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HTC Unveils New Accessories, the Bluetooth-powered Mini+ and Fetch


Over in the UK, HTC announced two new accessories this morning, perfect for pairing with the One or any other HTC device that is able to sustain a Bluetooth connection. They are called the Mini+ and the Fetch. The Fetch is a compact keyring device, supposedly able to hold a charge for six months. It’s purpose is to be always connected to your device via low-power Bluetooth 4.0, making sure you never lose your phone. If you can’t find your phone, simply hit the button on Fetch and your phone will start ringing. The same thing will happen if you step too far away from your phone, and Fetch will make sure you don’t leave it behind.Β 

As for the Mini+, it is in the shape of a little cell phone, able to pair with your phone and even your HDTV. You can take and place calls from the little device, view messages, as well as connect it to your Media Link HD streamer, if you own one. It’s an interesting little device, set for launch at an unknown price point this winter. The Fetch is listed on a UK retailer for roughly $40, but HTC says the device will be widely available before 2013 is over.


Via: The VergeΒ | HTC [2]

  • ItsGmartin28

    omg another way to be even lazier lol

  • Froosh Freak

    The meta-phone….

  • callumshell1

    “The same thing will happen if you step too far away from your phone, and Fetch will make sure you don’t leave it behind.”

    That’s actually really damn cool.

  • E A butler

    Samsung, please steal these ideas.

  • holdthiscat

    I think the Mini+ is exactly what I would use for phone calls if it were linked up to something like the upcoming One Max. Much rather hold a small device like that up to my head, and not look like a clown. Just a thought.

  • DanielP

    the last sentence, you continue it with a “but”, but you aren’t saying something different/opposite, it just shouldn’t be there. I keep seeing this in multiple articles.

  • Higher_Ground

    No way I’d pay $40 for such a device, but I could see maybe $5-10 depending on range and battery drain.

  • guest

    Motorola should make a bluetooth keyring device that can be paired with the X as a “trusted device”. Assuming you are always carrying a set of keys, pin unlock can be disabled but will be enabled if you stray too far from your phone.

  • samari711

    HTC, stop trying to make Fetch happen

    • Mike Hilal

      boo, you whore

    • Paul Taylor

      OMG, too funny!

  • jmsbwmn

    Do I see a front-facing camera on the Mini+?

  • n11

    The design is pretty awesome, they should make it into a low-cost cellphone. For people who don’t want to spend a lot of money or need physical buttons.

  • Tyler Durden

    Talk about going back in time. Haven’t seen that since I canceled my home phone years ago.

  • schoat333

    I can kind of see the idea here. If you carry a tablet around with you, could you simply connect this to it and use voice over IP calling as your phone instead of having a phone as well?

    • jmsbwmn

      I think that’s a great idea, but I’m willing to bet that, unless HTC releases their own tablet, the Mini+ will be tied to their phones. Eventually, the developer community will find away around that, but until then, most people will have little-to-no use for it.

      But back to your idea: if it will be able to support apps like Line2, I think I’d be tempted to sell my GS3 and switch over to an LTE Nexus 7. Key word: tempted. πŸ™‚

  • Dc

    That is SO fetch!

    I’ll show myself out…

  • kilbasar

    I sort of thing the Mini+ makes perfect sense, for certain people. Nowadays lots of people use a cell phone as a home phone, so why not have extra handsets to go along with it? As long as the range is good, the actual phone would basically become the base station. Preferably you could pair multiple of these, and each one would say if someone else was already on the phone.

    • Ian Smith

      i agree, would be a nice luxury item that you could keep in a strategic spot in your home. not for everyone but still nice.

  • redbar0n11
    • Higher_Ground

      hadn’t seen that meme in awhile πŸ™‚

    • Nicholassss

      I actually have a droid RAZR superglued to my note 2.and I’m trying to figure out if this HTC thing would be an upgrade… But now I think I need the iPhone with the phone case deal!

  • Ian

    Wait…..I can get a phone to connect to my…phone?

    • Qwerty


      • michael arazan

        This phone looks like it is for GrandParents who can’t work their regular cell phone.

    • valton

      actually depending on price this would be a nice thing to have. smart phone thefts are one of the highest reported crimes in many areas and a device like this just doesn’t look very interesting to thieves.

  • onDroid

    So, Kellex, unrelated but are we going to do the NFL eliminator challenge again this year?

    • MichaelFranz

      good call. forgot about this. I say even a friendly DL fantasy league or a couple of them together πŸ™‚

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Hope so, haven’t heard anything from DL yet though!

      • guest

        I love how showing excitement gets a downvote. Haha I guess some people just hate football.

        • Higher_Ground

          nah, there’s been somebody (probably just the one guy) downvoting all the comments for a couple of weeks now. Judging from the timestamps he came through between 12-1 EDT.

          • Nicholassss

            I hate football but I up voted all 3 of you. Just to balance that turd out.

    • ChrisCorp
    • Ej McCarty

      I have a feeling that Bionic, oh wait i mean Godzilla, is trolling every post and downvoting every comment. I wish he would leave this site for good.