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Nokia “Treasure Tags” to Help You Find Lost Items with NFC

by Todd Haselton | July 29, 2013July 29, 2013 11:00 pm PST


Nokia will soon launch new NFC-powered “Treasure Tags” that will help you hunt down lost items, according to a report from The Verge published Monday. The tags will use Bluetooth 4.0, after establishing a connection using NFC, and will allow you to attach a loop mechanism to a set of keys, for example, so that you can see where they were left using a Windows Phone app – presumably also developed by Nokia.

You’ll be able to launch the aforementioned application to see where the lost item is on a local map, and The Verge said there will even be an augmented reality view to show the lost item through a viewfinder on your phone. Simply boot up the app, look at the map or through your phone’s display, and Nokia will tell you where your keys are. The product will reportedly last 6 months on a single charge.

Nokia has been adding plenty of applications to Windows Phone in order to make the platform more desirable, and this is the next step. The Verge didn’t say when it will roll out, or how much the tags will cost, though NFC is a relatively cheap medium so they should be rather affordable.

The Verge

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Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...