Cobra Products Link With New Android Apps
By TWICE Staff On Mar 21 2011 - 3:01am
Three Cobra products
compatible with an iPhone app are now
compatible with new Android apps.
The products are the Cobra Phone-
Lynx, Cobra iRadar, and Cobra’s Tag
Bluetooth tagging system.
PhoneLynx for Android, available
May 1 at a suggested $59.99 with free
Android app, is a Bluetooth-enabled
device that lets consumers use their
landline-phone system to originate and
receive cellular calls through their Bluetooth-
From any home phone, the device and
app enable consumers to use the voicedialing
feature of their Android phone.
The device also activates a home
phone’s message-indicator light when
cellphone voicemail arrives, and it lets
users save frequently dialed contacts in
a speed dial list accessible from both
the mobile and home phone.
The Cobra Tag Bluetooth tagging system,
which helps avoid losing car keys
and other tagged valuables, will be available
through retailers nationwide in July
at suggested retail price of $59.99. The
Cobra Tag App for Blackberry will also
be available at no cost from the Blackberry
App World at that time along with
the Android App in the Android Market.
The tagging system consists of a smartphone
app paired via Bluetooth to a small
key-fob device. Users download the app
to their smartphone and attach the Cobra
Tag device to items such as car keys, a
purse, or laptop bag. The system monitors
the distance between the phone and
tagged item, and the phone produces an
audible alert if they become separated.
The Cobra Tag app also records the
GPS location and the time of day the
item became separated and sends the
information to a contact list via email,
text message, or linked Facebook or
The company’s iRadar app for Android
becomes available April 4 following
the October 2010 launch of the iRadar
for iPhone app.
iRadar consists of a dash-mounted radar/
laser detector priced at a suggested
$129 and the free iRadar app, which communicates
via Bluetooth to the radar/laser
detector. From the app, users can control
detector settings. Using a phone’s GPS,
the app alerts drivers to speed and redlight
cameras, known speed traps and
dangerous intersections. The alerts are
shown visually on the smartphone and
emitted audibly from the radar detector.
The app also shows compass heading,
and car battery status. Cobra iRadar
users can also submit database updates
and alert other iRadar customers
in real time to upcoming threats.