Friday , August 18 2017

Wistiki’s stylish “connected jewels” attach to your keyring, wallet … and pets

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Wistiki, a French company offering a number of item tracking products, showed off its new Bluetooth item trackers at CES Unveiled today.

The company’s new “connected jewels”, crafted by famed designer Philipe Starck, are so named because of the attractive designs in a market where most item trackers carry a basic utilitarian design. There’s three products – “aha” for attaching to pet collars, “voila” for attaching to keyrings and “hopla”, a 3mm-thin tracker designed to stay in your wallet.

Sadly, only the Voila product was on hand at CES Unveiled today, but the company has exceeded their Indiegogo campaign goal with a week left to go.

The trackers themselves connect to your phone via Bluetooth low energy. They’re water resistant, have a 3 years of battery life and a 90db alarm tone that can sound if you’ve lost the device or if it’s moved out of range of your phone. There’s a few colours to choose from if the standard yellow isn’t to your liking, too.

The Wistiki service allows any user worldwide to update the location of a lost Wistiki tracker that comes in range of a smartphone running the app. The app is free to install and use.

For more on Wistiki, check out their Indiegogo Campaign.

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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90db alarm? I don’t think any pet will like that at all.

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There seems to be hundreds of these Bluetooth tracker products. I had the misfortune of buying some a while ago from TrackR. I think the whole concept is flawed as Bluetooth only has a range of approx 10m. So you can only find something if it’s in the same room as you! They talk about crowd GPS but really that’s just marketing hogwash.

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