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Can you not be away from your phone for 8 seconds without having a panic attack?? Well this new piece of technology is perfect for you!!!

If you’ve ever been camping or in a large crowd, you know that getting a cell signal can feel like the worst thing ever, but a new startup is trying to fix that problem! GoTenna is a device that will allow people to send text messages without a Wi-Fi or cell signal.

The device uses low-energy Bluetooth signals and the goTenna app, to relay messages between people who have a goTenna paired to their smartphones.You should be able to connect with anyone who also has the device from up to 50 miles away.The app also has built-in emergency communication features like the ability to “shout” messages to anyone within range. All messages sent with goTenna are end-to-end encrypted, self-destructing and not stored on a central server All messages sent with goTenna are end-to-end encrypted, self-destructing and not stored on a central server to enable “off-the-grid” communications.Daniela Perdomo, CEO of the Brooklyn-based goTenna, says:

There’s a lot of different use cases for off-grid communication. This is all very directed … It can be as configurable as all the smartphone messaging apps that you’re used to. We’re leveraging the phone you already have on you, the behaviour you already use for everything else but giving you the ability communicate when you otherwise can’t.”


A pair of goTennas will eventually retail for $299.99, though you can purchase a set for $149.99 during the preorder period. It is set to ship fall 2014.




Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:08:42 AM
 
 
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