CES 2006: Loc8tor – the Bond-style tracking device

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If you want to keep track of something – or indeed someone – you might want to take a close look at the Loc8tor, a new device that uses "James Bond style" tracking of miniaturised tags the size of a postage stamp.

The Loc8tor has two modes. The "Locate" mode tracks any tagged item up to a range of 500 feet using directional, audio, visual and vibration technology, guiding you to within an inch of the lost item. The second mode, "Alert", prevents things from getting lost in the first place. For example, when a tagged item moves out of your pre-set "safety zone".

Two models of the pocket-sized Loc8tor are available. The basic model helps you find mislaid items. The loc8tor Plus pack features both the Locate and Alert modes and includes a panic tag that can be worn by a child or dependent.

The basic pack will retail for around $99.99, with the Plus pack selling for $169.99. For more information visit www.loc8tor.com

Dave Walker