Introducing CalypsoKey - NFC for the iPhone

January 30, 2013 posted from Ales Ruter
Leave your keys behind and unlock doors just with a tap of a CalypsoKey, hidden in your CalypsoCase.


Your iPhone is your key. With an NFC equipped CalypsoCase.

Never lose your keys again. Leave them behind and unlock doors just with a tap of a CalypsoKey, hidden in your CalypsoCase.

Featuring the missing identification potentials of your iPhone. We are introducing sensational new near field communication (NFC) possibilities for your iPhone with the CalypsoKey.

Replace your keys. Open doors. Access your apartment. Check in at your office building. Open the garage. All with just a short wireless tap of your CalypsoCase. No apps and no charging are needed.

The built-in dual-band RFID antenna replaces your entire portfolio of identification cards with one CalypsoCase.

CalypsoKey is available for CalypsoRingCalypsoLoop and CalypsoCabrio designs.

Want the jolly technical details? CalypsoKey has one 13.56 MHz RFID, ISO 14443A antenna with 1k memory capacity and a second 125kHz RFID antenna built-in. Compatible with most RFID NFC worldwide access points.

 Locks and access points are sold separately by third parties. We recommend Kaba locking systems.

CalypsoKey NFC antenna placementHow it works:

The CalypsoKey has two antennas, covering two spectrums at the same time. That way most of worldwide RFID access points are covered and you can use the CalypsoKey for numerous occasions.

Each transmitter has its own unique secured ID. This ID is used by the access points when they look up in their database if this ID is permitted to access and enter.

You need to pair your locking system with your CalypsoKey and you are ready to enter only by tapping your CalypsoCase with CalypsoKey to the access point.

The CalypsoKey NFC antenna is located on the front side of the CalypsoCase (CalypsoCrystal logo side) in the center.


  1. 1. You own an radio frequency locking system. You can enter your door only with a special key by tapping the lock.
  2. 2. Get an CalypsoCase with CalypsoKey.
  3. 3. Set your locking system in to programming mode with a master key (see your locking system manual for instructions) and program the lock to allow access to your new CalypsoCase with CalypsoKey.
  4. 4. You can now use your CalypsoCase with CalypsoKey to easily enter your door.


How. Much is this case and where can. You buy. It Barbara. Carter, on February 03, 2013 at 05:26 pm
What do I do if the door has no electrical power, on February 03, 2013 at 11:53 am
I'm interested in what locking mechanism you feature in your video for the CalypsoKey. I have browsed through Kaba's site without finding it. Any chance of a link? Joe Davies, on February 03, 2013 at 04:47 am
Does it works with Salto locks? Sylvain Lemieux, on February 02, 2013 at 05:42 pm
Those rolling, technology filled hinges look easily prone to theft, vandalism, or other means of destruction. Not so much for the means of breaking and entering, but some creep just wanting to "bust that weird thing of that guy's door." How weatherproof are they? WV Cycling, on February 02, 2013 at 03:12 pm
Hey Calypso guys, Great, the CalypsoKey. How much cost the door-look module and when I can buy it in Germany? Best regards Christoph Christoph, on February 01, 2013 at 03:22 pm
Hello, This seems like a great product. Have you sold any in North America? Franco, on February 01, 2013 at 02:52 pm
What is that lock model? Santiago, on February 01, 2013 at 03:21 am
Is the door lock part of the system or is that from a 3rd party? Clint Waters, on January 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm
Are you guys going to crowdfund this ( kickstarter) ? Jordan, on January 31, 2013 at 03:07 pm