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HTC Fetch : A Tiny Device To Help You Locate Your HTC One

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HTC Fetch : A Tiny Device To Help You Locate Your HTC One

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HTC has unveiled a small Bluetooth 4.0 LE-powered accessory, aptly named HTC Fetch, that helps users find their lost phones or prevents them from leaving it behind.

It works via Bluetooth 4.0?s Low Energy protocol, which allows devices to stay paired for months at a time with no battery drain. The HTC Fetch itself can attach to a keychain or be slipped in a bag, and has only one button, which sounds an alarm on your phone if it is within 15 metres. It has a six month battery life, with a small user-replaceable battery compartment.

The whole thing sounds like a less network-connected Tile, which we wrote about earlier this year and has since raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Fetch does have the advantage of pairing with your HTC phone via NFC, so no fumbling in the Bluetooth settings, but is otherwise a strange product that may not gain much traction.

HTC Fetch also sounds an alarm if you leave an area that your phone is located, and if the device does get lost or stolen, HTC Fetch updates the phone’s last location, which can be pinpointed through HTC’s website.

The keychain accessory is expected to retail for around $35, though no word on whether it is coming to India.

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Shivaank Rana
Shivaank Rana
iGyaan's Carlos Santana! Shivaank loves Apple products! He stays up to date with the latest happenings of the tech world and gets his hands dirty with the latest Gadgets! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
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Mr Barrow
Mr Barrow

great idea...bad execution. Mine arrived today, the build quality is cheap plastic and once the battery was activated by removing the seal, the back cover will not attach in one corner leaving it unable to close fully. Managed to pair it with my htc one as instructed but received a message during the process saying "low energy bluetooth app required to work correctly". Says its paired but cant send alert to phone and vice versa. So I called the number on the htc website I bought it from spent an hour on the phone after being cut off twice only to be told its the first they have heard of this issue and I must now call another company to ask for a replacement. The product doesnt work at all and the customer service/process is a joke. BE WARNED.