Open Me: A New Gadget That Uses GPS to Open and Close Your Garage

Open Me is a new gadget is in the works to help you maintain your garage. It’s like a Genie, but it uses GPS, Wi-Fi, and your smartphone.

The app, along with the garage door attaches uses your home Wi-Fi system to talk to your phone, which tracks your location using GPS. When you leave your designated zone, the app closes your door. Likewise, the app will also open it when you are out of your zone. When you’re away from home, it can also be used to open the door for your kid, your dog, or even the mail man.

Interested garage door users should visit to pledge $79 for an early bird special (77 remaining as of this writing). Otherwise, wait for the device to be available commercially for $99.

Publish date: April 2, 2014 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT