StickNFind managed to raise a grand total of $931,970 through IndieGoGo since we first caught up with it, and now it's set to start shipping next week. In case your memory requires a bit of jogging, the quarter-sized disc can help you hunt down whatever it's attached to thanks to a smartphone app that keeps tabs on its distance via Bluetooth. Mobile World Congress also brings news that the miniature homing tags have gotten a redesigned companion application, an extended range of up to 150 feet (ratcheted up by 50) and a tracking accuracy of within two inches. StickNFind is being geared up for an arrival on retail shelves this April, but there's still no word regarding which shops will carry it.
Stick-N-Find Technologies Announces Precision Locating, Extended Range and Future Plans for StickNFind at Mobile World Congress 2013
StickNFind Ships Ahead of Target Ship Date, With Enhanced Features And Completely Redesigned Mobile App
Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA - February 26, 2013 – Today, Stick-N-Find Technologies (http://www.sticknfind.com) held its press conference at Mobile World Congress, making multiple announcements around the production of its popular ultra-small Bluetooth location sticker, StickNFind. Four major announcements included:
Precise Radar Resolution – Enables users to pinpoint stickers within two
inches of its location, using Stick-N-Find's patent-pending algorithms and techniques.
Extended range of up to 150 feet - Achieved with custom designed antenna and a
proprietary mixed non-absorbant plastic casing, enabling expanded reach.
Completely intuitive redesigned, easy-to-use consumer mobile application.
Shipping begins next week – One month ahead of schedule and a first early shipment announced in the crowdfunding industry
"We have been working day and night to make the SticknFind Stickers amazing. Our focus has been on reliability and easy of use. Our goal was the ability to pinpoint the sticker in a large house, without the necessity of the buzzer feature. Our radar resolution now is so high, the App will guide any user within inches from the sticker," said Jimmy Buchheim, CEO of Stick-N-Find Technologies. "Furthermore we have been working very closely with our suppliers, we even produced our first 20,000 stickers in USA, to ensure that we shipped before our promised dates (originally March 31st). It was exciting for us to announce the shipped date for our contributors, but also the new feature-rich easy to use mobile application. New features on the App include the pinpoint location accuracy and extended range of up to 150 feet. We will continue to make improvements on the performance and form factor of StickNFind."
StickNFind made its debut in December 2012 on Indiegogo, with its first showcase at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. StickNFind was one of the top crowdfunded projects of all time on the Indiegogo platform raising more than $930K in less than six weeks.
Other announcements during the press conference included a future-looking retail launch projection for StickNFind in April 2013 (retail partners soon to be announced). In addition, Buchheim announced StickNFind's enterprise application projections for the medical industry, government agencies and libraries for both StickNFind and its longer range device, BluTracker.
To get detailed information on the press conference announcements, you can still view the press conference recording on Stick-N-Find's USTREAM channel, here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/stick-n-find-technologies.