The rise of the designer bag has led to many Mary Poppins moments when searching for your mobile. Once youâ€™ve manoeuvred your way around your keys, wallet, makeup, sticks of gum.. the phone has often stopped ringing and youâ€™ve missed an important call. Devices do exist that alert you when your phone starts vibrating- but this is the first weâ€™ve seen that answers your call with a â€˜Janet will be with you shortly messageâ€™ to keep the caller online.
Pipsqueak is a pocket sized device that uses Bluetooth to sync to your phone. It features a clip to allow you to clip it to your bag or waistband and vibrates and emits both light and sound when you have a call- with the number ringing displayed on its surface. You can opt out of the sound option if youâ€™re somewhere very quiet.
You can use it to hang up on a call, or to alert your caller that you are about to answer. This feature is called â€˜extended timeâ€™ and tells the caller to â€˜Please Holdâ€™. You can customize this message with your own voice- or use celebrities via the website (not yet launched).
The Pipsqueak also alerts you if youâ€™ve left your phone behind, with a 30 foot radius. When youâ€™ve stepped out of range your Pipsqueak will vibrate and display a â€˜Phone Lostâ€™ message. I think this is a very clever idea, and know it would help me out a lot.
The device is created by SeekerPND and the launch date and price is still TBA.