Thursday, 31 October 2013

Kensington Proximity Tag for Samsung Smartphones


Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories































Have you ever rushed out of the door, forgetting one of your essentials such as your phone, keys or wallet? I do that quite often, and it has caused major inconveniences, especially when I forgot my phone and couldn't contact hubby to meet up. Kensington has created a Proximity Tag and app for Samsung Galaxy users to help reminding us not to forget our essentials when we leave the proximity of the item!


Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories

Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories

















The proximity tag is a very light weight tag which can be fitted inside a wallet when embedded in the card slot, or hung on a key chain when attached to the strap. The app is free to download from Google Play. The idea is to connect the phone with the tag using Bluetooth, and once they are split apart for a certain distance, both of them will ring, to tell you that you have either left your phone or your wallet/ keys behind.


Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories

Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories

Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories
















Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories



















Once you've downloaded the app, it's quite easy to set it up using their pictured instruction guide. If you noticed that the red light didn't come on, simply reset the tag by taking out the battery and put it back in again. Once set up the app and tag won't have problem reading each other. Obviously, for it to stay working, you'll have to keep the app and Bluetooth on, but they don't really use a lot of your battery. For those who always have their Bluetooth on, maybe for in car mic, you'll notice the difference even less.


Kensington Proximity Tag, keys finder, Android accessories
























I think the Proximity Tag and app is quite handy. Once I go out of range, the alarm will set off. If I have the phone with me, I can even click on the Find Me button and the tag will start beeping until you stop it, so if you are in a rush, you won't have to spend ages going through the house to look for the keys or wallet. Another thing is that the app can be connected to more than one tag. If you want to keep track with both your keys and wallet, and maybe something else, simply buy a tag for each item, and use the same phone, same app to connect to them.

The Kensington Proximity Tag (rrp £39.99) for Samsung Galaxy (S3 or above, Note 2 or above, note 10.1") can be bought from their website or retail stores, and they also have an iOS version called Proximo.


Disclosure: I was sent a proximity tag to review; all opinions are honest and my own