Last year, along with the launch of the Moto X, Motorola introduced an accessory called the Skip (our review). The Skip was an attachable NFC clip that would allow you to skip the unlock PIN or pattern on your device with a simple touch. It really only had that one use. Motorola handed out the Skip for free to those who placed early Moto X orders, but it later retailed for around $20 (now $10).
As a follow-up, Motorola is on the verge of releasing a new version of the Skip, this time in the form of a Bluetooth-equipped key fob that has more uses than tap-to-unlock via NFC. (more…)
Today, along with our custom Moto X, we received one of the new Motorola Skip accessories that allow you to quickly unlock your phone with a single tap. To recap, the Skip is a wearable cloth accessory that can be clipped (using magnets) to your shirt, pants, or even a bag, and then programmed through NFC to unlock your device. The Skip is designed for those who use pattern or PIN unlocks, since this would allow you to quickly unlock your phone without having to type in a PIN or swipe a pattern, yet would leave that level of security on there should your phone fall into the wrong hands. (more…)
The Motorola Skip, a Moto X accessory that we first unwrapped yesterday, is now official thanks to a post discussing the wearable accessory’s capabilities. It’s reason for existence is exactly as we described yesterday – the Skip is for people who have a PIN or pattern lock on their phone, but do not want to have to enter it every single time they pick it up. The Skip, according to Motorola, is a “thumb-sized clip that pairs with your Moto X and unlocks it with a simple tap.” It can be worn by attaching it to a shirt, belt, pocket, or any other convenient spot on your body. (more…)
A new Moto X-specific accessory called the “Skip” just showed up on Motorola’s site, days before rumored launch dates have suggested that the Moto X would arrive. The accessory is listed as being a special “wearable accessory” that can be used to unlock your phone with a single tap. And yeah, that’s all it says. So in other words, when you pull your phone out of your pocket, you could tap your phone to the Skip to wake it rather than having to reach for the lock switch. (more…)