Now, with Motorola expected to soon introduce the Motorola Moto X+1, the manufacturer has decided to bring a new version of Skip to the marketplace as well. With its new design, the Motorola Skip 2.0 goes from a clip that uses NFC to unlock a Motorola handset, to a key fob that has a couple of new capabilities. And instead of using NFC, the new version of Skip supports Bluetooth connectivity.
So what are some of the new features for the Motorola Skip 2.0? Well, you can attach it to a set of keys, and you will never lose that set again. Using an app that you install on your handset, you can have the Skip 2.0 make a noise, helping you find whatever the device is attached to. In our example, it was a set of keys. And if you can't hear the sound for some reason, the app will also create a map, showing you the location of where your keys are hiding.
What if things are the other way around, and you know where your Skip 2.0 is, but you can't find your phone? Double tap the button on the device, and it will tell your handset to make a noise, helping you to find where you left your pride and joy.
And yes, the Skip 2.0 will still unlock your Motorola handset by bypassing the PIN or pattern unlock screen, once you pair the device to your Motorola branded phone using Bluetooth. While we don't have any news in terms of pricing or availability, we should see more information about the Motorola Skip 2.0 on September 4th, when Motorola plans on holding a major event.
Images from the Motorola Skip 2.0 User's Guide