We all know someone who misplaces something valuable, like a wallet, a phone or keys. MYNT can help you find all manner of misplaced stuff. It’s a super-thin remote that works with an app or website to keep track of tagged items. It will warn you if you wander out of Bluetooth range from your valuables and send a notification. And it doubles as a remote clicker to take selfie photos or control a PowerPoint presentation. $37.99 at Amazon.
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