Motorola introduces cross-platform Keylink to help you keep track of your phone

“Where the hell did I leave that phone? I could call it – I think the ringer might be on. Wait… what’s my number, anyway?” Sound familiar? If you count yourself among the absent-minded, you’re in good company, as plenty of us regularly find ourselves losing track of our smartphones. Online tracking services help to a degree, but if you’re sure the phone is somewhere inside your house, a local solution can sure help speed things up. To that end, Motorola has just launched its latest mobile accessory, the Motorola Keylink Bluetooth fob.

Keylink works with the Motorola Connect app for both Android and iOS phones. Once linked to your handset, pressing Keylink’s button will start your ringing, allowing you to track it down. That works the other way, too, and you can use the Connect app to find your missing keys. And when you’re using it with a recent Motorola model or any Lollipop phone, you can use Keylink as a trusted device that allows you to bypass lockscreen authentication.

Motorola’s far from the first company to try something like this – and our thoughts instantly went to last year’s HTC Fetch. But while Fetch has a 50 foot range and sells for $30, Keylink has a 100 foot range and sells for just $25. It’s probably not for everyone, but if you often find yourself scrambling to locate your phone while trying to get out the door in a hurry, Keylink might be one accessory worth picking up.

Source: Motorola

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