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πŸ”˜ Tile to Find your Stuff πŸ”˜ πŸ”˜

June 19, 2016

πŸ”˜ Tile is the easiest way to find your things. Simply attach this Tiny-Tag, a Bluetooth-Tile device to anything and find it with your iPhone. You can also use Tile to find your iPhone and iPads too.

πŸ”˜ Tile saves Time & Money. It keeps you connected to the things that matter to you most, no matter where the day takes you. Sooner or later we will forget exactly where our iPhone or our Keys are located…

πŸ”˜ Imagine a day when you don’t spend any time looking for misplaced Keys or iPhones. Imagine a family trip where you never worry about whether your Brief Case and Baggage will make it to your destination.

πŸ”˜ Imagine being able to tell the Police exactly where your stolen Car is Located and getting your Car back in a matter of a Day or two. Tile gives your possessions a “voice” and allows you to connect to each in a way that was never before possible. It helps you stay organized in the midst of your crazy day-to-day routine, saving Time and Anxiety.

πŸ”˜ The Promise of Tile is keeping people connected to their things that matter in their lives. It’s about growing a platform that is currently finding over 500,000 items every Day across the globe. Tile wants to personally welcome you to their community; Tile looks forward to hearing about your experiences…

πŸ”˜ Life can be chaotic. Tile’s Goal is to bring some calm to your life. Organization is key and there are lots of internet-thing-products that are designed to help people stay connected and in control when life gets in the way. People spend a lot of time trying to make this technology personal. Tile takes what is Personal and enhances it with Technology.

πŸ”˜ Everyone has misplaced their Keys, iPhone, Purse, Briefcase, or Wallet. If you’re lucky, a few minutes of modern archaeological digging between couch cushions or underneath the Car seat will locate your lost artifacts. If you’re less fortunate, your misplaced item may require some more effort… Either way no problem with Tile.

πŸ”˜ Tile, the Company, began its “life” in 2012 with a successful SelfStarter financing campaign. This relatively small, about 1.5″ square by ΒΌ” thin, (more precisely 5mm thin by 37mm) a square plastic “tag” device can be placed on a Key-Ring, or affixed to any item you want to keep “track” of. Tile can be easily attached to a Key-Ring, placed into a purse or wallet, stick to just about anything, from a laptop or place into one’s luggage, or hand a Tile onto your rear-view mirror of your Car.

πŸ”˜ Tile uses a precision Bluetooth LE signal (LE= Low Energy, an ultra-low power form of Bluetooth, delivering 100 to 150 foot range) combined with Tile’s companion App on your iPhone or iPad. You’re then able to track your item’s whereabouts, either the Tile or the iPhone, iPad, Purse, or your Car. If you cannot find your Car Keys with a Tile on the Ring, open up the Tile-App on your iPhone, and from the “List View” tap onto the item on your menu of devices that you are looking for. Once “tapped” the Tile Square will emit a “chirping” sound. It’s location may also be displayed on a Map… in the event you left you Keys at the Coffee Shop or the Hotel Registration Desk, or in your Parked Car…

πŸ”˜ Tile’s Set-up is super-Simple. Download the free Tile App, press a hidden “e” button on the Tile Square, and place the Tile on top of your iPhone’s screen. The Tile App recognizes and ID of this Unique Tile. You can assign a name for this Tile, to a specific object (Keys, Luggage, LapTop Case, Purse, or your Car…) in the App. You may ID up to eight unique Tile Squares, giving each Tile a name (like β€œWallet” “Car Keys” “Office Keys”). You are able to photograph the tagged item, assigning a unique Photo, using the Tile App.

πŸ”˜ Tile Used Conversely – Assuming you have your Keys with the Tile Square attached, double-press the “e” in the word Tile, (underneath the letter “e” is a button similar to the “home” button on your iPhone) and your iPhone will begin playing a familiar Tile musical-toon, to help you find your iPhone, or it will display its location on a Map, using the Map-View.

πŸ”˜ Register each Tile’s ID and Secured to a corresponding object. I chose to call one of the Tiles to be “JimW’s Keys” and notice the Tile List of objects: “JimW’s iPad Mini-2”, “JimW’s iPhone6+”, “JimW’s iPad Pro” you can visit the Tile App to check where any of the items are located on the Lost or Map views.

πŸ”˜ If the Tile-equipped Item is somewhere in your house… and you can’t find it, you can tap β€œFind” within the Tile App menu, and the Object will emit a melody until you’ve successfully located it. The Tile App also shows you visually if you’re closer or further from the Tile when you’re in range, as you are walking around your home, office, grocery store, coffee shop, etc.

πŸ”˜ Tile’s Find-Me Range – The Tile generally has a Bluetooth-LE range of a 100 foot to 150 foot radius for locating your Tile tagged Keys; the Tile device operates using a new Bluetooth-LE signal. So if you leave it on the bus, you may be out of luck; Well, maybe not. If another Tile user happens to be near your Tile, the system can autonomously “borrow [piggy-back] their Bluetooth-LE connection” to update your item’s location for you even if you are thousands of feet away. In fact, part of the promise of Tile is, as more people adopt Tile, every Tile user will receive more ubiquitous location private tracking. If there are no other Tile users near your item, the app automatically records the location where your Tile moments before it went out-of-range.

πŸ”˜ Tile’s Lithium Battery does not last Forever. The non-user-replaceable battery is designed and guaranteed to last about One Year, according to the company; You’ll get a reminder email to reTile a new Tile, about a year after you activated your Tile when new.

πŸ”˜ Prone to losing things at home or in the office, a device like Tile will certainly make life easier. I tossed a Tile in my briefcase, and basically forgot about it; When I couldn’t remember which room I’d left it last, Tile App will easily find it. Depending on the item(s) you tend to lose, the Tile’s form factor may still be a bit big (Tile is 1.5″ by ΒΌ”) as it’s far too big to discreetly stick onto a pair of sunglasses, for example. Still, $25 is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with being able to track down your misplaced Stuff for a year or longer.

πŸ”˜ Tile Company’s CEO and Co-Founder Mike Farley is interviewed by CNBC following the Company’s recent successful $18 Million fundraising effort. These funds will be used to (A) Create new Tiles in different shapes and sizes, (B) Tile integration with other Products where Tile technology is build into products like Cameras and Fitness Trackers, (C) Expand regional retail.



πŸ”˜ Tile Trade-in Program – Tile uses a proprietary Lithium battery that is not user-replaceable; however, the Tile Company has a “trade-in” upgrade program. Once your Tile’s internal battery becomes exhausted, you can send the Old-Tile back to Tile Inc., office in San Mateo, California for an exchange for the most recent version New Tile, for a fee of $12. The Tile App will give instructions on how to return your Old-Tile for a replacement New-Tile.

πŸ”˜ Tile Inc., the Enterprise – An early-stage private company was founded in 2012 and is owned by its principles and 10 investors, who in total raised some $33.1 million in equity. Phone Number: (650) 274-0676. Company Address: 2121 S El Camino Real, Suite C100, San Mateo, California 94403-1819. Website:

πŸ”˜ Referral Tiles: If you appreciate this article, and you decide to get a Tile for Yourself, Family or Friend, here is a link for the referral. When buying a Tile using this Link, Tile keeps track and credits our account with “Points” where we can receive free tiles. Once you get a Tile or Two, you too can solicit and receive referral-Tiles too.

Tile Sales MAP take a trip to this Link

πŸ”˜ Tile Technically Speaking – Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth-LE, is marketed as Bluetooth-Smart), a wireless personal area network technology designed and marketed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, aimed at novel applications such as TINLE, and devices for Healthcare, Fitness, Beacons, Security, and Home Entertainment industries. Compared to the Classic Bluetooth protocol, Bluetooth-Smart is intended to provide considerably reduced power consumption and cost, while maintaining a similar communication range of 100 feet to 300 feet.

πŸ”˜ Bluetooth LE Smart Technology Details – Operates in the same spectrum range (the 2.400 GHz to 2.4835 GHz ISM band) similar to Classic Bluetooth technology, but Bluetooth-LE uses a different set of channels. Instead of the Classic Bluetooth which uses 79, 1-MHz channels, Bluetooth-LE has 40, 2-MHz channels. Within each channel, data is transmitted using Gaussian Frequency Shift-Modulation, similar to Classic Bluetooth’s Basic bit-rate scheme. The bit rate is 1Mbit/s, and the maximum transmit power is 10 mW. Further details are given in Volume 6 Part A (Physical Layer Specification) of the Bluetooth Core Specification V4. Bluetooth-LE uses a technique of “Frequency-Hopping” to counteract potential narrow-band interference problems. Classic Bluetooth also uses frequency hopping but the spec-details differ; as a result, while both FCC and ETSI classify Bluetooth technology as an FHSS scheme, Bluetooth-LE is classified as a system using digital-modulation techniques, otherwise knows as direct-sequence spread spectrum.

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