THE SMART KEY FOB THAT MEANS YOU’LL NEVER LOSE WHATEVER YOU ATTACH IT TO
US$24.99 ($32.99), W W W.CHIPOLO.NET
Chipolo Plus is about the size of a 20c coin but twice the thickness, and comes in a range of seven colours. It’s ideal for keys or purses, but too thick for wallets. Like Tile Slim it has a oneyear battery life and then needs to be replaced.
Activate your Chipolo Plus from the app to find your keys, or squeeze it twice and it’ll make your phone ring. Its minimal app has many of the same features as Tile Slim’s, and the Chipolo community helps group-find missing items.
In many ways, Chipolo Plus is only as good as Bluetooth allows it to be. Like Tile Slim, indoors you might get 10m, outdoors it reaches 60m. You will appreciate its loud bleeper, though. It’s nice and clear compared to Tile Slim’s warbling trill.
There’s nothing tricky about getting Chipolo Plus up and running and most of its features are easy to use and accessible. One neat addition is that you can name regular map locations, so the app will tell you that it last saw your keys at ‘Home’.