Not so long ago, Tile introduced a solution that neatly solved both the problem of “Where are my keys?” as well as that of “Found my keys, but wait where is my phone.” The handy little keychain fob and companion app made sure that you always knew where your smartphone or your keys were provided you had access to at least one of the two easily misplaced objects. Now they’ve come up with something even sleeker.
The Slim is essentially the same concept as the Tile, but it’s been flattened to the width of about two credit cards. Tile was a great option for your keys, but its thickness made it a poor option for other loseables, like your wallet or that damn tv remote.See also: Tile, the lost item tracker, makes its way to Android
With Slim, you can now track a variety of objects with ease. Slim devices are Bluetooth enabled tracking devices that don’t require charging. It’s about two millimeters thick and an inch square, which makes it perfect to slip unobtrusively into your wallet or, if you’re willing to get creative, perhaps tape it into your remote control’s battery case.
The Slim can be purchased with adhesive pads, making it easy to stick to whatever you’re so intent on losing track of. Simply attach the Slim to the object, lose said object, then access the dedicated app on your phone to pinpoint the object’s GPS location or provoke it into making a ringing sound so you can find it by ear.
The Slim is essentially the same concept as the Tile, but it’s been flattened to the width of about two credit cards.
Slims are currently going for $30 each, or you can fork over $100 to get the 4-pack. As a Tile owner and frequent key-loser myself, I can attest that these babies are probably worth picking up. Click the button below to check them out.
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