The Proximo Proximity Monitoring System is reliable and very easy to use, but $60 is a high price to pay just to keep track of your belongings.
The electronics giant's granted U.S. patents also include future active Apple Store packaging and a haptics feedback system.
A newly published patent application from Apple describes a way in which the iPhone would automatically lower or raise its volume based on how close you are to the device.
While Apple cruises to new sales records with its latest iPhone, some users are finding iPhone 4 to be more like the drunk uncle than the cool aunt, citing proximity sensor issues when attempting to make calls.
One of the major issues surrounding the iPhone 4 release this summer was the proximity sensor failing during phone calls resulting in muting, conference calling, and other inadvertent touch input. Despite the promise of relief in the iOS 4.1 update, many users, including myself, are still having proximity sensor issues.
While Apple cruises to new sales records with its latest iPhone family member, some users are finding iPhone 4 to be more like the drunk uncle than the cool aunt, citing proximity sensor issues when attempting to make phone calls.
Getting rid of the tiny wires inside computers would greatly improve performance. Sun Microsystems wants to do that with proximity communication, but it will take time.
A new "Treasure Tag" gadget would pair with your Lumia smartphone to help you wirelessly hunt down any tagged item.
While Bluetooth proximity unlocking and the GPS locator features of Viper SmartStart and SmartKey come in handy, it is a fairly big installation and will apply to limited scenarios and vehicles.