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If you're going someplace where you are concerned
that one of
your mobile devices may become lost or stolen, pair
it with your
other device (or your significant other's or friend's
tablet) via Bluetooth.
If either device loses Bluetooth connectivity with
the other (as in,
being moved out of Bluetooth
connection range, which is typically around 30 feet,
or being powered off by a thief), an
alarm sounds on both devices.
Bluetooth Bracelet for Cellphone
Not only is this useful to the wearer but it allows us to track them at all times ... errr ... [8th of 7, Dec 11 2011]
Bluetooth watches are nothing new
I don't want to have to buy an extra accessory is all [21 Quest, Dec 12 2011]
If I were in the mood for an accessory...
[21 Quest, Dec 12 2011]
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||// If you're going someplace where you are concerned that
one of your mobile devices may become lost or stolen //...
|| ...keep them in your pockets? Try not to frequent high-
crime areas? Hire a midget to keep an eye on your stuff?
Seems like there might be simpler solutions to this non-
||It's not a non problem. I get calls from customers who
lose their devices quite frequently. Keeping it in your
pocket is a good idea, but hardly proof against a skilled
thief (there's a reason they're called pickpockets). Also, any
crowded public place, such as bars, nightclubs, amusement
parks, sporting events and political rallies can become a high-
|| There are hundreds of apps, some free and some paid,
available to assist in locating missing smartphones. I've even
seen an app that sounds an alarm if the charging cable is
disconnected. This one is
simply designed to prevent it from getting out of your reach in
the first place.
||// I get calls from customers who lose their devices quite frequently. //
|| Clearly, they have been chosen by Fate and their own carelesness not to be permitted to own such a device.
|| We submit that this idea is for all practical purposes Baked <link> and is therefore suggested-for-deletion on grounds of Prior Art.
||There are several wearable devices which sync with phones via
Bluetooth, such as a health monitoring arm band and the
MOTOACTV music player. I submit that a bracelet is not the
same thing as an app which takes advantage of an existing
||All right Mister Smartarse, suggested-for-deletion on grounds "Not being HalfBaked at all, but actually a surprisingly good and practical idea."
||That's the closest to praise you'll ever get from them.
||That's what they all say.
||By the way, another useful excuse for using such an
app instead of a standalone Bluetooth-only accessory is
that, should the thief impart velocity to himself,
become ballistic, and remove himself from your line
of sight and/or hearing range, a smartphone or
internet-enabled tablet can be used to actually track
the stolen device via GPS and display its
movement/resting location on a map, provided the
thief has not powered the stolen device off by that
||// That's what they all say. //
|| Yes, indeed, that's what we all say.
|| It's a Collective Cybernetic Hegemonising Swarm thing, you wouldn't understand.
|| "And our next contestant tonight is [21Quest], and his chosen specialised subject is 'The Bleedin' Obvious'".