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961 clicks; posted to STEM » on 09 Jul 2021 at 11:25 PM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-09 7:49:10 PM  
That's a which is better for whatever company you should decide should be able to track all of your movements and have the ability to use any and all of that data from doing so to monetized access to your movements.

Sounds like a winner to me!
/<sarcasm off>
 
2021-07-09 7:51:58 PM  
Almost all these kinds of devices use bluetooth so the range is very limited unless a LOT of people suddenly start using the Tile app.
 
2021-07-10 12:14:58 AM  
What if you're like my wife and misplace your phone all the time with the ringer turned off?
 
2021-07-10 1:07:36 AM  

Pestifer: What if you're like my wife and misplace your phone all the time with the ringer turned off?


It will ring even if the sound is off
 
2021-07-10 1:09:32 AM  
I have a Tile on my keys and in my wallet. They have been absolute godsends. My old search method, which is "think about where you've been and look there, because they can't be anywhere else" always worked, but it frequently took time that I didn't really have. Tile takes me right to it.

The smartest and cheapest thing to do is to simply have a nail or a bowl and put your stuff there the moment you get home or work, but as frequently as I've tried to get into that habit it's never worked for me so things get "lost". I'm happy with Tile.
 
2021-07-10 9:01:45 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: I have a Tile on my keys and in my wallet. They have been absolute godsends. My old search method, which is "think about where you've been and look there, because they can't be anywhere else" always worked, but it frequently took time that I didn't really have. Tile takes me right to it.

The smartest and cheapest thing to do is to simply have a nail or a bowl and put your stuff there the moment you get home or work, but as frequently as I've tried to get into that habit it's never worked for me so things get "lost". I'm happy with Tile.


I have "late-middle-age white-boy cargo-pantsitis" where you have too many pockets, and even though you use the same specific pockets for the keys every time, you forget which pants the next day.

It gets worse in winter when your coat (or in my case, several nested layers of insulated flannel shirts, THEN coat) add that many more pockets.

But yeah, I've always maintained a "go bowl" for keys, it's just there's this pocket thing that gets in the way.
 
2021-07-10 9:07:15 AM  
So far as trackers, I have "Tile" fobs on all my really important key rings, (all 2) but only have the app on an old tablet that stays on a shelf, turned off in the house.

If I can't find my keys, I fire the tablet up and it will help me find where I left the keys within my house.
 
2021-07-10 6:06:20 PM  

Pestifer: What if you're like my wife and misplace your phone all the time with the ringer turned off?


On iOS at least, you can set an important contact and it will still ring if they call repeatedly, even if set to do not disturb. So, set that on your wife's phone and if she loses it, call her twice within a minute.

Alternately, do what I do: you set your general ring tone to silence, but then assign individual ring tones to people you do actually want it to ring on. So if it's an unrecognized call coming in, I never notice and let voicemail get it, but if my wife calls, it rings.
 
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