[A note from Harry: We’re delighted to welcome CBS News’s Larry Magid as a Technologizer contributor–we’ll be borrowing occasional posts from his Larry’s World site.]
When a PR guy pitched me on the Callet, a $19.99 smartphone case that can also store your driver’s license and credit cards, my first reaction was to pass on it. It struck me as a solution in search of a problem. I actually prefer having my wallet separate from my phone so if I’m missing my phone, at least I might have a chance of finding my wallet.
But that got me thinking about an actual benefit to the product. If my wallet and phone were one in the same, I could find my wallet by calling it from another phone. Of course, I’d still have to remember to charge the phone so I could hear it ring or buzz, but at least there’d be a chance of finding it.