Tile is a “community-powered” finding platform that leverages the power of millions of users to help them find their valuables. They are now introducing smart home integration in the next generation of the Tile Mate and Tile Pro.
The new integration allows users to sync their Tile account with their smart home assistant and thereafter users can ask their digital assistant to find their Tile-attached items. It is as simple as saying “OK Google, ask Tile to find my keys” and the Tiled item will ring — hopefully it is somewhere you can hear it.
The Tile platform also enables its users to ask their digital assistant to help locate their phone through the reverse ring feature, or announce where their Tiled item was last located. The aim is to allow users to use multiple devices and platforms to be able to find their Tiled items, and not just their smartphone anymore.
Millions of users already trust us to safeguard their belongings and find misplaced items. However, this feature enables us to dramatically improve Tile functionality in the home. Smart Home integration provides Tile the opportunity to solve a major pain point for our users who are always on the go.CJ Prober, CEO of Tile
The two products which will support this new functionality are the Tile Mate and the Tile Pro. The Tile Mate is a “versatile and lightweight” finder that can be attached to everyday items and the Tile Pro provides greater durability and performance and is suitable to larger items such as expensive handbags or sports gear.
Tile Mate and Pro are available from Harvey Norman, Officeworks and JB HI-FI. If you are someone who is often misplacing their gear maybe this is the solution for you, especially now with this faster Google Assistant (and Alexa) integration.