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CES 2014 reveals the Okidokeys smart lock (pictures)

Colorful name, colorful lock.

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Colin McDonald
Essentially born with a camera in hand, Colin West McDonald has been passionately creating video all his life. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Colin founded his own production company, Stoker Motion Pictures, and recently wrote and directed his first feature film. Colin handled photography and video production for CNET's Appliance Reviews team.
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The Smart-Lock will then let you lock and unlock your door via your Bluetooth 4.0-equipped smartphone, with a traditional key, or, with the optional Smart-Reader, via wristband, a wallet card, and key fob accessories, all equipped with RFID chips.
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The wristbands also make it easy for you to distribute access to different people, including non-smartphone owners.
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Where other smart-locks companies have pursued a home-decor-friendly aesthetic for their products, though, Okidokeys' hardware is big, features multiple components, and has some obtrusive design elements.
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Okidokey key fob.
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You can buy a snap-on cover for the smart-lock housing in one of a few color options, and there's even one you can paint yourself, but the color change won't mitigate the size, and the covers are only available for the lock, not Okidokeys' other components.
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The Smart-lock base kit costs $179.

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