Tile is now taking the wraps off of the Tile Mate, the latest member of the Tile family that will be replacing the Tile Original. And Tile says the Mate is 25% smaller than the Original. And is designed to be used with keys, luggage or even purses thanks to a small hole in top corner that can be attached to keyrings.
Tile Mate Design:
Right off the bat, the most notable aspect about Tile Mate is the fact that it’s 25% smaller than the Tile Original. This might not seem like a huge deal on the paper, but in person, this reduction in size is quite substantial. And, unlike the Tile Slim, the Mate features a pre-drilled hole in the corner – similar to the Tile Original – that will allow you to easily attached it to a pair of backpack, keys, or any other item. These are essentially the same use cases that the Tile Original set out to meet, but you will now be able to track all of these items in a body that’s three-fourths the size of the Tile Original. For those wanting a bit more detail, the Tile Mate weighs in at 6.1g whereas the Tile Original had a weight of 8g.
Additionally, the Tile Mate’s dimensions come in at 34 x 34 x 4.65 mm compared to the Tile Original’s dimensions of 37 x 37 x 5.3 mm.
Tile Mate Connectivity:
The device connects to your phone via Bluetooth for the original pairing. If your Tile is connected to your keys and you can’t find them in your house, the Tile Mate will connect to the phone via Bluetooth through the Tile app to located them. The Tile Mate will continue to ring until you locate the keys and confirm your discovery of them on the app. However, if your keys happen to be out of Bluetooth range of your phone, there is no reason to fret. Through the Tile app you’re able to leverage the power of the Tile community to help you to locate your lost item, and also considering the fact that Tile has sold more than 6 million units and it operates is over 200 countries, the community is quite a bit more powerful than you may think.
Tile Mate Price:
The Tile Mate is available for purchase starting today from Tile’s website and retails for $25 (or $70 if you want to get 4-pack of the trackers). Additionally, Tile has also released the Combo 4-Pack that includes 2 Tile Slims and 2 Tile Mates for $90. The Tile Mate will be available from Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Target, and Verizon.