by Brent Dirks
November 19, 2013
While we’re still waiting for Apple’s fabled iWatch to finally appear, a unique and interesting wearable option for kids will be available to purchase starting this Friday, Nov. 22. Think of the FiLIP smart locator and phone as a perfect mobile device for kids not old enough to use an iPhone After purchasing the device, parents need to download the free companion app in the App Store to create a FiLIP account. Along with being able to instantly locate and call your children, parents can also preprogram five numbers that your kids can call with the touch of a button. Parents are also able to send a short, one-way text message to the device. In the case of an emergency, your child can push the bright red button on the device for three seconds. That will automatically initiate a call to the first number programmed in the FiLIP. If there is no answer, the other four numbers will be called in succession. The ambient sound around the device will also be recorded, and a push notification will be sent to the primary account holder’s device with a link to the child’s location. The FiLIP will be on sale at both the FiLIP and AT&T sites for $199. Buyers will only be able to select from a green version of the smallest wristband. At a later date, bigger and replacement wristbands will be available to purchase. Plans for the FiLIP are $10 per month for unlimited voice and data. The device is even available to buyers who aren’t current AT&T customers. No contract is required. As the father of a 6-year-old daughter, I’m really excited about the FiLIP. I’m looking forward to reviewing it soon. For other recent accessory news, see: Bluelounge's New Sanctuary4 Charger Stand Offers More Power, FiftyThree Unveils Its Pencil Stylus, A Perfect Match For The Paper App, and Belkin Announces Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals For 2013.