I have an incredible skill of losing my wallet or my keys in the most random places. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m doing, if I set them down, they’re gone. After not being able to find my wallet for a solid three days, I got tired of it and went online for a solution. That’s when I stumbled on The Tile Bluetooth Tracking Device.
Within in a week, I had one. So far, it’s been one of my most useful tools.
How it works
There are several versions of The Tile. I have The Tile Pro for my keys and The Slim for my wallet.
Basically, each device hooks up to the Tile app on your phone via Bluetooth and allows you to ‘call’ it from the app. The device admits a loud, higher pitched jingle that’s easy to hear. One of the really cool benefits is that the tile communicates with the app both ways. For example, if you lose your phone, but have one of the other Tile devices, you can double press the button in the middle and it’ll ring your phone, even if it’s on silent.
Why I choose the Pro and the Slim
The Pro is meant to stand up to some pretty rough conditions, and that’s exactly what I needed. I have a ton of keys on my carabiner and a bad habit of dropping them. I needed something that will stand up to being dropped, thrown around and occasionally stepped on. So far, it’s held up amazingly well. The Pro also has a replaceable battery, which is important to me, because I don’t like to waste things.
I choose The Slim so it could fit in my wallet without adding too much bulk. It fits nicely in one of my card pockets, and I never need to worry about it falling out because of it’s size. Unfortunately, the Slim does not have a replaceable battery. However, each device comes with a one year warranty, so if the battery dies within that you, they will replace it for free.
Ease of Use
Honestly, setting everything up was a pain free and easy process. You download the app, turn on the devices and let your Bluetooth find your devices, then you connect. After that, the rest is a piece of cake. I’ve had more trouble keeping my Bluetooth speaker connected to my phone than I’ve had with the Tile Trackers.
Overall, these little devices have been a game changer for me. I’ve never had a problem with the devices range, and I continue to be able to find my things, no matter where I have left them. I give Tile a solid 10/10 stars.
(This post was not sponsored by Tile. All images where taken off of Tiles website)