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Our Most Creative Ways to Use a Tile Bluetooth Tracker

If you haven’t heard of Tile yet, it’s a tiny water resistant bluetooth tracker that helps find your lost stuff in seconds. Attach, stick, or place Tiles inside everyday items and keep track of them in an easy-to-use app. The app allows you to ring lost items just like you’d call a lost phone. If your Tile is within the 100-foot bluetooth range, it will play a tune until you find it. 

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But what if your item is not within 100 feet of you? What if something is lost or stolen in another city, state or even country? One of the unique features of this bluetooth tracker is that Tile also features the ability to expand your search using all Tile apps in your community. Imagine you lost an item. Let’s say you left your backpack on the subway. If your Tile was inside the bag, you could ask other phones in the community to help you search. Just select “Notify When Found” and as soon as someone running the Tile app comes within range of your bag, Tile will send you its location. You can also ask your friends to help you find your lost item by asking them to install and run the app. This feature is 100% private, so no one knows you’re looking for a lost item but you. No one else will receive it’s location. 

creative ways to use a tile bluetooth tracker

With all of Tile’s cool features we thought, there has to be some creative way to use Tile most haven’t thought of yet. So we thought, and we thought, and here’s what we came up with. 

Creative Ways to Use a Tile Bluetooth Tracker

creative ways to use a tile bluetooth tracker

Find Your Phone

Now I know what you’re thinking. Wait a minute. Aren’t I supposed to use my phone to find Tile? Yes, but it works both ways! For those of us that also tend to misplace our phones, if you have a Tile handy, just double press it. If your lost phone is within the 100-foot bluetooth range, it will loudly ring—even if you have it on silent.

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Find Your Luggage

There are countless stories about people finding their lost or stolen luggage thanks to Tile. One of the most popular stories is that of the Wedding Photographer whose luggage, containing thousands of dollars in photography equipment, was lost during travel from Dubai to the US. Thanks to Tile’s community network feature we talked about above, he was able to locate the luggage in Switzerland – of all places! 

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Find Your Child

It’s every parent’s worst fear. You’re at a crowded amusement park, you look away for two seconds and POOF. Your child has disappeared. Most of the time they have just walked around a corner or they’ve crouched down out of your line of sight, but sometimes they wander a little further. Or in my little sister’s case back in 1987, someone actually tried to kidnap her! For peace of mind, I like to attach a Tile to my son’s zipper, belt loop or put it in his pocket ANY time we travel together. 

Find Your Remote

I can’t tell you how many times our remote has grown legs and walked off. We turn the house upside down to no avail and then weeks later it turns up buried in a couch cushion we swear we checked before. Stick this to your remote and you can pretend you don’t know about those dust bunnies under the couch a lot longer.

Find Your Keys 

Ok ok. Creative? No. Necessary? Yes. I can’t tell you how many times a week I lose my keys – and most of the time they’re just buried in the bottom of my purse or in a pair of jeans that I threw into the dirty clothes hamper.

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Find Your Pet

Our cat likes to think of herself as queen of the neighborhood. In fact, she even likes to sneak into the neighbors houses for a good nap, to steal the dogs treats or other children’s toys (sorry kids!). She mostly likes to dart out the front door when we are trying to leave for the airport. I almost missed my flight once because I had to hunt her down before I could leave! With a Tile on her collar, she won’t be able to hide under that car or inside her boyfriend’s house. And for those times we start to worry because we haven’t seen her in a few hours, my neighbors are just awesome enough to download the Tile app allowing us to use the community feature to find her. 

Find Your Drone 

With their relatively short range and wifi capabilities, you would think it would be impossible to lose track of a drone. Yet people lose them all of the time. The Tile gives you an easy way to track a downed drone without interfering with its flight capabilities. 

Find Your GoPro 

Did you know there is an entire Facebook community, with nearly 4,000 members, dedicated to those who have lost and found their GoPro? Imagine if all of those GoPro’s had a Tile attached? Thanks to the community feature, they could all be reunited with their owners. 

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Find Your Car

We have all been there before. We walk out of a building to stare blankly at row upon rows of cars, scrambling to remember which one was ours. In fact, had we even entered in this set of doors or was it the other? And those theme park parking lots where you have to take a tram to get to the entrance? Forget about it.

Beat Pregnancy Brain

Pregnancy brain is a joy of having children that seems to stick around long after the 40-week mark, transforming into Mommy Brain for years after. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t keep track of anything and once the baby arrived, I could never keep track of his diaper bag. I was forever leaving it in obscure locations around the house, in the bottom of shopping carts or on changing tables in restrooms. 

Not only does Tile give you the options to ring such items if you’re in range, the app automatically records the last time and place it saw your item. So, if you left it somewhere, you know where to look first – ahem, the restroom at Target. 

What unique way would you use Tile? 

So many ways to use a Tile Bluetooth Tracker that I hadn't thought of before - like to keep track of your child at crowded or busy places! via @jeanabeena
Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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13 Comments

  1. August 31, 2017 at 8:47 am — Reply

    Oh, wow! I would love to try these tiles out! We just bought a drone, this would be so helpful. My mind is swirling thinking where else I could use these. Cell phone, for sure.

  2. August 31, 2017 at 8:33 am — Reply

    I have the regular TILE and had no idea they upgraded and have now a TILE bluetooth! Cool! Thanks for your review. I will look into getting this.

  3. August 31, 2017 at 7:41 am — Reply

    We need so many of these. They would be life changing in our house. We just got back from vacation where these would have come in helpful.

  4. Heather
    August 30, 2017 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    That is totally the cure for pregnancy brain! I did things like put my keys in the fridge while I was pregnant. Tile’s so cool

  5. Our Family World
    August 30, 2017 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    This exactly what I need! I keep misplacing my stuff. Sometimes I think I lost my keys when they were in my pocket all along. I love the feature that you can expand your search. Nice! I’m going to check this out.

  6. August 30, 2017 at 10:06 am — Reply

    This is the answer to my prayers LOL We lose things all the time and then we frantically turn the house upside down trying to find it. Looks like we need about 50 of these.

  7. Victoria Heckstall
    August 30, 2017 at 8:20 am — Reply

    Oh my goodness!! This looks so really fantastic. This would be a time saver. I will check this out.

  8. Julie Syl
    August 30, 2017 at 5:22 am — Reply

    This is really creative! Sometimes I do not know where to find the things because I can’t really remember where I really put them. i do not even know how to find them. This is a really great help. Thanks.

  9. Kelly Reci
    August 30, 2017 at 3:27 am — Reply

    This is so amazing. I would love to try this new trick! It will surely help me to find the things that make themselves invisible on their own. Lol. Great help of a bluetooth tracker.

  10. August 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    This is such a handy accessory to have! I would never lose my things anymore!

  11. Gladys parker
    August 29, 2017 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    Tiles sound so awesome, where have they been? I know technology keeps on adding more wonderful products to make our lives easier but wow! The first think I thought of was my dog. I have lost one of my children in a huge fair once. Twenty years ago.

  12. Stefanie Davis
    August 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    This sounds like an amazing product for myself and for keeping track of all my kids’ stuff!

  13. June 11, 2016 at 9:33 pm — Reply

    Oh, my word. This is so awesome!! I come from a long line of “going to put it where I won’t lose it” kind of people that never can find it again. I spend a lot of wasted time looking for things. This would be a life and time saver for sure.

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