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Smartphone-controlled lifter will keep garages tidy

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Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, myLIFTER is a smart variation of the garage pulley system that is raised and lowered through the user's mobile device.

This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Retrieving items from the garage can sometimes be a major task, especially when objects are stacked on top of each other. One option is to use pulleys to lift heavier items off the ground in order to take advantage of overhead storage. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, myLIFTER is a smart variation of the garage pulley system that is raised and lowered through the user’s mobile device.

The myLIFTER itself is a small, 4-inch cube that is equipped with 25 feet of stainless steel cable and designed to be mounted on the ceiling of the garage. It can then have a number of different hooks and brackets attached to enable it to lift bicycles, cargo boxes, bags and other heavy objects. The myLIFTER features a Bluetooth transmitter that enables users to connect their smartphone or tablet to the device, using the companion app to raise and lower it as needed. The app learns users settings for different objects based on their weight, meaning lifting and lowering can be performed with just one push of a button. If users don’t have a smartphone, the myLIFTER comes with a Bluetooth remote control that can be held in the hand or attached to the wall. The video below shows the system in action:

myLIFTER has already raised its funding goal of USD 50,000 through its Kickstarter campaign, but will continue to seek funding until 15 January. What other home devices can be transformed with smart capabilities?

Kickstarter: www.kck.st/1d7wxJ6

Spotted by Murray Orange, written by Springwise

Website: www.mylifter.com

Contact: www.mylifter.com/contact.php

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