Forget Me Not

It’s a sinking feeling, 30 minutes into a long drive, when you realize you’ve forgotten your phone. Then there’s the dilemma: Do you go on without it and feel oddly disconnected all day, or retrace your route and waste an hour retrieving it? Like it or not, most of us are lost if we forget our cell phones. Jim Logan knew the feeling -- so he did something about it. Jim created Bringrr, a small gadget that acts as an alarm for your cell phone. Bringrr syncs with your phone via Bluetooth, and if you start your car and Bringrr can’t detect the presence of your phone in the car, it will beep and flash a red light before you hit the road. Even if your phone is buried at the bottom of a purse or laptop bag, Bringrr will find the phone’s Bluetooth signal and let you know that you haven’t forgotten it. (Note: Bringrr only works with Bluetooth-enabled phones.) There are two models available. The Bringrr Classic plugs into your car’s power port and determines if your phone is with you when you start the car. The Bringrr Charge adds a charging feature, so you can juice up your cell phone during a drive. (It comes with a charging cable, or you can plug your own USB charger cable into the device.) One easy setup is all it takes, and Bringrr will be there in your car as a reassuring backup, making sure you and your phone stay together.

Bringrr

Phone Reminder Device

Forget Me Not

It’s a sinking feeling, 30 minutes into a long drive, when you realize you’ve forgotten your phone. Then there’s the dilemma: Do you go on without it and feel oddly disconnected all day, or retrace your route and waste an hour retrieving it? Like it or not, most of us are lost if we forget our cell phones. Jim Logan knew the feeling -- so he did something about it. Jim created Bringrr, a small gadget that acts as an alarm for your cell phone. Bringrr syncs with your phone via Bluetooth, and if you start your car and Bringrr can’t detect the presence of your phone in the car, it will beep and flash a red light before you hit the road. Even if your phone is buried at the bottom of a purse or laptop bag, Bringrr will find the phone’s Bluetooth signal and let you know that you haven’t forgotten it. (Note: Bringrr only works with Bluetooth-enabled phones.) There are two models available. The Bringrr Classic plugs into your car’s power port and determines if your phone is with you when you start the car. The Bringrr Charge adds a charging feature, so you can juice up your cell phone during a drive. (It comes with a charging cable, or you can plug your own USB charger cable into the device.) One easy setup is all it takes, and Bringrr will be there in your car as a reassuring backup, making sure you and your phone stay together.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jim
    Jim

    Hello to all of the Grommet folks out there--many of whom, I’d wager, sometimes forget their phone when going to work or wherever. I'm Jim Logan and I invented the Bringrr to solve this problem. As our phones become smarter and more useful, we’ve become more dependent than ever on them in our everyday life-- which is why leaving our phone behind is so painful. So, let’s take a look at Bringrr--and see how it makes forgetting your phone a distant memory.

    Although I personally am unable to be with you today, Chris is here to answer any questions that you have and I look forward to reading your comments on my return.

  • David Peddicord
    David Peddicord
    5/25/2011 12:22 PM

    Interesting gadget. The downside appears to be that it can only be used with one phone.

  • Leah
    Leah
    5/25/2011 12:32 PM

    This would be a great idea for the diabetes community. You could have it communicate with our Blood glucose meters so we don't leave them at home. The One Touch Ultra (that almost all Type 1's use) has blue tooth technology that communicates with our insulin pumps. We are always leaving our meters places or forgetting them at home and we need them with us at all times. Let me know if you are interested in more information!

    Very cool product all around! (I currently don't have a blue tooth phone but wished it did even more now!) I have a bro-in-law who does and he could really benefit from this b/c he leaves his more often. :o)

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 12:42 PM

    @Leah: Wow that is a great idea. I am actually a diabetic myself.

  • Tod
    Tod
    5/25/2011 1:18 PM

    @Christopher Vigneault:

    Chris, suggest getting Leah a phone that has a bluetooth and she can be one of your alpha or beta testers for the diabetes compatible version. As she stays involved, she will make positive referrals into her network of friends and family.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/25/2011 12:47 PM

    @Leah: GREAT idea!

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    5/25/2011 12:33 PM

    Could you not just put a sticky note on your dashboard: "got phone?" for free?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/25/2011 12:45 PM

    @Cynthia: Sure, most problems have various solutions that would be effective to varying degrees. I personally would need that proactive alert. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 12:44 PM

    Hello everyone. I am Chris with Bringrr. I will be here all day to answer any questions you might have. We are really excited and honored to have been chosen as a grommet.

  • Marsha Scheuermann
    Marsha Scheuermann
    5/25/2011 1:31 PM

    I suppose I could use a sticky note or something, but I *don't* because I almost always have my phone. What I like about this product is that it detects my phone if it's buried in my purse, coat pocket, or anywhere else in the car. I can't tell you how many times either I or my husband have been bundled in our winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. and have been digging through our coat pockets (while driving) to find out if one of us has forgotten our phone. We often end up calling each other (while riding together in the car) to see if the other has their phone or not. Now if only it could be made to have our cell phones chirp or ring or something to tell me in which pocket or where in my purse it is!

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 1:35 PM

    @Marsha Scheuermann: That is a great idea Marsha. I will have to talk with Jim about that.

  • Laurel
    Laurel
    5/25/2011 1:33 PM

    Would this gadget work with other blue tooth enabled devices ? For example, the blue tooth ear bud that we need to use that cell phone safely when we're on the road or a laptop computer or notebook ?

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 1:44 PM

    @Laurel : no right now Bringrr is only designed to work with cell phones. We have talked about it though.

  • Neha
    Neha
    5/25/2011 1:44 PM

    Hello DG, My problem is really the opposite.. I never forget my phone at home but always forget my phone in the car (like 90% of times)!! Will this device tell you something when you are getting out of the car.. like oh don't leave your phone behind kind of ring?? Any solutions? :)

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 1:46 PM

    @Neha: unfortunately no it will not tell you that you are about to leave your car without your cell phone.

  • vfx
    vfx
    5/25/2011 2:46 PM

    I'll buy four (for each of our cars) when it can handle multiple phones (for each driver). Swapping a ride for who's going where is common here. The electric car for commutes and local trips and the pickup truck when we are hauling large materials around, etc.. Each has a use and we swap duties all the time. Part of the reason we forget our phones!

    I also like the idea NeHa alluded to of it beeping when you shut the car off and are leaving the phone behind.

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 3:01 PM

    @vfx: Thank you for that feedback, if you would like me to update you with future releases or any new features please post or email me your email address.

    Thank you again and have a wonderful day.

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 4:21 PM

    I will be checking up on this section through out our feature. I just wanted to make sure I took the time to thank everyone for their questions and interest in Bringrr, if you ever have questions please call me at 888.944.8222 - this number will ring my cell phone.

    I also want to thank the folks at Grommet for all their hard work and also for selecting us as a grommet.

  • vfx
    vfx
    5/25/2011 5:45 PM

    @vfx:

    Oops,

    Hitting the reload arrow reloads a comment!!

    And no way to take it back...

    sorry!

    (and thanks Chris)

  • Headacheslayer
    Headacheslayer
    5/25/2011 9:09 PM

    This is a great device--though it's not something we need, a similar advice could literally be a life-saver. Our son has anaphylactic food allergies and a device that could "go off" and remind us we don't have it in the car would be WONDERFUL!

    We are usually very mindful that it's with us, but in a rush it has been forgotten, and I'm a nervous wreck.

    So--there's a great idea for you, I hope your company might expand to other items!

  • Headacheslayer
    Headacheslayer
    5/25/2011 9:13 PM

    Ahhh sorry I meant if we forgot his "epipen"....that's what I get for commenting while watching hockey playoffs lol.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/26/2011 12:19 AM

    @Headacheslayer: you guys are coming up with some great product variations. Keep the ideas coming!

  • Carol Savage
    Carol Savage
    5/25/2011 11:31 PM

    If I order today, will I get it in time for Father's Day? This will be great for my husband who is always on his phone. But for some reason when he's in a hurry, the phone is always left behind. If it works for him, I'll get one for me. I forget mine too but it's kind of on purpose so I can go shopping in peace.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/26/2011 12:18 AM

    @Carol Savage: Yes, if you order it today you will get it by Father's Day. When you get yours and use it on your shopping trip days, it's the "you've forgotten your phone" alarm that will put a smile on your face.

  • Heidi L.
    Heidi L.
    5/26/2011 9:00 AM

    I have an idea for the Brinnger, what if you could adapt it so that if you don't have your phone, it would either call your phone, or activate the finding app so that when you go back in the house to get the phone, it would be easier to find?

    Just a thought, as it seems that if you are rushing around in the first place, it's easy to put the phone down somewhere and not be able to quickly find it again.

    heidi

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/26/2011 9:06 AM

    @Heidi L.: Cool idea!

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/26/2011 9:49 AM

    @Heidi L.: That's a great idea Heidi.

  • heidiL
    heidiL
    5/26/2011 10:13 AM

    @Christopher Vigneault: yeah, i lose my phone a lot. all it would take i think is a gps button or something. the drod phones have an app "where's my droid" that makes it ring even if it's on silent so you can find it.

  •  jefferson
    jefferson
    10/11/2012 5:21 PM

    this is a great idea but now if you could put a bluetooth in your wallet or purse and that way it help you to not forget those too.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Bringrr

Phone Reminder Device

Forget Me Not

It’s a sinking feeling, 30 minutes into a long drive, when you realize you’ve forgotten your phone. Then there’s the dilemma: Do you go on without it and feel oddly disconnected all day, or retrace your route and waste an hour retrieving it?

Like it or not, most of us are lost if we forget our cell phones. Jim Logan knew the feeling -- so he did something about it. Jim created Bringrr, a small gadget that acts as an alarm for your cell phone. Bringrr syncs with your phone via Bluetooth, and if you start your car
and Bringrr can’t detect the presence of your phone in the car, it will beep and flash a red light before you hit the road. Even if your phone is buried at the bottom of a purse or laptop bag, Bringrr will find the phone’s Bluetooth signal and let you know that you haven’t forgotten it. (Note: Bringrr only works with Bluetooth-enabled phones.)

There are two models available. The Bringrr Classic plugs into your car’s power port and determines if your phone is with you when you start the car. The Bringrr Charge adds a charging feature, so you can juice up your cell phone during a drive. (It comes with a charging cable, or you can plug your own USB charger cable into the device.) One easy setup is all it takes, and Bringrr will be there in your car as a reassuring backup, making sure you and your phone stay together.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jim
    Jim

    Hello to all of the Grommet folks out there--many of whom, I’d wager, sometimes forget their phone when going to work or wherever. I'm Jim Logan and I invented the Bringrr to solve this problem. As our phones become smarter and more useful, we’ve become more dependent than ever on them in our everyday life-- which is why leaving our phone behind is so painful. So, let’s take a look at Bringrr--and see how it makes forgetting your phone a distant memory.

    Although I personally am unable to be with you today, Chris is here to answer any questions that you have and I look forward to reading your comments on my return.

  • David Peddicord
    David Peddicord
    5/25/2011 12:22 PM

    Interesting gadget. The downside appears to be that it can only be used with one phone.

  • Leah
    Leah
    5/25/2011 12:32 PM

    This would be a great idea for the diabetes community. You could have it communicate with our Blood glucose meters so we don't leave them at home. The One Touch Ultra (that almost all Type 1's use) has blue tooth technology that communicates with our insulin pumps. We are always leaving our meters places or forgetting them at home and we need them with us at all times. Let me know if you are interested in more information!

    Very cool product all around! (I currently don't have a blue tooth phone but wished it did even more now!) I have a bro-in-law who does and he could really benefit from this b/c he leaves his more often. :o)

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 12:42 PM

    @Leah: Wow that is a great idea. I am actually a diabetic myself.

  • Tod
    Tod
    5/25/2011 1:18 PM

    @Christopher Vigneault:

    Chris, suggest getting Leah a phone that has a bluetooth and she can be one of your alpha or beta testers for the diabetes compatible version. As she stays involved, she will make positive referrals into her network of friends and family.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/25/2011 12:47 PM

    @Leah: GREAT idea!

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    5/25/2011 12:33 PM

    Could you not just put a sticky note on your dashboard: "got phone?" for free?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/25/2011 12:45 PM

    @Cynthia: Sure, most problems have various solutions that would be effective to varying degrees. I personally would need that proactive alert. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 12:44 PM

    Hello everyone. I am Chris with Bringrr. I will be here all day to answer any questions you might have. We are really excited and honored to have been chosen as a grommet.

  • Marsha Scheuermann
    Marsha Scheuermann
    5/25/2011 1:31 PM

    I suppose I could use a sticky note or something, but I *don't* because I almost always have my phone. What I like about this product is that it detects my phone if it's buried in my purse, coat pocket, or anywhere else in the car. I can't tell you how many times either I or my husband have been bundled in our winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. and have been digging through our coat pockets (while driving) to find out if one of us has forgotten our phone. We often end up calling each other (while riding together in the car) to see if the other has their phone or not. Now if only it could be made to have our cell phones chirp or ring or something to tell me in which pocket or where in my purse it is!

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 1:35 PM

    @Marsha Scheuermann: That is a great idea Marsha. I will have to talk with Jim about that.

  • Laurel
    Laurel
    5/25/2011 1:33 PM

    Would this gadget work with other blue tooth enabled devices ? For example, the blue tooth ear bud that we need to use that cell phone safely when we're on the road or a laptop computer or notebook ?

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 1:44 PM

    @Laurel : no right now Bringrr is only designed to work with cell phones. We have talked about it though.

  • Neha
    Neha
    5/25/2011 1:44 PM

    Hello DG, My problem is really the opposite.. I never forget my phone at home but always forget my phone in the car (like 90% of times)!! Will this device tell you something when you are getting out of the car.. like oh don't leave your phone behind kind of ring?? Any solutions? :)

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 1:46 PM

    @Neha: unfortunately no it will not tell you that you are about to leave your car without your cell phone.

  • vfx
    vfx
    5/25/2011 2:46 PM

    I'll buy four (for each of our cars) when it can handle multiple phones (for each driver). Swapping a ride for who's going where is common here. The electric car for commutes and local trips and the pickup truck when we are hauling large materials around, etc.. Each has a use and we swap duties all the time. Part of the reason we forget our phones!

    I also like the idea NeHa alluded to of it beeping when you shut the car off and are leaving the phone behind.

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 3:01 PM

    @vfx: Thank you for that feedback, if you would like me to update you with future releases or any new features please post or email me your email address.

    Thank you again and have a wonderful day.

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/25/2011 4:21 PM

    I will be checking up on this section through out our feature. I just wanted to make sure I took the time to thank everyone for their questions and interest in Bringrr, if you ever have questions please call me at 888.944.8222 - this number will ring my cell phone.

    I also want to thank the folks at Grommet for all their hard work and also for selecting us as a grommet.

  • vfx
    vfx
    5/25/2011 5:45 PM

    @vfx:

    Oops,

    Hitting the reload arrow reloads a comment!!

    And no way to take it back...

    sorry!

    (and thanks Chris)

  • Headacheslayer
    Headacheslayer
    5/25/2011 9:09 PM

    This is a great device--though it's not something we need, a similar advice could literally be a life-saver. Our son has anaphylactic food allergies and a device that could "go off" and remind us we don't have it in the car would be WONDERFUL!

    We are usually very mindful that it's with us, but in a rush it has been forgotten, and I'm a nervous wreck.

    So--there's a great idea for you, I hope your company might expand to other items!

  • Headacheslayer
    Headacheslayer
    5/25/2011 9:13 PM

    Ahhh sorry I meant if we forgot his "epipen"....that's what I get for commenting while watching hockey playoffs lol.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/26/2011 12:19 AM

    @Headacheslayer: you guys are coming up with some great product variations. Keep the ideas coming!

  • Carol Savage
    Carol Savage
    5/25/2011 11:31 PM

    If I order today, will I get it in time for Father's Day? This will be great for my husband who is always on his phone. But for some reason when he's in a hurry, the phone is always left behind. If it works for him, I'll get one for me. I forget mine too but it's kind of on purpose so I can go shopping in peace.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/26/2011 12:18 AM

    @Carol Savage: Yes, if you order it today you will get it by Father's Day. When you get yours and use it on your shopping trip days, it's the "you've forgotten your phone" alarm that will put a smile on your face.

  • Heidi L.
    Heidi L.
    5/26/2011 9:00 AM

    I have an idea for the Brinnger, what if you could adapt it so that if you don't have your phone, it would either call your phone, or activate the finding app so that when you go back in the house to get the phone, it would be easier to find?

    Just a thought, as it seems that if you are rushing around in the first place, it's easy to put the phone down somewhere and not be able to quickly find it again.

    heidi

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/26/2011 9:06 AM

    @Heidi L.: Cool idea!

  • Scot
    Scot
    5/26/2011 9:49 AM

    @Heidi L.: That's a great idea Heidi.

  • heidiL
    heidiL
    5/26/2011 10:13 AM

    @Christopher Vigneault: yeah, i lose my phone a lot. all it would take i think is a gps button or something. the drod phones have an app "where's my droid" that makes it ring even if it's on silent so you can find it.

  •  jefferson
    jefferson
    10/11/2012 5:21 PM

    this is a great idea but now if you could put a bluetooth in your wallet or purse and that way it help you to not forget those too.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.