Tile – the company best known for its smart tags that help you find misplaced wallets and keys – today announced a partnership with several Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chipmakers which will see its gadget-tracking technology enabled at the chip level.
During 2018, Tile’s tracking technology made modest inroads into the consumer hardware space, and found its way into Skullcandy’s noise-cancelling Venue headphones (which we reviewed and liked), as well as Bose’s premium SoundSport wireless headphones.
The coming year will see further devices released with Tile baked-in, including audio products from Sennheiser, Sol Republic, Plantronics, and Anker. Beyond the audio world, Tile is also teaming up with companies in the lucrative healthcare sector.
I can’t count the amount of times I’ve lost an all-important gadget right before a long trip. While I’m a big fan of Tile’s tracking tiles (I have one permanently affixed to my keys), I’m more excited about the prospect of its core technology featuring on all of my gadgets – from headphones to power banks, and beyond.
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Published January 7, 2019 — 13:00 UTC