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Exploring the Future of Technology in Berlin

Exploring the Future of Technology in Berlin

It’s been a busy year for us and the past month has been no different. We packed our bags and headed to Berlin to participate in three very exciting events – Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA), ShowStoppers and Future Haus.

Check out some of the highlights from our trip!

Finding your phone has never been easier with Amazon Alexa

Finding your phone has never been easier with Amazon Alexa and TrackR

The future may not be exactly as we imagined it after we watched “Back to the Future Part II”, but one thing we do have are cloud-based voice services. Music, news, food delivery and more are all available at your command thanks to Amazon Alexa.

Alexa can do just about anything, but did you know that your favorite cloud-based voice service from Amazon can help you find your phone?

Man with sneakers and smart wallet

EKSTER will keep you organized and make you cool

Until recently, the modern man had few options if he wanted to carry an elegant, high-tech wallet that could make him feel like James Bond. Luckily for men everywhere, EKSTER® stepped up to create a line of sleek and innovative smart wallets.

Customer story: How Trackr pixel saved me time and money at a car dealership

Customer story: How TrackR pixel saved me time and money at the car dealership

Thanks to our TrackR Insiders community, we have heard first-person accounts of the innovative ways our customers are using their TrackR Item Trackers including placing them on beloved pets, TV remotes – even house slippers!

One of our TrackR Insiders was kind enough to share his story about how TrackR has helped him in his daily life. Check out Bill’s story.

Customer story: How Trackr pixel saved me time and money at a car dealership

After the unsettling experience of losing my keys, I bought a replacement key fob and gave it to the service department to program the fob to my car. Turns out they connected both of my fobs together to a single ring for convenience, and had lost them!

The service manager wanted to just give me two new fobs, but I stressed out a bit, thinking about how long it had taken to buy, cut, and wait for the programming of the new fob, as well as all the other things I had on that key ring!

“I suddenly became calm and said I had a TrackR pixel on my key ring, so I can methodically search the car lot and find my keys.”

Right then, I remembered that I had the new TrackR pixel on the key ring. I suddenly became calm and said that I had a TrackR pixel on my key ring, so I can methodically search the car lot and find my keys.

A service employee went with me – it turns out he owned about six TrackR Item Trackers on different items, but had never interacted with them. As a TrackR Insider, I gave him a few tips, such as checking the batteries every few months and opening the app every few days.

“I had been saved from what would have been a devastating second loss of my key ring within one year.”

As we got to the last area of the lot, I got a signal from the TrackR pixel in a service bay. As I was looking around the area, filled with parts, I tapped the button in the TrackR app to ring the TrackR pixel attached to my keys. I immediately heard the tone, and I found the key fobs buried between the front seats of the truck.

Apparently, the person that moves the cars around the lot had inadvertently dropped them between the seats. I had been saved from what would have been a devastating second loss of my key ring within one year.

I am sure someone would have eventually found my fobs, but being able to find them myself right then, that day and get the programming finished while I was there, felt like a miracle. Looking back, it is hard to describe the elation that I felt that day, when the TrackR pixel’s button turned green on my app.

– Bill J.

9 things to expect your first year of college

9 things to expect your first year of college

One minute you’re at recess playing on the jungle gym with your best friends. The next minute you’ve got your high school diploma in hand and you’re getting ready to head off to college.

Man and woman holding water bottles with TrackR Item Trackers

4 ways to get the most out of your gym time

Ensure real progress towards your fitness goals by following our four simple tips for how to maximize your workout time. Even if you only have half an hour, you can still accomplish a lot.

We Raised $50M In New Funding To Grow The TrackR Community

We raised $50M in new funding to grow the TrackR community

We are thrilled to announce we have secured an additional $50 million in Series B funding led by Steve Murray at Revolution Growth, Foundry Group, Amazon Alexa Fund, DoCoMo Capital, The Glenmede Trust and Bespoke Strategies.