The idea of losing one’s personal belongings can be a true nightmare. Having to cancel all your cards, order all your new cards, get new keys cut for the house – all in all, it’s an incident nobody wants to have. Luckily for all of us, connected device maker ‘Tile’ is rolling out a more premium line of its ever-popular lost item trackers, with the launch of its Tile Pro series. Tile, to date, has now sold over 10 million of its Bluetooth-connected dongles that work with an app on your phone to help you find misplaced items, like your keys, purse, wallet, tablets, laptops, luggage and more. The reason why Tile is increasingly popular is due to the way it works. Seems straightforward right? The trick is that Tile can leverage its community of millions of app users to help you find your device, even when you’re out of range. That is, if another Tile user is near your missing device, an alert with the location attached is sent to your phone.
Where originally the Tile Mate – Tile’s first ever device – had a range of 100 feet, they have now doubled that to 200 feet, meaning you can locate your device even easier when you’re not so close. The ring that comes from the Tile when you’re not so close, is now twice as loud as the original Tile. The Tile Pro series consists of two models – the dark slate and graphic design named the Tile Sport which from its material choices can be seen as the heavier duty on-the-go model and a white and gold design named the Tile Style which is explanatory in the name. The Tile Pro series has advanced water protection from the Tile Mate, for those pesky times you drop your keys in the sink, or for the rare occasion of the toilet.
Designer: Vijay Shankar of Tile