Best Key Finders to Quickly Locate Misplaced Objects

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 30, 2018
There is nothing wrong with losing your set of keys. However, you can ease the process of searching for them with a simple key finder! We took a look at the most popular models on the market to help you choose the best key finder that suits your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Kit Contents
Operating Range
Power Source
Receiver Dimensions
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The mobile app гuser interface is simple and intuitive. Additionally, it can track and control up to 10 trackers simultaneously.

CONS

The battery is non-replaceable.

OUR VERDICT

Tile key tracker is compact enough to fit not only a key ring but also backpacks, purses, and even wallets so you won't lose any of personal belongings.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 trackers (1-pack, 4-pack, and 8-pack available)

Tile app (compatible with Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 10.0 or higher)

Operating Range

Up to 100 ft (Bluetooth LE technology)

Power Source

Non-replaceable battery (up to 1 year of service)

Receiver Dimensions

1.3 x 1.3 x 0.2 inches

Extras

Key ring hole, Water-resistant case, Find-your-phone option

Warranty

1 year

PROS

With an installed mobile app, you can conveniently control the camera of your smartphone using the button on the receiver. 

CONS

You can accidentally trigger the button due to its somewhat inconvenient positioning.

OUR VERDICT

If you spend a lot of time searching for keys around your house, with the Cube Tracker, you will find them in just a couple of seconds. Additionally, a receiver will let you quickly track your phone in case you lose it in a crowded area.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

1 tracker

Cube Tracker app (compatible with Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 7.0 or higher)

Operating Range

Up to 100 ft (Bluetooth LE technology)

Power Source

Replaceable CR2032 battery

Receiver Dimensions

1.5 x 1.5 x 0.2 inches

Extras

Key ring hole, Water-resistant case, Find-your-phone option

Warranty

1 year

PROS

With low-energy receivers, the batteries can last for up to 2 years of active use. Thus, you don't have to worry that your key finder will run out of charge when you don't expect it. Boasts of a strong signal which can penetrate thick walls. 

CONS

The images on the buttons tend to wear off over time.

OUR VERDICT

This budget-friendly and easy-to-use key locator kit will always let you know the current location of your remote controls, keys and other small objects that commonly get lost in or near the house.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

4 trackers

1 transmitter

Operating Range

Up to 100 ft (Wireless RF Technology)

Power Source

Receiver: Replaceable CR2032 battery

Transmitter: 2 x AAA batteries

Receiver Dimensions

~1.5 x 1 x 0.25 inches

Extras

Key ring hole, LED flashlight, Transmitter stand

Warranty

1 year

PROS

An increased capacity of the transmitter allows tracking items within the radius of up to 150 feet, which is an outstanding detection range for Wireless RF devices.

CONS

The LED flashlight's brightness is rather low.

OUR VERDICT

Despite a relatively low price tag, this set from JTD is powerful and versatile, making it best suited for large houses. You will be able to find almost anything, from keys and mobiles to your pets if they are hiding from you somewhere in the darkness.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

4 trackers

1 transmitter

Operating Range

Up to 150 ft (Wireless RF Technology)

Power Source

Receiver: Replaceable CR2032 battery

Transmitter: 2 x AAA batteries

Receiver Dimensions

~1.5 x 1 x 0.25 inches

Extras

Key ring hole, LED flashlight, Transmitter stand

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The luminescent stripes on the fobs are visible under dark or poor light conditions to help you track your items even quicker. 

CONS

Battery charge doesn't last long. 

OUR VERDICT

The set includes 5 receivers, which is a perfect solution for a big family with several sets of keys. Each receiver features its own color to help you avoid taking a wrong set of keys by accident.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

5 trackers

1 transmitter

Operating Range

Up to 100 ft (Wireless RF Technology)

Power Source

Receiver: Replaceable CR2032 battery

Transmitter: Replaceable CR2032 battery

Receiver Dimensions

1.85 x 1.26 x 0.26 inches

Extras

Key ring hole, Transmitter stand

Warranty

1 year

Tile (Gen 2)

The New Generation of Excellence

If you are a kind of person constantly looking for your keys, wallets, purses, and other personal things, the lost key finder from Tile is definitely one of the best models to go for. All new and updated Tile 2.0 features the best-in-class detection range tracking the receivers in the distance of up to 100 ft, no matter if they are in the open space or hidden under several layers of clothing and/or behind obstacles.

For your convenience, the Tile key finder is wirelessly controlled via a mobile app. This handy feature allows you to find your phone in the vicinity of your house. On top of that, this tracker is one of the few models that are able to track your smartphone with almost 100% success rate. The only drawback of the model is that your phone Bluetooth has to be always on and a mobile app needs to be active all the time, all of this draining the phone battery faster. Hence, if you tend to search for your phone often, we recommend keeping it charged in case you want to use the key finder.

Thanks to its compact design, you can stick, put or attach the Tile tracker in and on almost anything, be it a phone, tablet, wallet, luggage, camera, or a kid's toy. Furthermore, via GPS, the Tile network allows you to track missing objects marked as "lost". Once an object gets in the vicinity of any gadget that has a Tile mobile app installed, you'll get a notification. Yet, it's worth saying that this option can only show an approximate object location, so, it will be somewhat difficult to locate objects that are moving.

Tiny and extremely helpful, the wireless key finder from Tile is one of the most effective models on the market today and will perfectly fit a variety of needs.

Review of Tile (Gen 2) Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder

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Cube C7001

A Long Lasting Companion

Do you ever get tired of spending countless minutes searching for the lost keys time and time again? With the Cube key tracker in your house, you will find them in just a few seconds! Unlike many similar models, this Bluetooth key finder features a replaceable battery so you don’t have to buy a new device each time the battery runs out of charge. The battery itself can last for up to 1 year of extensive use before the charge will be depleted completely. On top of that, the kit comes complete with an additional battery that means you can use the tracker for at least 2 years before you will need to consider a battery replacement.

As for the convenience features, the device offers a Bluetooth LE technology, which allows for consuming less energy and significantly extending the battery life as compared to other trackers with an ordinary Bluetooth. With a Cube Tracker app installed, you can conveniently track your lost things and find them pretty fast. A simple interface will show you the last detected location of the receiver and pinpoint this spot on the map. On top of that, you can use the receiver to find your phone as well tracking it by sound, vibration or flash.

A handy option you won't come across in other key finders is that the Cube tracer can be used as a camera shutter. If you like to take selfies without using a selfie stick or make amazing family photos you can use the wireless tracker to activate the camera on your smartphone.

One more thing you will like about this model is that it is waterproof and resistant to low temperatures that will help you find even the keys you've lost somewhere outside your house, no matter if it's raining or snowing.

Versatile, durable and long-lasting, the Cube key finder will serve you for years and help quickly track your lost stuff. Whether you forget your jacket somewhere in the office or can't remember where you put a TV remote, the Cube will come to help.

Review of Cube C7001 Key Finder, Phone Finder

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Esky ES-KF02

Keep Track of Everything

The Esky ES-KF02 is a device designed for home use and will make emergency situations such as trying to find the car keys in a hurry less stressful. The key finder kit includes 4 wireless trackers and 1 transmitter that looks like a remote control with 4 color-coded buttons. But it doesn’t end there! The transmitter features an LED light that makes the process of searching for trackers a lot easier during the night time or under low-light conditions. With 4 trackers in the package, you can easily track 4 items you lose most often, be it your glasses, keys, purse, wallet, or even a water bottle and umbrella. Just remember the colors of trackers you've attached to different things to match them with those on the controller buttons.

The detection range of the transmitter is 100 feet so the device is suitable for both smaller residential apartments and bigger commercial buildings. Besides, the signal can get through solid obstacles like walls and floors, to say nothing about cushions, leather, and fabrics.

The receivers, as well as a transmitter, feature replaceable batteries, so, you don’t have to worry about replacing the whole set. In addition, receivers make loud beeps when you press the button on the remote that will simplify and accelerate the search for a lost item. Finally, the key finder from Esky uses a radio frequency technology, making it a perfect solution if you don’t want your tracker to be fully digital and prefer an analog model instead.

Review of Esky ES-KF02 Key Finder

 

JTD JTD-KF4

Bright and Loud

The wireless item locator from JTD will be a good addition to any house or an apartment in case you don’t want to waste your time searching for your personal things such as keys. The kit includes 4 brightly painted fobs and a transmitter with 4 buttons that are colored accordingly to the color of the receivers. The transmitter remote control features an LED button that turns the flashlight on, which is also a neat addition. Moreover, the kit includes 4 CR2032 coins-size batteries for the remote trackers so you don’t have to purchase them beforehand.

What is interesting about this model is that its operational range reaches almost 150 feet, which makes it one of the most versatile analog key finders in its class. Additionally, you can carry the remote control with you around the house, in case the receiver is out of range. With a single push of the button, the receiver will start beeping loudly and signal with a built-in flashlight, making it is easy to find the lost item even in the pitch black darkness. Moreover, each fob has its own unique sound that is easy to distinguish even if you press all four buttons at once.

We all tend to lose valuable items from time to time and there is nothing wrong with that. However, with the key finder from J-Tech Digital, you will be able to find all of them in no time!

Review of JTD JTD-KF4 Wireless RF Item Locator/Key Finder with LED flashlight

 

DIGOO DIGOOWolifui293

A Perfect Solution for a Big Family

Let’s admit it, sometimes, trying to keep track of all essential things we use in our daily lives can be absolutely mind-boggling. When keeping track of your personal items is not enough, imagine how hard it can be trying to keep track of every gadget or set of keys in case you have a big family. Fortunately, there is a solution for this. The key finder from DIGOO features 5 key trackers with bright stripes of different color. Additionally, both the transmitter and the fobs are color coded with the luminescent paint to make the search of your lost items during the nighttime less of a hassle.

Like many other models, the gadget from DIGOO uses high-frequency radio waves in order to find the fobs. However, unlike most of them, the transmitter of this particular device penetrates walls and other obstacles much better. You can use the device as a car key finder in your garage, a gadget finder for your kids, or even as a pet finder in case you have a furry friend always hiding somewhere in the house or constantly skipping off outside. The key trackers are rather compact and can fit into the smallest pockets. This way, you can track backpacks, wallets or small purses.

All in all, the key tracker from DIGOO will be an ideal device for a big family or in case you want to track multiple objects simultaneously.

Review of DIGOO DIGOOWolifui293 Key Finder,

 

What Is a Key Finder?

There are many different things that we commonly tend to misplace all the time. The process of trying to find them can be stressful and tedious but there’s nothing you can do if you don’t have any means to find the lost items. Fortunately enough, there are some great solutions to keep track of the items you use on a regular basis.

The key finders are designed to help you find your car keys, phones, or other small items in a matter of seconds. The key trackers differ in size and means of tracking. Some of them are controlled via Bluetooth and mobile apps while others rely on analog technologies such as radio frequencies. The detection range of such devices is really impressive in most cases and ranges from just a couple up to 100 feet and further. The functionality and versatility of these locators cannot be underestimated, even though they are highly dependant on a transmitting device (smartphone or an analog transmitter). Even with a pretty simple key finder, you will be able to easily find small objects such as mobile gadgets and bags or even track your pets if they tend to wander somewhere outside your house.

If home security and keeping track of your belongings are your concerns you may also take a look at car GPS trackers and home security systems.

Sources:

1. How to Keep Track of Your Keys, wikiHow.

2. Key Finder, Wikipedia.

3. Christopher Mele How to Find Your Missing Keys and Stop Losing Other Things, The New York Times. April 3, 2017.

4. Suzanne Kantra How to Find Your Wallet, Keys and Smartphone, Techlicious. August 8, 2017.

5. How to Find Lost Objects, wikiHow.

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Publish Date: 2018-05-10 07:50:41