I lose everything. Keys, wallet, even a tent once. How many times have people said “I wish there was some easy way I could locate all the things I lose!” Many products have been released, but they’ve always been loud, bulky, or downright useless. Yearn for a more organized future no more my forgetful friends. The future is here, and it is tiny, optionally silent, and works on bluetooth technology.
The answer to no more lost possessions is StickNFind, an inexpensive solution for tagging and locating electronics, keys, pets, and anything else you frequently lose track of (tents, in my case). A single small, adhesive, bluetooth enabled disk costs $25 and can be attached to any flat surface or key chain. The device runs on a small, replaceable, CR2016 watch battery that is guaranteed to last at least a year.
The device also contains a free phone app that you can use to find your lost treasures through a radar-like interface. As of now, the 100-foot range radar only displays distance, but an update, which is planned to come out before StickNFind is released, will add direction, allowing you to play a fun game of hot and cold while you search for your lost kitten.
The app includes other useful features as well, including alerts that tell you when the StickNFind is out of range. You can also set the device to beep if you leave it behind, meaning that you’ll never forget your precious smart phone at home again.
Developers will be able to create their own apps for the StickNFind as well, allowing them to modify the technology to fit their needs. StickNFind is currently available for pre-order and will be available for retail purchase in March.
As long as I can program the StickNFind’s alert to sound like a distressed R2D2, I’m in.