A Bluetooth Tracker like an AirTag but cheaper.
I know I am not alone in wondering how people survived before smartphones. As a Xennial, born into an Analog world, I had the luxury of growing up alongside the tech revolution. I can remember maps, lost keys, books, and filling time with one’s imagination. My children have asked how people used to navigate. How did they pass the time? I have stated several times that people survived just fine without the tech. However, this does not mean that technology has not solved problems and made life much easier.
One piece of tech that has truly helped reduce stress within my family has been the keyring tracker. I remember asking my wife where she left her keys only to spend precious time hunting them down. I would like to think back and imagine that the scenario was a rarity. It was a common enough occurrence that I became a keyring finder early adopter and sampled various types. With the release of the Apple AirTag in April of 2021 and the integration with the Find My feature, I thought that I had found the holy grail of trackers. Imagine my excitement when I found a device that provided easy pairing, Find My integration, and saved some money.
The Atuvos Bluetooth trackers arrived in a 4 1/4 inches wide by 3 inches tall by 1/2 inches thick retail package. The avocado-green ATUVOS product name was listed at the top left corner of the sterile-white cover panel. Along the bottom edge of the panel, you will find a vibrant blue Bluetooth 5.2 icon, and the green/black “Works with Apple Find My” icon. The main showcase of the panel was the 1 1/2 inches tall by 2 inches wide image of the Atuvos trackers.
The grey edge provided a bit of contrast with the cover but the etched product name proved difficult to see due to the color choice. A grey or off-white background color would have been a superior choice to display the white-colored trackers. Despite the limitation, the cover provided a good impression of the key ring, activation button, etched product name, and approximate size of the…