* I was given Beets Blu to review in exchange for my honest opinion however, I was not monetarily compensated for this post!
My grandmother has been telling me that I would forget my head if it wasn't attached to my head for years. Literally, years. It just seems as if my short term memory of where I placed items has gotten conveniently worst after having Sai. I stumbled upon iFind a few years ago, while they were doing their Kickstarter which proclaimed to be the world's first battery free bluetooth which fell short of delivery and well, expectations. If you are not familiar with iFind, after running multiple ads and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars it was discovered that they were a scam.
I discovered Beets Blu through a friend on Facebook who boasted about the product and asked if I was interested in testing it out. Finally, a real legit company with a product that works. As someone who misplaces their keys EVERY single day no matter where I put them, I was more than ecstatic to try something that would save me time and reduce my stress.
It arrived. Small and cute, it resembled a remote that you would find on car keys. It came equipped with one battery and a single button on the device. There's a slot on the bottom for easy insertion of the battery. There was some skepticism as to whether or not my phone's bluetooth supported Beets Blu programming but I went ahead and received the device anyway. I have an HTC Desire that runs on the Android system but it is not on the list of accepted devices.
After downloading the program to my phone as instructed by the packaging, I maneuvered through the app playing around with the buttons. As soon as I became familiar with the app, it was time to test it out. I attached the Beets Blu device to my phone and instructed my 2 year old to put it in the room (which was a bit annoying because he didn't feeling comfortable moving my stuff as I asked when he does it all the time). Eventually he gave in and tossed my keys into the abyss that is our bedroom and I immediately turned the pager on to find it. The noise is loud and piercing and the device also beeps red when it is being paged. Having that said, it only took me a few seconds to locate it.
The second test, was to go outside and see if the Beets Blu PagerTag would still be helpful if it was out of range. I walked outside and attempted to put the alarm on. However, the app told me I was out of range. This app also comes with an option to store "last seen location" which means the app can show me where the tag was located right before my phone went out of range. Amazing.
I used the Beets Blu on my keys because that's what I misplace the most but honestly, it's so small you can use it on anything. I took a picture next to a samsung charger I have so you can get an idea of the width and length. It's small enough to fit in a pocket or a sleeve and not heavy at all. You could also put this around an animal collar. The possibilities are truly endless. Corey told me that he would be appreciative if it was water proof, that way he could use it in the military. I told him that I would definitely pass that idea along to the makers of Beets Blu since they appear to make other products besides the tag. My only problem with the pager is, you'd be screwed if you lost your phone!
Comment below if you like the idea of using the Beets Blu PagerTag to find your stuff and if you would purchase one for the price of $19.10.