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January 05, 2011

Cobra Electronics Unveils Cobra PhoneTag, Bluetooth Tagging System

Cobra Electronics Corporation, a premier manufacturer of mobile electronics, introduced Cobra PhoneTag, an innovative Bluetooth tagging system that links a smartphone to the user or other valuables.

The newly launched Cobra PhoneTag is a two-way alarm and loss prevention device between the Android, BlackBerry or iPhone (News - Alert) smartphones and you or your valuables. The Cobra PhoneTag will debut at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show being held in Las Vegas this week.

A user can use the Cobra PhoneTag by downloading the PhoneTag application to their smartphone and attaching the PhoneTag device to an item that they want to protect. The distance between the phone and tagged items is monitored by the PhoneTag software. The GPS location and time of when and where a user loses an item is recorded by the PhoneTag application.

Later, the GPS information is sent by the software to a user defined contact list through e-mail, text message, or optionally using a linked Facebook (News - Alert) or Twitter account. PhoneTag can also act as a two-way "finder.” 

"Cobra PhoneTag tracks and connects any personal valuable to the internet by harnessing the power of Bluetooth enabled smartphones," said Sally Washlow, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Cobra Electronics, in a press release. The PhoneTag smartphone software application provides user definable customization and control."

The new Cobra PhoneTag helps prevent misplacing a user’s tagged items. Some users have even tagged themselves to prevent losing their new smartphones. It is powered by Phone Halo Technology (News - Alert).

In related news, Cobra Electronics Corporation, the leading manufacturer of radar detection devices, announced the upcoming release of a new crowd-sourced database enhancement to the award-winning Cobra iRadar smart detection system.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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