Internet of all the things: Tiny sensors track easily misplaced objects


The Find My Phone feature for the iPhone is a godsend for those prone to losing their mobile device, but non-web connected items like wallets and bags are nearly impossible to track when left behind.

A new tech startup called Pixie is looking to give traditional products a digital presence with the help of little sensors called “Pixie Points.”


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The Beacon-equipped sensors, which communicate with a smartphone’s Bluetooth technology, are packed into small, thin tags the size of a guitar pick. They can be attached and tucked into whatever needs tracking. This means if you lose your wallet, you’ll be able to power up the Pixie app (for iOS or Android) and see the precise location of where it was when it went out of range (about 150 feet from your mobile device). Read more…

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