Today, HTC unveiled its HTC Fetch, a small black Bluetooth dongle which is said to help you not losing your phone or leaving it behind anymore. By pairing with the phone, the sleek and compact 29.35 x 29.35 x 9.3 mm keychain device activates the phone's ringtone if 15 meters of each other. If both are lost, a convenient map location feature informs the owner where the HTC Fetch and phone were last together. The HTC Fetch is designed to secure a phone and belongings, allows last seen tracking, acts as a remote camera shutter and it's said to be easy to set up and easier to use. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.0/LE, the coin cell battery is good enough for a working time of up to 6 month.
I see some interesting use cases for it, for instance securing luggage (instead of getting a reminder if I leave my smartphone behind me) on airports or train stations, etc.
According to HTC, the HTC Fetch should be available before end of year for around US$ 39 and HTC lists the HTC One mini and HTC Butterfly as compatible devices. However, I would expect that the HTC One is also compatible.
Cheers ~ Arne