Jun, 16 2010

I’m not going to lie: I suck at keeping up with my phone. In the past month alone, I’ve probably lost my T-Mobile G1 five different times (with a majority of those incidents happening away from the home). Luckily, there have been great samaritans in those instances helping to return my device to me, but that won’t always be the case.

Enter Phone Halo, a device that I like to call the “dog whistler” of phones. The concept is very simple yet very helpful: if your phone and the Phone Halo part ways with each other after a certain distance, it’ll let you know. Watch the video above and it’ll explain the concept graphically.

The fun part is that this device works two ways: you can either protect yourself from losing your phone, or you can use your phone to make sure you don’t leave your keys, wallet, or purse behind. If you know your keys are around the house somewhere and you just can’t find them, you can use your phone to give the Halo a ring letting you know exactly where it is.

The accompanying app incorporates GPS features which will email and text message you the GPS coordinates of where you lost your stuff. Last but not least, you can have the device automatically lock itself to protect your information and alert your friends if you’ve lost it: this is useful if you want to give everyone a heads up in case someone might have stolen it and start messaging your friends undesirable things.

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All of this extra layer of security can be had for either $49.99 or $99.99. With the $99.99 package, you’re given more than just one Halo device so you can manage more than one item at a time. It’s quite hefty, but think of how useful it is and how secure it’ll make you feel: I know for me, it’d practically lower the chances of me losing my phone to nearly zero. Head over to Phone Halo’s site to learn more.

[Note]: You must be running Android version 2.0 or higher to use Phone Halo