The last time I got this excited about a small, square invention was when I discovered Post-its and subsequently stuck them on every notebook, binder and magazine. Imagine my glee when I stumbled upon the Tile – a new, tiny gadget that adheres to any item and locates that item via 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.
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 attach it to any elusive belongings.
Hopefully, this will help me avoid mishaps like the time 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. Naturally, my boyfriend will never let me forget this infamous incident.
With the Tile I can calmly grab my phone and hone in on the lost object. I can even have my lost article sound off so that I can find it when 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’re on back order. But that’s no reason you can’t order them here.
Photo credit: TheTileApp.com