Yes, India is one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world. Yes, many of us have more than one smartphones with us – some we still use while some just lay around. And no, we do not know what to do with our spare smartphones.
Mindhelix, a startup incubated at Cochin’s Startup Village, is working on a great solution to reuse old smartphones.
Rico is a smarthome security device that uses a spare smartphone as its brain and eyes. Rico takes away the clutter of heavy and expensive home security hardware and replaces them with an old smartphone. All that the user needs to do is to install an App on the used smartphone and insert it into Rico and turn it on.
Within few days of launch, Rico has raised more than $30,000 (30% of goal) and is also featured on the front page of the popularity list as well as on the staff pick on Kickstarter. You can extend your support to make Rico available by clicking here.
Here is a video of how Rico works :