Are you a loser? Yes you are. We all are. Statistically 164,000 people will lose their cell phone today. Everyone has misplaced their keys or their cellular telephone before. Most of you are picturing in your mind the last time that you were running late and trying to get out the door but you couldn’t find either your keys or your phone. You didn’t want to leave the house without your phone and if it is your keys that you have misplaced, well you’re not going anywhere until you find those. Have you ever left your cellular phone in a restaurant or movie theater? Has anyone ever walked off with your phone? It is not the phone itself that is the trouble when you lose your phone and have to replace it. You can go buy a brand new phone within the hour after your phone is lost or stolen. The real problem with losing your phone is losing all of the telephone numbers and text messages in it. Those contacts that are stored in your phone can be invaluable. If you have any model of Blackberry, or a Droid (iPhone support coming soon) you can alleviate the risk of losing your phone, car keys, or any other essential item that you need to have with you when you leave your house.
A group of students at the University of Santa Barbara have come up with an app and a device that will keep you from being a “loser” ever again. The device is called the Phone Halo. You can place a Phone Halo tag on your keys, your wallet, and your cell phone. Since these are all items which should be in proximity to each other when you get ready to leave the house, if you are leaving the house and you have forgotten your Phone Halo tagged phone it will sound to let you know that you are forgetting it. If you have lost your cell phone in a restaurant or movie theater and didn’t hear it or realize that you were leaving without it, not a problem. Phone halo works with GPS technology to tell you precisely where your Phone Halo equipped phone is exactly. Phone Halo will even message your friends that are calling you to tell them that you have misplaced your phone and exactly where it is. So if you can’t break away to go back and get it, it is possible that one of your friends can go and retrieve it for you. Phone Halo is even programmable to post the location information of your lost phone, wallet, or keys on your Twitter page to let everyone know that you have misplaced your phone and as such will not be answering your phone.
I think that this handy app is great. You never have to leave or lose your keys or cell phone again! If you have ever been late for an appointment, work, school, or an important date because you couldn’t locate your phone or keys you know that being able to find the items quickly and easily would be a godsend, would it not? For now Phone Halo is only functional for smart phones like the Blackberry, Droid, and iPhone. Those are some pretty pricey phones, and the information that you have stored in your phone is priceless. Protect your investment by getting the Phone Halo app and the halo device and stop running the risk of being a loser, being late for appointments or work, by getting the halo software and locator device. The Phone Halo is reasonably priced for $59.99. That is a small price to pay if you are like me and misplace your phone and keys constantly. Imagine never having to lose your cell phone or your keys and wasting precious time searching everywhere for them. If you misplace a halo enabled phone and you truly misplace it or somebody has it, when your boss calls you to find out where you are the Halo will text message him to let him know that you have misplaced your phone and that you weren’t willfully ignoring his call.