I first began using the TrackR system shortly after the release of the bravo, specifically because I discovered that TrackR was supported by my beloved Amazon Echo. Since that time, I’ve continued to use my TrackR tags regularly—including the one built into my Keyport—to locate my phone and vice versa.
Last week, I was offered a sneak peak at TrackR’s latest product innovation, the TrackR pixel. These new device tags offer all the same great features as the previous models like the onboard ringer that lets you find your missing device when within its 100-foot Bluetooth radius using the smartphone app, the integrated phone finder button that alternately lets you use the tag to find your phone, a crowd locate feature that can map the location of your TrackR-enabled items based on other users within its range, and, of course, that great Alexa support.
It does all this in a package that is smaller, brighter, and—if you can believe it—more fun. At roughly the size of an American quarter, the TrackR pixel is a diminutive, candy-colored fob that only really stands out when activated, at which point its alarm sound is accompanied by a pulsating LED light show. (Think of it like a portable disco for all your missing stuff!)
Suffice it to say, this is a particular boon for those of us who have been known to drop their belongings in dark parking lots or other dimly lit locales.
The pixel is also powered by a standard coin cell. That means, once it runs out of juice, you simply replace the dead battery with another easily acquired CR2016—giving the tag a longer life and much more flexibility.
Available now in packs of one to 12, ranging from $24.99 for the singles to $149.99 for the full dozen (which is basically like getting six free), the pixel can be purchased via the TrackR web store—just in time for vacation, convention, and hey-which-one-of-those-black-suitcases-is-mine season.
Review and promotional materials provided by TrackR.