Daily Deal: Zus Car Charger And Locator

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The eternal search for where you parked your car. TV shows have had entire episodes based around this idea. The Zus Car Charger and Locator can help eliminate that mildly embarrassing tradition of wandering parking lots and looking completely lost. Plug it into your car’s power supply and it uses Bluetooth to help guide your phone back to your car — no data plan required. The $29.99 Zus even acts as a fast charger for your phone so you can stay fully charged while out and about. If you order very soon in the US, it could be here in time for Christmas.

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Mason Wheeler (profile) says:

Plug it into your car’s power supply and it uses Bluetooth to help guide your phone back to your car — no data plan required.

I must be missing something. Bluetooth is an extremely short-range technology; if it can “see” your phone, you can almost certainly already see your car. So what useful thing does this device do?

Besides, with more and more cars these days coming with a keyfob that lets you remotely honk the horn, difficulty finding your car is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. All you really need to remember is which parking lot you parked in.

Buster (profile) says:

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My understanding is it uses GPS. When you leave the car you sync it with your GPS. When it syncs it creates a waypoint within the app. So when you’re ready to find your car, you open the app (which will activate your phone’s GPS) and it will use the previously made waypoint to guide you to your car.
I could be wrong, but in ALL the videos and reviews I’ve seen and read, the range was too far for any other technology, and a few users complained about it screwing with their GPS on their phones.

Personally, if you ask me, a standalone app (most of which are free) will get you the same end results without having to pay for a $30 piece of hardware that’s trying to be sold as a high end speed charger

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