Tile (Gen 2)

Dis­cover where you left your stuff with this square prox­im­ity de­vice

Mac Format - - APPLE CHOICE -

Fob fea­tures and types

Tile comes in just one type and colour: a square, white key

fob. It’s both slightly larger and thicker than the cir­cu­lar TrackR bravo. Clev­erly, its only but­ton is the ‘e’ in its logo,

which can be dou­ble-tapped to act as an iPhone finder.

Alert ef­fec­tive­ness

Tile (Gen 2) is louder than the orig­i­nal at 90 deci­bels, so it’s still au­di­ble when buried at the bot­tom of a bag,

as long as am­bi­ent noise lev­els aren’t too high. We pre­ferred its mu­si­cal tone over TrackR’s pulse, too.

Range and find­abil­ity

For the Find Your Phone alarm to work, you need to be in Blue­tooth range (around 100ft); you would al­ready have lo­cated it roughly on the map, so that dis­tance is am­ple.

The app en­ables you to pin­point your iPhone as well.

Other fea­tures

Tile’s app is su­pe­rior with its List and full-screen Map views, as well as cru­cial info such as the time last seen and a clear sta­tus in­di­ca­tor (a green ring) of whether your Tiles are cur­rently con­nected and in Blue­tooth range. You can also add photos of your be­long­ings to iden­tify each Tile.

£20 per Tile FROM Tile, thetileapp.com

NEEDS Blue­tooth 4.0, iOS 7 or higher

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