The last time I got this excited about a new, small, square invention was when Post-its came out. And all they do is find my place in a magazine. Imagine my glee to discover the Tile - a new, tiny square gadget that you can adhere to any item and then locate that item later on using your iPhone, iPad or iTouch. Forget finding that magazine page where I tagged a purse I wanted to buy, now I can find my actual purse. When you consider that I change my purse an average of 2 or 3 times a day, this is no small task. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve grabbed the wrong bag, only to find that my wallet was in another bag.
Side note: A good (bad) side effect is that I have now memorized my credit card digits.
The Tile isn’t much bigger than a postage stamp, and you can drop it into your pocket or purse, adhere it to any surface, or tie it on somewhere. The options are endless. Think of the possibilities – no more lost luggage, no more errant boyfriends (just kidding. Sort of. But if you want to sneak a Tile into your kid’s back pocket, or onto your dog’s collar, who am I to judge?).
But it’s no joke that I can be scatterbrained. My boyfriend never lets me forget the time that I frantically searched for my favorite sunglasses, gradually escalating in panic as I dug through purses and my car. All while wearing the glasses on my head. With the Tile I can calmly grab my phone and hone in on the lost object. I can even set it up to have my lost article make a noise so that I can find it if it’s hidden from view.
By the way, sorry for the generic images. I wanted to post photos of my own Tile but the little things are so popular they are on back order. But that’s no reason you can’t order them here.
What do you lose most often?
Photo credit: TheTileApp.com