By Harry McCracken | Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:58 pm
Last Gadget Standing Nominee: Bringrr
I hate forgetting my phone. I hate it so much that for a couple of years, I wore it on a lanyard around my neck–until I got sick of people comparing me to Flavor Flav.
So I get the idea behind Bringrr–and a simple idea it is. It’s a little device you plug into your car’s cigarette lighter and pair with your Bluetooth-enabled phone. From then on, if you get in your car and turn on the engine and have neglected to bring your phone with you, Bringrr sounds an alarm and flashes a light, so you can go back in and grab the handset rather than discovering it’s MIA once it’s too late to turn back.
A $39.95 model of Bringrr has a built-in USB charger–an important option given that Bringrr only makes sense if you leave it plugged in at all times. Wouldn’t it be cool if the technology was built into hands-free kits too?