Friday, April 25, 2008

SPOT - Call Home Without a Phone

Planning a trip to the great outdoors, or perhaps up Mt. Everest sometime soon? A new product on the market allows you to contact home in locales where a traditional or mobile phone would otherwise not work. SPOT, which employs GPS satellite technology keeps track of your whereabouts and sends messages to family and friends of your progress. In case of an emergency, you can press a 9-1-1 button which will trigger a call for help. The device is waterproof and floats on water. $170 + annual service fee. Visit

Here is Gizmo Report of some pros & cons of the product.