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The Tile App
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TheTileApp works by locating items that have a Tile inside of, or affixed to, it. The art of multi-tasking has consumed our lives is now accompanied with the popular trend of misplacing our belongings.
 
TheTileApp works by Bluetooth GPS connectivity to a battery operated small square shaped waterproof tile. All tiles have a keyhole for placement on a set of keys, a double sided adhesive for items such as laptops or they can even simply be put into a purse or backpack. 
 
Tiles may be purchased online at www.TheTileApp.com. Special deals are currently available for pre-orders. The pricing is as follows: 1 tile costs $18.95, 4 tiles cost $56.85, 8 tiles costs $113.70, or 12 tiles for $170.55. A shipping charge of $8 is applied to each shipment. In the future each tile will cost $25.00. 
 
Upon receiving the tiles you must first sync them to your Apple device. As long as you are within a 180 radius of the tile, you will then be able to view yourself moving toward the item or perhaps moving further away from it. Each tile has a built in speaker so you may also generate an audio alert if necessary.
 
If you are out of range, the” last place seen” feature will point you to the location of where it was last detected. Should another TileApp user be in range of your tile, it is detected through their app automatically and discreetly. The tile’s location will then appear on your map.
 
This function serves for lost or stolen items as well. By tagging an item as lost or stolen, other tile users, if in the vicinity of the item, will unknowingly be assisting you while trying to locate your item. Even people who do not purchase tiles, but choose to download TheTileApp, can take part in efforts to find items tagged as lost or stolen.
 
The low energy usage of these tiles means you never have to replace a battery. Each Tile lasts a year; at the end of the year you will be sent replacement tiles as well as an envelope to mail back your old ones for recycling. 
 
Currently TheTileApp is only available for individuals with Bluetooth 4.0 Apple products; these include the iPhone 4S, the iPad 3rd generation, the iPod Touch 5th generation. Online reviews submitted by Tile users show nothing but positive experiences had by all. The only complaint came from individuals who possessed an Android phone; this is because their phones are not equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 connection capabilities.
 
Now you can finally leave the stress of losing items, and wasted time searching for your belongings, in the past; this device is a Holy Grail.
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Customer support team does not exist.

Reviewed By A. Ionescu on December 14, 2014

Purchased 4 tiles, pressed submit. The next page said your order number is: BLANK (no number given), you can use this number to check the status of your shipment. Tried to track shipment with my email address instead, to which i got an automated response that your email is not in our system. The money was taken from my credit card. So I contacted support 8 times. (web form 3 times, email 2 times, twitter 2 times and facebook once). Not a single sign of life. No response what so ever. Now what do I do next? there is no phone number so i guess I am out of luck.

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Scam...or just a really terrible business?

Reviewed By Robb J on December 4, 2014

Since some customers actually have Tiles in their hands, I can't go so far as to call this a scam. It is simply an awful company that has gone way beyond its good grace period. What could possibly be in a Tile that would make them so difficult to manufacture? This is not an automobile with thousands of moving parts. It's not even remotely near an iPhone for complexity. It's a piece of plastic with some fancy doohickey stuffed inside. C'mon Tile! I have been patiently waiting 14 months for delivery, and I'm pretty sure I won't ever get a sniff at my three Tiles. $65 (including shipping) for thre chunks of plastic is some pretty decent coin for those guys - I can just picture them laughing at us right now while they're sipping mai tais from coconuts in the tropics. Joke's definitely on us!

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Scam or just a crappy company

Reviewed By Tad Marrs on November 26, 2014

Ordered 3 months ago. Never received. Now no response from company

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Not a Scam

Reviewed By Peter Dashnaw on November 19, 2014

I disagree, it is not a scam. Perhaps they were a little premature in their marketing, and even made a few poor calls on the delivery schedule, but this is the world of crowdfunding. Get used to it. Even feature films are turning to this method of producing and distributing their product. A new Star Trek movie is being released in winter 2014, all produced and paid for by crowdfunding.
I have all of my tiles, and I distinctly remember these folks telling me it would take a year or so. My only grievance is the volume of the beep signal is too low, almost inaudible, but I can locate the tile using the app, and I have faith in the company that they will remedy this issue.

Here is a good link to Forbes Magazine that describes crowdfunding.

Relax! Good things come to those who wait.

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Alba Onze
November 30, 2014

Yes, it is a scam - crowdfunding or not - when well funded (now, extremely well funded) shysters keep hyping, and hyping, and hyping without following through. At any point they could have said that "this just isn't working out," and they haven't. Instead, they continue to solicit for funds under the guise of product. Look around - there are far more complex products that have been funded, produced, and delivered for less money and in far less time than this company claims. And because they are privately held, no one gets to see how the founders have been living high on the hog while continuing to scam. If their product is so good, and so on schedule, why haven't they been able to secure legitimate venture financing like so many other start-ups have done?

December 01, 2014

Alba,

Good question! Venture capitalists typically want to take a large percentage (40%-50%) of your profits as compensation for the risk they are taking, so it is possible that it was an option the developers considered and rejected, so they opted for Crowd-Funding instead.. Second, most start-ups don’t go public until they have the numbers to show that an IPO is viable. Richard Branson just took Virgin America public a few months ago after several years of operation as a private company. The fact that a company does not go public and offer stock does not portent sinister or malevolent intent to defraud its customer base. I would refrain from making those kind of assumptions with such ferocity. Third, Dell computers bought back all if its stock and took the company private a couple of years ago. Finally, keep in mind that even the venerated Steve Jobs was not the most astute businessman for several years at Apple and he had the company taken away from him. He wasn’t acting with fraudulent or criminal intent, he just needed more time and a little more seasoning, and he did live large, which I don’t see the Tile developers doing, at least not yet.

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received tiles, happy with them

Reviewed By Ed Boyle on November 11, 2014

After a year's wait, they finally arrived. A short day's dilemma when I didn't received the email confirming my account. It turns out that my internet provider send it to deep spam. So if you have this problem, be sure to dig into your spam folders.

Works as advertised.

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