Tile- not impressed by their product or culture

I bought a few ‘Tiles’ last week and am super unimpressed with them. I was literally (not figuratively) holding out next to my iPhone and it couldn’t be found. Their app is super annoying as well as it constantly tries to upsell their premium service no matter how many times I decline.
Make a great product and I’ll patronize you- not if you whine “unfair”

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Fully agree. I have some. They’re flaky. I cancelled my premium subscription and I dislike their whining.

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I bought 2 tile Pro’s a while ago, never been that impressed by them.

Thankfully I needed needed them but few times I checked they did not work. Either lost their settings or had an empty battery. These things should be set and forget…

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CJ Prober is secretly Tim Sweeney, right? There is no way…

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Here is the funny part. I am beta testing Tile’s software. Yesterday it crashed and kept crashing after I restart the phone. When this app crashes, it hijacks your screen with a prompt to share the log report with Tile; and you can’t dismiss it even if you shared the report.

I was able to finally remove the whole app from my device.

I use this app to track my keyring that has built in tile. Now I will attach an AirTag to it to find my tile.

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Tile has just been resting on their laurels for so long; they have not fixed any of their issues, and for the longest time their trackers were disposable. As people have pointed out elsewhere, their greatest innovation was to put replaceable batteries in there! They could have made their product compatible with Find My, but oh, no.
It’s a really great idea with a really terrible execution. In a world of competition, this company has failed on multiple fronts and is now paying the price.

Not everybody is using an iPhone or iPad…

If they make it compatible with Find My it can’t be used in their app, it’s either Find My or nothing.
I’ve used them and they work well enough ish for me but will be getting Air Tags.
The fact that anyone with an Apple Device can find a lost item rather than relying on having users with the Tile app is a big bonus as not many people have Tiles over here.

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I used to misplace my keys all the time and purchased a Tile for the keyring some years ago. IMO, a total waste of money. Once we can travel again I’ll buy a couple of AirTags. One for my keyring, which travels in my backpack, and the other for checked luggage.

Fortunately for my bank account Apple didn’t announce anything else that I need.

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I am considering an AirTag for my AirPods which have the worst implementation for Find My.

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hopefully someone will make a case with a slot for it!

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There are some AirPods cases to which you can attach a lanyard. But doing so and adding an AirTag would add to the bulk considerably.

Hermes has several small bags that would do the trick - for the price of a Mac Pro.

I’d probably use gaffer tape. :grinning:

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Currently have a tile sticker on them so which has found them a few times for me :slight_smile:
They’re pretty bulky.

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I can buy several AirPods Pro’s with single Hermes item. So I can lose them at convenience.

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Perhaps the Hermes AirTags work on reverse psychology… at that price, I would never misplace the item to which it is attached. Prevention is better than cure :rofl:

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That item is such a fascinating feat of circular logic. Buy a fancy strap for a tag that will help you make sure you don’t lose the fancy strap.

I have well over twenty Tiles; on cats, keys, stuff animals, purses, walking sticks, etc. I never had the issues reported here.
I misplaced one of my sets of AirPod Pros and tried Find My. Did not help but the Tile did.
No, I am not a Tile fan boy just find that they work and I did not need to buy an add on just to attach them to something. I have used other devices in the past but settle on Tile.
Obviously, other people mileage varies.

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One could argue the subscription is far worse than buying a holder.

I have used Tiles for years and have about a dozen of them on various things, including keys, remotes, my Kindle (WHY is there no “Find my Kindle”?!), etc. However, they are quite erratic. Here’s a photo from a couple of days ago that shows the Tile app cheerfully telling me that the tile on my fire TV remote was not in range when the remote was literally sitting next to it.

So that’s why I stayed up until 5 AM PDT on the 23rd to order eight of the new airtags. I need these locators to work, and Tile was semi-OK at doing it part of the time, but I need better reliability than that.

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