In this day and age, it is very easy to misplace your keys. I know from personal experience that when you are in a rush, that there is nothing worse than when you lose your keys. This problem could be a thing of the past if you invest in a key finder. But what are the best key finder products on the market at the moment? Read our guide below as we examine the Tile. We think this is currently the best finder out there at the moment in terms of the features it offers for its price. If you have your own recommendations, be sure to let us know and we can review those products as well.
What is the Best Key Finder Device?
For finding lost keys, the Tile is a sleek, small and feature packed offering which makes it our recommend key finder. It measures just 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.2-inch and the latest version of the Tile is certainly an improvement on the 1st generation version.
So, how does the Tile work? All you need to do is attach the Tile to your keyring. You then need to use Bluetooth, which comes integrated with the Tile, to connect it with your phone. Make sure you download the Tile app before you get started. This app allows you to track down the keys when you have lost them by tapping the “Find” button on the app. You will then see a map on the app which documents and displays the last place the Tile was logged at.
The Tile also has an excellent range compared to its competitors. We tested the Tile by putting it down in the middle of a busy public space, and then left it there for a period of 5 minutes. We were able to get a signal to the tile from as far away as 85 foot, which was pretty impressive. The latest generation of the Tile has an improved range and is better at retaining a signal when you come back into range of the product. The reconnection was possible when I managed to get 10 foot back into the range. The older version took considerably longer to regain a connection – sometimes up to 40ft!
The Tile comes with an audio alert which is quite loud in order for you to locate your keys. The manufacturer says that the Tile can generate an alert which measures in at 90 decibels. If for example your keys were buried down the sofa, the alert will be sufficiently clear enough for you to track down your keys. Because the speaker which amplifies the alert is on the underside of the Tile, the sound may be muffled if it is covered by laundry for example.
It is important to note that the battery of the Tile is not replaceable. This means you will have to get a new Tile when the battery becomes dead. In order to counteract this, Tile is able to offer you a discount to get a replacement for just $13. They will also send the latest model as well.
We hope you have found this review of the Tile useful. If you have used the Tile, let us know about your own personal experience of this product.