These little squares are small enough to fit in your purse, wallet, or on your keychain. And once they’re in place, they can save you hours of searching for them and the panic that usually overwhelms us losers.
I’ve lost too much time searching for the other things I’ve lost not to absolutely love these bluetooth key finders. They work for way more than just keys, really anything you want to track. The bluetooth range is no more than 100 feet, but that can be a lifesaver, especially when you’re traveling.
Tile is on their Gen 2 model that has better features than the original, including a louder tone when you activate the finder from your smart phone. This alone has saved me lots of grief.
Tile’s accompanying smartphone app works with iOS, Android, and Microsoft devices. The app allows you to see the approximate location of your lost Tile, and to track it by sound or proximity.
Tiles work in reverse, so if you’ve lost your phone but have your Tile, you can press a button on Tile that will make your phone emit a tone so you can track it down. Great for television remotes when you’re staying home, but a huge time and worry saver when you travel.
You can buy one for $25, and four for $70. I STRONGLY recommend the four-pack, once you try them, you’ll want them on everything that’s losable. Tiles are another Prime product, so you’ll get them fast and cheap. Order them now, I’m not kidding, this is one of the best purchases I’ve made in the last 5 years.
If you’ve suffered through the trauma of losing a checked bag on the first leg of a long trip, you’ll appreciate the value of Lug Loc luggage locators. Lug Loc lets you find your bag wherever there’s a cell signal, so you’ll know where it is way before the airline that lost it does.
Lug Loc uses cell-based positioning that you can track from an app on your phone or through a website. It includes bluetooth for direct communication with your phone when it’s close, for an added layer of utility. A nice feature at the luggage carousel. With a battery life of 15 days, you’ll want to recharge it before and during each trip, but the peace of mind it provides even if your luggage arrives when you do is priceless.
Lug Loc is an Amazon Prime product, and costs $60.
Ok, suppose your tile is out of range, your Lug Loc battery dies, and you’ve lost some vital item that you REALLY need. There is a last line of defense, and leave it to an innovator like Daymond John to stand behind the Moguls Mobile locator tags:
The smart idea behind Moguls is that a durable, high quality tag with a unique identifier is affixed to your luggage, mobile device, laptop, keys, or any other item or bag you want to protect. When someone finds your item, the tag contains contact information for Mogul’s central return center. Mogul’s will arrange a reward for the finder along with shipping for your lost item with no restrictions on the number of recoveries.
Over 80% of Mogul’s labeled items that are lost are returned to their owners within 24 hours. Those are remarkable odds. If you couples Moguls with Tile and Lug Loc, you’ll never be a loser again.
You can buy a 5-pack of Mogul’s labels for keys, luggage, and a mobile device for $23.14.