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A couple of years ago we looked at a tidy little gadget called the Loc8tor Plus, which was designed to ensure that forgetful people didn't lose important possessions. The Loc8tor Plus worked pretty well, but the handset was quite large and resembled something that someone knocked up in their shed. Now however, I have the Loc8tor Lite and it's a definite step forward when it comes to size and design.
The basic premise of the Loc8tor products is to ensure that you never lose your possessions, whether that be keys, phone, pets, children etc. The system is made up of two parts, the Loc8tor handset and the tags - the basic Lite package includes one handset and two tags. The handset can be paired with up to four tags, so extra tags can be bought separately. As I'm sure you've already guessed, the Loc8tor handset will track each of the tags, and more importantly, anything that said tag is attached to.
The tags are very small and light, and thankfully the ones that ship with the Loc8tor Lite are matte black, rather than silver, as seen with the original Loc8tor Plus. It's a small thing, but the colouring does make the tags far more unobtrusive. To pair the tag to the handset you simply place them near each other (ensuring that no other tags are nearby), then select the button that you wish to correspond with that particular tag. From then on, every time you select that tag button, the handset will track that tag.
As well as the Loc8tor handset and tags, you'll also find two keyring bands in the box, making it easy for you to attach a tag to your keys, even if your keyring is large. There's also some sticky pads, so you can attach a tag to any flat surface, and a wall mountable holder for the handset - after all, if you lose the handset, you're not going to get any help finding it!
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