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May 21

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The Tile Slim – Perfect Gift For The Loser Dad

Is your dad a loser like me? No, no, no, not that kind of loser. What I meant to ask is if your dad is constantly losing or misplacing things? I don’t know how many times I’ve been late because I was hunting all over the house for my wallet.

With Father’s Day coming up I found the perfect gift for my kids to get me. Come on, how many hand made cards can one man get, especially when his kids are teenagers? This year I’ll be dropping hints for them to get me some Tile Slims.

The Tile Slim

The Tile Slim easily slips into a wallet. Photo Credit: Tile

What is a Tile Slim?

As you can see in the photo above the Tile Slim is a square white Bluetooth tracker device that you can tuck into a wallet or attach to any item that you want to keep track of. It’s actually the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker, as thin as two credit cards so you can be assured that your wallet won’t be bulky.

The one thing to keep in mind is that the battery, which lasts about a year, is non-replaceable so you’ll need to replace your Tile every year.

Easy setup

Setting up the Tile Slim is super easy. First you’ll need to download the app from the appropriate store (Android or Apple), set up your account, turn on your phone’s bluetooth and location and finally pair it with the Tile Slim.

How does it work?

The Tile SlimHow often have you put down your phone or have it slip between the cushions on the couch? You then need to call your phone to find it, but what happens if your phone’s on silent? Calling really doesn’t help in this case. The great thing about Tile is that all you need to do is simply double press the button on the front of the Slim and your phone’ll ring even if on silent.

It’s also works the other way. If you’ve slipped your Tile Slim into your wallet and you end up forgetting where you put it then you can open up the app on your phone, hit the ‘Find’ button and the Tile Slim will start playing a tune so you can easily track it down.

If you dropped it while shopping then you can use the app’s map to see the last place it was in range. If the wallet’s out of range then use the app to mark your Tile as being lost and as soon as you do so the Tile community comes to your aid. Anyone with the app on their phone that’s close to your wallet will detect your tile and send you a notification so you’ll have a starting point to start looking. As soon as you’re in range you can use the app to make the Tile sing.

 

Where to buy?

The Tile Slim retails for CAD $39.99 each or CAD $129.99 for a 4-pack. You can also get it online from the Tile websiteAmazon or from retailers like Best Buy and Staples.

What do I think?

This is the kind of device that you won’t realize you need it till you need it. It makes a great gift not just for Father’s Day but for anyone at anytime of the year. It’s not just for your wallet, keep one in the glove box of your car so you’ll never lose it in a busy mall parking lot. Like I said –  you won’t realize you need it till you need it.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated for this post but I was provided a Tile Slim for review. All opinions are my own.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.goatrotichronicles.ca/tile_slim/

2 comments

  1. Chris

    i could probably do with one of these for my keys and wallet and one to attach to each of my kids lol. What is the range like on it?

    1. Davindra Ramnarine

      Hi Chris, I just want to apologise for not answering your question earlier. Tile’s Bluetooth range is up to 100ft.

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