Motorola has officially announced a Keylink accessory, which will enable owners to keep track of their keys and, perhaps more importantly, their smartphones. It's finally official at $24.99. This Bluetooth dongle goes on your keychain and tethers to your phone so the Moto Connect app can keep tabs on your keys and vice versa.
The aim is to spare people those minutes spent frantically turning furniture upside down before remembering the keys were in their jacket pocket all along. Just like the HTC Fetch, the Keylink works the other way too, allowing owners to locate their smartphones from up to 100 feet away, just by pushing a button on the dongle.
The Connect app can be used to make the Keylink beep if your keys find their way between the cushions or in some other less accessible crevasse. If the phone goes for an unauthorized excursion, there's a button on the Keylink to make the phone ring. If you lose both, you're screwed.
Motorola says the user-replaceable coin cell battery should last up to a year, and that the device is splash-resistant.
The Keylink is available to buy in the United States from Motorola.com and T-Mobile, while the company is yet to announce details of international availability.
If you don't lose your keys often, it might sound kind of steep for a little dongle, but for some people it'll be totally worth it.