If you’re the type of person who spends a few hours a week searching for your car keys, wallet, dog, or other precious belongings, then the BiKN Smart Case and tags for iPhone could save you a whole lot of time.
Equipped with radios that talk to the accompanying tracking tags, the BiKN (pronounced “beacon”) case will ensure that that you’re always connected to the things most important to you — even when they’re down the side of the sofa.
All you have to do it attach one of the tags to an item you’re afraid of losing, and the BiKN case and app will allow you to track its current location, as well as sound an alarm if the tag ventures outside of its predefined range limit.
With BiKN tags attached to your belongings, you should never have a problem finding them again. Unless, of course, you also lose your iPhone.
The only downside I can see to the BiKN is that you must have that bulky case attached to your iPhone. But other than that, this is possibly one of the most useful accessories I’ve seen in a while. The marketing video above is also pretty great.
The BiKN is still in development at this point, so there’s currently no word on pricing, but it’s expected to launch during winter 2011.