Few things are worse than that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you realize you have left your phone, tablet, or other important item somewhere. The problem is that very few of our important items have any contact information on them, making it pretty hard for someone that wants to do the right thing to figure out how to return it. While some people take to adding complete contact info on their devices, it takes up a lot of space and is hard to fit on every device. SticKee.Me thinks they have solved this with their small stickers that you can put on your devices and items.
What It Is
SticKee.Me makes small stickers that are placed on your phone, tablet, laptop, keys, and other items that can be easily lost. The stickers are available in different colors and with different graphics and can even be ordered with custom graphics. The model is that you register the random code from the SticKee.Me sticker on their website, place the sticker on your device, and if found, makes it easy for the finder to contact you. Will it help get your gear back? It depends on who finds it. I have found camera bags full of gear and only because there was a business card tucked into the bag was I able to return the gear to the owner. Certainly, if there had been a SticKee.Me tag, I would have used it to contact the owner.
Who Is It For
I personally think SticKee.Me stickers are for anyone who has any devices, gadgets, gizmos, or other gear that ever leaves the confines on their house. A 10 pack ($40) should be enough for most families to sticker up all of their devices. In our house that includes 4 phones, 3 tablets, 2 laptops, and a camera I take everywhere.
Since there is only a one-time purchase of the stickers and no additional fees, the SticKee.Me stickers are only a one-time investment to help try to protect all of your devices.
How Does It Work
Once you receive your stickers you register them on the SticKee.Me website and place them on your devices. If someone finds your device, the sticker tells them to go to http://stickee.me. When the finder enters in the tag that they found, your contact info will be shown to them along with any reward amount you had setup when you registered the device.
I thought about testing this by leaving my cell phone in different locations to see if people would try to return it but this seemed a bit risky as there is no guarantee that everyone that finds your property will return it. Since I have lost phones and tablets before (and somehow managed to always get them back) I know that my experience is that most people will try to do the right thing and help return your property if you make it easy and convenient for them to do so.
What Does It Cost
- 2 = $10 ($5.00 each)
- 5 = $20 ($4.00 each)
- 10 = $38 ($3.80 each)
- 25 = $90 ($3.60 each)
- 100 = $350 ($3.50 each)
Will the SticKee.Me tags ensure that you will get your gear back? No, nothing will, not even having your name and contact info engraved on the device. Will it help someone to return your property if they find it? Absolutely. I also think the tags can also serve as a theft deterrent in a small way. Dropping $40 to protect 10 devices isn’t that much for a little extra insurance and a better chance of getting your lost gear back. Hopefully you will never lose your gear but if you do, hopefully SticKee.Me will help you get it back.