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Findables smartphone case includes QR code with owner's information

By Shawn Knight
Aug 17, 2013
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  1. Losing your smartphone can put a damper on even the best of days and while programs like Find my iPhone can go a long way to helping you recover what’s yours, often times you’re left having to rely on the...

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  2. Privacy cries coming in 3...2....1
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,912   +362

    Seeing as you can choose what to put on the profile, theres nothing wrong with this IMO.
  4. Eh? Never heard of a sharpie? Or even as a locked screen background? Most decent people will, if the phone is unlocked, just call "mom" or "home". There are cheaper ways to do this.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    This will never work. If someone steals an iPhone, they want to keep it or sell it. Very few people nowadays actually return stuff they find sadly :(. Trust me, I have experience.
  6. penn919

    penn919 TS Enthusiast Posts: 154   +12

    Obviously this concept wasn't intended to address theft. It's merely intended to help good Samaritans find owners of misplaced phones.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,026   +736

    A pretty useless thing to have in my country. Over here nobody 'looses' or 'misplaces' a phone. They are stolen, even at the expense of the owners life.
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  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,026   +736

    'Good Samaritans'. Aren't they all but extinct. Hopefully a few still exist but you don't come across them everyday. Pity.


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