Having trouble keeping track of your keys? It's a problem that most
everyone has had at some point, and with all of our lives getting busier
by the minute, it's a problem that deserves a solution. Cobra
Electronics, a company usually linked to in-car radar detectors, is
branching out this week at CTIA
with an all new tracking/location
service for the keys that are so easily misplaced. The Cobra Tag is the
tagging system that is designed to help users avoid
losing car keys, smartphones, or other valuables.
It's a two-part system. There's a Bluetooth/GPS dongle key fob that you
link your keys and valuables on, and then there's a smartphone app that
keeps track of the key fob. If you misplace the fob, your phone can help
you track it down. Just make sure you don't lose both your phone and
the key fob at the same time! The Cobra Tag is scheduled to go on sale
in the U.S. starting in July, with the system monitoring the distance
between the phone and tagged items and produces an audible alert if they
In addition, the Cobra Tag app can record the GPS location and the time
of day the items became separated, and sends this information to a
pre-configured contact list via email, text message, or even to a linked
Facebook or Twitter account. The Cobra Tag system also includes a
handy two-way finder feature. Pressing a button on the Cobra Tag key
fob device will ring the paired smartphone, and a feature of the app can
also help locate the tagged valuable.
It'll sell for $59.99, and the app itself will be free of charge for BlackBerry and Android phones.