hipKey Proximity Sensor For iOS Devices Arrives in Apple Stores

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During CES hipKey made its debut with word that it would appear exclusively in Apple Stores—online for sure, physical, not so sure—and that day has come…the hipKey has arrived. While at first you might think that the $90 app-ccessory is a bit much, if you think about how it could be used to help protect your devices and loved ones, it doesn’t seem so out there at all.

In case you’ve forgotten, hipKey is a little Bluetooth 4.0 device that you pair with your iPhone and attach to your keys, a bag, or even your child (a little odd, but very practical) and can be set to sound an alarm if your iPhone and hipKey get too far apart or if the hipKey has moved (like on a bag). Also, the hipKey and companion app (universal) can be used to find each other.

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I found the hipKey in stock in the U.S., Canadian, and U.K. Apple Online Stores ready for your purchase.

The app allows you to switch between the three modes: Distance, Motion, and Child as well as tap the button in the middle to locate the hipKey.

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The companion hipKey app is free and you can download it if you wish—but it won’t do you any good without the hipKey to pair with.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1740590440 Abel Goddard

    Looks good. But the SticknFind is a lot cheaper and should be out soon, I think. Didn’t I hear about it here? I like that there are options, though.

    • Mike

      Stick n Find comes out in March at $25.00 for 1 unit. They offer discounts on bundles. Has about 100 feet range.

      • http://trishussey.com Tris Hussey

        I think Stick-n-find is about $65 to start. If memory serves.

  • Gerard

    Looked into the stick and find. It only offers a way to retrieve something you attach the sensor to. This unit states it will alert you if the unit moves too far or if your iPhone is moved to far away.

  • Gerard

    Looked into the stick and find. It only offers a way to retrieve something you attach the sensor to. This unit states it will alert you if the unit moves too far or if your iPhone is moved too far away.

  • http://twitter.com/KrajewskiCasey Casey

    A kidnapper has a 100feet to get a way. This is a stupid Accessory!

    • John

      You can set a shorter distance and I see it as an awareness helper to notify you if your child wanders off.

  • John

    I order one. I love the Safe Zone feature and that it runs on the new Bluetooth low energy. Cant wait to get my stopforgettingiPhone hipKey :)