You'll never misplace your keys or your phone with the Motorola Skip 2.0
0. phoneArena 25 Aug 2014, 15:45 posted on
Last year, Motorola introduced the Motorola Skip. The device is a small NFC clip that with a simple touch, unlocks your Motorola handset by skipping the PIN or pattern code on the phone. The Motorola Skip was offered free to those who were early buyers of the Motorola Moto X. Others had to pay $19.99 for the Skip. Now, Motorola is getting ready to introduce the Motorola Skip 2.0...
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1. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
IMO this is better, for many reasons. Mostly because of the social lost and found and it is meant for more but hey, for what Skip is, it does the job.
Looking to test this Skip 2.0 at some point though for my sisters phone, because of the reverse option.
2. YourNickname (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
Tile has its advantage for stolen objects like a lo jack for anything but it lacks the skips lock code if in range of keys & find the phone itself.. which are two features im most interested in. And if it had a self charging & or solar panel, it would be perfect.
Could use both tile app and this.
3. oborawatabinost (Posts: 45; Member since: 18 May 2014)
I just want an nfc ring or glove or something that unlocks my phone with nfc. Someone make that please.
5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3793; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
No shortage of "smartrings":
There's a lot more security/multifunction "rings" out there, too.
6. troutsy (Posts: 284; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
This will be a very interesting piece. Motorola has done great things with hands-free operation and bluetooth key rings/tags really do open up a lot of options.
I haven't seen anyone use a BTLE (4.0) device successfully with a Motorola phone. I went with a BT (2.0) device, Insite LBT505, and that worked fantastically for 4-5 days on a charge. Bluetooth 4.0 would supposedly drop the bluetooth signal because it doesn't maintain constant communication. I think Motorola must have corrected that on the software side of the phone.
A replaceable battery is a novel concept, but I think I'd rather recharge the device once a month than replace the battery every few months to a year.
7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3793; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"A replaceable battery is a novel concept, but I think I'd rather recharge the device once a month than replace the battery every few months to a year."
Keep buying devices with that "charge once a month" routine and pretty soon almost every day you will have to remember to charge something. That's bound to bring on early onset Alzheimers ;-)