Kensington BungeeAir Alerts If You Lose Your iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    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
  2. shadowbird423 macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2009
    Chapel Hill
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5313e Safari/7534.48.3)

    This is a pretty good idea.... Car manufacturers could put this in their keyless entry fobs. Awesome!
  3. GBrooks macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    London, UK
  4. rsshelas macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    What if you lose both?

    Is there also a product to find the key fob?
  5. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    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! :)
  6. CyrusKafaiWu macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    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.
  7. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    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.
  8. jimothyGator macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    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.
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Meh. 80 bucks, no thanks.


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  10. JHankwitz macrumors 68000

    Oct 31, 2005
    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.


    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.
  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago

    Ive reached the point where i want released now Please please Apple just do it...
  12. andreiru macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2008
    Kurgan, RF
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; ru-ru) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Useful, only overpriced.
  13. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    I may just buy it so my wife can use it to find her keys!
  14. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2010
    Maybe she's screening her calls. ;)
  15. WissMAN macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2009
    Lone Star state
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    He needs one for the charger he left after un-hooking his phone...
  16. mijail macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2010
    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...)
  17. DoctorWho Suspended


    Jun 18, 2011
    Hobart, Tasmania
  18. grfxboy macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2008
    Apple needs this for their field testers! :D :D :D :D


    In the video, dude left the charger and cable in the room!
  19. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    oh no!

    it looks like the guy forgot to take his iphone charger with him! :eek:
  20. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    I'm sure an implantable version will soon be mandatory for them... :rolleyes:
  21. Yoyodyne2 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    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.
  22. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    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...
  23. cajun67 macrumors member


    Aug 29, 2011
    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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