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LowoTec is zero config hardware VPN for everyone

This pair of devices works like the world‘s longest network cable, but more secure.

In today’s tech-savvy world, it appears that more people telecommute than ever before. For some, that refers to working from home; for others, that means a local Starbucks. Several reports estimate that “working remotely” has increased as much as 80% over the last decade, with that number expected to rise in the coming years. Yet despite technology’s advancements, complexities associated with ensuring a secure, real-time teleworking environment can often times deter small- to mid-sized businesses from addressing this pressing issue.


Cognizant of this trend, a group of Oldenburg, Germany entrepreneurs decided to make it their mission to create an easy-to-use, even easier-to-implement solution that would enable more folks to work away from the office. And so, LowoTec was born — a pair of devices granting employees the ability to plug into a network in a flexible and secure manner, while offering employers a peace of mind.


Based on the Atmel | SMART AT91SAM9CN11, LowoTec is a true zero-configuration solution for both management and their staff. The system consists of two devices, named Alice (with a red curb) and Bob (with blue edging). How it works is relatively simple. Alice remans inside the office connected to the company’s network via LAN cable, while Bob serves as the middleman between your router and computer at home. Together, both gadgets establish a private, direct data connection over the Internet. Guarded by state-of-the-art security standards, users can now tap into all of their employer’s network resources.


“You don’t need to be an IT specialist to get started. The only requirement is an Internet connection. LowoTec works like the world‘s longest network cable,” the team explains.

Ready to work remotely? Head over to LowoTec’s official Indiegogo page, where the team is currently seeking €120,000. Pending all goes to plan, initial shipments to early backers are expected to begin in September 2015, with worldwide delivery slated for October 2015.

16 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 



This wireless, re-stickable camera can turn any surface into a photo booth. Podo is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This solution simply snaps over a standard switch, pairs with a mobile device and automates your lights in seconds. Switchmate is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

The Monolith


The first and only skateboard to be outfitted with motors in the wheels is also embedded with Bluetooth Low Energy. Inboard Action Sports is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This pair of devices allows users to tailor their teleworking needs in both a flexible and secure manner through zero-configuration hardware VPN. LowoTec is currently seeking €120,000 on Indiegogo.



The world’s first smartwatch for kids not only teaches life lessons, it keeps them safe. Ambit Networks is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This smart can connects to your smartphone to help monitor your flowers and let you know when it’s time to water them. Freiya is currently seeking $48,000 on Kickstarter.



This first-of-its-kind machine lets users design and print out custom pancakes. PancakeBot is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This device enables runners to accurately measure power levels across any type of terrain using the sports watches and mobile devices they already wear. Stryd is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This keyboard that lets you learn, play and create music using LED lights and gestures. Opho is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This touch-sensive digital fretboard can be played like a guitar, piano, violin, drum machine and lots of other instruments. Artiphon is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

iSensor HD Patio


This weather-resistant, remote-controlled outdoor camera you monitor the outside of your home from anywhere in the world. Amaryllo is currently seeking $1,000 on Indiegogo.



This tiny device brings Bluetooth functionality and high-resolution audio to any speaker. Plugzee is currently seeking $10,000 on Indiegogo.

Splash Drone


This waterproof UAV features a live video feed, payload release mechanism, emergency flare system and camera stabilization gimbal. Splash Drone is currently seeking $17,500 on Kickstarter.



This wearable device attaches to your upper calf and stimulates your brain’s natural opiates to relieve chronic pain. Quell is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.

Baby Check


This wearable monitor can track a baby’s temperature, body position, sleep and medicine administration using a companion mobile app. DK Tek Innovations is currently seeking $35,000 on Kickstarter.



This integrated system will make your bike “unstealable,” along with soon-to-be added Bluetooth connectivity that’ll give you the ability control its lock from your smartphone. Yerka is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.