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Chipolo: Never lose your keys again

Do you tend to misplace and forget where you left your stuff? Chipolo offers a creative new solution for the forgetful. It is a small device which uses Bluetooth to locate missing items. This allows the device to wirelessly connect to virtually any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Simply attach a Chipolo to items you want to track like your car or home keys, backpack, wallet or heck - even your pets and children!

With Chipolo’s free mobile app, which is currently available for both iOS and Android devices, you can easily locate the tagged items. You can use multiple units, with each one assigned to a particular item you care about so there’s no need to worry about losing or misplacing anything ever again. 

Here’s how it works. Say, for instance, you are looking for an object you’ve attached a Chipolo to. All you need to do is use the app on your mobile phone to make the Chipolo beep. Pretty neat, huh? But what if it’s your smartphone that’s missing? No problem, just shake the Chipolo and it will make your phone buzz. The device has a range of up to 60 meters (200 feet) and can last up to six months.  In addition, the location of your Chipolo is saved on a map so you can see where the item was last “seen” by your smartphone.

Visit www.chipolo.net for more details.

About the author: Brad Parsons is the owner of Sticky Consulting, an Internet marketing & web consulting company based in Kelowna.

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