I’m always putting things like my keys, wallet or phone down and totally forgetting where i’ve put them. That’s why when the guys over at Maplin very kindly asked me if I would like to try a Tile Mate Single Pack to help me find them, I of course said yes. Well i’ve been using it for a little while now, and I thought that I would tell you what I thought of it.
Here’s what Tile say about their handy little device.
Find your things fast!
No maintenance ever!
We engineered each and every Tile to run an entire year without an ounce of upkeep. No charging, no replacing batteries, no nothing. And when it’s time for a new Tile, our replacement program lets you upgrade yours at a discount so you’ll always have the best finding technology at your fingertips.
Find your phone.
Phones are easy to misplace, Tile makes them easy to find! Just press your Tile twice to make your phone ring even when it’s on silent. You can even log into our website to find it on a map or make it ring.
Weight : 6.1g.
Size : 34 X 34 X 4.65mm.
Sound : 88 decibel melody.
Water Resistant : Up to IP57 standards.
Battery Life : One year from shipment.
Charging : None.
Keyring Hole : Yes.
Technology : Bluetooth LE.
Battery : Engineered to be as small as possible, every Tile contains a custom power source that lasts one full year. At the end of that year, you can renew your Tile with our ReTile program.
Compatible with :
iOS : iPhone (released 2011 or later), iPad (released 2012 or later), iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Apple Watch.
Android : Samsung Galaxy (S5 or later), Samsung Note (4 or later), Nexus (4 or later), OnePlus (One or later), HTC One (M8 or later), Motorola Moto x, and most Android devices equipped with Android 4.4 KitKat or later and Bluetooth 4.0 or later.
It’s set up.
I really liked how easy this was to set up, as once I had removed it from it’s box, downloaded thee Tile app, created an account, had paired it with my account, and had chosen what I wanted to attach it to from an extremely long list that included Keys, Wallet, Phone, Bike, Remote and much more, it was ready to go. I did have a little trouble with the Tile app though, as it threw me out once I had signed in, but I think that had more to do with me using VoiceOver rather than the app itself.
What it did when I used it.
I absolutely loved what this did when I used it, as once I had tapped the find button next to the name of my Tile, it emitted an extremely loud jingle that I was able to hear all around the house. I also really liked that if I had misplaced my phone, that I could just press the little button on the front of it to ring it even when it was on silent. Another thing that I really liked was that I could use it with my Amazon Echo, as this was compatible with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.
I really liked it’s packaging, as this came in a thin square Cardboard box with a glossy sleeve over the top of it, that I thought looked really professional.
My overall thoughts.
Overall I would have to rate the Tile Mate Single Pack a nine point five out of ten. I loved how easy it was to set up, it’s extremely professional looking packaging, and what it did when I used it, including that I could find my wallet with it, find my phone with it, and use it with my Amazon Echo. But I did think that the app needed a little bit of a tweak, as it threw me out whilst I was trying to set it up.
If you would like to check out the Tile Mate Single Pack for yourselves, then you can either pop down to your local Maplin store, or you can find it online here.
I was very kindly sent a Tile Mate Single Pack to review, but all thoughts, opinions, and general ramblings are my own.
Have you tried the Tile Mate Single Pack yet? Are you always losing things like your Keys, Wallet and Phone too? Please let me know down below.
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