Smartfinder

  • What does it do?:

    It helps locating misplaced objects.

  • What’s the problem?:

    This gentleman would leave his walking stick in various locations around the house or when out and about, then struggling to remember where it was when he needed it.

  • What our testers liked:

    Set up and opening was fairly straightforward though requires concentration to complete.

  • What our testers disliked:

    Each fob needed a battery inserted and then to be programmed to the transmitter.  These had to be done one at a time, getting easier each time. We noted that removing the batteries and starting again helped when we got confused.  Noise was not very loud or directional, so requires you to move around while continuing to press the transmitter until you can locate the device you are seeking. Attaching the fob to a walking stick was not easy and in use the back came off the fob and the battery fell out. For a walking stick which is in and out the back of the car this may not be the best device.

  • What is interesting:
  • Finding a place to keep the transmitter to ensure it does not get lots would be a good idea.
  • What our testers said:

    This is a nice idea but does not solve the whole problem, only useful for larger items.

  • Manufacturer:

    Smartfinder

  • Approximate cost: £20

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