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Date: 07/27/13 07:38 AM

31 Responses to Tile: Never Lose An Item Again

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 7:38 am
    Link: Tile: Never Lose An Item Again - Available for iPhones soon; other platforms not supported. (Sorry, Apple haters--you`re out of luck.)
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    Freyr108 Male 18-29
    203 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 7:53 am
    hmmm I like the idea for the bike, but not for anything else.
    BUT it`ll only be useful for the bike IF lots of people use this, but another problem... is that its too big for a bike... you can`t easily hide it anywhere, I can`t even think how to secure it on the bike without it dangling all over the place
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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
    897 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 7:53 am
    Great idea that has been floating in the ether for years. As for the snooty caption on this post: ..yeah, I`m sure they wont ever make it compatible with other brands of devices since no one likes making More money off of their product.
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    oobaka Male 40-49
    999 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:06 am
    Under the seat, maybe? Or, if they`re smart, partner up with some bike companies and have them built into the frame. I know some would jump at the chance of having an anti-theft device standard equipment.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

    TILE: Making it easier to stalk someone.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:24 am
    Mmm, you could drop your tile into her purse and stalk her to her home.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:25 am
    Gerry and I think alike. LOL
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    Gauddith Female 18-29
    231 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:38 am
    Only available on iPhone, oh, well there goes over half the smartphone market. Sorry reasonable people who like affordable phones, you cant find things.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:40 am
    It could be used in the retail industry ....hold on they already do !
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:48 am
    Bike: Glue it underneath the bottom of the frame.

    It`s a brilliant idea, but just looks boring. Now, see, if you could have it as a key ring teddy bear, or other variations...
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 8:51 am
    Can`t wait until Someone rips it off and sells it for cheaper.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 9:22 am
    You need to buy a new one every year. There is no indication how much it`s going to cost on subsequent purchases.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 10:04 am
    I see the potential for mega abuse of this item. Especially when the system is upgraded to integrate with google maps and other platforms, etc. Ultimate creeper tool.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 11:50 am
    And they can go thoroughly and completely f*ck themselves. Whenever someone comes out with an app or product like this for Apple and nothing else, I won`t touch it. If they don`t care about the money from the millions of other users out there, I don`t care about them. If you don`t like my opinion, you can join them.

    It isn`t good business to be that selective. The fact that you apparently have to buy a new one every year is pretty stupid too. I`ll wait for something better that lasts longer and is cross platform.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    Great! Now anyone with moderate computer skills can track your whereabouts as well as pin point your belongings at any given time. Thanks Apple!
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2347 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    How`s about paying fricking attention and not lose yer stuff, huh? Ya ever try that, ya goons who`ll pay more just ta get the apple name?
  17. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    @ Anyone Interested: Regarding the snooty caption, I wrote it as a tweak to all the Apple hatred expressed in the "Apple`s Middle Finger" post from the other day. I didn`t mean to offend anyone; my apologies if I did.

    I can certainly see the potential for abuse by surreptitiously putting this in a woman`s purse or the like. But I think with advances in technology, tracking products like this are inevitable. What`s needed is to add a technology clause to existing anti-stalker legislation to make tracking someone electronically without their permission a crime.

    In terms of non-evil applications for this device, I imagine that putting Tiles on dog and cat collars would be a good idea and could save a lot of pets.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4891 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    Don`t glue it to the bike. Instead, glue a piece of velcro to the frame (better under the seat, if there`s room - less chance of damaging impacts). Glue the other velcro side to the tile. That way you don`t have to break it off every year - just glue another piece of velcro onto the new tile.

    I expect they`ll increase the compatibility if the product takes off. Why spend all the money to make it globally compatible if you don`t know whether it`ll sell well enough?

    The big question: What if you lose your phone?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4891 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    Regarding the caption, *F* them if they can`t take the joke.
    Putting them on the pets? That`s a GREAT idea!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    Lordy the Orwellian state is growing
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    StompinRound Male 30-39
    49 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    i like this idea. i could use about a dozen around here. got 5 kids so... need one on every remote, the car keys. hell even the fish food. sometimes things i look for you would think would be in the house somewhere are out in the middle of the yard
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    Oh, man, I`ve been imagining something just like this for decades! I`m really bad at misplacing things, and having my bike keys ring in the living room when I`m trying to get to work would be fantastic!
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    July 28, 2013 at 2:33 am
    You need this for your penis TEEHEE.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    July 28, 2013 at 11:59 am
    From the website:

    No Android support?
    At this time Android does not support Bluetooth 4.0. A few Android phone manufacturers have released BLE SDKs, however they are lacking in quality and stability. At Tile, the quality of our products is of utmost importance, and until there exists an Android platform that meets our quality standards, we will not be releasing a Tile app for Android.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    July 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    Hope it`s water and dirt proof. Gonna stick it on my damn cat.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 1:15 am
    This is a fudgeing revolution.
  27. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4891 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 5:38 am
    The site says they`re waterproof. That`s one of their lame excuses for having to buy a new one each year - God forbid there should be a replaceable battery! There have, of course been waterproof items with replaceable batteries for years. Of course, if you could just change a battery for a couple of bucks, you wouldn`t be paying them $25 a year, per unit, every year. I think it`s a good bet that that`s the actual reason for no replaceable battery.
    Here are all the lame excuses:
    1. Ease of Use - Trying to find the right coin cell battery is a pain. You never have to do this with Tile.
    2. Waterproof - Tile is waterproof.
    3. Thinner - Allows Tile to be much thinner.
    4. Latest and Greatest - Once a year you get the latest and greatest Tile.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 8:47 am
    "Hope it`s water and dirt proof. Gonna stick it on my damn cat."

    Yeh but you`re going to be sitting there in the quiet - your phone will start beeping and it will be just like a scene from the second Alien movie.
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    Help? What kind of help are they looking for?
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    July 29, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    Good idea.
    I intend to stick to the tried and tested routine of NOT BEING A USELESS BAS*ARD AND LOSING THINGS.
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    wolladude Male 30-39
    366 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 1:35 am
    Just hope you never misplace you phone....

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