While browsing through hundreds of pre-CES press releases, we stumbled across the Stick-N-Find Bluetooth location sticker. The 0.16 inch ultra-thin stickers are about the size of a ten pence coin and feature Bluetooth Low Energy. The idea is that you stick them to things like keys, TV remote controls and phones. They can even be placed on children and pets. You then use the accompanying free app to display the location of all stickers within range.
“Stick-N-Find Stickers have a range of about 100 Feet, with a battery that lasts for over a year,” said Jon Mitts , Lead Inventor at SSI America (the company behind Stick-N-Find). “Of course you can open up the sticker while it’s still stuck and replace the battery. Stick-N-Find stickers have a buzzer and light so that you can even find stuff in the dark.”
The free iOS /Android app tracks the distance the stickers are from the user’s phone, literally converting the screen into handheld “Radar.” Multiple stickers can be tracked all at the same time with each sticker lit in its position on the Radar Screen. The user can walk in a specific direction while the Radar Screen shows if a sticker location gets closer or farther away. Users can choose between a buzz, flashing lights or both with just a tap on the radar screen.
Other features include a “Virtual Leash” and “Find It” abilities. The Virtual Leash turns on an alarm if a designated sticker moves outside of a selected approximate distance. Different sounding alarms can be designated for different stickered items. The “Find It” feature, great for finding your luggage at an airport baggage claim, will alert you when a stickered item comes into range.
We caught up with the company as they showcased the Stick-N-Find at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Check out this video for a live demo of the product:
You can find out more, and pre-order your Stick-N-Find, at www.StickNFind.com