Stop los­ing stuff ! Se­ri­ously, you can stop it now with the help of these two Blue­tooth track­ing de­vices. But which one should you re­ally buy? Let’s find out….

SLIP THIS LIT­TLE SLAB INTO YOUR WAL­LET, AND MAKE IT CHIRP FROM YOUR PHONE IF YOU LOSE IT

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$44.95, W W W.THETILEAPP.COM

DE­SIGN

The Tile Slim is about two cen­time­tres square and the thick­ness of three credit cards, with a sil­ver but­ton in the mid­dle. It links to an iOS or An­droid phone us­ing Blue­tooth LE. It’s light and at­trac­tive, but per­haps a touch bulky once in your wal­let.

FEA­TURES

The de­vice it­self is ba­sic, but its app has clever fea­tures. If Tile Slim is in range, you can make it bleep; if it’s out of range, the app will show where it last con­nected on a map. If it’s lost or stolen, use the Tile com­mu­nity to help find it via the app.

PER­FOR­MANCE

The Tile Slim’s per­for­mance is con­strained by Blue­tooth LE. Test­ing it in­doors we couldn’t get it to work at a range of more than about 10 me­tres. A wal­let muf­fles the chime too, so if you’re fur­ther than 10m away it’s hard to hear.

USABILITY

It’s easy to set up and use sev­eral Tiles at once. You can share a Tile with other de­vices, com­bin­ing their Blue­tooth range to help lo­cate your Tile faster. If you lose your phone, dou­blepress Tile Slim’s but­ton to make your phone ring. RATES Nicely de­signed and well pre­sented, the Tile Slim does what it says on the tin, very smoothly. SLATES Slightly too thick, and too quiet, but the main trou­ble is its short range. Your wal­let bet­ter not go far!

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