Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Never Lose Your Phone, Keys, Bag and More with Proximo by Kensington {Review & Giveaway}

Kensington logo
Although I risk my children looking at me with shock and horror when I admit it, it doesn't feel like all that long ago that technology began to change into what it is today. There was a time before all the tablets and smartphones and it wasn't centuries ago like they think it was.

Can it really have been that far in the past that it felt "high tech" to play Oregon Trail on the computer at school as compared to now when my entire life is pretty much organized and run right from my phone?

However, with all of the advancements that have occurred in the world of technology, that just means that we're even more dependent on our devices than we ever were in the past. The number of times that I have reached for my phone, found empty space and felt my heart speed up — well, let's just say that it is akin to discovering that your left arm is missing, no?

Fortunately, it is much easier to relieve the stress and anxiety of losing your phone (or your keys, wallet, purse and more) thanks to the genius invention called Proximo by Kensington.

Proximo by Kensington

Focusing on the link between productivity and protection, Kensington is known for engineering security elements into all of their products and technology platforms. The result is that every product they create is made with the user in mind — high quality, safe, risk free, simple, intuitive isn't that the kind of protection you want for you and your mobile devices?

As I have long told my husband that there needs to be some sort of tracking device that I can place on my phone and my keys, I was extremely excited to see that the Proximo Fob and Proximo Tag would provide exactly that.

Proximo Fob and Tag

Giving users the unique ability to find their iPhone, Galaxy S phone or any number of accessories and necessities before they get lost, Proximo safeguards what is most valuable to you in only a few simple steps. Just download the free Proximo app (from iTunes or Google Play), use the Bluetooth connection on your phone to connect and worries that your possessions will get lost just disappear.

As I removed the Fob and Tag from their respective packaging, I was pleased to see that it wasn't going to take longer than a minute or two before either one was ready and working.

Proximo Fob review
Proximo Tag review

After using the miniature screwdriver and inserting the provided batteries into the back of each of the gadgets, all that was left was to pair them with the Bluetooth on my phone, connect the Fob to my keys and place the Tag in the location of my choosing.

As each one is small and unassuming, there is no worry that you're adding something bulky to your keyring, purse, backpack and more.

Kensington Proximo

For me, my keyring is already large, full and bulky by choice, so that wasn't an issue. In fact, my Proximo Fob is one of the smallest things on there!

full key ring

As for the Tag, it could easily be attached to just about anything, so no matter if you're trying to keep track of your purse, backpack, a second set of keys or more, it's no problem.

I'm someone who changes between purses, so I'm forever trying to remember where my wallet ended up. By simply slipping the Proximo Tag in with the coins, now I won't have to wonder anymore!

wallet finder

Now, when I pull up the Proximo app on my phone, it takes only a single tap to put the Fob or the Tag to work.

Kensington really couldn't have made this much easier!

Kensington Proximo review

Pressing "Find" results in the light flashing and alarm sounding, making it a snap to figure out that my keys or wallet is buried under the pile of papers in the kitchen.

Alternatively, pressing the Smartphone Finder Button on the Fob turns on the alarm on my phone, putting a stop to my oncoming panic when I'm ready to go out the door and can't find my phone. It's all controlled quickly and easily right from the dashboard in the app itself!

As for the Alarm option, that's a useful feature when you're out and about and want Proximo to notify you if put too large of a distance between your items. For instance, if you're preparing to leave a store and have left your keys at the cash register, your phone will alert you before you've even gone out the door!

proximo dashboard

I appreciate that Kensington added in the ability to define Quiet Zones within the app, so that you can easily tell your Proximo gadgets to not disturb you while you are at work, in the library or more. At the same time, you can personalize the Proximo Fob and Tag with custom alarm tones, images, names for each one and more.

The result is that you end up with a comprehensive proximity monitoring system that makes it easy to keep track of your phone, keys and up to four other valuable items at all times!

Face it, your smartphone is much more than just an expensive phone. I know that I wouldn't be the only mom that would be extremely distraught without all of my apps, pictures, email, internet, contact information and much more! Not to mention the amount of hassle that we all spend trying to find lost keys, purses, wallets, backpacks and more.

Considering that the Proximo Fob retails for $39.99 and the Proximo Tag sells for $24.99, that seems quite reasonable for the peace of mind... and is a fraction of the cost for replacing your phone!

Still not convinced? Take a look at this one minute video and you just might be!


To find out more or to make a purchase, be sure to visit MyProximo.com and connect with Kensington on Facebook and Twitter (the Fob and Tag can also be purchased individually or as a Starter Kit from Amazon).

And, thanks to the generosity of Kensington, one person will be able to rest easier knowing that their phone and valuables will always stay safe and sound as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Proximo Fob and Tag from Kensington!

Phones not included, obviously.

A big thank you to Kensington for providing a Proximo Fob and Proximo Tag for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

116 comments:

smdrm said...

I misplace my phone and keys a lot so these two items definitely need this product.

scottsgal said...

my teenage son is always putting his keys down and then can't find them - this is perfect for him

Joanne said...

I "hid" my keys when we were gone on a long cruise. Took us 2 months to find them when we got home, after getting new sets made and lots of frustrating time searching the entire house. Would have killed for one of these gadgets then and I am sure something similar will happen in the future!!

Zan Caperton said...

I always worry that I am too far away from my phone or purse when out in public. In fact I dreamed just last night that I had lost my phone and keys!

wigget said...

because we are constantly misplacing our stuff

Kathy Detweiler said...

I am constantly losing my keys and phone, it drives me crazy! I would love the peace of mind of being able to find my phone with one click of a button.

john said...

I will probably give to a relative.

robyn paris said...

i would like it in my life because i am always misplacing my phone.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Would love this because I am good at losing my keys!

Nancy Loring said...

I like to think that everyone loses their keys, phone, and other things just some of us more than others.

Kimberly said...

Hopefully this would end my never ending search for my keys.

Barrie Mac said...

Despite having a place for my keys, I walk in the door and set them down and then forget where I put them! LOL!

Tara said...

I can never find my phone. This would be incredibly helpful.

Naya2000 said...

This would be a gift. My daughter & her father are ALWAYS misplacing something. Keys, phones & wallets go missing regularly. I want to win this for them.

Madeline said...

This would be for me because I love my keys ALL the time!

Bethany C. said...

I'd like this because I start freaking out the second I can't find my keys.

Tamar said...

I lose my keys all the time. This could be really helpful.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

This would be great for my purse, phone or keys. Even all of them! This is also useful when traveling to track items that could be stolen!

Marilyn said...

I'm always losing my keys and cell phone -- this would be a great product for me.

slehan said...

My keys manage to lose themselves and I'd like to be able to find them.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Growl Tiger said...

My toddler likes to help me lose my keys because he counts them among his toys. I could sure use help being able to find them

Natalie said...

I really need this prize because I am constantly digging in my purse to find my smartphone!

Sarah VM said...

I would love this for my husband. He is always misplacing his keys. This would save him so much time.

tawndam said...

I see the days... not that far in the future... When the baby brain sets in for real... & NO ONE remembers where they put anything... Yeah... this will help ;-)

Jaime Nicole said...

Oh good grief, I need this! I lose my keys/phone/purse/wallet weekly at least!

dlhaley said...

I would like to win this, so I can give it to my daughter,

terrajunebug said...

My son is always losing his phone and blaming me for misplacing it!!!

terra j sweeps
tradewindsbar@hotmail.com

Mark Renz said...

I need help finding my keys

Danielle PB said...

I've dropped my phone and not noticed before. My boyfriend is awful about misplacing his keys in the house.

ellie said...

My husband lost his keys in the garage just last weekend...and if you saw my garage you'd know how difficult it was to find them. We need this.

RICHARD HICKS said...

I want this because I am finding myself misplacing my phone too often now days.

Isis Balbuena said...

I want for my husband

Christina Hanna said...

This would be awesome for me and my husband because we're always letting our kids use our phones for apps and games!

Christina Hanna said...

This would be awesome for me and my husband because we're always letting our kids use our phones for apps and games!

strawberrypoet9 said...

With a family of four we misplace a lot of items!

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

I am constantly losing my keys and phone. Senior moments or just plain too busy to keep track of the smaller things but either way this system would save me so much time and effort in finding these items when I set them down and forget where I did!!!

sparklejewelsp59@yahoo.com said...

love this always cant find my keys

Kaitlin Muir said...

I would use this for my keys!!!

Debra said...

my son is always setting his down than cant find them

Sandra Davis said...

i am always putting my keys and phone down and then cant find them. then i have to find somebody to call my phone so i can find. My keys sometimes seem like they grow legs and walk away. lol

christina dutra said...

i would love to have this because always happen to leave my phone behind and i have to look everywhere for it. and it sucks when you put it on silent so you cant hear it when you call it.

Kayla said...

I'd use it on my keys. I lose them constantly!

Kim Pinch said...

I just replaced my flip phone which I just kept in my purse for a smart phone which I use all the time. The problem is I forget to take it with me when I leave the house. I would love the alarm to remind me I left it behind.

Lynda Del Castillo said...

I would give this to my parents who tend to misplace their set of keys quite often.

Xty C said...

This will be a very helpful thing for my parents especially during emergency

Anastasia Falling said...

I would love this because I am partially blind and, often, my keys and phone are right near me but I still can't find them! lol :)

Maryea said...

I keep laying my phone down and forgetting where I put it. Since it's my only phone it's important!
This might help me alot!

Lyndsay G said...

I like to leave my things everywhere, leading to endless scavanger hunts. This would work perfectly.

Debra Guillen said...

My husband is constantly losing his keys and cellphone which drives me crazy. This would be a wonderful gift for him and me.

firstinlinetobuyyourbook said...

because i'm an idiot and could lose my head

Kelly Nicholson said...

i have no idea what this is..but i want it..im an honest abe

steve stone said...

this is for my wife so I dont have to call for her phone ever again.
gabbflabber at live.com

wen budro said...

I want this in my life because when I misplace my phone....I have a heart attack.

walk9 said...

i always seem to misplace things.

Brutus Duffy said...

I'd like this for my nephew because teenage boys tend to lose things a lot.

heather c said...

We misplace our keys and cell a lot and this would come in handy to help find..then I don't gotta tear the whole house apart jus lookin for the. Kids like to hide my keys sometimes..this would really help..thanks

Julie said...

I am always losing m y phone and making the kids search the house while I call it. It's a waste of time (altho the kids seem to like racing around)

Kim Cardwell said...

This could be a good way to keep track of my daughter!

Natalie Yeoman said...

my moms always losing her phone this would help her out a lot sometimes she ends up leaving it in a store or something

Tiffany Weikel said...

Because I'm always losing something.

Seth Hogan said...

My son lost my car keys on the disc golf course (2 miles of walking) and it was getting dark. Couldn't find them until the next day.

julie moore said...

I hate losing my keys. This would help

Kimmy Stebbins said...

I would actually get this for my friend who is notorious for losing their phone and keys. One night I spent 3 hours looking for her keys.... They were in her bra the whole time!

taz4ever said...

I am always losing my phone, tablet keys and such. this would make my life so much easier.

Sue said...

because my husband always loses things.. maybe this might help him :)

Karen said...

I would LOVE this for my keys and my phone !!! I always seem to place them in odd places !!!

ktgonyea at gmail dot com

Yona Williams said...

I need this so bad for my brother - he is forever misplacing his car keys. he is the worst.

SexyBrat said...

I lose everything. This would be great for me.

Ashley Trail said...

This would be great for me , and save so much time. Even worse than I am, is my love this is seriously a life saver . Even if I don't win he will be getting one of these for christmas. He might be upset at me but oh well. ....hahaha

SharonC said...

Unfortunately I need this. I am always using my work phone to call my personal cell or my personal cell to call my work phone. That is my locator system.

Robin Abrams said...

I need because I am always losing my phone

Crystal Rose said...

I'm always misplacing stuff so this would be great for me.

tute-bot said...

I waste a lot of time almost every day looking for my purse or keys. This would be a big time saver

raveandreview said...

I was carless for two days when we were looking for my keys, which was awful. But, even worse is that I lose my phone a few times a day. I'm constantly asking people to call it for me like a goofball

jtwark said...

i would like to find my cellphone with this

joe gersch

joebissy@mail.com

tina reynolds said...

this would be so awesome I have caused my self so much stress from losing everything and my husband stress

spock7005 said...

I need this because I usually lend my cell to my brother....and he eventually loses EVERYTHING! scain54(at)aol(dot)com

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

I'm starting to forgot where I put my phone. This would be helpful!

mishmish said...

I need this in my life. I am always misplacing things especially my glasses, phone, and keys!

mecarolks said...

I'd like to win it for my husband. He is constantly misplacing our stuff.

Megan Cromes said...

i need this so i can remember where my things are when i forget ty ;)

Kit Kat said...

I lose my keys all the time and this would really help.

Roy F. said...

I spend too much time looking for my keys.

auntietina said...

My boyfriend loses something every. single. day. Keys. His wallet. MY KEYS he used to replace his lost keys. This would probably save me an hour a week in time spent searching for the stuff he misplaces.

Jennifer Speed said...

I would love to have this because I am always losing my house keys. I've had to replace the locks twice

Holly Kennedy said...

My husband loses stuff ALL the time. Then wants me to find them. These would be awesome!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would love this for my Husband because he has a habit of losing things all the time.

Lisa Edwards said...

we can certainly use this in our house!

Karen C said...

Because I always misplace my phone. And I don't have a landline to call it from anymore.

Taryn Tener said...

With three kids, two cats, two dogs, two rabbits, and a full time job, I often feel as if I am losing my mind! I have pulled my husband out of bed many a morning to help hunt for keys. I am sure he would be eternally grateful if I won this prize.

Mariah Williams said...

I would love to get this for my sister she is a busy mom, student and works part time she is always losing her phone and keys because the baby runs off with them and hides them. This would be great for her

Erica C. said...

It would help relieve some stress when we lose keys.

LesleyfromWI said...

We are always losing keys & phones. This would be great to win

Derek Timm said...

I would love to own this. Lets just say im not the best at keeping track of things.

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love this because my husband always loses his keys. this would simplify our mornings

blew415 said...

This says ' Husband' all over it!

Tara said...

I am always misplacing my phone!

Melanie Montgomery said...

I LOSE MY KEYS ALL THE TIME!

Mihaela Day said...

I am constantly losing my keys and phone, it drives me insane :)

Jennifer Reed said...

I would like the Proximo Fob and Tag in your life because I do not want to feel helpless if I misplace things that are important to me.

shanta spradlin said...

I lose everything and my 2yr old son takes everything.

amanda whitley said...

my husband is the one who needs this since he is always misplacing his keys and blaming everyone else.

Teresa Thompson said...

I would like it in my life because my granddaughters misplace my phone all the time.

Jonathan Brigden said...

My mother in law just lost her keys yesterday and this would have stopped her looking for 5 hours straight to find them!

Theresa Mahlstadt said...

I am the queen of lost everything!! Especially my keys and wallet! This is the gadget you always say you wish you had, but didn't know you could actually get! Would make life a lot less stressful!

Jamie Hamilton said...

I am late leaving the house often. Why? Because i lose everything!

Sky Evans said...

I'd like this to stay more organized.

lissa crane said...

I would love to have this in my life to make my life easier! I'm always losing something and this would help for sure!

lilyk said...

I would like the Proximo Fob and Tag in my life because this looks very useful!

Carolyn Daley said...

I like that the Proximo Fob and Tag alert you when you are too far away from your phone and keys. It would be nice to find devices you are looking for at the press of a button.

Angela Ash said...

The Proximo Fob and Tag from Kensington seems like it could work some miracles in my home. Everything is organized but I'm always losing basic stuff. You can hear me yelling on a daily basis through the house "Where's my keys, wallet, phone...bra!" Seriously.

corey1971 said...

I am always losing my keys! (CoreyOlomon at gmail doty com)

Buddy Garrett said...

I would like to win this for our daughter who is in college. She is always misplacing her keys and phone.

Atreau said...

This would be great for my father who is always misplacing his phone and keys.

Gianna said...

I'd like it for my husband.

janet m said...

I like that u can find miplaced keys and phones easily:)