Treasure Tag mini appears on Nokia's website

Treasure Tag mini appears on Nokia's website
You might recall Nokia's Treasure Tags. Powered by Bluetooth LE, you clip the tag to a valuable item that you wouldn't want to leave the house without. Examples would be your car keys, or your purse. If you start to leave the house without the tagged items, an alarm goes off on your Nokia Lumia phone. If the alarm isn't enough to help you find the item, a HERE map will lead you to it. Four tags can be paired to one Lumia phone, and Nokia previously said that third party apps would allow the tags to work on iOS and Android handsets.

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.
 
The Nokia Treasure Tag mini won't let you leave your house without your important items
The Nokia Treasure Tag mini won't let you leave your house without your important items

The Nokia Treasure Tag mini won't let you leave your house without your important items


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23 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Seems cool, especially if it's coming to Android and iOS, too.

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Cool, i'll buy it and it will work perfect with Windows phone app.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I want it nokia, its too useful for me. Hope it works on android.

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

http://goo.gl/z8zTtq living under rock?

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

"MicrosoftMobileOyjWTF guy" LOL. 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: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This is the kind of pathetic immaturity you have to deal with when fooling with these boobs on PA everyday... Just ignore them.

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Cry me a river....

17. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

ouch !

5. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 257; Member since: May 15, 2013

I love Nokia

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

We all do :)

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Same here

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Me to.

15. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

I love Nokia ...... without MS part.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said very wise I dislike MS WP

21. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 257; Member since: May 15, 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: Apr 16, 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: 6640; Member since: Mar 16, 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: Apr 16, 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. http://www.gainspan.com/products/gs2000 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.

23. dude08

Posts: 7; Member since: May 12, 2014

another new innovation from nokia..

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