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Gadgets: Find Your Lost Motorcycle Gear The Easy Way

10
December
2012
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Gadgets Bluetooth
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for my helmet, my motorcycle gear, and often enough my gloves. I'm sloppy, and when I finish my ride, I don't really pay attention where I deposit things. And that's just my motorcycle gear .... I tend to "misplace" stuff all the time.

Stick N Find

Stick N Find
Technology to the rescue. Currently a project in Indiegogo Open Indiegogo in a new window (they are currently close to fully funded, but help crowd-fund this to the end), StickNFind Open StickNFind link in a new window is a very small device, the size of a button or quarter, that is stuffed with some very handy electronics.

The electronics have several functions; Bluetooth transmitter/receiver, LED and buzzer, and it can be stuck onto virtually any surface. Surfaces like keys, helmets, dogs/cats, backpacks, gloves ... you name it.

Stick N Find
Once you've stuck the self-sticking device onto whatever you want (you can do many of them, though they do recommend a maximum of 20 "buttons"), you use your smartphone (iPhone or Android) to "hunt" down your lost "button".

Using your smartphone, you scan the area, and in the radar screen of your phone you can get closer and closer to the lost object.

Multiple phones can be used to track down devices, but only one smartphone can command it.

Once you're close, you can make the device light up, and buzz. Simple. Easy to find any object.

Stick N Find
But that's not all (this sounds like a shopping TV channel). You can also set the device as a "Virtual Leash". Tell your phone which buttons needs to be kept on a leash, and when a button (and its attached object) go out of range (typically a maximum of 10 meters), your phone will go into alarm, notifying you that your object is on a walkabout (or more likely it's being stolen).

This way you can keep an eye on your stuff when attending a crowded event without having to eyeball your stuff all the time. Great for travelling with luggage.

But that's not all you can do with the StickNFind. You can also let your phone tell you when your object comes in range again.

Like what the inventors say in their web page, place the button on your partner's car, and when the car or motorcycle drives into the driveway, you get notified that it's time to quickly tidy up the place (or put your clothes on if you get my drift).

In other words a very handy piece of technology that can really make your life easier.

Currently the plans are to sell 2 Bluetooth buttons for US$49,95, with progressive discounts for larger volumes (there's even packs planned for companies). They plan to start delivering the buttons on March 2013.


Click here to access the StickNFind page at Indiegogo Open Indiegogo link in a new window (and help finish the funding for this project, there's also a video explaining the device)

Via: Indiegogo



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