cellCONTROL Safe Driving System for Cell Phones by Scosche Industries Inc.
$129.95 at scosche.com
There are plenty of software apps that’ll deactivate your cell phone when you’re in a moving car. Now comes a hardware device that can do the same for several phones at the same time.
cellCONTROL goes where few cell phone accessories have gone before. It plugs into the OBD-II port of your car. You know, the one that’s used by the mechanics to run diagnostic tests. It’s up under the steering wheel. You’ll know it when you see it.
Anyway, you register your cellCONTROL at the Scosche website and then plug the device into the carn’s OBD-II port. cellCONTROL uses a Bluetooth wireless radio signal to block your phone so you can’t place calls or send texts if it detects that the car is in motion. The device lets you block one phone, or if you pay $5.00 a month, you can block up to six, just by registering the number of each phone. So you can ensure that nobody in your family can use the phone while driving.
Obviously, one of your kids can just unplug the cellCONTROL. But you’ll get an e-mail if they try it.
There are cheaper ways to lock down a moving smartphone, But with its simple setup and ability to block multiple phones, cellCONTROL is an easy way to keep the whole family safe.
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