Spotlight Gadget: nio Security Tag


nio Bluetooth tags can link to an existing Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or PDAs to establish a 20 meter security zone for the tagged item. If the security zone is breached, both the tag and your mobile phone emit an audible alarm, which alerts you to the potential loss or theft of your article.

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3 comments… add one
  • FatboyDimUK December 18, 2008, 5:54 am

    How is it powered?
    What happens if ya battery runs out on ur phone or tag?

  • Fraser Ritchie December 18, 2008, 10:40 am

    I’ve found the tag’s battery usually lasts for around a couple of weeks before the battery level indicator on your phone software shows it need topping up. The tag has a standard USB charger socket. As I’m running the software on my Blackberry I just use the same charger.

    Found a company that sells solar powered laptop bags with a USB charger so that would be perfect for keeping a nio charged although having had a nio for a few months now you soon get into the routine of charging it as you would with your mobile.

  • bill October 29, 2009, 11:49 pm

    Beware NIO This product is in the process of being patented by R. William Graham, Patent Attorney in the United States, 937-461-6988 who has filed United States patent applications and is planning on filing International applications for patent.

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