End the Search for Lost Items with Tile! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/23

| May 24, 2017 | 37 Comments

Picture this scene: you are running late getting to work. Just as you are about to leave, you remember you need keys to lock the front door. You look at the regular spot you place your keys, but that spot is empty. You then proceed to tear apart your home until you find them. Sound familiar? Tile wants to help people alleviate this problem with their product that helps you track down your misplaced items. They asked me to review a Tile Slim to see how well I am able to find my lost items.


Two Tile Slim boxes on a mat


How does Tile work? It works by attaching a Bluetooth tracker, or Tile, to your keys, wallet or just about anything you tend to lose very often. You would then use the Tile app to activate the device on these items, making a selected tune until you locate it. Parked your car in a crowded shopping mall parking lot and you don’t have a clue where you parked? If you had placed a Tile device in your car, use can gain, even if their phone is on silent mode.


Tile product, instructions, and smartphone with the Tile app open


Watch this video to see how Tile works.



The set up for this Bluetooth tracker was really simple. Here are the steps I went through to activate my Tile:

  • Download the app onto my smartphone


Tile app on Google Play Store page


  • Enable Bluetooth use on my smartphone
  • Set up my account details with the information required
  • Activate my Tile by pressing the Tile button in the center of the tracker


A finger pressing Tile button to activate the product


  • Place my tile beside my smartphone in order for my phone to recognize it


A hand placing Tile product next to a smartphone for recognition purposes


  • Select a ringtone so I would know what sound to recognize


Tile app page to select a ringtone for the product


  • I added my wallet to the app so it would know that this is place I am going to keep this Tile


Tile app page to select a category for the product


Now here comes the fun part: Playing Tile Hide & Seek! I had my eldest daughter hide my wallet. I then fired up my smartphone to let Tile help me track down my wallet. During the set-up of my Tile, I chose to use “Auld Lang Syne” as my Tile’s ringtone so I knew what it would sound like when looking for it.

Once she had hidden my wallet with the Tile tucked inside of it, she gave me the green light to find it. I hit the Find button on my phone. I then heard my Tile ringing. I then listened for the sound until I found it! I then turned it off so the tune would stop.

One of the best features of this product is its size. It is small and thin, so it really was easy to put in my wallet without much of a fuss. I did not notice any difference in the weight of my wallet when carrying it around.


L: Tile product face-up; R: Side view of Tile product


I also really enjoyed how easy Tile was to set up. It took about 5 minutes from the time I took it out of its box to activate it. The whole process was a breeze. The sound of the ringtone once you were about ten feet or so was loud enough that you knew you were close by, but not piercing to hurt your ears. The hardest part about this review was trying to find my wallet when my kids hid it!

There are a few aspects of Tile that I have a bit of an issue with. One of these things is that there are only five ringtones for users to choose from. It would be great to have a larger selection of tunes to choose from for more personalization and the chance that someone else in your home is following the sound of the same Tile tune.

The other issue I have is the battery life of a Tile. Tiles do not need to be charged. This means that it will last for so long before the Tile will go silent. I spoke with a Tile representative and was told that they last for about one year. When this happens,

I genuinely enjoyed testing Tile. It was easy to set-up and activate, and easy to find when I “lost” it. I also like that I am able to use my Tile to locate my phone when I misplace it around my home (which is often). It is also very slim, so it can easily fit into a lot of the things I carry with me every day without taking up a lot of space. Finally, the Tile Community is a great idea to help find your lost items along with others for people can find what they have lost, too. 

Curious to find out more about Tile? You can visit them on their website, or connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter @TheTileApp, and Instagram pages!


Disclaimer: I received products from Tile in order to conduct this review. The views I shared are my own.


A Tile Father’s Day Giveaway!


Photo Credit: Tile


Does Dad tend to lose items like his keys, wallet or phone from time to time?

Tile wants to help gift Dad with 1 of 2 Tile Mates this Father’s Day!

The ARV of this prize package is $30/each!

This giveaway is open to residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on June 23, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would attach the tile to my keys. They go missing often.

  2. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would definitely attach this to our keys! We lose those way to often.

  3. jan says:

    My husband’s wallet often needs finding, so that is where the Tile would go.

  4. DebH says:

    I’m always misplacing stuff lol!

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    This would be great if I could attach this to my husbands eye glasses, but I would probably put it on his keys!

  6. Judy Cowan says:

    My car keys, I am forever setting them down and forgetting where I put them.

  7. Catherine Brown says:

    I would use it to find my husband’s keys, so I would attach it to his keys.

  8. Lee-Ann S says:

    I think it would be my sunglasses if possible because they always seem to be somewhere other than where I left them.

  9. heidi c. says:

    I misplace my phone, AND, my keys regularly.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    For me that would be my phone, I’m forever ‘losing’ it and can’t find it. 🙂

  11. KellyPC says:

    My hubbys keys! I’m tired of looking for them for him!

  12. Michelle Roberge-Butcher says:

    Hmmmm – tough choice, I can think of a few things that I tend to forgot if I don’t leave them in their usual resting place. The worst offender is likely my wallet.

  13. Kim K says:

    I would attach it to my keys so I can remember where I put them.

  14. Marilyn Legault says:

    I would attach it to my dog’s collar.

  15. Tara Betterley says:

    I would attach it to my keys as I am always putting them down and losing them. I spend more time looking for them!

  16. Travelbuds says:

    I would attach it to my son’s house key. He’s always leaving it somewhere.

  17. DebP says:

    I’d put one in my handbag – I’m always misplacing it in our house. It would be nice to have a miniature one I can attach to my glasses.

  18. Dianne G. says:

    My hubby needs a Tile for his keys and his phone. He loses both fairly often and then it is the panicked search for them.

  19. Carol M says:

    I need TILE for my cellphone AND my keys!

  20. KD says:

    I always seem to misplace my phone when the ringer is off!

  21. Doris Humber says:

    I would attach my keys…always misplacing them.

  22. Tina L. says:

    I would attach it to my keys. I was just frantically searching for them the other morning.

  23. Filipa says:

    I would attach it to my keys.

  24. Robyn L says:

    I’d attach this tile to my keys.

  25. lori butler says:

    my cell phone 🙂

  26. Darren Scrubb says:

    This will be perfect for my keys and cell phone.

  27. Darren Scrubb says:

    This will be perfect for my keys.

  28. Darren Scrubb says:

    This will be great for my Palm Pilot.

  29. Tainan Lu says:

    I would attach it to my keys

  30. KellyPC says:

    I’d use it on my hubbys keys!

  31. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I would attach it to my cell phone since I’m always looking for it.

  32. Cindy Diel says:

    I would attach it to my keys and tin of lip balm if it were small enough. I always forget where they are!

  33. Darwin says:

    I would attach it to my keys.

  34. Krista M says:

    My son’s iPod Touch that he uses as a communication device goes constantly missing & it would be such a relief to have the ability to find it!

  35. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would definitely attach to my house keys.

  36. Marra says:

    I would attach Tile to my keys!

  37. Sherry K says:

    This will be perfect for my husband’s keys.

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