With over 1.5 Billion people submerged in the world of smartphones and the plethora of mobile apps surrounding it, this has become a favorite arena for sly thieves and robbers. In fact, Pandodaily recently reported that the estimated number of Americans who had their phones stolen last year was over 1.6 million. Not only this, Smartphone Theft has been called as a “National Epidemic” by the San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon in an article by National Consumers League. Sadly enough, this still remains a situation, until today, which has no guaranteed solution for protection. You can just pray that you don’t land up being the next victim of “Smartphone Theft”. But what if there was a device which, inspite of being a part of your phone, can easily deter an attacker from snatching your miniature computer away from you? That’s what project Halo by Shane Smith and Karen Griffith from London is about to do!
Proximity-based alarm for Smartphone theft detection
Halo is one of the most well designed digitally programmed iPhone case which incorporates the world’s first proximity-based alarm for smartphone theft protection. The alarm is fully customizable by the owner so it’s you who’s going to decide when to activate it and when not to. You could either choose to use The Halo Ring which will trigger the alarm as and when someone tries to snatch it off from you or use Halo’s super intuitive Bluetooth technology to program the trigger at any preset distance using the Halo App. The emergency button comes into play if you’re in any kind of trouble by activating all the security features at a go. You could create your own personalized alarms as well which can be triggered through simple gesture control techniques.
To keep the smile on your face going, there’s a video-recording option too which can be sent along with a preset personalized text message along with GPS coordinates to your emergency contacts enlisted on the Halo App in those times of danger when all you can think of is to reach out to your families. If you are now thinking of the alarm sound and whether it will truly make a noise worth deterring an attack, then you should know that Halo is capable of producing up to 115 decibels when separated from your smartphone device. This useful gadget doesn’t seem to be just any other iPhone Case, does it?
Three attractive features for better iPhone experience
To add to this, Halo has also incorporated three other highly attractive features in order to enhance your iPhone experience starting with a 20mm external speaker all set to boost up the audio output of your phone. Next in line comes an LED alert system for your incoming calls and push notifications. Lastly, a battery booster that can increase your iPhone’s usage capabilities by an estimated 40 percent. What can bother you a bit is that having Halo as your iPhone cover may let you compromise with the slim fit design of your phone. But you need not worry much because in a recent interview with VentureBeat, Halo’s chief executive Shane said, “The gadget was designed to fit ergonomically into the curves of your hand, which explains why it seems bigger than it needs to be. Ideally, a future Halo model will be much slimmer and offer complete device protection.”
That was what Halo is all about – An iPhone case which not only gives you an opportunity to protect your phone and even yourself in case of an unwanted attack but also makes the entire experience of having an iPhone take a step forward into the next generation of motion sensing. A striking Christmas gift for your tech savvy friends, Halo is a gadget with a concept worth bringing that million dollar smile on everyone’s face. Happy Gadgeting!