+ Wednesday October 16th, 2019

The Internet of Finding Things has really taken off in recent years, and Tile has been one of the market leaders of that charge. Today CJ Prober, Tile CEO, announced the 2020 Tile refresh including the all new Tile Sticker for tracking even more things.

Tile has grown significantly in Australia over the past year with an increase in retail presence, devices in the field, users walking the streets and lost items found with 9 out of 10 lost items found last year. Tile has grown into most Australian major retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, Kogan and many more.

At the event, Tile unveiled 4 new products for the coming year, the all new Tile Sticker, a refreshed Tile Pro and Tile Mate and significantly trimmed down Tile Slim.

Tile Sticker

The Tile Sticker is the latest in Tiles first party line up and is definately something we’ve been hoping for. The 27mm x 7.3mm self adhesive Tile Sticker is small enough to sneak onto many devices and packs all of the features of the standard Tile line up including two way finding, ring fencing and lost item detection/ tracking.

The Tile Sticker is packing a non replaceable battery rated for 3 years, yes 3 years, 45 meters range and IPX7 weather resistance thanks to the non replaceable battery, and of course the self adhesive backing.

The adhesive backing has been designed in conjunction with 3M offering maximum adherence to multiple surface types while still offering easy of removal and multiple uses. For those that like to move their Sticker around Tile will be selling replacement adhesive pads via their website for a nominal cost.

The Tile Sticker is available from tonight from Tile.com and major retailers in Black, starting from $49.99 AUD for a 2-pack, $79.99 AUD for a 4-pack.

Tile Pro

The Tile Pro is the ‘Flagship’ of the product line up featuring a replaceable coin CR 2032 battery with one year life, 120 meters range (up from 90 meters last year), IPX5 weather resistance and a new sleek smoother design. The Tile Pro is available from tonight from Tile.com and major retailers in Black and White, for $44.99 AUD.

Tile Mate

The Tile Mate is the 5th generation of where it all began, and this year’s includes a replaceable 1632 coin battery, 1 year battery life, 60 meters range (up from 45 meters last year), IPX5 weather resistance and familiar design. The Tile Mate is available from tonight from Tile.com and major retailers in White for $34.99 AUD.

Tile Slim

The redesign Tile Slim has adopted the much requested credit card proportions coming in at roughly the thickness of 2 credit cards. While not super slim, it is a significant improvement on the original. It’s packing a non replaceable battery rated for 3 years, 60 Meters range (up from 30 meters in the last generation), IPX7 weather resistance thanks to the non replaceable battery.

The Tile Slim has an optional 3M adhesive (price to be advised) to allow you to stick it onto a device such as a laptop for long term tracking. The Tile Slim is available from tonight from Tile.com and major retailers in Black for $39.99 AUD

We have a full set of the new Tile line up coming in for review and we will be putting them all through their paces, as well as taking a good look at Tile’s premium subscription service Tile Premium.

Tile Premium offerings enhanced Smart alerts so you never leave an item behind yet don’t get nagged with unneeded notifications, free battery replacements, enhanced 30 day location tracking history (up from 1 day with free tier), the ability to share you tiles with anyone you want to create a family sharing network and extended product warranty across the entire Tile family of products.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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