Are you one of those people who seems to always remember your phone and not your keys, or vise versa? Well, a little device named the Duet by Protag can help solve that annoying lapse in memory for you.
I’ve tested this bad boy for some weeks now, and I walked away with a very positive experience with the small devices’ overall functionality.
Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
iOS and Android
Number of pairing per phone
Up to 10
Up to 6 months
Up to 100 feet (30 metres)
28 x 28 x 6 mm
6g with battery
Before you can even get started with protecting your phone, you must first download Protag’s mobile application. When you connect your Duet to your iPhone or Android device, the app then prompts you to add your item of choice, with options like ‘Bag’, ‘Keys’, etc.
Once that’s done you’ll be able to see the device on your phone’s screen by way of a map using tracking location — it’s pretty accurate too (in the latest update the Duet gained better WiFi connectivity when disconnected).
The tracking device is simple. Walk away about 30 feet and your Duet will start beeping along with an alert tone to tell you on your handset. The alert can be seen on your lock screen as well. Of course multiple Duets can be used for other valuables and all tracked through the mobile app.
The thing I like most about Protag’s Duet is its simplicity. It carries only one job, and it does it well. It’s small, light, and easily portable. I’d definitely recommend this device to those who have a habit of leaving their valuables home such as a wallet, purse, or phone.
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