It’s CES week which means that there will be a ton of gadget announcements made this week from all over the industry. I won’t be posting too much on it except for the items that I think are really interesting and are beneficial for families. Case in point, the SpareOne.
The SpareOne is being introduced at CES and touted as the only mobile phone in the world that will run on a single AA battery. What’s even more amazing than that is that it is claimed to last for 15 years on a single standby charge! That means that the SpareOne has limitless potential as a secondary emergency phone that you could use in a variety of different situations.
With a 15 year standby time, you could literally just store one of these anyplace where you think an emergency situation might occur. SpareOne was designed for a myriad of possible applications. These were three of the more interesting possibilities that were included in the press release:
• Emergencies: With a built in emergency flashlight and the ability to automatically transmit its location via the cell ID, SpareOne is the only reliable tool for urgent response during a crisis or natural disaster when AA batteries become the only source of power.
• Families: SpareOne provides peace of mind to families with three re-settable speed dial buttons to keep the lines of communication open with children, seniors and other loved ones.
• Outdoor Enthusiasts: SpareOne is an ideal safety companion for people who frequently practice outdoor activities such as yachting, skiing, canoeing and any other activity in the wilderness. As long as there is cell phone coverage, SpareOne will always maintain its ability to make and receive calls, regardless of whether electric infrastructure is present or not.
The SpareOne is set to release some time in Q1 of 2012 and at an estimated cost of about $49.99, it’s pretty inexpensive.