160,000 phones are lost every day, and 96% of people try to access private data when they find a lost phone
VANCOUVER – MobilityWire® – March. 20, 2013
Linquet, the Internet of Things company with the mission of linking everything to make everyday items “smart” and prevent them from being forgotten, lost, or stolen, today published an Infographic showing what huge losers we all are. It’s true. Among other stats, The Big World of Lost Things Infographic shows the average person loses 9 items per day, a total of 200,000 in their lifetime. What’s the number one item we lose? Cell phones top the charts, and the average lost phone costs the loser $900, with the total value of lost or stolen phones and their data costing Americans $30 billion.
“Face it, we’re all losers,” says Pooya Kazerouni, founder of Linquet. “We all have busy lives and are constantly forgetting or losing our phone, keys, bag, wallet, pet, purse, laptop–the list goes on and on. This is exactly why we invented Linquet. With our crowdfunding campaign in full swing we are giving people the opportunity to back the company and get early bird pricing on a unique cloud-based product every single one of us can benefit from.”
The infographic shows Philadelphia is the top city for phone loss in the US, followed by Seattle, Oakland, and Long Beach. While Americans lose 160,000 phones every day, tablets and laptops aren’t far behind. With the growing adoption of tablets these handy mobile devices are quickly becoming one of the most frequently lost items at airports, and every 53 seconds a laptop is lost or stolen.
Linquet gives people an effortless way to keep tabs on everything important to them by allowing them to ‘linq’ their valuables to their smartphone. Using Bluetooth technology, Linquet can be added (‘linqed’) to a phone via the free Linquet app.
Now available for pre-order for the low price of $25 including registration and shipping to the U.S. and Canada at http://www.linquet.com/mini, Linquet Mini works with iOS devices and has a one year battery life, even with 24/7 use. About the size of two quarters laid side by side, Linquet Mini is so tiny it can easily be slipped into even the smallest wallets.
Find the full infographic, The Big World of Lost Things, here: http://blog.linquet.com/the-big-world-of-lost-things/
Linquet (pronounced Link-et) is an Internet Of Things company with the single mission of linking everything. Linquet connects, or ‘linqs,’ the real world to the virtual world in order to make the world more secure, more productive and just… better. The first cloud-based solution on the market, Linquet is the most comprehensive and easy to use anti-loss/anti-theft solution available. Designed to help people save both time and money, Linquet’s goal is simple –provide users with peace of mind and make sure they never lose anything again. For more information visit https://linquet.com.
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