choose your dreams every night? The Kyiv-based company Luciding claims that its signature headset, called the LucidCatcher, puts you in control of your dreams by administering a minor electrical shock to the brain during REM sleep.
Luciding Inc. describes itself as a company which will change the world and bring a new dimension of entertainment, education and self-acknowledgement to our lives. This is the team of young entrepreneurs who believe in what they do. They are also a friendly community of lucid dreamers, engineers, neuroscientists, developers, testers, designers and managers, who were gathered around one true aim - to make lucid dreams available for everyone.
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