The Perch makes sure you take your charger with you
by Mark R
Some of you might remember the ZOMM, the intriguing little disc that syncs with your phone via Bluetooth. The ZOMM and your phone will not be separated without an alarm, and the purpose is to prevent theft and/or loss of a cellular phone.
What about the charger? Those get lost all the time. Fortunately, there is going to be a little bit of low-cost insurance for your charger called the Perch. It is essentially a device that “perches” between the charger and the outlet, and it will go off with a chirping sound when you remove your mobile device from the charger, provided the charging cord is plugged into the wall and the Perch.
The Perch is not available for purchase now, but it projected to be on display at CES. I am really surprised at its projected price, which is only $10. Generally, I see products like these for sale for at least $24.99. So, for a small price, you can have this bit of charger insurance.
Of course, there is another way to get yourself a charger if you lose yours. Just go up to a hotel’s front desk and say: “I stayed here last (insert appropriate time here), and I lost my charger. Do you have a lost and found for cell phone chargers?” Chances are, the guy behind the counter has a cardboard box full of cell phone chargers, and I’m sure that one of them is compatible with your model. Or, you can save some time and be honest and get yourself a Perch.