CES 2018: PITAKA debut MagHive smart reminder tech

Tracking apps and accessories like Tile have been a huge growth category in recent years. However, this year's CES will see PITAKA take things one step further with their new MagHive smart reminder tech.

“Most tracking apps help you find lost items, but the MagHive prevents you from forgetting or misplacing things in the first place,” said Pitaka founder James Cheng.

“It reminds you to grab what you need before leaving your house. It is compatible with Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home devices to extend the smart home to the entryway, where many people forget their most important items and devices.”

The MagHive system consists of a mobile app for IOS and Android smartphones, along with a magnetic, NFC/RFID-enabled, wireless-charging base station with fobs called MagTags that can make any personal item pairable. The company say that reminders can be customized and triggered by motion and even events like weather. Reminders can also be sent to friends and family.

It can even be paired with Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home, users can add voice control and the personal assistant to make the MagHive even more helpful.

No word yet on pricing or local availability but it does seem like an interesting evolution of the underlying technology.

For the full run-down on everything that happened at this year's CES in Las Vegas, click here.

Disclosure - Our coverage of CES 2018 was sponsored by Intel, Belkin and Alcatel - who collectively covered the cost of our flights and accommodation.


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