My Friday Favourite this week is Mynt – Smart Tracker and Bluetooth Remote Control.
What is it?
Mynt is a compact (2.5cm wide) Bluetooth device that can be used as a smart tracker for objects, or when paired with a smartphone, used for a variety of remote control actions.
How can it help me?
A Mynt Bluetooth device can be attached to your keys, wallet, purse or bag. You can download a free app to your Smartphone and connect it to your Mynt device(s) to turn it into a smart tracker.
When you activate the device within the app, your Mynt chirps so that you can find it.
A Mynt device has a range of around 150 ft. If you lose an item outside this range, the Mynt app shows you the GPS coordinates of the place the device was seen. So if you leave your rucksack in the pub, Mynt will tell you this.
If you report an item lost within the Mynt app, then the Mynt community springs into action. Each smartphone with Mynt installed can detect a Mynt smart tracker device nearby. So the more Mynt users using the app, the more Mynt smart tracker devices will be detected by the network.
You can also use the Mynt device to find your Smartphone. Each Mynt device has a button that, when pressed, can help you find your paired Smartphone.
You can also programme your Mynt device to remote control your Smartphone. You can use Mynt as:-
- a presentation pointer, advancing slides in Powerpoint
- activate your camera shutter to take a remote control picture
- control your music player
… and lots of other actions that are supported by a Bluetooth remote control.
The battery life of a Mynt device is 6-months, and unlike many trackers, the battery is replaceable.