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Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Tile App: Never Again Lose Your Stuff

Keys, wallet, purse, phone, etc., etc...The list of "stuff" we carry around everyday can go on and on. And losing any of those things can be anything from a nuisance to a major personal security issue.

What if you never had to worry about losing any of that stuff again? The Tile App will keep track of all your stuff for you, and help you find it if you lose it. This iOS app uses little "tiles" that you can attach to, stick on, or drop in anything you might lose. They're connected by GPS to the app on your iPhone or other iOS device. 

Best feature: Tile emits an audible sound if you activate it on your phone.

Other Features:
  • Never replace batteries
  • Within 150 ft., you can see yourself getting closer or further away from the object via the app
  • 1 year life, app will remind you when it's time to get new ones, and help you recycle the old ones
  • App saves the last GPS location where you saw the Tile
  • The more Tile users, the further the range
  • Sticky adhesive comes with Tile so you can stick it to any surface
  • 10 Tiles per account
 The Tile App is coming in Winter 2013, but you can preorder your tiles now. 

As long as one of the things you lose isn't your phone, this could revolutionize searching for lost or stolen items!

3 comments:

Kevin said...

Price for Tiles:
1 = $18.95.
3 + 1 Bonus Tile = $56.85.
6 + 2 Bonus Tiles = $113.70.
9 + 3 Bonus Tiles = $170.55.

This last one is interesting since they say they limit you to 10 tiles per account.

Kevin said...

Price for Tiles:
1 = $18.95.
3 + 1 Bonus Tile = $56.85.
6 + 2 Bonus Tiles = $113.70.
9 + 3 Bonus Tiles = $170.55.

This last one is interesting since they say they limit you to 10 tiles per account.

Kevin said...

Price for Tiles:
1 = $18.95.
3 + 1 Bonus Tile = $56.85.
6 + 2 Bonus Tiles = $113.70.
9 + 3 Bonus Tiles = $170.55.

This last one is interesting since they say they limit you to 10 tiles per account.

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