Did you ever order something online, maybe something delicate or
expensive, and when it comes to your porch the box has a suspicious sort
of a dent on the bottom? The kind of a mark on the box that shows that
it has been unceremoniously dropped. Of course if you can't prove
anything then you are going to have to open the box and hope that if
something is wrong there is a warranty.
A new device called DropTag, which can be used for shipping or your
luggage when you go on a trip, will allow you to figure out exactly
that. The device, made by Cambridge Consultants is design to be a low
cost alternative to the kind of shipping tracking devices meant for
large scale orders. The recently announced device costs about $2 a unit.
"The explosion in Internet shopping has led to a huge increase in the
number of parcel deliveries," said Tom Lawrie-Fussey, business
development manager at Cambridge Consultants in a release put out by the company. "But we're probably all
guilty of signing for a delivery on our doorstep without taking the time
to unpack the items to check that the contents are in good condition.
We're then faced with the hassle of having to arrange the return of any
The device will be shown off at Hannover MESSE, April 8-12.
Source and Image Source: Cambridge Consultants