Cell Phones Scream When You’re Mugged

Does society need more ear-piercing shrieks? The car alarm. The house alarm. The fire alarm. The unbearable sound of small, obnoxious children at play. And now, the stolen cellular phone alarm.

Remote XT has come up with just such a device, aimed to prevent theft of mobile phone. If your phone is stolen, it will begin to emit a spine-liquefying, banshee-like wail. It will only stop if you remove the battery. From then on, the phone won’t work.

They seem to primarily be aiming their business at London, where just about everyone has found themselves mugged for their cell phone. Countdown to the opening of tiny Korean hole-in-the-wall shops specializing in disarming a screaming telephone for five bucks!

New phone will scream if it’s stolen [Yahoo News]

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.