The RUNDOWN on Tile

Volume 57

September 6, 2017

WHAT IT IS: A tracker and app that help you quickly locate lost or misplaced items.

WHY WE LIKE IT: Raise your hand if you’ve ever misplaced your keys. No worries, we’ve all done it (some of us more than others.) Think of all the time spent searching for lost items—it adds up quickly! Thankfully, there’s an easy solution to this chronic problem: a “tile” and companion app that help keep track of your things.

Simply attach or stick a Tile onto your wallet, keys, computer, TV remote, luggage, or anything you care about. Use the app to search for your missing item: if it’s in Bluetooth range, the Tile will play a tune until you find it. If your item is out of range, a map will show the last location it’s been seen.

Missing phone? (Yes, we’ve done that, too!) You can use any of your Tile devices to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent. In fact, you can use the app on any of your devices to find another one.

Tile offers a choice of different sizes and styles to suit your needs. Just last month, they introduced a Pro Series that includes Tile Sport and Tile Style, which offer double the range and volume, and are even waterproof.

Billed as the “the world’s largest lost and found community”, you can use the “Notify When Found” function to track down your stuff, too. Believe it or not, over two million items are found each day using Tile!

HOW MUCH IT COSTS: Each Tile ranges from $25 to $35 depending on the style. You can save by purchasing a combo or volume pack.
NOW, TAKE THE FIRST STEP: Order your Tile(s) online at or purchase from one of the many major retailers that carry the product. The app is available on Apple and Android devices.

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