Here’s another “why didn’t I think of that” moment. This new bit of tech wizardry helps keep track of your stuff. When technology can alleviate some of life’s aggravations, you know it’s a winner.
The new Tile app, from the San Mateo, CA company of the same name, helps you keep track of “all the things you can’t stand to lose.” A small white…well…tile, about half the size of a credit card, can be attached to any of the small things you tend to misplace or just can’t afford to lose. If the item goes missing, you can use your iOS device (Android is still in the works) to locate the lost item quickly.
The effective radius of your lost item needs to be within 100 feet to get a signal. But if it’s not that close, the Tile app remembers the last place where the Tile checked in, and you can go back there to look. Brilliant.
And once the use of Tile is as ubiquitous as the cell phone itself, every Tile user in the world can help you find your lost or stolen item. Of course, if the use of the Tile becomes that widespread, tech savvy thieves might make sure you find your Tile by itself in a ditch. Still, it’s worth the effort, as criminals aren’t always that smart.