nio Bluetooth security system prevents your phone from ‘walking away’

by Khalid Hosein on March 10, 2010

UK company, TenBu, has a solution for alerting you if your prized possessions go ‘wandering’ off – the nio Bluetooth security system.

nio is a small fob (or tag) that you tie via Bluetooth to your phone. So if your phone and nio end up being apart at some predetermined distance, a loud audible alarm will go off on the nio tag.

The distance threshold depends on the security setting – low, medium or high. The higher the security, the lower the distance. 25m is the maximum range.

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nio currently operates on most Blackberry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and other popular mobile handsets, including Windows Mobile devices. A full list of compatible devices can be found at http://bluenio.com/compatibility. Android and Palm support should show up later this year.

The accompanying software that runs on your phone can manage up to 5 nio tags, so you can buy additional tags and place them in spots like your briefcase, handbag, etc. Here’s a video explaining how the nio system works:

The nio tags are a bit pricey, but hopefully, other competitors will spring up to drive down the cost on such a necessary service.

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More info from the manufacturer
Price: $77.95
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

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As suggested in the article the device will work with most mobile phone suppliers like blackberry pearl available from www.phones4u.co.uk.


R. Graham Oct 30, 2009 at 2:54 AM

Beware NIO This product is in the process of being patented by R. William Graham, Patent Attorney in the United States, 937-461-6988 who has filed United States patent applications and is planning on filing International applications for patent.

Michael Nov 12, 2009 at 2:24 AM

R Graham, i think that Tenbu may have prior arts over you. Think you are too late.

Michael Nov 14, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Just found out that R Graham is also too late.

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