Emergency cellphone SpareOnePlus debuts at CES
<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/276787==http://www.spareone.com" rel='nofollow'>SpareOne</a>, the world's only emergency mobile phone powered by a single AA battery, has debuted the SpareOnePlus at CES, featuring a series of enhancements to the original SpareOne. Upgrades to the SpareOnePlus include a location-based service which identifies the exact location of the cell ID, accessible through a free smartphone app, as well as audible numeric feedback which reads the number dialed and incoming calls aloud.<br />
SpareOne provides up to 15 years of battery life when stored unused, or 10 hours of talk time when in use. Features include a TorchLight on top which provides 24 hours of continuous light; a dedicated 911 dial button to alert authorities, which works with or without a SIM card; ability to preset nine speed-dial numbers; and a new talk-through, re-sealable waterproof bag with a humidity-proof seal. The floatable bags operate in extreme temperatures of -22F to 140F and protect against water submersion for 30 minutes at a depth of one meter.
Both versions of SpareOne are designed to work independently of a cell phone carrier, with no monthly fee. Users simply insert a SIM card with credit to begin making calls at local rates. SpareOne is SIM unlocked, so it can accept SIM cards regardless of the GSM operator, and micro-SIM adapters are also available for iPhone SIM compatibility. The SpareOnePlus will be available in early 2013, and the original SpareOne is available now for $100 on the SpareOne website. Two versions of the phone are currently available - one for the Americas and one for the international market, based on GSM availability.
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