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Keeping Track of Your Things Has (Long) Gone High-Tech


Probably because those are high-tech or valued things you want/need to keep track of.

A few weeks ago I wrote about Tile, a upcoming device and technology that you place on a keyring, in a backpack, purse, jacket, etc., or attach to a object and it helps you keep track of or locate misplaced or lost items.

hipkeyimg2Around the same time I discovered Tile™, I discovered hipKey™. Like with Tile, hipKey helps you track an item using an iPhone app, but hipKey has a few added features. One of which is that, as your iPhone can find hipKey, hipKey returns the favor and can find your iPhone.

hipKey works with Bluetooth technology, tracking up to a range of 164 feet (50 meters) and has a design similar to a round car fob.

You can set the hipKey to sound an alarm if the distance from it and your iPhone exceed a set range. Short (2-5m), medium (15-20m) or long (30-50m).

This is great for those times if you set your iPhone down somewhere and forget to pick it back up as you leave (I know you’ve never done that). Or, as what happened to me, my iPhone unknowingly dropped out of my pocket. You don’t realize until you reach for it, that you don’t have it. With that scenario, it could have been anywhere. Luckily, I was at a friends home when this happened and my iPhone was located. A distance setting of hipKey would have almost immediately notified me that my iPhone was ‘missing’.

The same goes for things you value the most. Loved ones who may wander off as soon as your eye is turned.

hipKey has a few more features that you might like, and it isn’t the only proximity tracker for iPhone use on the market. Find the one that works for your needs and your budget.

hipkey sells for $79-$99 on Amazon and at your local Apple Store.



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