Tile updates line of trackers, adds new Sticker as Apple rumors persist
Tile's trackers are getting a boost.
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On the "newer" side of things, the Sticker is a miniature tracker that can be placed on smaller items like a remote or outdoor gear much like a paper sticker. The device, which retails for $40 for a two-pack (roughly converting to £30 and AU$60) or $60 for a four-pack, has a three-year battery life, 150 feet of range, is waterproof and features adhesive tape on the back to keep it physically connected to the surface you stick it to.
In addition to Sticker, Tile is also updating its Slim, Mate and Pro trackers. On Slim, the company has shrunk down the $30 tracker to the size of a credit card as opposed to a square to better fit in wallets. It also has made it twice as loud, improved the range to 200 feet and has a three-year battery life.
The Mate line, which starts at $25 for single tracker, has been updated to now offer 200 feet of range (50 feet more than before) and the Pro, which starts at $35 for a single tracker, now covers up to 400 feet in range. Both the Mate and Pro have one year, replaceable batteries.
Tile's community, however, is robust and if an item is marked as lost any other Tile can help find it and notify the owner which the company says has helped it recover "more than 90% of items marked as lost."
Tile's latest trackers are available now at a host of retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target and Tile's website.