Sunnyvale, Calif. — Cirago International has begun shipping the iAlertTag, a virtual leash for the iPhone.
The device uses Bluetooth 4.0 to notify users if they become separated from their iPhones or iPads. Using an app, consumers can choose from two distances (10 feet and 20 feet), and they can also purchase a separate dongle that will allow them to remotely lock their laptop from the iPhone or iPad.
The free app lets the alert sound be customized to any sound from an iTunes library. Several iAlertTags can be controlled using one phone; it is compatible with the iPhone 4S and the newest iPad because these devices support the latest Bluetooth profile, the company told TWICE.
Suggested retail is $49.99.