I’ve openly talked about the fact that I lose my wallet on a daily basis. Sometimes multiple times in the same day. Mostly at home, or in my car, and, thankfully, only once in public. I’ve tried all sorts of tracking tools and gadgets over the years, from Tile to Apple’s AirTags and now Chipolo’s Card Spot to help me find it when it goes missing yet again.
The $35 Chipolo Card Spot gets a lot of things right and will surely make it easy to find your wallet the next time you leave it behind; even if it’s in your own home. Here are my thoughts on the Card Spot after using it for the last few weeks.
If you’re an iPhone user looking for an easy way to track down your wallet via your phone in the event you lose it, the Chipolo Card Spot is a no-brainer.
What we loved about it
Apple’s Find My app has been an invaluable tool since its early days when it launched as Find My iPhone more than a decade ago. It became even more important with the release of Apple’s AirTags. The tiny, battery powered gadgets connect to the Find My network, allowing you to track down anything you can attach the tag to.
Apple even released its own MagSafe Wallet with Find My support. And even though I bought one the instant it was available, I was disappointed in the fact that I only receive an alert with an address for wherever the wallet is detached from my iPhone.
Unlike other Find My-enabled devices, such as the Chipolo One Spot or Apple’s AirTags that you can mark as lost and get automatic alerts for, Apple’s MagSafe Wallet has no way of connecting to nearby Apple devices to update its current location. Additionally, the MagSafe Wallet lacks a speaker that you can trigger to help in finding a misplaced wallet. It’s for those reasons I was excited to test the Chipolo Card Spot.
Setup is easy peasy
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Anyone who has set up an AirTag or connected a Bluetooth device to your iPhone will feel right at home with the Card Spot. After unboxing the card, you’ll need to open the Find My …….