There are four million mobile phones left in taxis each and every day by forgetful people. OK, so we’re probably exaggerating a touch, but it’s a huge number in any case, and we bet that every one of those good folk said ‘it’ll never happen to me’. The fact is that we do forget things all the time, and it can be massively annoying and disruptive.
The EyeAlert is a small monitoring gadget that attaches to your keychain and connects to your phone or other gadget via Bluetooth. If you move further away from your device than your pre-set limit (say 2 meters or something), the system emits a loud alert so you wake up and run back to retrieve said gizmo.
The unit works with just about any standard Bluetooth enabled phone, tablet or PDA and is powered by a rechargeable battery which stays alive for 7 days per charge. The one problem we can see is if you forget to charge it, after coming to rely on it for your bad memory. Nasty! Anyhoo, it’s priced at $34.45.