Whether we want to admit it or not, our lives revolve around our smartphones, keys, laptops and other material items. After all, these are our prized possessions and the thought of losing them may make us tremor with fear. Tile may help us never lose our valuables again. So what exactly is Tile and how can it provide peace of mind?
Tile is a portable gadget that you affix to your favorite possessions. Once you attach it to your keys, for example, and your keys are lost, the attached device can help you find them through the Tile App. (The free app is available on the App Store and coming soon to Android!)
The Tile App supports up to 8 Tiles, so you can Tile a majority of your valuables. It works by casting a signal across a 100-foot radius, and since every phone with the app open helps find your stuff, your search range is potentially limitless. Once 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. As you get closer, Tile’s distinctive melody will play until your lost item is back in safe hands.
The creators of Tile seek simple solutions for big problems. “Technology, design, and ingenuity can solve problems that most of us take for granted. Life’s little inconveniences add up: the average person misplaces upwards of 3,000 items a year, and then spends another 60 hours a year searching for them. All told, our misplaced stuff adds up to billions of dollars annually.”
With the Tile’s distinctive melody, the product may especially be useful for individuals with vision problems as it may help them seek important misplaced items immediately.
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