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Kensington BungeeAir Power Wireless Security Tether for iPhone review

An iPhone finder and locker that also charges your phone

Our Verdict

For

  • Reminds you if you leave your phone
  • Extra battery life
  • Easy-to-use App

Against

  • Not the nicest looking case
  • Not much of a deterrent to potential thieves
  • Only of use if you have an iPhone 4

One of the best things about the iPhone 4 is that it packs a lot of power into a small handset. The problem with this is that the smaller a device is, the easier it is to lose. Also the more information we store on the smartphone - such as emails and website login details - the more damaging the loss of the iPhone will be.

Kensington has come up with a rather clever method of securing your iPhone 4. Taking its cues from remote car locking systems, the Kensington BungeeAir Power Wireless Security Tether for iPhone comes with a special iPhone 4 case and key fob.

From a distance, you can click to lock the phone remotely. Even better, once you've moved the key fob a certain distance away from the iPhone, an alarm will sound, so you'll be reminded if you've left the phone behind.

It works rather well, using wireless 2.4GHz technology, and through the BungeeAir app you can control the distance and other security features. If someone tries to remove the case from the iPhone, the alarm will sound as well, alerting you if your phone is being tampered with.

You can also use the key fob to set the phone to ring so you can quickly find it. A great feature is that this works both ways, so if you've lost your keys you can use the iPhone to 'ring' the key fob, helping you locate them.

Another nice feature is that the case not only provides security, it can also be charged to provide around three hours of extra battery life.

Verdict

If you're the forgetful type, you might find the Kensington BungeeAir Power Wireless Security Tether for iPhone a very handy piece of kit indeed.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartPhone Accessory Kit
Brand NameKensington
ManufacturerKensington Computer Products Group
Product ModelK39291EU
Product NameSmartPhone Accessory Kit
Manufacturer Part NumberK39291EU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.kensington.com
Marketing Information

BungeeAir Power is the essential 3-in-1 accessory for you iPhone with a wireless security tether, battery and case. Just attach the BungeeAir fob to your keys or purse and never lose or forget your iPhone again. When you and your phone are separated, the iPhone screen locks automatically and sends an alert to the BungeeAir fob. A convenient app lets you customize security settings and also find your misplaced keys and... fob.

Package Contents
  • BungeeAir Case
  • Integrated Battery Case
  • Power Wireless Security Tether
  • BungeeAir Cob