We have been seeing more and more technology use smartphones in different ways. There have been some really successful products that improve life and then there have been the ones that should never be spoken about again. There have been phone cases that claimed to make your iPhone completely impervious to water but the second you spilled your beer on it, your phone immediately stopped working. We had the toilet paper holder that had Bluetooth speakers built into it when you wanted to belt out a Whitney Houston tune while on the throne (terrible idea). Other ideas that should be forgotten was the flex band that simply wrapped around your cell phone (blocking half the screen) and tried to tell you it was actually a wallet. Somebody created an actual steering wheel mount that you could place a smartphone into so you could keep the phone in view while driving (I think that is the actual definition of distracting the driver).
We don’t want you to think that all is bad. There have been some great inventions in recent history and we stumbled onto one called StickR TrackR. We featured one of their other products not long ago but StickR TrackR offers some very unique opportunities to those that have a penchant for losing stuff. The device itself is almost the exact same size as a quarter which allows you to place it with just about anything. If you lose the item you have attached StickR TrackR to, you can actually open their app and see where on the map was the last place you had it. If you’re in range of the StickR TrackR, you can actually activate an alarm within the app that will create a very loud beeping to make it easier to find. That two way communication works both ways because if you lose your smartphone and the TrackR is in range of it, you can press the button on StickR TrackR to activate a ringer on your phone (even if on silent).
It should make finding the item much easier around the house but what about when you lose it out in the cruel world? They have answered that question with crowd sourced tracking. Basically, if anybody else with a StickR TrackR walks by your sensor that was paired with your smartphone, you will be alerted to its location via GPS. What we’re trying to say is that if everybody in the world bought StickR TrackR, we would never have to worry about losing anything ever again. The idea of crowd sourced tracking is very cool and an awesome new addition that users will find very helpful. We tried out the StickR TrackR and loved how it was able to work and the crowd sourced tracking worked well too. Click here for image source and where to purchase the StickR TrackR.