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The simplest way to find lost or misplaced items

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 3, 2017, 11:57 am IST
Updated Jan 3, 2017, 11:59 am IST
Start-up TrackR unveils new tracking devices, Alexa-compatible home-mapping plugs.
The company's TrackR Bravo.
 The company's TrackR Bravo.

US-based start-up TrackR has unveiled a range of new tracking devices including the TrackR Pixel and TrackR Wallet 2.0 ahead of CES 2017. With the aim to prevent customers from losing their things permanently, the new products work with TrackR’s recently announced Atlas which allows customers to locate items.

TrackR comes in a plastic casing and is available in nine different colours with an LED light to make it easier to find in the dark. It contains a diameter of 26 millimeters and a thickness of 5 millimeters and is priced at $24.99.

 

TrackR Pixel.TrackR Pixel.

Meanwhile, the TrackR Wlalet 2.0 with a thickness of merely 2 millimeters is described as the thinnest tracking device in the market. It is priced at $29.99.

TrackR Wallet 2.0TrackR Wallet 2.0

Both the devices work with the recently announced Atlas, which is a Bluetooth-enabled Wi-Fi wall plug that serves as the main hub for locating all items connected to a TrackR device.

Users simply need to attach TrackR’s devices to important items such as keys and wallets. Following which, tracking these items from a distance of up to 100 feet through Bluetooth becomes easy. Outside of this range, TrackR’s technology relies on a crowd-sourced network of TrackR products to locate the missing items.

 

The TrackR Atlas also supports Amazon’s Alexa. This allows users to issue voice commands to their smart speaker in order to locate a misplaced item.

Pre-orders for the TrackR Atlas have started and shipping is expected to begin in the coming months.

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