- Salt card is designed to replace passwords and fingerprint scanners
- Automatically unlocks a phone when the card is within 10ft of the handset
- Gadget also locks a chosen device when it is moved out of range
- Creators claim the card will save users 53 hours a year in unlocking time
If you’re fed up with repeatedly typing passwords, hovering your finger on a sensor or staring at your phone waiting for it to scan your face to unlock it, a new device could cure your woes.
The Salt card is designed to end the tiresome task of manually unlocking a smartphone or tablet by automatically making it come to life whenever the user is nearby.
The credit card-sized gadget also locks devices again as soon as a user moves out of range at a distance of 10 feet (three metres).
Salt connects to an app on a user’s Android handset or iPhone via Bluetooth and also tells them if they have strayed too far from their wallet, where the firm suggests the Salt card is stored.
The card was created by Joel Paglione and Niko Zistakis..
They claim it will save people around 53 hours over a year, based on the belief that the average phone user unlocks their phone 150 times a day.