Most of us lose things all the time. And for many of us, we’re always guilty of losing the same thing day after day – our phone, our wallet, our keys, the checkbook – and it’s incredibly frustrating. There’s not many other ways to have a morning become more stressful than when you can’t find what you need to get out the door in the first place. And it doesn’t seem to matter what we do to avoid losing the things again in the future, because we always lose them again; and it’s usually by the next day after we’ve sworn to keep better track of them.
But a new iFind device might have all of us keeping a whole lot better track of all of our most-needed possessions. As I’ve said many times before, Kickstarter is a great place to find all kinds of wonderful up-and-coming gadgets, and the iFind is close to the top of the list right now. In fact, it’s already nearly met its goal eight times over. So, what is iFind? It’s a really simple and straightforward idea – little bluetooth tags that are placed on important items that will sound an alarm when you’ve misplaced them.
Never Lose Your Keys Again!
iFind works with both Android and iOS, and once you pair a tag with your phone, you can name the tag, and attach it to whatever you want to keep track of. It doesn’t matter, you can stick it on your keyring, your iPad, your wallet – whatever you want! And since it recycles electromagnetic energy within the tag itself, there is no battery that ever has to be charged. (That’s a good thing too, as chargers seem to be another one of those things always getting misplaced). The iFind tags will find all of your items within a 200 foot range.
There’s also a “rope” feature which will alert you if a certain item, such as your keys, has gotten out of that range. And, besides finding everything with an attached tag, the tags can also help you find a lost phone – all you have to do is shake a tag and your phone will sound an alarm.
If you’d like to make sure to get one of these before they’re full price, you can invest in their Kickstarter campaign here.
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