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Gadget review: TrackR Pixel can be a find for lost items

TrackR Pixel is a coin-sized Bluetooth tracking device

TrackR Pixel is a coin-sized Bluetooth tracking device paired with an app to help you find items. Credit: TrackR Inc.

NAME TrackR Pixel

WHAT IT DOES This tracking device helps make sure that you’ll never lose your car keys or TV remote again.

COST $24.99; accompanying app download is free (compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up)

WHAT’S HOT If you’re like us, you’ve spent many a morning on a scavenger hunt for car keys or eyeglasses that have suddenly gone MIA. Putting an end to those stressful searches makes the TrackR Pixel a real find. Using the double-sided adhesive that’s provided, attach the device to an item you want to track. Then download the app and also check your phone’s settings to ensure that Bluetooth is on. Then simply click on the ringer icon on the app whenever you want to locate the item being tracked (the TrackR on the lost device will ring and light up).

You can attach TrackR Pixel to your car to find it in a crowded parking lot, your pet’s collar, wallet, purse or more. If you lose your phone, tap on the TrackR pixel and the phone will ring.

WHAT’S NOT Bluetooth has to always be running in your phone’s background, which can drain its battery.



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