Smart Find Remote Control Key Locator
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- Quick and easy way to find your missing items
- Color-coded pagers customize your remote key finder
- Loud 85-decibel alarm makes finding misplaced items easy
- Wireless transmitter works up to 60 feet away
- Each key ring/receiver uses one button cell battery
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I had trouble with two of the receivers right out of the box. One of them did not respond to the transmitter and the other gave off a faint sound that was barely audible from a few feet away. As for the remaining two "functioning" units, I doubt they're anywhere near the 85-decibel alarm touted by the manufacturer. I took mine to a brick and mortar Brookestone store and exchanged it for another unit, which I tested at the store to make sure that it was working. Strike one.
I was thrilled at first thinking that "Yes!! At last! No more lost keys or remotes!" Wrong! My joy was short-lived because a month after exchanging the Key Locator, the response from all the receivers became sporadic. As Murphy's law would have it, it failed to function right when I needed it most. Infuriating! Strike two.
Periodically, the receiver attached to my keychain would spontaneously beep - not something you want it doing at inopportune moments and I'm speaking as one who's had to endure some embarrassment because of this little malfunction. Strike three!
That's when I gave up on it entirely. By then, the warranty had run out and I was unable to return it. Recently, I discovered that all the units had ceased functioning altogether.
I found another key locator called loc8tor (sold here at Amazon) which has earned a place in Time Magazine's Best Inventions for 2006. Somehow, it hadn't turned up on Amazon's search engine when I searched for "Key Finder". But if you use "loc8tor" as the search string, it will show up.Read more ›
I had a keyfinder from a california company, which I think is now called the keyfinder. But it was $25 or $30 for just one, and the sound was very strange...sort of a high, odd pitch. It sometimes took me a long time to find the keys.
So, when I saw this, I thought it would be an upgrade.
Mistake one...I attached all the "ringers" to the items BEFORE I really fully tested the device. One color NEVER worked. But, since I had already attached things to various devices (and it is HARD to get them off...I still have the dead ringer on the back of my cell phone), I decided not to take it back. 3/4 colors working was still okay, I figured.
Within 30 days, another color failed. Within another month or so, all colors were dead. I tried replacing ALL the batteries, very carefully. No luck.
Unless this thing has increased its warranty (and you can take it back into a brick and mortar Brookstone for a FULL refund without a receipt, or at least get full credit without a receipt), it is NOT worth it. My recollection is that it only had a 30 day warranty when I bought it.
I actually regret not making a bigger stink about this at the time it failed, but I figured I would just not shop at Brookstone again.
There ARE good keyfinders out there...don't give up.
I do not recommend that you purchase this product.
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