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Looper, a fashionable tracker accessory
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Looper - A Tassel with Smarts

By Alexandra Scarborough, Close-Up Media Fashion Writer

Calling everyone with a tendency to lose or misplace things such as mobile phones, bags or sunglasses, there is some snazzy technology that can help you keep, track and find your belongings.

Called Looper, it’s a tassel with smart tracking capabilities.

Featured on Kickstarter, Looper is created by IDIO Creative Works. "At IDIO, we believe that technology shouldn't be a separate entity from our lives," says CEO Nick Lee. "Instead, it should be integrated into life through creative solutions to frustrating problems . . . When designing Looper, we wanted to take tracker technology, which can seem too technical and foreign to the average consumer, and build it into something that we all love and are familiar with – a tassel. As a trendy fashion item, we see tassels everywhere: on designer bags, as keyring accessories, and so on. The tassel is the perfect accessory, but hidden inside is tracker technology that has great potential to benefit our lives."

Made of Italian leather, Looper can attach to standard key rings and straps - and can even be used to keep track of pets. The Looper mobile app pairs with the Bluetooth sensor inside the accessory and can also pair with other Bluetooth-capable devices.

According to a release, there are several key functions within Looper. If the distance between Looper and the user becomes too great, both Looper and the app will sound an alarm. If users have trouble finding their lost or misplaced Looper attached to their belongings, they can use the app to make Looper ring.  On the other hand, if users have trouble finding their phone, they can press a small button on Looper to ring the phone. Users also can take advantage of a GPS-powered map and the ability to turn the tool off when it's not needed.

The device's battery life is at least one year via its patented low battery usage algorithm, the company said.

The first production run of the Looper fashion accessory and smart tracking device is set for this fall, with the first shipment expected in November.

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