Cobra PhoneTag is a new product from Cobra Electronics, which touts it as an “innovative Bluetooth tagging system that links a smartphone to you or other valuables.”
Working like a two-way alarm and loss prevention device between the Android, BlackBerry or iPhone smartphones, Cobra’s new device makes sure you never (or at least not that easily) lose your valuables like keys, laptop bag or other tagged items. Here’s how it works (from the press release):
The Cobra PhoneTag works by downloading the PhoneTag application to your smartphone and attaching the PhoneTag device to an item that you want to protect (keys, purse, computer bag). The PhoneTag software monitors the distance between the phone and tagged items. If the items become separated, you will be alerted immediately. The PhoneTag application records the GPS location & time of when and where you lost your item. The software then sends the GPS information to a user defined contact list through email, text message, or optionally using a linked Facebook or Twitter account. PhoneTag can also act as a two-way “finder”. Simply tap the button on the PhoneTag device to ring your smartphone. If you are looking for your PhoneTag protected item, the PhoneTag application will help you to find it.
And if you want to see PhoneTag in action, make sure to visit Cobra’s booth (#9845) at CES in Las Vegas…