[DEMO Spring 2010] I often misplace or lose my smartphone, and one time, it did cost me a lot (!) so, this product might be perfect. Phone Halo Protect, is launching at DEMO Spring 2010. It helps people prevent the loss or misplacement of their phones, keys, wallet and more. It works by attaching a small Bluetooth device to keys, purse or briefcase for example, the Phone Halo Software runs on a smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry, etc) and tracks the distance between the device and the phone, when the two are separated by a user defined distance, it triggers an alert that makes them both ring. Phone Halo is available for Android and Blackberry phones, the iPhone version is coming soon.
The four main software features are:
Protect: Whenever the phone or halo’d valuable becomes separated from the other, both the phone and halo device ring.
Find: Using an option on the Phone Halo Protect, the user can cause their halo’d device to ring. This lets the user easily find those misplaced keys before work. This works the other way around by pressing a button on the halo device to cause your phone to ring.
Locate: Whenever the user loses their phone or halo’d item, Phone Halo Protect records the GPS location to let the user know where they last saw their valuables.
Share: The Phone Halo Protect share option lets the user easily share that they’ve lost an item through email, text, post to their social networks.
Halo Bluetooth Device, Hardware Features
- Size: 1.85 x 1.1 x 0.59 inches
- Lithium Ion Polymer Rechargeable Battery
- Battery life: Over 1 week
- Recharging method: Micro USB via provided cable
- Maximum Device Alarm Volume: 95dB
- Class 2, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Range: ~30 ft / 10 m max.
- Multi-functional button used to silence the device alert, silence phone alert, and cause the phone to ring