How to Quickly Find Lost Items

If you haven’t already heard of this genius product called the Tile Mate, you must! If there was one product I wish I had had in college it would be this. This could have saved me from being late from class, gotten me back my stolen computer, helped me locate my gym locker… etc. The Tile Mate will find lost items for you!

What is the Tile Mate?

The Tile Mate is basically this small tile shaped object (1.3 x 1.3 x 0.2 inches) that you can put on a key chain ring or stick them on items with their Tile Mate adhesives (sold separately).

By downloading their app on your smart phone, you can track and find your lost item if it is in blue tooth range. You will hear a loud tune (of your choice) to help you locate it. Alternatively, your smart phone will show you the last place it saw your item so you know where to look first.

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The problem comes in when it’s out of blue tooth range. However, if you are on college campus you might be in luck if someone in Tile’s global community network finds it for you.

What’s the Downside?

Once you get the Tile Mate you will be asked to agree to its Terms of Use agreeing for them to see your location and etc. For regular use outside of a college campus, I might rethink buying this. Yet, without a doubt if I was living full time on campus, I would buy a whole bunch of these for my laptop, phone, key chain, backpack, wallet, and purse.

How Long Does It Last?

The Tile lasts for one year from the time that you buy it. That should last a good two semesters. I’d buy it as an insurance policy. Get a multipack for a better bargain if you are going to use a few of them and spread the word to your dorm mates, you might be able to help each other out at one point or another.

Why I Love Tile Mate

Tile Mate is the perfect gift for a college student or to buy for yourself. I remember losing my dorm room key once and having to pay a huge fee for a replacement. If I had attached a Tile back then, I would have found it much easier, and slept better at night! I still remember the days of tears following the theft of my iBook laptop at my on campus job. I believe I could have found it had I had the Tile Mate.

What Do You Use?

What have you lost on campus? How did you find your lost items? Have you ever tried the Tile Mate? Share your experiences in the comment section below!

Also, if you haven’t already checked out College Mamma’s Ultimate List of Dorm Essentials, you can check it out here.

Author: College Mamma

College Mamma is a professor who blogs for students. She is also a mother of two and a lover of coffee.