If you're always forgetting your smart phone when you leave for work or head home, never feel safe in a hotel room, or just like cool-looking stuff, I have a trio of gadgets for you!
● Kensington, a company known for making quality PC and mobile device accessories, has introduced Proximo, an app-enabled proximity monitoring system to help smart phone owners know where their expensive handsets, tablets, keys, and other valuables are at all times.
The Proximo Starter Kit includes the Proximo App to track your smart phone and valuables, a Proximo Fob to attach to your keys, and one Proximo Tag to find a valuable item of your choice. For those who want to track additional items, such as a briefcase, tablet, or camera, extra tags can be purchased.
The system works by establishing a wireless connection between the smart phone and key Fob or Tag using Bluetooth. The app's dashboard is "always on" and can track up to five items concurrently. Pushing a button on the Fob helps you locate your phone, and tapping "Find Fob" dashboard icon triggers an alarm keys or other valuables.
A customizable proximity setting lets you to select the appropriate separation distance from your phone so the alarm doesn't become a nuisance. The dashboard app even lets know how far you are from your items, and if you get out of range, a GPS function allows you to track them on a map.
The system currently supports the Samsung Galaxy family of phones and tablets and Apple iOS devices. The Kensington Proximo Starter Kit lists for $59.99. Additional Proximo Tags sell for $24.99 each. For more information, visit Kensington.com.
● DoorJammer by Von Saint is designed to fit most doors found in hotels, dormitories, as well as your home. Offering additional privacy and security, DoorJammer ensures that the more force is exerted on the door, the more it stays stubbornly in place. The one-piece device can be quickly released in the event of an emergency and is light enough to be carry in a purse or coat pocket.
Ideal for travelers, the elderly, and anyone who sleeps better knowing their doors are better-equipped to resist forced entry, the DoorJammer sells for $29.99. For more information, visit Door-Jammer.com.
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