Tech Check: Bungee tags - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Tech Check: Bungee tags

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

If you found someone's smartphone, what would you do to find the owner? Same thing with car keys, wallet, sunglass and other valuables we carry.

Here is a great idea. It's called a Bungee tag. The company runs a virtual lost and found. Call it a really cool exercise in honesty.

How it works is you buy a package of Bungee tags, and then put the stickers on absolutely anything. If you lose it, that sticker with its unique code can help the person who finds your property get in contact with you.

"Go online, register that code and you are good to go," said Yahoo! tech writer Rick Limpert.

You can also put the Bungee tags on your car keys or slip one into your wallet. Each sticker has a unique code that the finder can be used to send a text message to the owner.

The diagram on Bungeetags.com illustrates how it works. Person loses their item. A stranger finds it, reads the Bungee tag and sends a code to a phone number in a text message. The owner receives the text and an anonymous conversation takes place. The owner and stranger then meet to have the property returned.

About 85 percent of Americans now own smartphones, so help your karma out a bit and if you find someone else's property, give it back.

"I would do it. I think it's good karma. We are all smartphone owners, device owners. I think we have to return something when we find it. And hopefully, someone would do the same," said Limpert.

Again, the price is only a one-time fee of $19. Each package comes with 23 tags and service is good for two years.

Would you considering use Bungee tags or a similar item? Let FOX 5's Doug Evans know. Hit him up at facebook.com/DougEvansFOX5 or @DougEvansFOX5.

  • Tech CheckMore>>

  • Tech Check: Back to school

    Tech Check: Back to school

    This time last year, we were still posing the question: Should you buy a laptop of a tablet for you school aged child? That debate appears to be over and the tablets have won.
    This time last year, we were still posing the question: Should you buy a laptop of a tablet for you school aged child? That debate appears to be over and the tablets have won.
  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
  • Georgia film studio plan: High drama, few results

    Georgia film studio plan: High drama, few results

    Georgia newsGeorgia news
    A promised $90 million movie studio in coastal Georgia is seeking a fresh start after a troubled first year.
    A promised $90 million movie studio in coastal Georgia is seeking a fresh start after a troubled first year.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices