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Tile: Keep Track Of Things That Are Important To You


In a lifetime, the average person spends about 150 days looking for their possessions and valuables that are either lost or misplaced. We all know that we realise that we have lost something when we have the least amount of time to find it. Tile is the kind of product that helps you find those misplaced articles. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it.

A Small Bluetooth Gadget.

Tile is a small Bluetooth gadget. Tile was crowdfunded back in 2013 by thousands of backers. The backers felt that this was the kind of device that could accurately and easily track their stuff. The gadget eventually arrived last summer for iOS devices. You can attach it to anything that you don’t want to lose. These articles include your house keys, a pet, or anything, really.

Includes A Speaker.

The Tile comes with a speaker included. At 90 decibels, the speaker is now three times louder. Previously it was too quiet to hear if there was even moderate ambient noise. The second new feature is that you can now use the Tile to find your phone. So the system works both ways. This one is a real bonus. Double press any one of your Its to make your lost phone ring. Your phone will ring even when it’s on silent mode.

Features Of Tile.

  1. Simple setup. The app takes seconds to download to your phone or tablet. The setup is really simple. The app walks you through every step of activating your Its.
  2. Share Tile. You can share your Tiles with anyone who has the It app. It’s perfect for shared cars, keys or bags.
  3. Community love. Tile works as a community as well. You can extend help to someone to update their Its location. You could receive an anonymous thank you in the app.

Tile App.

It is not too big to attach to a keyring. But it is around 5.5mm. This is twice the thickness of an average key and wider than most car key fobs. There is now an Android app for it. But the app requires a device that runs Android 4.4 or later. You can use a Tile with an iPhone or iPad that has Bluetooth 4.0 or later. The app is free, and there’s no subscription. It’s easy to pair the it. You simply press the ‘e’ and it plays a short tune to let you know it’s in pairing mode. And just find it in the list of available Bluetooth devices and tap on it. You will need to create a free account through the app. It then works much like the Find My iPhone app. In that you can see when the it was last ‘seen.’ Always keep the app running in the background. It has the ability automatically remember the time and place you last had your item. This way you know where to start looking.

Notify When Found.

Select “Notify When Found” in the app, if your article isn’t where you last had it. You will automatically be notified of its most recent location, when any device in the Tile community passes by your missing item. This feature works 100% anonymously. It works automatically to protect your privacy.

Affordable Price.

Every app in the Tile community updates the location of each it device it detects. The company has sold over 6 million its. There are over a million items located every day. It’s network is the largest, fastest and most powerful lost and found community in the world. Tile costs $25 a piece. It is about as big as a matchbook. You will have to buy more than one Tile if you plan to track multiple things.