SINGAPORE and WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Would you be lost without your smartphone? Smartphones are an integral -- and irreplaceable -- part of our lives. So what happens if we lose them? A Bluetooth® Low Energy device that automatically alerts you when your smartphone gets outside of a 10 meter (32 foot) range, the new Duet is here to keep it where it belongs -- right by your side. Different from your average tracker, the Duet is a stronger, more comprehensive loss prevention and recovery system than other available offerings -- and is value priced at just $19.00.
Protect What's Important to You
It's a real concern -- according to a recent industry report from USA Today -- $30 billion dollars worth of smartphones are lost in America every year. When it comes to losing things, smartphones are an especially painful loss, as they contain so much personal data, irreplaceable photos, contact information, schedule details -- you name it -- that losing one can be a nightmare scenario that nobody wants to face.
A third-generation loss prevention device from Innova Technology, makers of the PROTAG Elite, the Duet is a small (2.8cm x 2.8cm) tag that attaches to your keychain, bag, wallet or slips into your pocket. It works with both iOS and Android™ operating systems. Your Duet looks out for your smartphone -- and vice versa -- and you are notified immediately by Duet's built-in alarm if you have left your smartphone behind (within a 10 meter range). In enclosed areas such as your house or office, you can also press a button on Duet to ring your phone, allowing you to hear and find it quickly.
And, it works both ways -- thanks to an app from PROTAG, the Duet serves as a two-way protection system, monitoring the distance your Duet gets from you as well: If the Duet goes beyond a range of 10 meters from the phone that's with you, the phone will sound a notification that the Duet is missing. You can track up to ten Duets from one Android phone or iPhone. This can really come in handy if your Duet is attached to your keychain!
The Duet Difference
The Duet's battery can be easily replaced -- it's one of the things that makes it different from competing loss prevention devices. In fact, each Duet unit comes with two replacement batteries. What else sets it apart? Duet works differently than apps such as Find My iPhone. The time it takes to realize your phone is missing could range anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. While Find My iPhone's main function is to help you locate your iPhone® on a map, the chance of retrieving the lost phone is still quite low. The time it takes to realize that your phone is missing is the key here -- Duet differs in that it almost instantly alerts via an audible beep that you left your phone behind, and while your memory is still fresh.
Duet focuses not only on the hardware portion -- but on software as well -- it's a true cloud solution. To significantly enhance item recovery, it includes a tracking system that enables all mobile devices and tablets to be tracked by the user at the same time on the mobile phone -- a feature that other trackers have not been able to replicate. The Duet's unique Online Loss Recovery Platform works with the PROTAG Online Trace account in the event you've lost your phone/valuables and cannot find them -- view your lost belongings on the map from any laptop. From preventing item loss to tracking and recovering items post-loss, Duet covers all the bases.
"We use our phones to connect, build relationships, store memories, keep track of our schedules, and so much more," said Rick Tan, managing director for Innova Technology. "In talking with our customers, it became clear that people's emotions upon discovering they have lost their smartphone are panic, followed by worry and frustration when it can't be found. We created the Duet to address this -- the best way to minimize panic and worry is to take preventive steps to not lose your phone in the first place."
Priced at $19.00 -- with an early bird special price of just $17.00 for the first 200 buyers -- the Duet can be purchased at www.theduet.co. Following the introductory period, MSRP for the Duet will be $59.00. You can also follow PROTAG on Facebook or Twitter for more information.
About Innova Technology Pte Ltd
Funded by Red Dot Ventures, Innova Technology Pte Ltd brings the very latest loss prevention products to the global market. With innovative products of superior functionality and precision engineering, Innova Pte Ltd is building a global brand that resonates with consumers around the globe. The company has three years of intense R&D and customer feedback behind them, and leverages this knowledge and expertise to develop both hardware and software tracking technology for the masses.