Making its debut at CES 2013, the HipKey may be the solution in keeping track of your possessions via digital leash and mobile app.
This handy device was already released and quickly sold out on the European Apple online store and US customers will be happy to hear that the HipKey will be going on sale on the US Apple online store on January 15th and will set them back $89.99...
...check out the video demo below:
Hipkey comes as a small aluminum device that you are meant to attach to your keychain or other personal item. The device will pair up with your iPhone and then provide a digital leash for your device. You can set it to detect between small (2-5m), medium (15-20m) and long (30-50m) distances between the devices and then trigger a sound and vibration alarm. The primary intent is to avoid leaving your iPhone behind. The free to download software seems very well designed and also offers other related functionality.
• Alarm Mode: Warns you if you forget your iPhone or iPad or if someone attempts to steal it.
• Child mode: Alerts you if your child wanders too far away from you.
• Motion Mode: Put hipKey in your bag and you are alerted if someone moves it.
• Find Me Mode: Quickly find your iPhone, iPad or your keys at any time.