Wouldn’t it be great if you had something to help you find your precious stuff? Well, now you do… introducing Tile.
Tile is an inexpensive device to help you keep track of your favourite things with help from your iPhone. This small device can be attached to keys (or just about anything) and be located via Bluetooth when you’re close enough.
It’s pretty simple, really: you activate and pair a Tile to your iPhone, then attach it to your keychain, notebook computer (or kid-LOL) and forget about it.
Eventually we all misplace our keys or notebook (but hopefully not our kids); just launch the Tile app and use it to find your missing stuff.
Since it’s Bluetooth, you’ll need to be within 45 metres of the Tile, but if you’re not within range, the Tile app will display where it was last seen on a map. The app uses a proximity indicator to show when you’re getting closer.
Once you download the app, your phone can support up to 8 Tiles, so you can keep an eye on many things at once. And in the future, you can also share your Tile with friends and family so they too can help you search.
- The app automatically records the last place your phone saw your Tile. If you have to retrace your steps, it’s good to know where to start walking.
- As the signal draws you closer, Tile’s distinctive melody will play until your lost item is back in safe hands.
- When you begin searching for a lost item, your phone tracks the signal strength of your Tile. As you get closer, the app’s tracking circle fills in, giving you a clear indication of your progress.
- One Tile costs $20 (US) plus shipping, but you can save when buying multiple ones.
You can find out more online at thetileapp.com.