Just seven days left on its crowd-sourcing window and already Tile has raised over 5000% of target investment. If you haven’t yet heard, it’s a tiny slab of electronic trickery that is monitored by mobile app - so you can fix to your bike, or keys, wallet, spouse etc and never lose them again.
It resolves your absentmindedness by remembering the last GPS location of any Tiled item you may have misplaced, and will even help you when nearby by whining at you through a built-in speaker. The app will keep its eye on to 10 tiles per account and is available for IOS users (no Android yet).
Tile lasts for a year on a single unchangeable battery that never needs a charge and you’ll receive an envelope to return your used one for recycling when the time comes.
Seems like they’ve thought of everything, except maybe that this idea is at its most effective when hidden from view. Maybe time for a range of bolt-on bicycle accessories that conceal a tile? Saddles or lights perhaps?
In the meantime, pre-order yours via the Tile website. We think it’s safe to say you won’t lose your money.
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