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I'm looking for a product that performs the same function as the "page" button on my cordless landline.
December 29, 2003 8:46 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a product that performs the same function as the "page" button on my cordless landline. Press a button on the base, and the lost phone starts beeping until you find it. Ideally this is something small enough to attach to objects like keychains, remote controls, wallets, small digicams (RFID?). Anybody ever heard of anything like this?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Technology (9 answers total)
 
The Clapper?
posted by blueshammer at 8:58 AM on December 29, 2003


I've been dreaming about that product for ages! In my version, instead of making a noise it was more like an airport connection and it showed you where the item was on the screen of your computer / palm pilot in relation to where the computer was (and you could enter unlimited items - just tag them with a strip of silicon or whatever) - but a beep is probably more efficient. Anyway. No idea if it's been produced yet, but I have plenty of items I need to tag... let me know if you find it.
posted by mdn at 9:22 AM on December 29, 2003


How 'bout one of these? I believe it's exactly what you're describing.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:22 AM on December 29, 2003


There are other brands, of course.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:23 AM on December 29, 2003


I've also seen ones you can whistle for.
posted by callmejay at 9:28 AM on December 29, 2003


Someone at Xmas Dinner said Hammacher-Schlemmer (or whatever) sells a product like you're looking for in sets of 5.
posted by yerfatma at 10:05 AM on December 29, 2003


I saw something like this at Brookstone while Christmas shopping...
posted by JollyWanker at 10:05 AM on December 29, 2003


I usually just call my cell phone from another phone. Hardly ever works, but it's the same principle as what you're talking about, right?
posted by Hildago at 11:58 AM on December 29, 2003


At first I took yerfatma to be referring to some online community called "Xmas Dinner." (How about a link, pal??) Awareness dawned as I began scanning the first page of google hits for that phrase. I need to get offline for a while.

Ahh. Here it is. One "home base" with four item choices, and four adhesive-sided disks to attach to various items. Thank you all.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:26 PM on December 29, 2003


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