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January 04, 2013
Stick-N-Find Raises Over $450K for Bluetooth-Based Tracking Technology
By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor
The creators of the Stick-N-Find, a quarter-sized Bluetooth sticker that can be easily attached to your backpack, keychain, remote or any other object you wish to track through your mobile App, have beaten their initial goal of raising $70K for its development on crowd funding platform IndieGoGo.com. In fact, the company divulged that it has raised over $450K since its initiation.
Stick-N-Find enables tracking through a mobile App by turning a user’s smartphone into a radar screen, which can then track up to 20 stickers within a 100 ft. radius. Production of the stickers is already in progress and is expected to be shipping from March 2013. The company will also be showcasing the stickers alongside MeterPlug at CES (News - Alert) 2013.
Inspired by the success of Stick-N-Find, the developers have revealed plans to add new and innovative features to the product, such as a temperature meter, which will give users the temperature of the actual location of the sticker. Stick-N-Find stickers will be available in five colors; black, white, blue, red and purple.
“We are overwhelmed by the amazing supporters who believe in the success of Stick-N-Find and MeterPlug, allowing us to move full-steam ahead with production,” said Jimmy Buchheim, founder of SticknFind, in a statement. “As part of our road to CES, we will also be unveiling an additional product and will be showcasing all at our booth in Las Vegas. After years of developing Bluetooth technologies for the industry, it is exciting to see this kind of momentum and popularity growing for our own products.”
In addition, MeterPlug, which was launched merely a week ago, has already accumulated more than $50,000 towards production. MeterPlug works with existing outlets to send consumption usage and cost data directly to a smartphone App. Using the App, consumers can keep track of electricity usage from wattage and voltage, all the way down to the actual dollar amount spent based on local electricity bill rate.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo