Finding it easy

Published: 11th August 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2013 01:53 PM   |  A+A-


Tile (Around Rs 1,100)

With Tile, you get a small rectangular white tile that can be stuck to, attached or dropped into bags, keys or bikes. Download the free Tile app on your iPhone or iOS device and add up to 10 tiles. If you lose your keys, just touch a button on the app to sound an alert. You can even see how close or far you are from the object. If you report your bike stolen on your app, whenever a person who has tile installed gets close to your bike, you get a notification about the location of your bike. A tile is designed to last a year.

Button TrackR (Around Rs 1,600)

Button TrackR are small, round buttons that you can attach to any object which then can be tracked using your iOS or Android device. Using Bluetooth 4.0, Button TrackR allows for crowd sourced tracking of objects. Using GPS, the app remembers the time and location you got separated from your object. If you leave keys behind, you can track them with your phone, or if you leave your phone behind, you track it with your keys.

StickNFind (Around Rs 3,000 for two)

With StickNFind you choose between six coloured buttons which you can attach to household objects. Since the buttons have a built-in buzzer and light, you can locate your objects even in the dark. Using the iOS or Android app you can use the Radar feature to see the distance between you and your device. The Virtual Leash feature notifies you when your pets are getting too far away from you.

Okoban (Around Rs 1,300 for six tags)

Okoban takes a low-tech approach to the object tracking business. When you register you will receive either some stickers or tags each with it’s unique ID. When you lose your object, say luggage or a phone, all the finder has to do is go to and enter the code which gives them a recovery location and notifies the owner which will eventually return the object to the owner.


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