Tile

Lose less of everything, including your valuable time.

Tile is a Bluetooth 4 locating tag developed by Mike Farley and Nick Evans and their California based Reveal Labs team.

Calling themselves the "world's largest lost and found." The Tile tags work like any other wireless key locator and can be placed on your bike, wallet or keys to help you track them down if you misplace them. The Tile service is trying to separate itself from its competition by adding a social element to their device. You can decide to share your specific tiles with family, friends and the rest of the Tile community. If for example you think your bike has been stolen you can mark that specific tag as missing and the service will send out a signal that puts the other Tile apps in your network on the search for your missing item. If someone else running the Tile app comes within range of your bike it will anonymously send you a notification of its current location.

Sound notifications are another feature that allow a user to ring a particular Tile from their smartphone to help locate it. The device's range falls within a standard Bluetooth distance of between 50 and 150 feet.

Bluetooth Tag: Tile
New Bluetooth LE Bluetooth locator device

More details about the tags and service can be found at: Thetileapp.com or by watching the product video embedded below.

Via: @BluetoothSIG
Image Credits: Reveal Labs
Related: Wireless Key Locators, Sticknfind, Proximo

Additional: Techcrunch, TNW

Highlights

  • Tile's Bluetooth range is up to 100 ft. Bluetooth is most effective at the 30 ft range, depending on the environment.
  • Loudly ring a lost item from the app and find it by sound.
  • Find your phone. Press Tile to make your phone ring—even if it’s on silent.

Pricing

  • BestBuy - $24.99 4.5/5 (1313 reviews)
  • PCMag - 4/5

User Info

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