05 Jan 2015 |
World innovation news |
Information and Communications Technologies
Never Lose Your Stuff Again…
Do you often lose things? According to Tileapp website, a person misplaces 3,000 items a year and then spends another 60 hours a year searching for them.
In 2013, a crowdfunded project named Tile became a success raking in $US 2.5 million from nearly 50,000 people. Tile helps you locate misplaced objects using a smartphone application in a very easy way for only $US 25.
How does it work? You attach this small Bluetooth gadget to anything that you don’t want to lose such as keys. To search for a missing item you simply launch the Tile app to find the missing Tile via Bluetooth when you’re close enough (100 feet or 30 meters), or via a crowdsourced community of users and people that install the app.
The video bellow shows the Tile system in action:
A French company launched a similar project: the Wistiki
You can now choose your favorite!