August 21, 2014

XY project blows past Kickstarter goal, promises easy tracking of belongings

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XY is a project on Kickstarter that promises to keep track of everything important to you, and it just flew past its funding goal. Introduced with some calculations that’s sure to make you think, XY states that the average person spends 10 minutes a day trying to find lost things.

XY promises to eliminate this as the Bluetooth LE powered tag can be attached to anything you hold important to you and the tag then syncs to your smartphone to help keep track of its whereabouts.

The XY app listens to nearby Bluetooth LE signals.  When the app finds a new tag, it checks our servers see what information about the tag is available to you.  If you are not permitted to see the tag, it will not show up on your list.

XY uses Bluetooth LE so is compatible with any Android device running version 4.3 or above. The project was looking to get $45,000 of backing to make it a possibility and at the time of this post is sitting at $74,029. For just $17 you can back XY and get yourself your very own tag to keep track of your belongings. Check out the Kickstarter page here.