Motorola Intros Skip – Security for the Moto X

Posted by at 11:48 am on August 16, 2013

SkipMotorola today announced Skip for the Moto X. Skip is an accessory that makes maintaining device security a little easier.

Skip is a wearable, thumb-sized clip that pairs with the Moto X and unlocks it with a tap. The device is paired to the Moto X and set up as a “safe device” with the Touchless Control feature of the Moto X.

Motorola is pitching the Skip as an alternative to using passcodes or PIN locks to secure the Moto X. The Skip comes with three “dots” (NFC tags) that can be placed in spots such as an office, car, or nightstand for easy unlocking. According to Motorola, only Skips that have been paired with the Moto X will unlock it, and they can be unpaired at any time.

The Skip and Skip dots will only be available directly from Motorola.com. Motorola said that they will be included free with Moto X’s that are custom designed with Moto Maker, but only for a limited time.

Motorola didn’t disclose the cost of the skip.

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