Life just seems to get more and more busy with each passing year. Responsibilities at work, school, or even at home just seem to pile up each day. We often find ourselves just running around almost non-stop doing whatever we can to complete them. In the process, we may sometimes lose critical items like our wallet, phone, or even our keys! I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like if these things were never found again!
At least with phones, we can always have a buddy call us and detect where that sound could be coming from. Perhaps our phones may even have a “find my phone” application and most of the time we will find it. BUT…what if the important item we lost does not seem to have a method that helps give hints on where it may be located?
What if the phone we lost momentarily, also ran out of battery for that day? If we lost our wallet or keys, it won’t have the ability like our phones to signal to us where it may potentially be! Is there a method in which these critical items can help signal to us where it may have been misplaced? There is a method actually!
What Tool Can Help with Detecting Misplaced Items
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You can purchase blue tooth tracking devices like the Tile Mate! Just like the concept of “Find my phone” applications, the Tile Mate will emit a sound or tune to notify you where the important item has been misplaced. You just need to set it up and attach the Tile Mate to your item of choice.
How to Setup
You will need to download the “Tile – Find lost keys and Phone” application on iOS or Android.
- First create an account.
- On the main page, click on the “+” to add a device. Select your device.
- Press the button that is ON THE TILE.
- The application will search for the Tile Mate and play a sound once the device is found.
- You will also want to determine which item the Tile Mate will be assigned to (keys, phone, wallet, etc.)
- You will have the option to “name your Tile Mate” as well so take advantage of that.
How to Find the Lost Item
Assuming the Tile Mate is already attached to the item, open up the application. Select the desired Tile Mate item and hit “find“. The Tile Mate attached to the item will then play a tune. Now you just have to physically walk over to the source of the sound and you should have no problems with finding your lost item. It’s pretty neat!
The Tile Mate has a range of about 200 feet that can be detected by the application on your phone. If it happens to be outside of the range, the application can detect where it was last seen.
Other Items You Will Need for this Product
Because Tile Mate uses blue tooth technology (which is something that even drains our phone battery), it too will also require a battery source. (Click here to find out how to increase your phone battery life). Tile Mate uses the flat circular batteries (the CR2032 version) as opposed to your typical cylindrical AA or AAA battery.
What Else Can Tile Mate Be Used With?
Besides the phone, wallet, and keys, you can also attach the Tile Mate to things like:
- Pets (dog/cat collars)
- Children (Seriously though, in case they get lost in huge places like Disneyland, the mall, park, etc.)
- Just make sure you slip it into their pocket or attach it in a way where they may not be aware of in case they try to remove it.
The ideas and possibilities are just endless!
You can reserve at least one of your Tile Mates by NOT using for your phone. This may sound counterproductive but it helps! For one, your phone probably already has a “Find my phone” application so that function is already built in.
Additionally, the Tile Mate can be used in reverse, meaning it can help find your phone if you lose it. You can do this by clicking on the button on the Tile Mate. What this does is it makes your phone play a tune EVEN if you happen to set it on silent.
If you plan to use Tile Mate for your wallet, it might not be the most convenient because the device is fairly thick. This may prevent your wallet from closing properly or lead to other inconveniencies. Fortunately, this brand does have a wallet version called the Tile Slim, which is similar to a credit card and may be better for your wallet.
As our schedules seem to get more busy with time, it can be difficult to juggle with our many daily responsibilities. As a result from all the running back and forth as well as the increasing stress, we may find ourselves losing important items. Some items like our phones have a built-in function that gives us its location while other items will not.
Using the idea of the phone to give us signals on its location, that concept can be applied to non-responsive items through products like Tile Mate. By attaching this accessory to your wallet or keys, it provides you information on where it could be located if misplaced. This will save us a lot of headache and time!
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