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Battle of the Bluetooth Phone Gizmos

Among our twenty-five Last Gadget Standing semi-finalists are two Bluetooth-enabled phone accessories which–whatever you think of them–aren’t the same ol’ same ol’.

Sony Ericsson’s $85 LiveView is a tiny screen that shows incoming calls, Facebook updates, song titles, and other information, so you can see what’s up without taking your phone out of your pocket. And the $29.95 Bringrr is a little dongle for your cigarette lighter that has one purpose: It sounds an alarm and flashes a light if you get in your car and don’t have your phone with you.

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Never Leave Your Phone Home

Last Gadget Standing Nominee: Bringrr

Price: $29.95

Top 25I 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?


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