1 September 2015

Where are my keys? Beets BLU Key Finder Review

I have one little light-fingered toddler in this house. She frequently pilfers through my bag in search of fun things to play with. A wide variety of things go regularly missing, such as my sunglasses, wallet, umbrella and scarf. 

My keys are her favourite object to pilfer and hide. I have found them in so many different places - in the nappy bag, on her pram, on her dolly's pram, in her toy box, under the table... And out of all places, in my husbands bag, not mine. (I have to be honest though, even without the help of my little toddler girl, they would regularly go missing... Messy bugger right over here!).  

Oh the countless of times I've looked for my keys, trying to get to work on time, and ended up leaving without them, in the hope that either my husband or a friendly neighbour with a spare set of our keys is home. So when I got a Beets BLU Key Finder for myself, I was pretty chuffed. No more hopeless reconnaissance missions, no more knocking on doors.    

Beets BLU key finder pager tag


As a key finder it worked perfectly. You download an application, connect your smart phone with your key finder tag (which is obviously attached to your keys), press a button, and find the beep. Easy-peasy. I could even get the beep from another room at the other end of the house (although, mind you, it's not exactly like we live in a huge mansion). 

You can also use the Pager Tag as a remote control for your phone, so play music, or take pictures remotely. I thought this would be perfect to find your phone if you lose it (but can still find your keys), however, it only work if the application is open on your phone. We usually turn it off to conserve the mobile phone charge.  

I did find it a bit tricky to find all the functions at first - there are usage tips within the application menu options, but not very comprehensive. I was able to work out the key finder function (very easy), the remote control option (slightly more complicated but fairly straightforward), but couldn't work out how to use the  proximity warning and the regional system (which would tell you if the tag is moved outside a certain region - suggested to be handy for monitoring your purse, pets, children, or even bags on the airport). 

One thing (as a mum of a toddler who likes to eat random stuff, sigh) I was concerned is that you can easily pull out the battery compartment which contains a small lithium battery. For my peace of mind I wish the battery compartment was screwed on. For households with older kids or just adults this obviously is not a concern, and I can see the benefits (for them) of the easy access to the battery. 


Beets BLU key finder pager tag
 Actual hidey holes I've found my keys in... Toddlers!


Overall, I thought the Beets BLU Pager Tag it is a great key finder, and has some other cool functionality too, but perhaps best suited to households with older kids / no kids due to easy-to-open lithium battery compartment. 

So tell me, are you as hopeless with your keys as I am?


*Thanks Beets Blu for sending me a Pager Tag for a review








14 comments:

  1. Hi, just wanted to note that you were mentioned in one of the most popular Youtube "celebrity" blogs "Sprinkle of Glitter" as one of the amazing blogs this month :) http://sprinkleofglitter.blogspot.fi/2015/08/amazing-advertisers-august-2015.html Congrats, proud of a fellow Finn!!

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    1. Thank you :) Oh, Louise has written such a sweet description of my blog, it was really lovely to read that :)

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  2. This is such a genius idea! I'd love to get one as I'm forever misplacing my keys <3

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    1. Yeah, I was pretty impressed by this one :) It was great to test out this gadget!

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  3. This sounds like such a great idea....My fella is always losing his keys. It may be an idea for him x

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    1. Ha ha, maybe a Christmas present :) Or just a present for the sake of it :)

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  4. I'm glad to hear it works - sounds like a fun gift idea for someone #triedtested

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    1. Yeah definitely, I might get these for some family members too :)

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  5. What a great idea! Reminds me of those of those key rings you used to get which beeped if you whistled!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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    1. That would be handy too! I never had those, I suppose this is the high-tech version of them :) Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Oh we have this and its one of the best items we own - saves us from scouring the house for keys small fingers ahve misplaced! Such a lovely read! Thanks for sharing! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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    1. I read your post :) I thought it was really interesting to see what you thought about it, and we were in pretty much agreement over most of the point :) And thanks :)

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  7. I have something similar - Lapa (lapa-app.com) - and I love it! It's a bit smaller than this one and definitely makes for a prettier keychain so I'd recommend it. :)

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    1. Cool, thanks for recommending it :) I've got my key ring now so won't need another one, but sure good to know what it out there :)

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