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πŸ”˜ Tile – a Tiny Tag will Find your Keys, Purse, Briefcase, even your Car πŸ”˜πŸ”˜

June 20, 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 use a Tile to find your iPhone, iPads, even your Car.

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, iPad, or our Keys are located…

πŸ”˜ Imagine a day when you don’t spend any significant time looking for misplaced Keys or your iPhone. Imagine a family trip where you never worry about whether your Brief Case and Baggage will make it to your destination. Tile is a Tiny Tag that will Find your Keys, Purse, Briefcase, Luggage, Backpack, your iPhone, iPad, PC, even your Car.

πŸ”˜ Imagine being able to tell the Police exactly the Location of your stolen Car. Plus 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 busy day-to-day routine, saving Time and Anxiety.

πŸ”˜ The Promise of Tile is keeping people connected to their Valuable Possessions that matter in their lives. It’s about growing the Tile platform. The Tile App is currently “Locating” over 500,000 Tiles every Day. Tile wants to personally welcome you, your family, and friends to their community; Tile looks forward to hearing about your experiences.

πŸ”˜ Life can become Rushed and 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 stuff. If you’re less fortunate, your misplaced item may require some more effort, or some help with technology… Either way it’s no problem with Tile.

πŸ”˜ Tile, the Company, began its “life” in 2012 with a successful SelfStarter financing campaign. This relatively small, about 1.45″ 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 “find” or 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”˜ Notice the Message “440 Tile Members Nearby” in the Green Insert at the bottom of the iPhone Menu if items being tracked. When you launch the Tile App, this message is visible for a few seconds. These 440 Members may help in finding your misplaced item, even though it may located beyond your Tile’s range. Tile calls this process “piggy backing” with the other 440 folks with their Tile App Open in the Background on their iPhones.

πŸ”˜ Tile’s sophisticated “Piggy Back” Server System operates Autonomously, searching through the other 440 iPhone’s connectivity [as their 440 Tile Apps are open in the background] looking for your ESN [electronic serial number] of your Tile, which may be miles away. As the Family of Tiles grows in your region, the “effective range” of your Tile increases exponentially.

πŸ”˜ Tile uses a precision Bluetooth LE signal (LE= Low Energy, an ultra-low power form of Bluetooth, delivering 100 to 200 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”˜ 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, 150, 200 foot radius for locating your Tile tagged Keys; the Tile device operates using a new Bluetooth-LE signal. So if you leave Keys on the bus, you may be out of luck; Well, maybe not. If another Tile user happens to be near your Tile tagged Keys, the system can autonomously “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 Tile’d item, the App automatically records the location where your Tile was located moments before it went out-of-range.

πŸ”˜ Pet Collar with a Tile tag – Think about attaching a Tile to your Pet’s Collar using a Key-ring. If you Dog for example, occasionally runs off your yard, a Tile, may give you tracking details for bringing Pet home quickly, as you’ll know where the Pet is gallivanting, or at least you’ll know which direction your Pet was running, before it ran out of the Tile’s range. Although the Tile Company speaks of “finding things such as one’s personal possessions…” However, using a Tile for your Pets may be an added solution if your Pet gets loose in the neighborhood. A 100, 150 to 200 foot radius, or more of possible tracking, is better than none.

πŸ”˜ Speaking of Safety – Pin a Tile into your Youngster’s back-pocket. Nothing can be more frightening than one’s Child “running off” while you’re at a busy Shopping Mall, at a crowded Carnival, a Wooded Park or Camp Grounds. Best Case scenario – always have your youngsters at your side and in your view at all times. However, the Tile may give you an extra measure of safety by having a Tile attached to their back-pocket, in the event of the unimaginable. Again a 100 foot radius or more, of possible tracking, is better than running frantically in circles. If they wandered Out-of-Range, the Tile tag may show you the direction of were they were last know.

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€œBob’s Wallet” “Jim’s Keys” “Office Keys” “My Dog Fido” “Felix the Cat). You are able to photograph all tagged items, assigning the unique Photo to each Tile, using the Tile App. The App is very intuitive, easy to Set up, and Use.

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”˜ 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”˜ https://youtu.be/wKNv0adGUjs

πŸ”˜ http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000522622

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. Address: 2121 S El Camino Real, C100, San Mateo, CA 94403: http://ssqt.co/mvbqENm

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 a referral. When buying a Tile using this Link, Tile credits the account with “Points” where one may receive a free Tile. Once you get a Tile or Two, you may make a referral and receive a referral-Tile. http://ssqt.co/mvbqENm

Tile Sales MAP take a trip to this Link https://www.thetileapp.com/maps

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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