Tile Pro helps you find your stuff from 200 feet away

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Tile Pro helps you find your stuff from 200 feet away

Tile Sport features a unique tread-like design and dark slate finish with a graphite ring that offers extra durability.

They also have a better water-resistance rating than previous Tiles, so they'll survive being 1.5m underwater for at least an hour. The company, to date, has now sold over 10 million of its Bluetooth-connected dongles that work with an app on your phone to help you find misplaced items, like your keys, purse, wallet, tablets, laptops, luggage and more.

It's a new range of "premium" trackers which are more powerful, and cost a bit more. Once the Tile skill is enabled, users of Amazon Alexa can locate their Tiled items or find their phone with simple voice commands.

If anything, it's this community aspect that makes Tile hard to top, despite the availability of several other similar devices on the market.

Integration with popular voice assistants has also been added.

Sure, Bluetooth trackers aren't ever likely to take pride of place in your gadget collection, but they're quietly useful for the absent-minded among us, and the addition of voice control support means Tile's offerings will slot nicely into that burgeoning smart home you're building.

Following on from the Tile Mate and Tile Slim come the fourth generation of Bluetooth trackers from Tile: Tile Pro.

Alongside the two new Tile devices, the company has also launched a handful of new features within the mobile app, including volume control and a redesigned proximity sensor with "improved accuracy" that is created to help users find their things in the expanded 200-feet range. Naturally, if you double the distance you also have to double the volume so lost items can be tracked at that distance.

Tile has unveiled the latest devices in its growing range of Bluetooth trackers - the Tile Style and the Tile Sport. You can now ask your Echo or Google Home to locate your keys or phone, and they'll trigger the attached Tile to ring if it's within range. Though batteries are not user-replaceable - something I first thought would be an issue - they seem to last for a year. The video below shows the older Tile Slim model. You'll have to find and separately purchase a clip or strap of some kind.

The Tile Pro Series is available online from thetileapp.com, as well as at major retailers starting today. When asked, the company said that it's not selling those yet, but should soon. Sport and Style retail individually for $35/£30 or in a combo pack for $60/£50 and are available today on Amazon and Tile's online store, as well as at Target and Best Buy in the USA and retailers including Argos, John Lewis and Maplin in the UK.

They can be purchased for $35 a piece or $60 for a two-pack containing either one of each, or two of the same. Existing customers can switch to the new devices for $25 through the company's ReTile program, which includes recycling.

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