I misplace my phone. A lot. I often put it down in my apartment and five minutes later forget where it is. That leads to a lot of panicked situations with me turning my living room inside out. A new gadget from Motorola hopes to prevent these incidents, and put forgetful people like me at ease.
Called Motorola Keylink, the small device is designed to attach to your keychain (it can attach to anything, really), and connect to your phone using the company’s Connect app. If your phone does go missing, you simply press a button on Keylink to make it ring. It will work up to 100 feet away, which means a tiny shoebox apartment like mine is more than covered. And if whatever item goes missing that Keylink is attached to, you can use the Connect app on your phone to make Keylink ring.
Motorola’s device isn’t a new idea by any means, but that doesn’t make Keylink any less useful. It doesn’t look particularly large—about the diameter of a quarter, so it shouldn’t weigh your keyring down all that much. Motorola says the battery should last for about a year, and can be replaced with a coin cell battery. The device is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
In addition, Keylink can also act as a “trusted device” for a phone running Android 5.0 Lollipop, which means your phone will automatically unlock when it’s nearby. This is especially handy if you use a complicated password when unlocking your device.
Keylink is $24.99 through Motorola and T-Mobile.