Bringrr wants to solve the age-old problem of forgetting and losing stuff with a gadget, an app, and a community

Do you tend to speed to your car and hit the road, only to remember you forgot something important at home midway? Bringrr is a nifty invention that does all the item management you think you can handle, but keep messing up when rushing outside. It's a combination of a gadget, a smartphone app, and an online community. The Bringrr gadget attaches to your car's cigarette lighter receptacle and starts searching for specific objects. What makes them specific is that you attached BringTags to them the day before. These are small, dot-shaped bits of plastic that emit a Bluetooth signal which the gadget traces. They last an year and don't need to be charged. So, if you forgot something you need at home, and it has a tag on it, Bringrr will push a notification on your smartphone. And if it's your phone that you somehow forgot to take, Bringrr will alert you with "a friendly flash and sound".

The paired Bringr smartphone app rounds out the product with additional flexibility. For example, you can create a schedule for your tagged items, and the device will search for them only on the days and times you specify. The app also syncs with Apple and Google's calendars, letting you assign a list of items you will need for upcoming events. Furthermore, it can act as a portable version of the Bringrr gadget. You can use the app to track tagged items within a 50-150ft (15-45m) distance.

The final extension of Bringrr is the Bringrr Community. If you think an item of yours is lost, you can mark it as "missing" inside the Bringrr app. If another user gets in range of the item, you will get a notification of its location, completely anonymously. Pet owners can attach BringTags to their animals as well. Or kids, even. The principles carry over.

Bringrr works with cars, smartphones, and Google Glass. The forward-thinking developers have developed a special Glass app that notifies the user, assigns BringTags to items, and searches for stuff. You can see how this will look in the gallery.

Bringrr was funded via Kickstarter. It has reached and outdone its $75 000 goal. If the developers have predicted their pace correctly, the finished product should be shipping this May.

source: Bringrr Kickstarter page via Mashable



1. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i should get one for my dad :)

2. bringrr

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Luis, thanks for the write up. We're excited about the next couple of weeks :) And Dratomic, we partnered with Backerkit to take pre orders. We will be shipping very soon. Much sooner than Father's Day ;) Contact us on Twitter @bringrr We'll point you in the right direction.

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