Tile is a great idea. It’s a tiny, Bluetooth-blasting white square that hooks up to an app on your phone and constantly pings it its location. When you leave the Tile — or whatever it’s attached to — somewhere, your phone realises, and when you go to look for it you’ll have the power of the internet and Google Maps to help you remember. If that sounds good, then great — you can now stock up on Tiles at JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.
The circuitry that lives inside the Tile is pretty damn simple — a little Bluetooth-transmitting radio, a battery capable of lasting one year at a time, and a speaker that will sing out loudly (with a tone of your choosing) whenever you set your phone to look for it. You can also use the Tile to find your phone, if the two are close enough to each other.
They’re great little gadgets if you’re always losing things. The skinny Tile Slim is already out in JB and Harvey’s nationwide for $44.95 or $139.95 for a four-pack, while the Tile Mate (with a hole made for your keys or luggage) is $39.95 or $119.95 for a four-pack on sale from October 17. [Tile]