Scosche FoundIT is a Godsend for the Absent-Minded

We all have at least one friend or family member who constantly misplaces things. If you don’t, then it’s you. When I was working in the theatre in college, my unofficial function was to make sure I knew where everyone’s keys were, because invariably they would misplace them and if I didn’t they’d be trapped there for even more hours than we’d already put in. Of course, that was several years ago and technology marches on, so if I were in college today that particular function would be replaced by a gadget. I am actually really good with that…I’ve hit the point where I sometimes misplace my own.

FoundIT by Scosche aims to make it a little easier to keep track of your stuff. What you get is a small transmitter you can clip onto just about anything, that is small enough you can carry it comfortably on your key ring (it’s about the same size as a car remote). If you’re within 100 feet (30.5 meters) of the object you’ve temporarily lost, it will help you track down your item’s location. It can also help you remember not to walk away from whatever it is you seem to always leave behind, giving you either a popup notification or a loud audio alert if you get more than a preset distance away from it. You can also use it to take a GPS snapshot of where your car is parked, so finding it when you’re finished with your marathon shopping trip at the mall or a day at the amusement park with your kids will be a dream instead of a nightmare.

Here’s the catch. It works with an app, and is primarily made for iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. It is also compatible with iPad mini, iPad (4th gen), iPad (3rd gen), and iPod touch (5th gen), but if you have an older model of any of those, or any kind of Android, you’re out of luck. It takes a replaceable coin cell battery which is supposed to last about a year with constant use before needing to be replaced.

FoundIT costs about $50.00 US, and comes with two Bluetooth proximity sensors. The iOS app is free from the App Store (requires iOS 5.1 or higher).


Source: Technabob

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