Friday, August 28, 2009

Free Idea # 262 - Customize car lock tones

Create car lock tones, similar to ring tones on a cell phone.
Instead of opening or locking a car with a generic beep or blip,
people could opt for a short sentence like 'Hey gorgeous!', the
first few notes of 'Mission Impossible', or a fun sound effect.
People would become custo-maniacs and would be listening
out for a variety of fun sounds coming from cars.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Free Idea # 261 - Locator chips with unique phone number

Invent tiny locator chips, each with its own unique phone number,
that would ring and vibrate when called. A locator chip could be
clipped on a key ring, inserted in a wallet, or glued to important
or valuable items that tend to go astray. Lost items could be
called from any phone. Users would just add 'keys' or 'glasses'
or 'iPod' to their cell phone contacts list.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Free Idea # 260 - Mobile phone with laser pointer

Create a mobile phone that carries Microsoft PowerPoint and
serves as both a laser pointer and a remote control for wireless
data projectors. Users would scroll through PowerPoint slides
as they do photos.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Free Idea # 259 - Emergency GPS tracking system in mobile phones

Include as standard an 'I am in immediate danger' alarm and
GPS tracking system in all mobile phones, launched in 2007.
If threatened or attacked, the user would simply press an
easy-to-locate button on the phone a few times in quick
succession to send an automated emergency text
(including GPS data) to friends and relatives who would
then alert the police.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Free Idea # 258 - Remote car start systems with SMS

Allow remote car start systems to be activated via mobile phone.
A simple text message or voice command would, for example,
activate the climate control system - cooling the car on a hot day
or warming it up and icing the windows on a frosty morning.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Free Idea # 257 - Adverts on mugs and glasses

Print logos, adverts, and other messages on the bottoms of
mugs and glasses. These could relate to a particular client
group or market segment, or correspond to a particular time
of day (e.g. advertising breakfast in the morning and evening
newspapers in the afternoon). Bespoke messages - perhaps
wishing a happy birthday or conveying a Valentine's Day
greeting - could be directed to a specific individual.