Kensington BungeeAir Alerts If You Lose Your iPhone

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    The new Kensington BungeeAir is a combination iPhone case and key fob designed to alert users if they and their iPhone are separated -- and help secure and find the phone if they are separated.

    The BungeeAir has three main features: Remind, Secure and Find. The Remind feature sends an alert to the fob in case the user has accidentally left their phone somewhere. The distance when the alert is triggered can be adjusted by an app on the iPhone.

    The Secure feature automatically locks the iPhone and activates the password screen, preventing easy access to the iPhone, if it is separated from the fob.

    Finally, the Find feature allows users to find their phone -- or the fob -- simply by pressing a button, if they are within range of each other. When activated, the devices alarm with sound and vibration.

    Kensington doesn't precisely specify the wireless technology used, instead claiming a "2.4 GHz wireless connection" between the case and the key fob.

    Kensington offers two versions of the BungeeAir, one with a 4-hour iPhone backup battery for $99.99, and the other as just a standard case for $79.99.

    The BungeeAir companion app is free on the App Store.

    Article Link: Kensington BungeeAir Alerts If You Lose Your iPhone
     
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    This is a pretty good idea.... Car manufacturers could put this in their keyless entry fobs. Awesome!
     
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    Nice idea!

    Until you lose the fob as well... :confused:
     
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    What if you lose both?

    Is there also a product to find the key fob?
     
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    Very interesting! I assume this will use a wireless chip built-into the case instead of the iPhone's wi-fi chip?? Unless I'm wrong. If it uses the iPhone's wi-fi chip I wonder how it would work if Airplane mode was turned on?

    Still a very cool concept, I like it! :)
     
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    If you guys! Actually, google it.

    There's an app to find your fob. And you can find your iPhone with the fob. The case also has a built in battery in it. And it uses a built in signal sender running a 2.4ghz frequency.
     
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    I can't see this being for me. I am way too cautious with my phone and can't imagine ever leaving without it, no more than I am prone to forget a set of keys or my wallet. However, this would be amazing for someone like my mother (who I can't ever reach on her phone!) because she constantly forgets to take it with her.
     
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    Oh man, I really could have used this a couple weeks ago. I left the iPhone 5..err, I mean, 4...I was testing at a bar. Second time I've done this! My boss was so pissed, I thought he'd kill me for sure. Now the guy has retired, so I guess I'm safe.
     
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    Meh. 80 bucks, no thanks.

     

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    Did you see the size of the key fob? My keys already have a way too big fob for my keyless Toyota. The iPhone fob is even bigger. There's no way I can have an additional fob hooked on my keys also. My pockets are just not big enough to hold all that stuff.

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    Or, you could just click on the link in the article. Thank you for repeating all the stuff that's already in the article. I need some reinforcemant today.
     
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    Yep

    Ive reached the point where i want released now Please please Apple just do it...
     
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    Useful, only overpriced.
     
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    I may just buy it so my wife can use it to find her keys!
     
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    Maybe she's screening her calls. ;)
     
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    He needs one for the charger he left after un-hooking his phone...
     
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    Geez.
    Or, what if you lose your memory and don't even remember you had an iPhone with a key fob! What then, huh?

    (maybe I should start a tattoo parlour... or an under-skin iphone implantation parlour...)
     
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    Apple needs this for their field testers! :D :D :D :D

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    In the video, dude left the charger and cable in the room!
     
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    oh no!

    it looks like the guy forgot to take his iphone charger with him! :eek:
     
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    I'm sure an implantable version will soon be mandatory for them... :rolleyes:
     
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    Good idea

    Does it do the reverse? If you have your iPhone and walk away from your key ring does the phone beep? For his price it should solve all potential "walk-away" problems.
     
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    I don't know, but the article states that you can find the phone or the fob with the press of a button, if they are in range of one another. I wonder how far their range is...
     
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    My girlfriend just bought one of these. It's pretty cool.

    Yes, it will also find your keys from the iPhone by beeping the key fob. You have to install the Kensington app to use it.

    The more expensive model also includes a backup battery.

    Since it's the case that beeps and not the iPhone, I assume that the case can be found even if the iPhone battery is dead. I haven't found a specific mention of that scenario yet, and haven't yet tested it out.
     

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