Thursday, September 28, 2006

GPS Child Locator Watch - don't be nervous.

Peace of Mind for Parents. Cool for Kids. Children have a natural urge to explore. Parents have a natural desire to know their children are safe.

That's why Wherify created the world's first GPS Personal Locator to help you determine your child's location in minutes. Wherify's GPS Child Locator helps keep loved ones safe by combining Wherify's patented technology with the U.S. Department of Defense's multi-billion dollar Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites plus the largest 100% digital, nationwide PCS wireless network.

So relax. Now you can have peace of mind 24 hours a day while your child is the high tech envy of the neighborhood!

Comes in two colors

1. Call or log on to web site to track your child by GPS satellite immediately. 2. We'll map your child's location within feet and provide the closest street address.
Click on screenshots to enlarge.
In case of emergency, you can request a 911 response

Wherify's GPS Locator has received a number of awards from respected retailers and industry associations in recognition of its breakthrough design as well as its unique benefit to parents & children.

Popular Science
Best of What's New - 2003

Best of Innovations - Personal Electronics
Consumer Electronics Association
CES 2002

Design and Engineering Award - Wireless Communications
Consumer Electronics Association
CES 2002

Popular Mechanics
Editor's Choice Award
Winter 2002

Best New Technology
Best Product: Hardware
RetailVision, Fall 2001

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

..betwteen life in India and US:

- In India you have playgrounds (or atleast an open space) every one or two kms down the road, where you can always find kids playing cricket. In US, there are tennis courts instead. A row of three or four courts, sometimes with a basket ball court in the background, is normal.

- Crow is the ubiquitous bird in India. Take a look out of your window any day and you can be sure to spot a crow. In US, there is no such bird. But you can be sure to see a squirrel hopping around somewhere.

- Squirrels in US look exactly like the cartoon characters chip-n-dale. They are unusually healthy and well built. Desi squirrels look almost emaciated in comparison.

- In US, you don't have a place to park your car. In India, you don't have roads to drive your car on. Owning a car is a headache at both places.

- Switches and door knobs in exactly opposite manner. In US, you push a switch "up" to turn on the light and turn the door knob anti-clockwise to open your door.

- A hair cut costs 15 rupees in India. In US, it costs 15 dollars. (To think of it, many more things have the same cost, except for the fact that the currency is different. But more about that later.)

- The American barber, by the way, is not much different from an Indian one. Why, both ask you the same question "How short do you want your hair cut?". You say, "Short, but not too short". He nods his head and begins. Thats it. End of the conversation. Done.

- the alphabet Z is pronounced "zee" in the US, as against "zed" in India. So, you have "zee-transform", "zee-axis" instead of the "zed" versions. Channel MHz is pronounced "em-ech-zee" and not, Mega Hertz ;)