Have you ever lost your keys and spent hours looking for them? No? Well you're clearly more awesome than I am. Because I've done just that on more than one occasion, and it's not like I'm disorganized or scatterbrained. Somehow the car keys get stuck in an odd place and it takes me precious time—and loads of frustration—to find them.
While lost keys didn't happen too often, now it no longer happens because I invested in Tile and downloaded the Tile App. I bought the Tile back when it was just a Kickstarter Campaign and a dream. Now you, too, can order Tile and make your life so much easier.
Tile App Headache-Saving Scenario:
As a mom of 4 kids and small business owner, I wear a lot of hats. One of those hats is Photographer, another is Taxi Driver, another is Blogger. Sometimes those hats create a little chaos.
So here's an example of why I LOVE Tile.
I load my camera bag with all of the gear I need for the afternoon and the essentials (wallet, keys, lip balm). I go to my photo shoot. I return home, drop my keys in the camera bag I'm carrying when I get out of the car(normally they go in my purse, but the camera bag is my purse for the day), and set the bag aside.
The next day, a press loaner vehicle shows up, so I get new car keys. I drive that car for a week, so I have no need for my own keys and forget where I left them. I get other things from the camera bag, but not the keys.
A week goes by, the press loaner goes home, and the next day I'm driving my own car again. I'm ready to leave the house for an appointment, but my keys are not in my purse or on the hook by the door (the two places they generally would be). I spend about 5 minutes freaking out searching for my keys. My husband offers me his keys (which is fine and nice, but I've still not found mine).
And then the lightbulb in my head turns on: I've added a Tile to my keys and I have the Tile App on my phone. Within 2 minutes, I have located my keys, which were in the bag where I put them 8 days earlier but couldn't recall. That little Tile and the Tile App saved me loads of time and even more frustration because I was able to locate the keys so quickly. I might still be searching for them without Tile.
How Does Tile Work
The Tile sends a Bluetooth signal up to 100 feet (so unless you live in a mansion, this will work just fine in your house). Once you decide what you want to Tile, you sync the Tile to the Tile App on your phone. The Tile App tracks the Bluetooth signal and emits a melody. Kind of like the old “Hot and Cold” game from when you were a kid, the warmer you are, the louder the melody plays.
Tile is small, waterproof, durable, and designed to look cool while being amazingly helpful. The battery in each Tile lasts about a year. They can be attached via the whole or by using a double stick adhesive patch. You can learn more about Tile here.
Community Find: Another Really Cool Thing About Tile
As if Tile couldn't get any better, they also have a Community Find program. You can help other people locate their lost items, too! For example, if I had lost my keys at a store, because they are Tiled, every phone in the network can help search for them. If you have Tile App running and walk by my missing keys, I would get a location update (and a glimmer of hope that I can find my lost keys). I can then use my phone and Tile App to find the updated location—down to the exact spot my keys ended up.