Nokia develops tag to link wallets and phones

20 February 2014

Nokia has launched a new device that helps to sync customers' wallets and smartphones so that the two never get separated.

Known as the Nokia Treasure Tag, the device can be attached to essential items such as keys or a wallet, and utilises near-field communications or Bluetooth to link to an app on the user's handset.

If the phone and the tag are then separated, a beep alerts the user about what has happened, while a map can also be used to highlight where the missing item was when the connection was terminated.

Up to four different tags can be connected to a single phone, with the option of disconnecting them if an item is deliberately left behind.

Although support is currently only available for the Nokia Lumia, the company is working on compatibility for Android and iOS devices.

 

By Tony Aynsley

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