Misplacing items in the hustle and bustle of our lives is common. We leave our keys in the door, cell phones in taxis
and are always looking for that one remote among the 20 strewn across
the living room.
The StickNFind tabs communicate, using a free
app, with compatible Android or iOS smartphones. Uses are simple; first
is a radar-style method which displays the proximity of the device to
the phone, helping to narrow the search area significantly. Then there
is the geo-fence application, which is an invisible line that when
crossed sends out a notification. The phone is sent a message if the
item is left behind, described as being a Virtual Leash. If the user
walks away from the smartphone itself the Reverse Virtual Leash feature
will engage, prompting the device (perhaps attached to the car keys) to
Priced well, at roughly $25 per module, The StickNFind has a
user-replaceable battery lasting approximately a year. The adhesive
disk can be attached to any flat surface or strung on a keychain/animal
collar/shoelace taking up very little space. The edges around the small
puck can be illuminated and a piesoelectric speaker will provide faint
beeping, to aid in the retrieval of the lost item.
designers of StickNFind are allowing Android users to write their own
programs to be used with this product. One such program is set to be
used by a museum, who plan to place the disks near works of art. When
visitors approach the artwork they will receive a text message
describing that piece.
Currently StickNFind are accepting pre-orders with the first deliveries going out for March 2013.