The Find Me tag by Mogalicious is an innovative new id tag which uses smartphone technology to discover the location of your cat, and is accurate to within 3 metres. Mogalicious have kindly given three lucky Cool for Cats UK readers the chance to win a Find Me tag! Winners can choose either a clasp, or a split-ring collar attachment (pictured above).
To enter the giveaway please leave a comment at the end of this post. Entries must be in before midnight on 31st August 2013. Only one entry per person please! The three winners will be chosen by a random electronic draw on 01/09/2013 and notified by email. You must claim your prize within 14 days of being notified, otherwise an alternative winner will be selected. Sorry, but this giveaway is open to UK addresses only.
Each Find Me tag contains a unique QR code, which is programmed with your details and a message of your choice. When the tag is scanned with a smartphone, it instantly sends you a text or an email with a link showing your cat’s location on Google Maps. At the same time, the person who’s scanned the tag receives your personalised message on their phone – you may wish to include your contact details and any relevant medical information. It’s very easy to update the message, if, for example, you move house or change your phone number.
The Find Me tags measure 2.7 cm in diameter and weigh just 10g. The tags are silver plated (to prevent skin irritation in cats with metal sensitivities) and have a flat glass screen to make scanning easy. They don’t require batteries.
The Find Me tags have been developed to allow you to keep tabs on your cat’s whereabouts without the need to publicly display your contact details. Should you wish to provide people with the opportunity to call you if they find your cat, your cat will need to wear an additional tag, or you could attach the Find Me tag to a collar which has been personalised with your contact details. Please remember to always use a safety collar with a quick-release buckle – collars with elasticated panels are not safe for your cat! And of course, cats should always be microchipped.
The Find Me tags go on sale on 9th September, but are currently on beta release. If you’d like to take part in the beta, use the code COOLFORCATS when you sign up – this means that if you’re not selected to take part in the trial you’ll receive a £5.00 discount when the tags go on sale in September (they’ll be priced at £25.00).
Edit 11/08/2013: These id tags do not track your cat’s movements over a period of time, they will only show your cat’s location at the time of scanning. So if someone finds a cat and is concerned that he or she may be lost, they can scan the Find Me tag with their smartphone and the cat’s owner will instantly be messaged with the missing cat’s location. Just thought I’d better clarify things, as a couple of comments have been left by people who seem to think these tags are some kind of GPS-type tracking device. (Apologies for any confusion caused by my explanation of the tags’ function in the main body of this article!)
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