How many times have you watched someone walk from row to row up and down, and back again, in a busy parking lot, looking for their car? How many times has it been you?
I remember a time when I was a computer instructor. I traveled all over the country, and each and every week, I was in a new car. I never knew where we parked because I never knew what color the car was from week to week.
Now that I no longer travel the world teaching classes, I have to contend with figuring out where I park the one car I do have, and not lose track of it. As I am getting older, I am finding I am forgetting more and more often, and I usually park up close in the handicapped spaces close to the door.
I have seen devices designed to fit on the top of your car, which would light up and make noise when you press a button. Neat idea, but who has the space to store a tower inside their car tall enough and loud enough to see and hear. I think that for me, that would be embarrassing. Especially if my hearing goes and everyone else can hear it but me.
Nonda has a really great solution and they call it Zus. Zus is a relatively small device that plugs into your utility plug, or lighter plug in your car or truck.
Besides being very stylish, it has two powerful charging ports, one on each side for your charging needs. But that is not all.
You see, this seemingly innocent device has the power to tell you where you parked, without drawing attention to itself in the process.
This is accomplished easily. All you need to do is download their app, set your device up, and follow the directions. In just a short time, you will be ready to roll.
Once everything is set p, all you need to do is turn on Bluetooth, and GPS or your location services. Then plug Zus into your car, and turn on the power with your key. When you see the lights on Zus light up, your just about ready.
Next, turn the app on, and let the application find the device, and locate you on the map. It does not take very long. Once this is done, turn off the car, and the app. Now when you go into the store, the theater at the mall, or your favorite sporting arena, you do not have to worry about which door you step out of, as all you need to do is turn on your phone or tablet, turn on the Zus application, and instantly, more or less, you will see on a map, where your car is relative to you, including how far away you are from your vehicle.
I will say there are a few things you need in order to make proper use of Zus. You need a tablet of phone with Bluetooth, and GPD along with WIFI. Having a dedicated WIFI connection, like many do of their phone is best. If you do not have WIFI, then you will not be able to find your car or truck on the map as nothing will show up.
I did all the things I needed to, and then went into a local store. I went to the back, and since the store had free WIFI, I turned my tablet on, turned on WIFI, logged into their network, and turned on the application.
In just a few moments, I saw a map show up, and my position was marked on the map as well as the position of my car. I was 330 feet away from my ride, and as I moved closer, and farther away, the map updated and new measurements were made.
No one around me knew I was tracking the location of where I parked my car. No one but me needed to know. And I loved that.
I found the device to be easy to use, and the application was a snap. It was the easiest thing I have used and I was able to walk right out, and in no time, find my car. I like this a lot, and I know you will to.
Disclaimer: Nonda provided me with Zus to review. All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.
I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after that, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.