Hiro Thing Finder Review

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The Hiro thing finder is a bit like insurance policies, you hope you won’t need to use it but you’ll be glad you have it when an emergency hits!

The Hiro is a little fob that you can attach to keys or place into a bag or wallet or anything that you want to keep hold of.

The fob connects to your mobile via Bluetooth and an app.  The app is simple to use and setup, pair the Hiro, give it a name and you’re done!  The app can support multiple fobs and you have the option of adding a photo of the object the Hiro is attached to for quick reference.

If you can’t find your object, let’s say a set of keys, fire up the app.  If the keys are nearby and you mobile can connect to the Hiro via Bluetooth you have the option to trigger an alarm, the Hiro makes a high pitched chirping noise to help you locate the missing item.

This works fairly well, but only in a quiet environment as it’s not a very loud noise.  It would be more useful if there was a visual finder, just a simple compass pointing you in the general direction of the Hiro and lost item.

Where a Bluetooth connection isn’t available the app has a built in map that shows the last known location of the Hiro, handy if you think you’ve left something at home but not always reliable.  For example, after driving to work and getting on with things for a few hours the mobile Bluetooth was deliberately disabled to check where the Hiro was listed.  Rather than showing the work location the Hiro was listed at the home location, somewhere it hadn’t been for a couple of hours.

After re-enabling Bluetooth and opening the app again the map had updated to the correct position, but this potential to not automatically update means the map element is potentially unreliable.

When the Hiro can’t be connected to you’ll get an alert on your mobile to let you know your item ‘is getting away!’.  This appears to be triggered by a loss of Bluetooth connection and therefore the alert kicks in quicker where that connection drops sooner, so in a building where walls reduce Bluetooth range the alert kicks in quicker than outside where Bluetooth range is better due to a lack of obstruction.

Handily the Hiro can also be used to find your mobile.  There is a small button on it which will trigger your mobile to ring, very handy if your phone has ended up hidden under something.

The Hiro thing finder does exactly that, it helps you find your things.  Keep in mind it’s a finder, not a tracker, and while it’ll give you a general location you’ll still need to have a good look around to find your missing items.

Currently available via the Hiro website: http://bit.ly/20oLvDU

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Part Number285228
Release Date2018-11-16T00:00:01Z
Number Of Pages24
Publication Date2018-11-16T00:00:01Z

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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