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Ever lost a pair of earbuds? Or your luggage at the airport? Or worse, your inhaler? Well, starting this year, Tile will partner with companies like Bose, Samsonite and Propeller Health to help you find those things and more.
These are extensions of the Tile Platform, which the company debuted in 2016. The purpose of the program is to incorporate the stuff-finding tech found in its Bluetooth trackers into everyday items like battery packs and scooters. You’d add them to the Tile app just like the regular trackers, and if you lose them, you can use the app to find them. The device in question will make a sound, or you can use the vast Tile community network to help locate where it is.
With Bose, the Tile technology will be incorporated in the Bose SoundSport Wireless and QuietControl 30 headphones — they’ll ring when you tap “find” in the app — some time in 2018. As for Samsonite, a global pilot of Tile-integrated luggage is scheduled for later this spring. Other companies that will integrate with Tile technology later this year include Herschel backpacks, Boosted skateboards and Starling, an educational wearable for young kids.
As mentioned above, Propeller Health is also working on integrating the tech into its connected inhalers. “We’re excited to partner with Tile in our ongoing efforts to make management of asthma and COPD more personal and convenient,” said David Van Sickle, Propeller co-founder and CEO in a statement. “By combining the search power of Tile with our connected medication sensors, we can help people ensure their important inhalers and information are always easy to find.”
Additionally, Tile has also partnered with Comcast, Ruckus Wireless and the San Jose International Airport to provide more access points for Tile’s network. Currently, the network relies on a community of Tile owners — everyone’s Tile app works in concert to pinpoint the location of a missing item. The addition of these access points help boost the power of that community. Right now, San Jose International Airport has already been blanketed with Tile access points, while Ruckus Wireless and Comcast will add them later this year.
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