Tile's new sticky Bluetooth tracker will help you find just about anything

Joanna Estrada
October 9, 2019

The Tile Sticker is a button-style tracker that uses 3M adhesive to stick onto most metal and plastic surfaces.

According to Tile, the adhesive is good for up to five years once you've applied the Sticker to something, and it's waterproof as well. Its battery is rated for three years, so you won't need to worry about removing it in a hurry. The Tile Pro is £29.99; Tile Mate is £19.99.

The new Tile Slim comes with a 200-foot range and a credit card-like design that's easier to slip into wallets or passport covers.

Tile Premium offerings enhanced Smart alerts so you never leave an item behind yet don't get nagged with unneeded notifications, free battery replacements, enhanced 30 day location tracking history (up from 1 day with free tier), the ability to share you tiles with anyone you want to create a family sharing network and extended product warranty across the entire Tile family of products. Pro still has a number of advantages over the flashier new entries into the range, most notably that it has an unprecedented Bluetooth range of 400 feet. For those that like to move their Sticker around Tile will be selling replacement adhesive pads via their website for a nominal cost. It boasts a range of 150 feet, so while it won't help you find a stolen bike, it's ideal for those objects you tend to misplace around the house.

Tile's community, however, is robust and if an item is marked as lost any other Tile can help find it and notify the owner which the company says has helped it recover "more than 90% of items marked as lost".

Tile's Bluetooth trackers have always been the ideal solution for people who are bad at keeping track of their belongings.

"Whether it's their backpacks, their cameras, or their keys, the Tile community comes together to locate lost items".

Tile Sticker, which is only available in black, starts from £34.99 for a 2-pack, £54.99 for a 4-pack.

All the new devices are now available from a range of retailers, bringing a lot more diversity to Tile's offering. The consumer electronics specialist put out its first physical tracking device in 2012 and while improving things like battery life and range was going to be important in subsequent years, most could see that Tile wouldn't have a true breakout product until it slimmed down its trackers significantly.

Tile trackers have been keeping tabs on people's stuff for years, and the upgraded 2019 range just got unveiled - it features slimmer form factors, expanded ranges, and a new Sticker tracker that's the smallest Tile device yet.

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