Privacy is a hard thing to come by in today’s world, pretty much all of your data is being constantly monitored by pretty much everyone, governments want it and they are getting closer to getting their hands of even the most encrypted of your communications.
Sonnet is a device that aims to allow for that communication to happen freely, without anyone peering in that shouldn’t be, while providing you with a way to communicate should everything else not be available.
It was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month that will allow you to send and receive messages, image, voice recordings, and GPS locations without the need of any kind of internet connection, cellular coverage or even satellite signal, allowing you to communicate with the knowledge that your data is safe and even in areas without a signal at all.
It all works through your phone, the Sonnet box and a WiFi connection to it. After you have connected you be will use the Sonnet web application to send out these messages over long distances and up to a 5km/3-mile range.
As a mesh network, you can use multiple of these Sonnet devices to extend this effective range even further and to communicate between each other. Oh, and all of this is completely free to use.
And as if this wasn’t enough, Sonnet also works as a power bank, featuring a USB port and a 4,000 mAh battery inside that allows you to charge your device while you are communicating off the grid.
It’s a pretty cool idea that you should definitely check out in the video below. You can also hit up the source link below that to find out more and to back the project if you are interested.