I have a funny story about a lost phone. A few years ago my parents got new counter tops. They are a beautiful blue granite with hints of deep tones and sparkle. They loved their new counter tops except for one problem.
Pebblebee devices received.
My mom would put her phone on the counter face down with it on silent (having a smartphone was new to her too) and then she would have to hunt around for hours because she couldn’t see it and since it was sent to silent, she couldn’t hear it either. The black case on the phone blended right in with the dark colors of the granite!
How often has this kind of thing happened to you? You walk in the door and throw your keys down but forget where, you have a favorite tool that you don’t use every day and can never remember where you put it, or you can never find the tv remote.
All of these things happen to us and it is so frustrating. It’s never fun searching for lost or misplaced things and that’s why I was excited when Pebblebee sent us their Bluetooth trackers for review.
The Pebblebee devices are small and lightweight trackers which you can attach to anything with either a key ring or an adhesive sticker. You can also purchase accessories to make it wearable.
You download the app and connect each Pebblebee device to your phone’s Bluetooth connection. Then you put the devices on the items you don’t want to lose. If you misplace or lose the items, you can use the Pebblebee app to translate the strength of your phone’s Bluetooth signal into an estimated distance from the device. Once you are near the device/lost item you can make the Pebblebee buzz or flash so you can find it.
The app lights up green when you are near the Pebblebee device, yellow when it’s getting further away, and red when it’s even further. It’s a bit like playing hot and cold.
Here’s a look at the app when I had the Pebblebee right next to my phone.
Here’s what the app looked like when I left the Pebblebee in the living room and walked to the other end of our house.
Pebblebee has a range of 150 feet depending on environmental interference. If it is out of range you can look at the location on Google Maps where the device was last seen.
You can also mark the item as “Lost” in the app which allows the entire community of Pebblebee users to anonymously and securely help you find your lost item.
I was fascinated to learn how this works. Once the item is marked as “Lost,” anytime someone with the app passes within range of your Pebblebee you will receive notification with a location pinned on your map.
How amazing is that?!
You can also set Pebblebee to notify you when it has gone outside or back into a specific range. Inf fact, there are a number of different settings in the app.
If it’s your phone that you misplace often, you can use the multi-button feature on the Pebblebee app. Choose “Find My Phone” and press a button to send an audible alert to your phone.
You can also use the button as a remote camera shutter on your phone.
I love that the idea for Pebblebee came about because the founders are two parents who were frustrated by their toddler hiding their things around their home. As a parent I can relate, Kora & Logan aren’t toddlers but they sure do need help finding almost everything!
I recommend the Pebblebee Bluetooth Honey 6 Pack to anyone looking for a way tag, track, and find anything. Just by using adhesive and a key ring, as well as the wearable accessories, it can be attached to almost anything which makes it a fantastic product for anyone and would be a great gift idea as well. Pebblebee is simple to set up, easy to use, and gives you peace of mind knowing it’s there to help you never lose the things they love.
My keys have a carabiner attached and I usually hang them on the dog crate. If they aren’t there, then I go crazy! The PebbleBee sounds like a cool thing.