The story all began when I lost my car keys. It was a cold and frosty morning and to keep the story short, my keys fell out of my pocket and disappeared forever, never to be seen again. Consequently my lunch times for the next few days consisted of rummaging through the undergrowth in the car park in the hope that I’d find them. On the plus side, however, this is where my life with the Hipkey began.
The Hipkey is a device that connects to your iphone/ipad by syncing via Bluetooth™ to a free IOS app. It then attaches to the item you don’t want to lose. It can alert you if someone tries to steal your iphone or if you leave the house or reach a certain distance without it. Attach it to your child in busy areas (!) and you will be able to find them and if you lose your iphone your Hipkey will find it instantly (or vice versa) with the simple click of a button.
Since my life with the Hipkey began, my nights have consisted of burying my iphone at the bottom of the laundry cupboard and demanding my boyfriend to track it by sounding the alarm. Unfortunately, this novelty has started to wear slightly thin with him. We have also spent days walking around the local supermarket, tracking each other down or pretending we’ve lost our (non-existent) child by hiding the Hipkey under the bananas. A friend told me they saw my mother and I running away from each other in a field one day last week during one of our daily walks and wanted to check that everything was OK (I’m sure you can guess what we were testing out). I think I’m starting to paint a picture of what a success this new technological device is and how helpful it can be. The Hipkey not only presents endless fun by making me look like a crazy person but is also an exceptionally intelligent and practical device. Something I would say never to be without, in fact, unless you are an extremely over organised individual who’s never left their car keys in the driver’s side door after you’ve sat down and belted yourself up.
Let’s hope that when the Hipkey needs to be put into serious action it proves itself to be as reliable as it’s been so far – I’m positive that it will.
HR Administrator, Cambridge