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Coin-shaped device helps track wallets, keys, phones and more

07 January 2020
The Chipolo One can help to find car keys, phones, toys and more. Source: Chipolo

At CES 2020, Chipolo will expand its line of tracking devices with the Chipolo One, a coin-shaped device that can be attached to valuables like wallets, keys, phones, children’s toys and more in order to locate them.

The chip has a new feature for out-of-range alerts that notifies users when they have moved too far away from objects that are attached to the tracking device.

Available in six colors and with a companion app for both iOS and Android, the Chipolo One uses Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology to connect to a smartphone where the alerts come to users. The range is about 200 ft with out-of-range alerts that can be triggered anywhere between 30 m and 1 km, Chipolo said.

The gadget includes a replaceable battery that can last up to two years, a loud 120 dB ring, unlimited sharing of the device for items such as car keys, tracking of the item where it was last used and voice control to ring the Chipolo One using Amazon Alexa or Siri.

Chipolo has been bringing its tracking devices to CES for the past few years. Among other items, the company debuted a card that can be placed in a wallet to track it via Bluetooth.

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