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Never lose your keys again

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Do you have a knack for misplacing things around the house? Keys, shoes, the TV remote? A recent indiegogo crowd funding project, which raised $931,970 - compared to its $70,000 goal - might be just what you need.

StickNFind, as the project is known, uses 'location stickers' - stickers that are 4.1mm thick and operate using Bluetooth 4.0 - that pair with an iPhone or Android app. The stickers can attach to anything you don't want to lose, and allows you to track the objects - provided they are within 100 feet.

The app lets see how far away the sticker is and make it produce a noise or flash a light. You can also receive an alert if the item goes outside of a certain range. Battery life is said to last about a year, and shipments are expected to begin in March.

Though the device's limited tracking range would make it fairly useless for tracking, say, a stolen bike, it can certainly be a helpful way to find items around the house - like, as StickNFind's site demonstrates, your pet. See their demonstration video for more on how the system works.

Photos: StickNFind

via [The Verge]

— By on February 14, 2013, 8:33 PM PST

Channtal Fleischfresser

Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor Channtal Fleischfresser has worked for The Economist, WNET/Channel 13, Al Jazeera English, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in New York. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure