Can’t Find Your Keys? – Here’s the App for That…

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CobraTag App (free for iPhone, iPad and Android)

An adult client I evaluated with organizational challenges identified one of the main concerns was locating keys. Although this was not the only area of organizational concern, it was one of the most important ones for the client.

A search ensued resulting in possible key locator devices. One such device, called the CobraTag, had good reviews and had apps for Android and iOS devices which would accommodate the clients mobile devices. Connect to a device or object, like keys, this Bluetooth device can be located by the tag and what it is attached to or by the device which has the app installed.


The Cobra Tag Universal for Android and iPhone/iPad (46.50) is an electronic tag  that can be attached to  keys, phones, bags, pets, camera’s or suitcases for two way communicating between devices.

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By activating the tag and pairing it via Bluetooth to your mobile you link the devices. The alarm sounds when the link is broken between the two devices,  or when you press the sound button on either device. A map link can also be sent by your device to your email indicating the location of it as managed in the app settings.

cobra tag pic 4 mapThe devices or tag can be located when within 30 feet.  The tag uses a battery that can be charged with a USB cable. Battery life is reported to be up to one week.

For more information about the Cobra Tap visit the Cobra website or read Nick Guy’s detailed  review on  The CobraTap is easy to set up was successfully implemented with the client.

More apps to support occupational performance of individuals with organization challenges.

Do you have any experience with any other devices with apps such as the Cobra Tag? Please share!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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