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$99 Best Buy gizmo lets parents track their kids

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH
  • Star Tribune
  • October 28, 2009 - 11:35 PM

Richfield-based Best Buy is selling under its house brand a tracking device being marketed to parents who want to keep tabs on their kids.

The Little Buddy Child Tracker, $99 plus shipping, "fits easily into a backpack, lunchbox or other receptacle ... so you can check on his or her location at any time using a smartphone or computer."

Specifically, the item's web page says, the device allows parents to establish exact times and locations where their child is supposed to be and then alerting Mom or Dad with a text message if the child leaves the designated area in that time.

Online buyers are finding that the item is on back order, suggesting that Little Buddy's popularity is outstripping supply.

--Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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