Lift Anything With myLIFTER; Control Your Action With an iOS Device

December 11, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you head for Kickstarter, you would be amazed by the amount of work being done on the innovative terrain. There have been innumerable innovative stuff in the past too, and it seems like the numbers are on the rise.

The most exciting fact is that such new experiments and developments are taking the technology world by storm. For instance, take a look at what the guys behind myLIFTER have made.

Conceived in a bid to solve problems such as elimination of wasted space in garages and other areas, and also to help users lift and lower heavy or large items with a Bluetooth LE device or smartphone, myLIFTER is just awesome.


Going by what Jerome Miles, myLIFTER inventor says, the idea came after trying to lift and store his kayak all by himself. “Though it wasn’t heavy, the size of it made it difficult lift and store. I soon realized that I wanted a product that would help smartphone users to easily lift and make wasted space in a garage very useable,” he adds.

So what he made is a 3.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches in size device that actually is a bit larger than an average adult fist.  Weighing just about one pound, myLIFTER, now heading to Kickstarter, can be easily carried around to install.

Though it is lightweight, the device can lift items weighing 25 to 50 pounds! The makers have also made sure that four myLIFTERs can be used at once and controlled with a single device in case such a need arises. Installation too is hassle-free that it is offered along with a lightweight bracket you can mount on the ceiling. Once that is done, myLIFTER can be slotted in place using two pins.

The tech aspect comes in the form of Bluetooth LE compatibility. The device puts to play Bluetooth LE to communicate with iOS smart devices. That means you can use it with  the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th generation, and all iPads beginning with the third generation.


In case you are someone who doesn’t have a Bluetooth LE device, provisions have been made to use it with a separate remote.

The SmartLIFT feature in the myLIFTER app helps you program the beginning and ending lift points, in such a way. The makers have also built in safety features  that would never allow you to lift objects that are more than 50 pounds.

Further, an internal brake system that locks the spool when it’s not moving or if it loses power comes in handy.

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