Stick-N-Find stickers are very cool. They use Bluetooth technology that allows you to find lost items and geo-locate just about anything of yours using your smartphone, so long as it's within a 2,500' radius.
The concept seems so obvious and necessary that, if you're like me, you read that and thought, "Wait, what? We don't have that already?" Well, now we (almost) do. While the stickers started a while back as an IndieGoGo (www.IndieGogo.com) campaign, the official product release of March 2013 is approaching quickly.
The stickers can be stuck to just about anything that you might lose or want to keep track of, meaning the potential for fun and genuinely useful applications is tremendous.
Have an outdoor cat and occasionally realize it's been a long time since you've seen it? Slap a sticker on her collar so you can find her when you're worried. Problem solved.
Helicopter parent? Slap a sticker in your child's backpack, hat, jacket or shoelace charm. Continue hovering from slightly further away.
What about placing a Stick-N-Find sticker on your luggage so you can monitor where and when it will come out of the airport carrousel?
Or popping one on something that latches onto your keychain? (Never lose your keys again? Sounds really, really good to me...)
Learn more at www.Sticknfind.com.
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erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com), a Web design/development studio in Frisco. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.