As cell phones become as ubiquitous as wristwatches, trendsetters are looking for ways to stand out with cell accessories.
Wireless Internet Access – Watch for providers like HotSpot to allow high-speed wireless Internet (to Internet-enabled cell phone users) in public locales such as coffee shops and airports.
Music for Callers – We’ve all heard the musical classics, from Beethoven to the Allman Brothers Band, used as cell-phone ring tones to alert the owner to an incoming call. Now, a product called Callertunes allows those calling into a cell phone to be greeted by music while waiting for someone to pick up the phone.
Quiet Incoming Call Alerts – There are times – during a movie, for instance – when no one wants to hear a ringing phone no matter how cutting-edge the ring tone is. Don’t worry, though, you won’t have to miss your call. A host of companies are now manufacturing items such as bracelets, pens and wristwatches that are programmed to flash when someone is trying to call you and you have silenced your ringer.
Beaded bracelets from www.newyorkcellphone.com come in a variety of colors and shapes, with blinking red hearts being the most popular. They start at $12.99. If baubles aren’t your thing, then go for the flashing pen ($8.99), or the pulsating, flashing watch strap from www.logosunlimited.co.uk. These devices work on most phones, but be careful, they are also capable of picking up signals from someone else’s phone as well.
More Than Just a Phone – If you can’t find enough to do with your mobile phone, you may want to consider the Nissan Skyline GTR Remote Control Car. This product, also marketed by www.logosunlimited.co.uk, allows you to control the car using the keypad on your phone.