A few days ago I came upon Tile, an in-development “tag” that will keep tabs on your stuff. You tag whatever you don’t want to lose track of and an app on your iPhone helps you find it.
The video is pretty smooth right? Want one!!
But as I began to pre-order I realized that, though I have to pay now, I may never actuallyÂ see the product. Not because they have nefarious intentions, of course, just because “development” doesn’t always go as planned.
They also last only a year and then need to be replaced. Not my fave.
Then I saw a comment that mentioned a similar product already in production called “SticknFind.” It has different capabilities than Tile, but can do the basics I’d want from it like help me find my keys (the tag will beep, light up, or both) or letting me know when the Dude has wandered too far away from me in the Grand Bazaar.
And this one runs on a replaceable watch battery. Now that’s more my style.
But then I searched for the SticknFind on Amazon, and the reviews overwhelmingly said it didn’t work reliably!
Back to the drawing board.
Have you tried SticknFind or something similar? What are your tricks for finding lost things?