Treasure Tag mini appears on Nokia's website
While the original Treasure Tags measured 30 mm x 30mm x 10mm and weighed 13g, the Finnish based tech firm has introduced the Treasure Tag mini. Mini might be a misnomer for the device, since each tag is 30mm x 30mm, the same size as the original. But at 6.2g, the weight is less than half that of the "full-sized" tag. And the 5.8mm thickness of the Treasure Tag mini is nearly half that of the original unit. The tags have a range of 131 feet and the battery allows for 120 days of standby time.
Those in the states can purchase the original Treasure Tags from Verizon, priced at $29.99 for each one. Pricing and availability of the Treasure Tag mini (WS-10) is unknown at this point.
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source: Nokia via NPU
1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1566; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Seems cool, especially if it's coming to Android and iOS, too.
2. sip1995 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Cool, i'll buy it and it will work perfect with Windows phone app.
3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3649; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I want it nokia, its too useful for me. Hope it works on android.
4. corporateJP (Posts: 2167; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Nokia = innovation.
Too bad you had a pied-piper CEO and a bunch of rats on the board, otherwise you'd still be making great phones...
10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Is it necessary to bring back the history on each and every article and then ruin the article? Whether Elop was a trojan or not, I agreed with his move to WP. Some, like you don't agree. Its ok. Everyone has their own opinions. But lets forget the past and look towards a brighter future of Nokia & MS. :)
13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3649; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Man this guy is a disgrace for nokia fans. A ceo and a company who ruined our beloved nokia, but this MicrosoftMobileOyjWTF guy is supporting them. Pathetic. Brighter future lool
18. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
And you sir are a disgrace to humanity. And what's lool? Did you just fall asleep on the letter 'O' on your keyboard?
19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3649; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
living under rock?
22. corporateJP (Posts: 2167; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
He really should change his name to that, because real Nokia fans have already distanced themselves from Redmond.
This thread got all the Microsoft chimpanzees and orangutans out, even the ones that were hiding up in the trees for a time.
14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3570; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
This is the kind of pathetic immaturity you have to deal with when fooling with these boobs on PA everyday... Just ignore them.
20. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Well said very wise I dislike MS WP
21. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 152; Member since: 15 May 2013)
I actually like WP and will like it even more with 8.1, it's a beautiful and smooth OS. The only downside is the lack of apps but I usually don't download a lot of them.
7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Seems like a nice way to keep track of things within a short distance, i.e. Bluetooth range.
Nokia could make something with a larger range that used ambient wifi and/or GPS for tracking for not much more money. Consider how cheap low end phones are and most of those have wifi/GPS. The tracker doesn't need a screen which will make cheaper to make.
8. sgodsell (Posts: 1715; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
WiFi is no where near Bluetooth 4.0LE for power usage. I remember reading that some were looking into trickle charging devices using ambient WiFi (basically using WiFi that's around us to charge small devices or very slow chargong).
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
BT LE does use far less power, but the price for that is less range. So to find things using BT, you have to wander around your house with your phone and wait for a moment in each part of each room. BT is a fine solution for "things that are close by", but that is just part of the bigger picture of tracking a variety of things, near to far.
There have been a lot of innovations in low power wifi. Gainspan, for instance makes low power wifi chips that support granular power saving modes (standby, sleep, deep sleep) for extended life battery operated products.
As you mentioned, some devices can also "harvest" ambient energy, including wifi. As chips get more efficient and as wireless power distribution microgrids become more commonplace, we will likely see less reliance on larger batteries for device endurance.