Introducing TrackR, the thinnest item-tracking device ever #indiegogo

by Jeff Hilimire on June 25, 2014


I’m a big fan of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And of Uruut, which is an Atlanta Tech Village startup that does a similar thing for non-profits!

One of my good friends just backed a new product called TrackR on Indiegogo and after taking a look, I quickly decided I needed to try this new technology. It’s described as the thinnest item-tracking device ever. Essentially, its a little circular clip that you can put on anything and track where that thing is via your phone.

I asked him to explain why he’s excited about it:

I mostly am interested in the TrackR because of the wide range of possible uses: phones, keys, tablets, laptops, dogs, kids, cars, school bags.

I don’t lose things often (he says while knocking on his desk), but when I do, it drives me crazy.  I see this product and imagine a world where everything is findable!

If only they were waterproof so I could put them on my son’s swim goggles, which are definitely the most lost item in our household every summer!

I’m also a fan of tech gadgetry and Indiegogo in particular – this is the 6th campaign I’ve contributed to, I think – and this happened to be featured most recently in their newsletter, so I decided to give it a try.

Check out more about TrackR, it just might be something you didn’t know you needed!

  • Reader

    That looks too big, there are smaller trackers on Kickstarter.

  • TS

    Please share a link – I would be interested to see some others.

  • RK

    I’ve researched a number of devices like TrackR…which has the better design. The biggest issue is the low Bluetooth range/distance. I’ve heard some folks are trying to leverage RFID, GPS tracking and NFC tech. check out this one — 2500 feet vs 10 to 30 feet.

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