Travelling in the modern age means technology comes along for the ride too. There are so many devices to charge, and they need to charge quickly. Whether it be your phone, tablet, e-reader or gaming controller, we need something to keep us going for that long haul flight.
There are many choices of trackers and locator devices out there, but more often than not they can be too bulky, difficult to use and unreliable.
Today i'm testing out the Musegear Finder V2 to see how this stacks up against the competition. So let's start with the basics, it's lightweight (about the weight of a single chewit of fruitella sweet) - odd comparison I know, but it's the best way to compare it's weight for the masses! It's a tad bigger than a fifty pence piece, and it's very easy to get going with.
The Finder is a simple, yet it is a well created and well thought out device. Although I did not get the chance to review V1 of the device, I get the sense that there have been additions and improvements to this new offering.
So let's get to the nitty gritty, does it actually work? Well the answer simply is yes. This a is a gadget that performs its job well, it just needs refinement. The Finder is turned on and off from from a single button, features a corner hole for a small strap, as well as an adhesive pad, if you need to secure the finder in one particular place. The small profile and lightweight nature of the product mean it doesn't feel like an annoyance, it just blends in with other key fobs and keys.
The app works well and enables you to see the location of the finder, and also has added functionality of alerting your phone to make a noise, should you lose your phone, and vice versa for the Finder so you can find both.
There are always areas of improvement for these types of devices, and although accurate, there could be more functionality to ensure there's an accurate reading of the Finder's location, as well as making a more aesthetically pleasing app interface for easy navigation around the app.
The Finder V2 is a great little gadget especially for the avid traveller like myself, connect it to your bag, place it in your wallet, or even to a family member who tends to wonder off! The finder is reasonably priced, and hopefully with time app updates will be released and iron out interface issues. But all in all its a very good offering of a location tracker. I'm sure i'll purchase more in the future for my luggage and valuables.
The finder can be purchased from Amazon by clicking the button below:
I've decided to expand my store offerings out into the world of Etsy, I know many of you will be interested in browsing the Etsy site, and my have Etsy Gift Cards that you still haven't spent since Christmas, so now you can spend them on the products in my new store.
Let me know your thoughts, and if you have any queries let me know!
With world book day just past, it's the perfect time to discuss my first event of 2017. This year I'll be featured as one of the Illustrators located on the Illustrators Gallery supported by the AOI. So why not treat yourself to a new book, see what's on offer and take a look at the work too.
We've all been there, travelling with more than one carry on bag, but could really do without caring the smaller bag on the side of you, thus making it a tad easier to squeeze through the ridiculously small aisles in Boots as you clamber to get your meal deal fro the flight. Musegear has a good solution to this issue.
Travelling and Illustrating are my two passions in life, I love to incorporate travel into my work and would love to hear from you if you have any exciting commissions or freelance projects. I'm interested in making Traveller reviews too, so if you have a hotel or airline review that needs sorting, then let me know!