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Phone comes "home" to docking station by itself
Always before moving off to the docking station the
warns: Phone leaving to recharge now! If it hears "No!"
"Stay put!" it moves to standby state. In which case it
warns you of the time that it still has, before the battery
This phone has 6 legs, it can climb stairs,
and up the
of a shelf closet, and dock itself back in place for
Any change releases the standby command, and it will
Can I go recharge now? If there is no reply, it will warn
usual warning, and go on its way.
If when put in standby, there is an alarm clock set, it will
warn you: Not enough power for next alarm alert at SO
AND SO, should I turn the phone off, and it will
automatically turn back on at the alarm time, or should I
go recharge the phone? Or neither?
If its not sure, it does nothing. Any action taken, it
you of it in advance:
"OK, turning phone off now. It will
automatically turn back on at SO AND SO as set by the
Cordless, to me!
[theircompetitor, Oct 30 2013]
||[+] both for the idea as innocently intended and for the
hilarity that would ensue about an hour after the OS was
||Well on'ce you've gone this far, if there's not enough power for the next alarm, it should go charge then come back to its previous location before the alarm goes off.
||"Sir, if you'll not be needing me, I'll close down for a
||[compete's] 'Cordless, to me!' (seal ink) is a bit
different, and takes this
idea a bit further, having the phone finding you
following you, or coming over to you on demand.
||A less exotic and more doable Phone Home
could have a very small rail system along the walls,
bringing the phone (and other things) to the
station and to the requester. That will be my next
post, next week...
||[scad] the problem is, that you don't want to wake
up in the middle of the night to the sound of
crashing glass and falling pans, when the phone
(like my cat) bumps into things. Its OK, when you
gave the phone an OK to go there. On second
thought - it could ask if you wish it to come back.
And it will climb back to its place.
||[Alter], the hacking and viral vids about it, will just
make sales better!