Tile just launched “Lost and Found” QR Labels which are essentially a low-tech way to get your stuff back. They’re intended for use on small or perhaps not particularly valuable items like “travel mugs, musical instruments, sports equipment and headphone cases,” the company said. It is the company’s first new product launch since its acquisition by location-sharing service Life360.
Unlike its Tile trackers that let you see where an object is physically located via Bluetooth, the new stickers are effectively a fancy version of an airport luggage tag. Anyone who finds it can scan the QR code to see your contact information and then (if you’re honest) contact you to return the item.
With no tracking or beeping to locate your object, privacy is less of an issue than with Tile trackers or Apple AirTags. That said, you may still be posting your contact information, so you need to make sure the tags never appear in public social media posts, for example. They’re priced at $15 for three sheets of five labels, which is a lot cheaper than the $25 trackers, but $1 for a sticker still sounds like a lot.
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