So, my friend recently lost all her house keys. Can you believe her neighbor made her call the cops and even changed the lock on her door? Crazy times! Anyway, I got to thinking: there’s gotta be some cool gadgets out there to help find those pesky, ever-disappearing keys, right?
First off, just a heads up, I’m mentioning a few products, but I haven’t personally tried them all. And always double-check if they’re the right fit for you.
Losing keys is such a drag! It’s frustrating for the person, and everyone else scrambling to help. But guess what? There are nifty devices that could save the day! The catch? You gotta put them on your keys before they go MIA.
1. Radio Frequency (RF) Devices: Imagine a gadget you clip onto your keys and when they go into hiding, you click a button, follow the beeps, and bam! There are your keys! A few RF devices to check out:
- FindKey’s Key Finder RF Locator on Amazon: One main device makes the attached receivers beep. But remember, it only works within 30 metres. It’s about $20 CAD, plus shipping.
- Rdeghly’s RF Key Finder at Walmart: Similar concept, with a fun addition of flashing lights. Also works within 30 metres and costs around $30 CAD.
2. Bluetooth Trackers: Got a smartphone? Perfect! These devices pair with your phone. If your keys are playing hide and seek, just use your phone to ring them. Oh, and if your phone’s the one being sneaky, the tracker on your keys can make it ring too. Cool, huh?
- Innway Tag: It’s a Bluetooth tracker the size of a keychain. It’ll show you where it last was when it was near your phone. Costs $23 CAD.
- Tile Mate: Similar to the above, but with a nifty feature – other Tile users can help in the search. It’s like a community-driven treasure hunt! Costs about $30 CAD.
Now, if your keys decided to go on a real adventure, like, outside your home, then we’re talking GPS. But they’re pricier and sometimes come with monthly fees.
- Trackimo 3G Guardian GPS Tracker: This is the Swiss army knife of trackers. It’s got GPS for outside adventures, Wi-Fi for home hideouts, and Bluetooth for when they’re close but still hiding. But, it’s a bit pricey at $220 CAD (with a year of service).
Also, random thought: have you ever considered other ways to keep your keys safe and handy? Maybe that’s a chat for another day!
Till then, may you always find what you’re looking for! Cheers! ???