Can This Device Change The Way Communications Work?
So I was looking on Kickstarter earlier today to see if there are any interesting projects I could write about and while I was scrolling I found this device that if it can actually do what it says then it’s going to be a huge game changer for us and for the way telecommunication companies work.
Ladies and Gentlemen I give to you Sonnet.
Yes, you read it right on the videos’ title. Sonnet operates independently of any network infrastructure. This means that you can stay in touch with anyone you want wherever you are. According to Sonnet’s Kickstarter page, two Sonnet devices can connect up to 5 kilometers and this range can reach 15 kilometers if there is a line of sight between the sender and the receiver.
This device can also support mesh networking which dramatically increases the effective range beyond point-to-point range by relaying data through other users in the area. With Sonnet, data can be relayed up to 16 times to achieve a theoretical range of 80 kilometers.
Besides chatting, sending voice recordings, pictures, and GPS coordinates, Sonnet’s app also comes with offline maps, a panic button/SOS mode. The panic button works by pressing it for 5 seconds and the SOS mode is activated, broadcasting your current GPS location and your distress message to all Sonnet users in range. Sonnet also comes with a 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery and it comes with a USB port so you can charge your smartphone with it. Sonnet can fully charge most smartphones on the market.
If you like the Sonnet Project, you can check the Kickstarter Page for all the additional info and the full specification list. If you want one you can also make a pledge and get the rewards they have. Visit them and show some love as this project seems really promising.