Amazon has reportedly invested $250,000 to $500,00 in bluetooth locator company Trackr as part of their $100 million Alexa Fund initiative. Trackr makes a coin-sized bluetooth device that attaches to your easily misplaced belongings, like your keys or wallet, and allows you to locate your items. Trackr uses an app on your phone to cause the lost item to beep so that you can find it. Amazon’s investment means Trackr is building Alexa integration into their product, so you’ll very likely be able to say something like “Alexa, find my keys” to trigger the locating beeps. Since your phone and wallet/keys are often misplaced together, it makes sense to use a non-mobile device like the Amazon Echo or Fire TV to find your lost items.
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