The Postybell alerts you when you have mail, no matter how far you are from the mailbox.
One thing that people all around the world desire is convenience. We want everything faster and easier than it has been done in the past, and we don’t want to waste time or energy doing anything redundant. This includes fetching mail which can often be a rewardless task, as there are plenty of days we trek out to the mailbox only to discover it’s empty. There has been little done in the way of making receiving mail more convenient, until now.
Inventor Oren Lasman and programmer Noga Lasman were familiar with sensors placed in mailboxes that use WiFi or Bluetooth technology to let you know when you have mail. Though they admired these creations, they were aware that for many people, themselves included, mailboxes are not at the end of the driveway. Together they invented the Postybell, a mailbox sensor that uses GSM technology to alert you when you have letters or package – even if your mailbox is in another country.
Unlike other sensors, the Postybell also offers a downloadable Android app where users can manage their device, as well as log activity. It uses a rechargeable battery with alerts to let you know when the power is low, and you can also buy the optional solar powered charger that will connect right to your mailbox. In time, they plan to make an iOS compatible version, and also hope to add upgrades like a camera that would send pictures of new mail, and heat, humidity and gas sensors. Check out the video below to see this helpful gadget in action.