by Joe White
August 25, 2013
Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak backed the hugely successful Selfstarter campaign launched by Tile, the item-finding product that makes it easier than ever to keep track of important items, such as keys, laptops, and even iDevices. As a reminder, Tiles are small GPS-enabled plastic squares, which can be stuck onto items or attached to key rings. Thanks to the forthcoming Tile app, Tile owners will be able to easily locate their Tile-equipped items using GPS or by having the product emit a ring. The super-small size of Tiles means users will be able to attach the product to their keys, to MacBooks, or even to iPad cases. If, however, you lose a Tile-equipped product, the service can help. By selecting a Tile as "lost" in the iOS app, all other Tile applications will remotely look out for your item, and will send details if it's been located in a particular area. It's a clever service, and as such it's no surprise that Tile has so far secured over $2.7 million from more than 50,000 backers. Now, Tile has secured its funding goal and is set to enter mass production, though potential customers can still preorder Tiles of their own for the first production run. Tile's chief executive officer Nick Evans also met with Steve "Woz" Wozniak recently, and learned that the Apple co-founder has preordered Tiles, too. One Tile will set you back $18.95, while Tile also sells a bundle of four Tiles for $56.85 (offering users the fourth Tile free of charge). Shipping is estimated for January 2014. Below, we've included a video overview explaining how Tile works. For more information, be sure to visit the product's official website. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqDm3gZNZPM&feature=player_embedded
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