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Bluetooth-Enabled Stickers Helps Find Lost Items

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Locate misplaced items with ease.


StickNFind is raising funds to in order to allow consumers to stick Bluetooth-enabled stickers on practically everything for straightforward retrieval. 

The stickers are equipped with Bluetooth low-energy technology, with its size equal to that of a quarter, while its weight is under an ounce.

A user has to slap a sticker on anything and then use the accompanying application to see where it's exactly located. Each tag features both sound and light that can be triggered separately.

The StickNFind app itself effectively operates as a radar or, alternatively, it can send users an alert when an item comes into range. In addition, it can also deliver a warning when an item goes out of range. Should the project be fully funded, the app will be available for both iOS and Android devices that supports Bluetooth Low Energy.

However, despite its intriguing premise, the app can only tell an item's proximity, not direction. Subsequently, users will have to walk around until the signal gets stronger. Another disadvantage is the fact that the stickers aren't waterproof.

Each sticker utilizes a replaceable watch battery, with the estimate battery life said to be a year with 30 minutes per day of average use.

StickNFind has a goal of $70,000 goal Indiegogo in order for the product to enter full production. Those interested can pledge $35 for two stickers, while the highest pledge level is $150 for 10 stickers. As it's flexible funding campaign, any money earned will go the company even if the goal isn't reached.

 

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    assasin32 , December 3, 2012 1:43 AM
    I can see someone slapping one of these on their dogs collar once they laminate it or something to make it waterproof.

    Depending on the range and cheapness I can see myself buying a few just for laughs and hiding them inside my friends airsoft guns/gear when we go airsofting on a friends very large property (were talking several acres in the middle of nowhere) so I can get a proximetry alert to how close their are. Cheating FTW, just wonder how long it take before they catch on.
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    Devoteicon , December 3, 2012 1:14 AM
    Yeah, no one is gonna abuse this.
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    milkywayer , December 3, 2012 1:27 AM
    also, $35 for two stickers is a lot. i'd consider buying this if it was like $10 for two.
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    assasin32 , December 3, 2012 1:43 AM
    I can see someone slapping one of these on their dogs collar once they laminate it or something to make it waterproof.

    Depending on the range and cheapness I can see myself buying a few just for laughs and hiding them inside my friends airsoft guns/gear when we go airsofting on a friends very large property (were talking several acres in the middle of nowhere) so I can get a proximetry alert to how close their are. Cheating FTW, just wonder how long it take before they catch on.
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    mrmez , December 3, 2012 1:56 AM
    Cool story, bro.
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    nukemaster , December 3, 2012 2:13 AM
    Never loose your TV remote again :) 
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    JOSHSKORN , December 3, 2012 2:26 AM
    milkywayeralso, $35 for two stickers is a lot. i'd consider buying this if it was like $10 for two.

    Yeah, $35 to put a sticker on something that costs $20?
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    tacoslave , December 3, 2012 2:46 AM
    JOSHSKORNYeah, $35 to put a sticker on something that costs $20?

    Two words "Car keys"
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    Hellbound , December 3, 2012 2:51 AM
    I'm actually going to be purchasing this because I have a lot of computer equipment that has grown legs in the past.. This sort of thing can easily be hidden in a case, under psu - you name it.
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    joytech22 , December 3, 2012 2:56 AM
    tacoslaveTwo words "Car keys"


    Well, it would only be good if they came in keychain form.
    I expect a bluetooth device to be fairly fat especially with a watch battery inside it.
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    eklipz330 , December 3, 2012 3:40 AM
    100 feet? how sticky is it? i'd stick it everywhere
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    pliskin1 , December 3, 2012 4:37 AM
    This is good for those who are always losing things.
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    Antimatter79 , December 3, 2012 6:12 AM
    Rookie pimps across America rejoice. No longer searching dark alleys for your missing hoes.
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    Cryio , December 3, 2012 6:45 AM
    OH MY GOD. I ALWAYS WANTED something like this. I hate loosing my phone, keys, favorite pen, usb cables, etc etc.

    It would make life so much easier.
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    becherovka , December 3, 2012 8:19 AM
    My wife need 50 of these :p 
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    ochentay4 , December 3, 2012 10:06 AM
    I want one for my cat. I like that it is not really expensive. I wonder if there are similar cheap alternatives.
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    gtvr , December 3, 2012 11:27 AM
    In 5 years, maybe these will be a buck each online. This is a great idea. Car keys, remote are both waiting for one of these.
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    stingray71 , December 3, 2012 12:50 PM
    Perfect for my wife's purse. God, the time I could save helping her look for that stupid thing.
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    unoriginal1 , December 3, 2012 4:45 PM
    assasin32Depending on the range and cheapness I can see myself buying a few just for laughs and hiding them inside my friends airsoft guns/gear when we go airsofting on a friends very large property (were talking several acres in the middle of nowhere) so I can get a proximetry alert to how close their are. Cheating FTW, just wonder how long it take before they catch on.


    And then you can truly live up to your Toms hardware screen name ;) . Would be funny to see this. :) 
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    Anonymous , December 4, 2012 4:20 AM
    Are they safe - sure if you have to pair them with your device first perhaps. They would only be locatable up to about 30' It's bluetooth, not wireless or 3g or something. Good idea yes, hard to market for more than 10.00 each - very. Would I buy, not yet.
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    AntiZig , December 4, 2012 12:30 PM
    CryioOH MY GOD. I ALWAYS WANTED something like this. I hate loosing my phone, keys, favorite pen, usb cables, etc etc.It would make life so much easier.

    you would need your phone in order to find it...