If you're like me, you misplace your keys — a lot. And some Bluetooth trackers just aren't cut out for attaching to a keychain. The good news is the Tile Mate is the perfect size to hook to your keys or slide into a purse or a bag of luggage. Never lose track of anything important again! Oh, and the best part? It's just $20 right now, down from its usual $25. If you have any travel planned this month — whether you're going to the Super Bowl or just taking a Valentine's Day trip with your special someone — think about picking up one or two of these.
Now the Tile Mate doesn't work quite like an AirTag — it doesn't rely on a huge network to help track things. It does have a 250-foot range, though, so you can find any nearby object. It's perfect for when you're scrambling to find your keys in the morning before work, or when you want to make sure your luggage is actually aboard the plane you're on. (Been there. Not fun.)
It's a great tool for picking things up at baggage claim. And if something is ever out of range, simply use your phone to sleuth out when it was last pinged. If you check and see your backpack was last near you in the middle of Broadway, well, you probably left in the taxi. There are other cool features, too. This little guy works with smart assistants. Just ask Alexa to ring your Tile and it will emit a tone that helps you track down the object in question.
"I got this Tile as a gift for my roommate. She has ADHD and she loses her phone, wallet and keys a lot! She loves her Tile and I love it for her! She also discovered that there’s a feature where you can find your phone by pressing a button on your file, super cool! 5+ stars," said one satisfied shopper.
Another fan echoed these sentiments. "OK, full disclosure. I wanted a tracker that worked like an Apple AirTag. ...I recently flew to Hawaii for a couple weeks and I stuck this Tile in my checked luggage. When it was loaded on the plane I knew it was there because it works.... when I was waiting at the baggage claim I knew when it was nearby. Worked beautifully on the return trip. Gave me peace of mind. My luggage was never lost so I can't say how effective it would have been if I had to rely on the Tile network to locate it but I am pleased nevertheless."
"Eliminates the "I Lost My Keys/Wallet" Panic," added another. "Anxiety abated when this little gem is attached to your keys or wallet. A quick and easy way to find lost items. Saves time and ulcers."
One five-star reviewer said this is the gift that keeps giving: "I have bought this for every forgetful person in my life. My husband, my best friend, my mom. Not only will this save them a million times but it will also save you time when they are running late because they can’t find their keys. Battery has always lasted over a year and replacements can be bought on Amazon for dirt cheap. Buy this!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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