Nokia today finally announced the new treasure tag accessory for Lumia Windows Phone devices. It is a 30 x 30 x 10mm, 13g weighing accessory that will help you to find your keys, your bag, or even your wallet when it is separated from you. You can have up to four different Nokia Treasure Tags simultaneously connected to your Nokia Lumia. It will offer a battery life of up to six months and you can change the battery(standard coin cell type CR-2032).
Nokia Treasure Tag will be available in four different colours: cyan, yellow, white and black with a recommended retail price of €24,90 ($29.90) with availability in April globally.
Here’s how it works.
Pairing is simple. Either use NFC to connect, or search for the Tag within the Bluetooth* settings of your phone.
If you leave the house without one or the other, the two will emit a loud tone to alert you of this fact.
The accompanying Nokia Treasure Tag app can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store right from your Lumia. Conveniently, however, the first time you pair the Treasure Tag to your phone you’ll be prompted to download it.
If the situation arises and you hear the tone from either the phone or the Nokia Treasure Tag, you’ll hopefully be within range to hear the tone of the other device – making it very easy to locate.
Should you miss the alert for some reason, don’t worry. The clever app will help you to locate the lost item on a map, powered by HERE.
After many leaks we were somewhat surprised not to see Nokia’s Treasure Tag Bluetooth 4.0 accessory at Nokia World last year.
It seems however that the device is slowly making its way to the market, with an internal app showing up in the Windows Phone Store for the accessory.
The app, which provides no clue regarding its function, will expire in 90 days time, which will hopefully also be enough time to actually release the device to market.
Nokia’s Treasure Tag is expected to provide Bluetooth 4.0-based proximity services, allowing users to attach the tag to their keys and then use their phone to find it, or alternatively use it to find your misplaced phone. The app is expected to integrate with Nokia’s Live Sight Augmented Reality app and will work over around 15 metres.
The device has already cleared the FCC so it seems app development is the only thing holding it back at present.
See the entry for the app in the Windows Phone Store here.
Thanks Sven for the tip.
Nokia’s rather interesting DC-50 Portable Wireless Charging Plate is now on sale at Amazon.co.uk.
The Qi-compatible wireless charging plate, which can work plugged like any other charging plate, and which can also then be taken on the move and charge a Qi-compatible device completely wirelessly, is on sale for £64.94 ($105.80) and offers 2400 mAh of capacity, though it is likely only about 70% of this will be available when charging wirelessly.
The accessory features.
- Size: 69 x 134 x 12 mm
- Weight: 150g
- Wireless charging standard: Qi
- Charging connector: microUSB
- Battery technology: Li-Ion
- Battery capacity: 2400 mAh
- LED indicators: battery level indicator and charging indicator
The £64.95 price is on the expensive side, but considering that it combines a normal charging plate with a battery, without the need for cord management on the go, letting you charge normally at home and take extra power with you if you anticipate a long day, makes the price seem somewhat reasonable.
Will any of our readers be picking up the plate for Christmas? Let us know below.
We know Microsoft is working on a smart watch, but I suspect it will not come close to this concept dreamt up by Omar Pirela, who posted it on the Verge forums.
Hi, this is my third concept inspired in the Nokia brand, but well, in this case is beyond the Nokia-Microsoft Deal and explores the Lumia as a standalone brand with the first SmartWatch, the perfect companion to your Lumia phone and tablet, I think they need to rethink the Windows Phone brand too, because in the near future it will be more than phones. My concept is based on a hardware navigation with a colorful design, AMOLED screen and a camera connected via Bluetooth with your main device.
The main menu was designed to reduce the energy consumption and to offer useful notification info, the form-factor offers a traditional watch shape and the possibility to customize the color to your personal preference. I´m working on a second video to show how this will work. I believe in the future of the Nokia Devices team under Microsoft umbrella coming soon, and that is my inspiration to create this work. Thank you for your support.
What do our readers think of this concept? Let us know below.
Thanks ImperialDynamics for the tip.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with a handy cover which provides protection as well as folding into a handy stand for the large handset.
The cover is not active and does not have a magnetic snap, and is not Qi enabled, but since the handset already has Qi built-in this is not an issue.
It comes in a variety of colours, including Black, Yellow, red and White. It will cost 29.90 euro and will not be included in the box in most markets.
See more pictures after the break.
Evleaks has done it again, leaking a picture of an upcoming Nokia accessory.
The Nokia Guru appears to be an A2DP Bluetooth headset with NFC capability and Windows Phone live tile styling, charging via microUSB,
Can our readers see themselves buying this gadget? Let us know below.
Good headphones are now a dime a dozen, but how many are actually designed to control Windows Phone? Not that many are available for all three big platforms, and in fact there may be only one.
The a-Jays Five are available in three versions: one for Android, one for iOS and one for Windows Phone. Thanks to Peter at Jays, who also gave us the five pieces we gave away in the contest, I was able to test the Windows Phone version.
I was surprised by how small the package is – and how nice it looks and feels. The slim package is covered with a soft touch surface and is pretty heavy for what is inside. Opening it was very easy; you simply need to pull the stripe on one end. After you opened it you will see another box which needs to be pulled out – which is not the easiest thing when you don’t want to damage the box. After you finally got the box out of the package and you take away the manual from the top you will see this:
Slashgear reports that Ricoh has just released a very interesting $399 camera than can take a full 360 degree picture in only one shot.
The accessory works by being paired with a smartphone via WIFI, and transfers the 10 megapixel pictures there for viewing and editing.
The device currently has apps for the iPhone, with an Android version coming in December and a Windows Phone version some time in 2014.
Its good to start seeing Windows Phone being supported by even these rather esoteric devices. The camera is currently available in the US, UK, France, and Germany.
According to the relatively reliable evLeaks Nokia is planning to release a device called the Nokia Guru which will resemble an iPod Shuffle but with NFC support.
No other information was forthcoming, but it seems unlikely that Nokia would enter the shrinking stand-alone MP3 player market.
It seems much more likely the Guru is a new A2DP headphone accessory for their smartphones with NFC pairing like the Nokia BH-500 pictured right.
The move is a sign of a company that continues to think big and is not afraid of supporting and building its own ecosystem by developing and releasing accessories for their phones, even if no-one else does, which I think is one of the reasons Nokia dominates the Windows Phone market.
Would our readers be in the market for such a device? Let us know below.
NokNok.tv have given the Adidas miCoach Heart Rate Monitor, which pairs with the Adidas miCoach app, a run for its money, and came away quite satisfied.
The accessory costs only £45, and with the app will give you on-screen updates, audible feedback as you run from the guided coach voices, and help you fine-tune your training program.
The accessory comes with a chest strap, and NokNok notes it is small and unobtrusive.
The Heart Rate Monitor uses Bluetooth LE, so is only compatible with Nokia handsets with Bluetooth LTE, currently the Nokia Lumia 720, Lumia 620 and Lumia 520.
The Adidas miCoach Heart Rate Monitor (HRM 2) can be found at the Adidas Online Store here.
With the support for Bluetooth LE/Smart in the Windows Phone GDR2/Amber update, Nokia is going to reveal a range of Bluetooth 4.0 based accessories for its Lumia devices at Nokia World in October. One such Bluetooth 4.0/NFC accessory is called “Treasure Tag” which will pair with Lumia Windows Phones via NFC and will come with a with a loop strap to attach it with other items. This accessory will allow Windows Phone users to track items with a special application. @evleaks today posted an image of Treasure tag which you can see above.
The Verge revealed how this accessory will work few months back,
The app will also display the location of the sensor on a map, complete with Nokia’s LiveSight augmented reality view. You’ll also be able to locate a phone that’s paired to the sensor by holding down a key on the device. The sensor will trigger a notification sound on a phone, but only if it’s within range.
Earlier this month, Nokia Treasure Tag cleared FCC.
Nokia today announced two new portable chargers for mobile devices. DT-601 – wireless charger and DC-19 – Universal portable USB charger are the two new accessories announced today.
DT-601 is a Qi compatible wireless charger that will come in five different colors yellow, cyan, bright red, black, and white. There is also a LED light that will let you know whether you device is charging. It will cost €29 and availability will first start in Asia-Pacific from this month, rolling out to Europe and America in the following months
DC-19 is a universal portable USB charger that will allow to charge your device when you are on the go. The DC-19 packs in a 3,200-mAh battery, measuring at 99.5mm long and with a circumference of only 25.4mm – small and powerful. When fully charged, the stand-by time of the DC-19 well exceeds six months. The handy LED indicator lights are great for checking on the battery levels. You can use the same cable to both charge your mobile device and DC-19 charger. The available colors will be cyan, white and yellow – with color matched USB – microUSB cables, too. The planned availability of the DC-19 is from this month and will cost €29.
Check some more image after the break.
via: Nokia Conversations
Nokia’s Bluetooth Low Energy accessory, the Nokia Treasure Tag, has now cleared the FCC.
The accessory uses the Bluetooth Low Energy Find Me Profile protocol and, after pairing via NFC, allows users to track the location of a tagged item from the phone.
The item also works in reverse, allowing users with the tag to find their phone, with a button press on the tag causing the phone to emit a sound.
The accessory should hit the market shortly. See its entry at the FCC here.