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Tile trackers: The best way to keep your important things findable

Keep your keys and wallet close at hand with Tile trackers. Add a pop of style with patterns on the Tile Mate and Slim.

Published onDecember 1, 2020

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We’ve all had that momentary panic from misplacing something important, and it only gets worse over the holiday season. If you’re rushing to get over the river or through the woods, the last thing you need to do is spend time looking for your wallet or keys. Luckily, Tile’s ingenious little trackers take the guesswork out of your search.

Perfectly portable sizes

You could always attach a balloon or something to your keys to keep track of them, but that’s hardly convenient. Tile’s trackers come in a number of sizes, each meant for a specific job in your daily life.

If you want all-around flexibility, the classic Tile Mate is a great companion for your keys. You can simply pop it onto your keyring like any other keychain and carry on with your day. On the other hand, the Tile Slim is just right if you tend to misplace your wallet. It’s designed just like a credit card and you can pop it right into a slot and go.

See also: Tile Slim review

One more Tile that’s sized to move is the Sticker. It’s a great pick if you tend to lose your remote — especially when it’s time for a holiday movie marathon. The Sticker adheres to most flat surfaces so you’ll never lose your TV remote again.

You can even check out a number of limited edition Tile patterns right here in the gift guide. We like Midnight Luxe for its sleek look, and Holiday Luxe is a classic holly red that’s super to keep the season merry and bright.

Smart for its size

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Now, the Tile Mate and Tile Slim are tiny little devices, so how smart can they be? Very smart, actually. They work perfectly with Android, iOS, and even Amazon products. All you need is a reliable Bluetooth connection and the free Tile app on your phone to get started.

When the day comes where you misplace your keys or wallet, simply hop into the app and press the Find button. Your tracker will ring to guide you right to where you left it. If you happen to be out of earshot, your Tile also tracks the last known location so you can hunt down your device on a map. It’s almost like a high-tech treasure hunt for your own valuables.

The app is essential, but one of Tile’s best features comes when you misplace your phone instead. You can double press the Tile button on your Mate and your phone will ring instead. You’re pretty much out of excuses when it comes to misplacing your devices with a Tile Mate or Slim.

Durable and packed with style

If you’re going to tote around a Tile every day, then it may as well look cool. Luckily for you, Tile has more than a dozen limited-edition patterns to choose from this holiday season. You can hook up your favorite sneakerhead with the Nice Kicks design or tap into a love of sushi with the Oishii version.

Don’t worry about replacing your Tile every few months, either. Each one is built to last up to three years or comes with a three year replaceable battery, and you might find yourself adding Tiles to your collection as you buy more devices.

No matter which pattern you choose, all the trackers are perfectly priced for the holidays. You can grab a set as stocking stuffers or pick up a fun pattern as a Secret Santa gift. Honestly, the Tile Mate and Slim are even great impulse buys if you just want to treat yourself for making it this far into 2020.

We can talk about Tile all day, but it really comes down to giving the trackers a try. Give the holiday gift guide another look and pick up your stocking stuffer secret weapon at the button below:

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