Never lose track of your stuff with Pixie, the ultimate lost and found system
posted by John V. / Feb 07, 2015, 8:51 AM
It happens to even the most organized of people. You know, you wake up in the morning and struggle to find the television remote. Quite simply, sometimes it escapes our memory as to where we last placed it – or it’s merely the early wake up that’s preventing our memory from recalling. In any case, there’s a solution that this company, Pixie Technology, believes is the perfect solution in keeping track of all that matters in our lives.
Utilizing its proprietary Location of Things Platform, Pixie is a new technology that allows users to instantly discover various toys, gadgets, and all sorts of other things that we sometimes lose track of. Essentially, it’s a platform that allows us to quickly seek out missing things – like that remote in the morning, the house keys, and even something such as your smartphone. Keeping track of things will never be the same again once you’ve experienced Pixie!
So, how does It work you ask? Well, you basically sticker these smart tags called “Pixel Points” that work in conjunction with the dedicated Pixie app to instantly sync the location of your various affixed devices. Using sophisticated triangulation technology, you can use the mobile app to show you exactly where these affixed devices are located, which have a range of up to 150 feet – though, indoor coverage is more in the 30 to 50 feet range.
On top of just being able to track down missing or misplaced items, Pixie even throws in a useful feature for users that allow them to create and manage individual Pixie Point tags. In particular, you can set the Pixie Point tag attached to your carry-on luggage to remind you about carrying certain things – such as your passport, charger, laptop, and much more. Interestingly enough, these smart tag Pixie Points have a battery life of approximately 18 months of usage.
Thanks to Pixie, you’ll be able to better track of the things that are important to you. Sometimes we’re able to recall and track down things on our own, but in other instances, it just escapes our mind – causing us to sniff them out for an undetermined period of time. For those of you wondering, Pixie Points are currently available for pre-order, with an expected shipment for summer 2015. Costing $39.95, it includes 4 Pixie Points that can be attached to your precious items.
PIXIE ANNOUNCES PRE-SALE OF WORLD’S FIRST LOCATION SOLUTION FOR CONSUMERS; NOW ACCURATELY LOCATE, PROTECT, AND ORGANIZE LIFE’S EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS Pixie Technology Creates a Precise Digital Map of Tagged Objects Based on Innovative Location of Things Platform
LOS ALTOS, CA – February 3, 2015 – Beginning today, everyone is able to organize life’s moving parts, by giving a digital identity to the things that matter in their lives thanks to Pixie Technology™. Pixie makes all those things instantly discoverable – down to inches – and by doing so, is the first to make location an exact science.
It’s easy and foolproof for consumers to introduce Pixie into their lives. The simple, affordable, and secure solution includes the magical Pixie Points™ and the Pixie dedicated app. The Pixie Points are smart tags that easily affix to everything from the keys, wallets, and remotes – to a toddler’s favorite toy, pet, drone, or just about anything else.
How it Works: The Pixies talk to each other and then sync to the Pixie app which performs sophisticated triangulation visible only to the rightful owner. This "Location Engineering” breakthrough is manifested in an augmented reality display on the smart phone where an X marks the spot, even if it’s on the other side of a wall or buried under a cushion. And, it’s completely private, so no one can see the tagged items other than their rightful owner.
The same technology enables Pixie users to create and manage individual kits; for example, a travel kit could include a passport, laptop, charger, and pills. Users are notified when they leave with an incomplete kit.
Thanks to its Location of Things (LoT) platform, Pixie offers immediate and broad utility for every household, whether a busy family with kids, frequent travelers, messy college students, seniors, or hobbyists with expensive equipment. And it’s an open platform – developer tools (SDK/HDK) will be available to those who want to innovate on the platform, so the same Pixie Points will be getting more and better apps.
“We’ve created an innovative and secure platform that links the physical world to the digital world in a way that has never been done before,” said Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, CEO and co-Founder of Pixie. “We all own more sophisticated and expensive possessions that we depend on, while we’re increasingly on-the-go and are multi-tasking more than ever. Pixie uses sophisticated technology to create a simple and effortless solution to life’s moving parts that is universally beneficial no matter the age or lifestyle.”
Pixie Points and Pixie App: At the heart of the solution is the Pixie Point: a small, affordable, beautifully designed smart tag. Each Pixie Point contains an innovative signaling technology which allows the tags to communicate with each other and with the Pixie app.
Pixie Point by the Numbers: • Size: 47mm x 35mm x 3.2mm • Range: Up to 150 feet. Typical indoor performance 30-50 feet • Accuracy: Within 1 foot • Lifetime: 18 months in typical usage
The Pixie App does three things magically: • Locate: Quickly, accurately, and easily locates things with unprecedented precision via a digital map of items. Line of sight is achieved using augmented reality • Protect: Pixie creates a virtual “zone” that protects anything within it, even on the move. If the user were to leave without the Pixified object, they are automatically notified • Organize: Pixie transforms any ordinary piece of luggage, purse, camera case, car, or diaper bag into a “Smart Kit” by allowing users to create customized lists of items that should always be together and by alerting them if one of those items is missing (in which case it can be easily located)
Purchase Details: ● Pixie Points are available for pre-sale order at www.getpixie.com ● Pixie Points are scheduled to ship summer, 2015 ● Sold in an essentials pack including: 4 Pixie Points, adapters for key chain/pet and curved surface ● At pre-sale: 39.95 for one pack
About Pixie Technology Inc. Pixie Technology™ is the creator of the Location of Things (LoT) technology platform that makes location an exact science by allowing anyone to create a digital map of their things on the fly. Pixie uses beautifully designed tags called Pixie Points™ to establish a personal digital map of all tagged items to help users locate lost items within inches.
Pixie Technology is a privately held global company with offices in Los Altos, Boston, and Israel, funded by top tier VCs Spark Capital, Cedar Fund, OurCrowd, and private investors. Learn more at www.getpixie.com.
Never lose track of your stuff with Pixie, the ultimate lost and found system
you don't seem to get the point of it. It's for everyday used things that you might forget where you kept them.
It's not like you are going to wrap your wife's diamond necklace in a pixie sticker and tag it so that you can store it in a hole in the wall!
"Ok kids, before we go to the zoo do you have your stickers?"
Not as secure as taking the kids to the vet and getting them tagged, but it makes for a less awkward conversation if the police are involved.
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