View Full Version : Do they sell an electronic cue case minder?
Do they sell a small electronic device where you keep one on you and put one in your cue case or briefcase etc., so an alarm or chime sounds if they get a certain distance apart? I was thinking something like this might help me to not leave my cue case behind or maybe alert me if someone tries to walk off with it.
05-01-2002, 05:27 PM
Not sure if there is something on the market now.. but it seems like a great idea.. I wouldn't mind looking into getting something like that.. for my wallet and money
05-01-2002, 05:33 PM
Why not use one of those wristlets that parents use to keep their children close at hand. If it can keep a todler in check it should be able to keep your cue case in tow.
I saw devices at VF that I assume would emit a noise if they were disturbed. That would permit you to turn your back on your case or play with it nearby and not have to look over at it all the time.
The idea of warning you if a certain distance were exceeded might be less practical than a device that would send a radio impulse if it were disturbed. It could be received by something containing a ringer or vibrator like a cell phone.
I would think that that would be available. UHF remote controllers can broadcast 100 feet with no trouble. Just make it capable of being armed by the receiver after the case is set down. It could be kept in the case and noone would know it was there until you walk up to them and offer to give them the butt of the cue to the side of the head.
Ken in CT
05-01-2002, 07:45 PM
You could try this:
And, as it says at the bottom of the page, if you desire more range, try their child guard gadget.
That's a great device. I didn't know they existed. I looked around and found one that goes up to 30 feet which would give you a little more mobility but still prevent either the case or you leaving the room without a warning:
05-02-2002, 05:06 AM
I think this would work. It can be seen at http://www.secure-it.com/products/itwoofa/itwoofa.htm:
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05-02-2002, 05:08 AM
These devises seem great. The only problem I see is the 30 foot maximum distance. That would only let you walk a within a couple of table lengths away. Going to the restroom would be out of the question. After a while, you would turn it off to walk farther away and forget to turn it back on when you returned. It is a great idea though. Rich R.
I know they make them with longer ranges like 100' and probably more. I think I bought 1 in 1981. But it was a little too big and I never used it. I'll look for it again.
30 feet would be a bit inconvenient. I might be able to get to the john where I sometimes play and to about 6 tables. If it went out the door I would be notified.
I found some with a fixed distance of 150 feet which seemed too much and they were a lot more money. I think for $25 I could deal with the 30 foot limit. Of course, that's what my last cue cost so I don't have much to protect. If I ever get a decent case I think I'll get one.
Ken in CT
05-02-2002, 09:16 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Ken:</font><hr> If it went out the door I would be notified.
<hr></blockquote>I can't help but think that by then, it would be too late.
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