Product: Stick N Find
For people who are constantly losing their Kindle, keys, pet, wallet, iPad, or any other important or expensive thing, the Stick N Find is bound to be your new favorite product. Want to page your wallet? Me too. Here's how.
The Stick N Find is easy to set up. Simply download the app, place the stickers (without the backing removed) right next to your phone, and pair them with your device. It says to hold them "super close" and honestly, it paired most quickly when I just dropped the buttons on top of my phone. Then, I simply paired each button with my phone via Bluetooth. Key tip here: you MUST keep your bluetooth on for this device to work.
The standard kit comes with black buttons and black key fobs, but for people who want other colors, there are five other options, including pink, red and white. Any button should pair the same way, no matter the color.
Next, I chose to name the buttons according to what I was sticking them to. This isn't required, but it will make your life easier later, because everything is tracked by its name within the app. The app is your central hub for utilizing the buttons, so make sure you've got the most up to date version whenever you're trying to use it.
The radar feature within the app is totally bizarre and not super logical. In my tests, it was difficult to determine how the app was measuring distance, so it was unclear whether I was a few feet or a few inches away from the item I was seeking.
Easily the best feature of the Stick N Find is the "Page It" function. The little button beeps and a small blue light on the side lights up when the button is being paged. For my tests, I tried the paging from two rooms away and one floor away, and could easily hear the beep in both tests. In addition, the light was bright enough to be noticeable in a dark room.
After testing the buttons out on my iPad and my keys, I decided to see how tough it would be to remove the stickers and restick them to another device. The 3M tape was still really sticky after two removals and resticks, but the third attempt was noticeably less tacky. However, I was also pleasantly surprised that there was no residue on my devices after removal.
Pros: Easy to set up. Loud paging feature makes it easy to hear the beep from many rooms away. Bluetooth means it's easy to see when it's connected. Light feature on the button is helpful in dark spaces.
Cons: Price. It's $49.99 for this kit, and then each additional sticker comes in 2 packs for an additional $49.99. The basic enterprise sticker is really thick and not great for small items, because it sticks far off the device.
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(Image credits: Elizabeth Giorgi)