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HTC Fetch keeps track of your valuables, now on pre-order

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HTC Fetch keeps track of your valuables, now on pre-order
Back in June of 2013, a trademark application revealed that HTC was working on a portable tracking device of some kind. Fast forward several months later and the HTC Fetch, as that device is now called, is available for pre-order in the UK. What's more is that we also have more details as to how the gizmo works. 

Basically, the user attaches the HTC Fetch to an item they want to keep track of – their car's keys or a briefcase, for example. Then the device is paired with a smartphone over Bluetooth, and if it goes out of range, which is said to happen at about 15 meters of distance, an audible alert will notify the user. The last known locations of both the HTC Fetch and the smartphone are recorded on Google Maps, just in case. Users are free to activate the tone alert manually via the dedicated smartphone application. 

The HTC Fetch tracking device

The HTC Fetch tracking device

Interestingly, there is a button on the HTC Fetch capable of triggering the camera shutter if the smartphone is in range. That is to be used in case the handset is misplaced, not the item to which the accessory is attached to. The captured image can then be uploaded online where the user can take a look at it and hopefully recognize the handset's location.

The HTC Fetch can be pre-ordered for £29.99 (about $38), with exact availability to be confirmed at a later date. More info is available at Clove's online store.

source: Clove

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posted on 05 Aug 2013, 23:58

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

oooh nifty :D with the new google maps tracker and this, finally android has some nice tracking features :3

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:15

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

This is actually a good idea I must say. A step in the right direction.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:25

3. ZettaiRyouiki (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)

It makes my pet dog fetch my stuff to me if i misplaced it somewhere, but you need to make sure your pet dog knows how to play fetch.

Nokia also has something similar in the works, some tag you place with your stuff so that you can track it.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:28

4. GeekMovement (unregistered)

That sounds really handy and the design is pretty nice too.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 01:11

5. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)

Nice...I want!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 01:49

6. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

useless without gps tracking....i prefer the gps tag which comes with the "i'm Watch" ..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 01:52

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

"That's so fetch."

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 06:36 1

8. aviatorarun (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)

Bluetooth.. all the time.. gonna drain the battery.

posted on 26 Jan 2014, 12:35

9. hasank94 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

HTC Fetch is great! I'm actively using it, because it makes me never forget my phone anywhere and it also allows me to find my key and not to forget it at home while going to school on mornings. Many thanks to HTC for this useful gadget! :)

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