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Gadget Freak Review: Personal Lost & Found; DIY Solar Phone Charger

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: PebbleBee
Cabe Atwell   5/13/2014 12:06:34 AM
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The mint tin solar charger is pretty cool, there is almost nothing that an Altoids tin cannot be made into. 

KGround
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Re: PebbleBee
KGround   4/7/2014 11:19:53 AM
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Unattractive ??  It is a little round disk you put on your keychain or whatever.

In this case I think bland is best. Do you want it to look like the Mona Lisa - more people would probably find THAT unattractive.  Also, this package is certainly compatible with being hot stamped with a company logo or other image, it could be made any shape you choose, and if you have one and don't like it, stick two gummy backed pictures of whatever you DO find attractive on either side of it and you will never have to look at it again.  Note for the slow - the pictures would not have to be round - they could extend beyond the boundaries of the object or only cover part of it.

a.saji
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Re: Phone charger
a.saji   3/30/2014 11:19:54 PM
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@Nadine: What about the compatibility issues ? Will it be a major issue as such if so ? 

a.saji
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Re: Cool and lazy
a.saji   3/30/2014 10:57:54 PM
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@Nadine: Your point is pretty clear but I feel it's also valuable to have a tracking system just to make sure things are in place

NadineJ
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Re: Cool and lazy
NadineJ   3/30/2014 3:04:16 PM
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The tracking stickers already exist.  They're not attached to an app. 

RFID tags help retailers prevent theft.  More recently, some shipping companies use them at the consumer level if package theft is a big enough issue.

NadineJ
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Re: Phone charger
NadineJ   3/30/2014 3:01:19 PM
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I love this one too. Perfect for an emergency kit.

It reminds me of a quick scene in the movie Looper.  In a "low rent" neighourhood, the cars had solar panels bolted right on the hoods to get power.  Great detail.

NadineJ
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Re: PebbleBee
NadineJ   3/30/2014 2:57:10 PM
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Interesting.  I find the Pebblebee really unattractive.  If it were more interesting or customizable, I would back it on kickstarter.  This lokos too similar to the hipKey that I saw at CES.

THere are lots of unintersting and unattractive devices that do the same thing. 

cwoodhouse
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How I will use a PebbleBee
cwoodhouse   3/17/2014 9:45:54 AM
First thing I will tag is my stupid iRobot 560 so I dont have to play hide-n-seek with it every time it runs out of batteries under the sofa, in a closet, under the bed, on  the back porch....you get the idea.

Daniyal_Ali
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PebbleBee
Daniyal_Ali   3/17/2014 3:09:48 AM
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Nice share Lauren. I love the PebbleBee, although there are products like XY and Linquet but PebbleBee's design attracts me the most. It would be even more remarkable if they could integrate an audible alarm without abolishing the waterproof feature.
I am also looking forward to the release of Windows Mobile and Desktop OS versions of PebbleBee.

Cadman-LT
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Phone charger
Cadman-LT   3/14/2014 8:52:54 PM
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I think this would be great to just stick in your glove box or backpack. If you ever get stranded out in the woods or anywhere, you'd at least have a charge!

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