Magic Finder Review: Find Any Lost Device?
• Price recently reduced online
• 2-way tracking
• May not work with all older Android devices.
• Poor instructions
• App can be buggy
• Dongle sound and light are not very strong
Magic Finder is a device which can be used to track any misplaced items alongside the use of a corresponding app.
Claims & Features
- Find any lost item by radar, sound/light, and 2-way tracking
- Battery included
- Works with any bluetooth iOS/Android smart device
- 150 ft range
- Track up to 8 items at once
- Can track cars, remote controls, luggage, keys, wallets, purses, pets, and more
Cost & Availability
Online (Website) $9.99 + $6.99 P&H; can’t opt out of additional set for separate $6.99 P&H. You can find these at some retailers such as Bed Bath and Beyond or Walmart for about $20.
Magic Finder Commercial
The TV commercial below has been airing as of this writing.
Magic Finder Reviews
The idea of an electronic tracker to help you easily find everyday items sounds like a godsend to some consumers. With Magic Finder, we are promised just that: a way to find any item.
Magic Finder is a small device which can be attached to keychains or affixed to cars, remote controls, luggage, etc. A free smartphone app for iOS or Android is used to pair up with the Magic Finder in order to help you track your devices.
To use Magic Finder, you’ll open your smartphone app and track the missing device, either visually with the “radar” screen, or by engaging an audio tone and light. Another feature is 2-way tracking, which means you can also track your phone with an alarm prompted by the Magic Finder.
The product website claims that it works with any Bluetooth enabled iOS or Android device, although we found some older Android devices did not work. The product FAQ states that it is only compatible with Android 4.3 and higher.
Assuming you do get your Magic Finder to work with your device, there are certainly pros and cons to be discussed. When everything works as expected, Magic Finder does allow you to find whatever item it is attached to, although we found some problems with both the radar and the light/tone methods.
We found that the tone and light were not strong enough to detect at the high end of the product’s advertised range of 150 feet, especially if it’s inside of a car. Further, the Bluetooth radar was not always accurate to within a few feet of the item, meaning you could find yourself in a different location than where the tracked item actually resides.
The instructions for Magic Finder are somewhat underwhelming, and some consumers may have to figure out some of the details for themselves. Finally, the app itself proved to be buggy at times, which seemed to vary from device to device.
Magic Finder isn’t the only game in town regarding electronic Bluetooth trackers. In fact a cursory search at Amazon yields dozens of options, ranging from inexpensive to pricey.
Magic Finder is an excellent idea, but has limitations in the reality of its function. Because you can now find it in stores, we highly recommend picking one up locally if you want to try it. This allows you to avoid shipping costs and delays, and will facilitate the return process if necessary.
If you’ve used Magic Finder, please give it a star rating and comment below.