Amazon has one of the largest ecosystems of smart home gadgets on the market today. From Echo speakers to Ring's lineup of security cameras and doorbells, millions of users rely on Alexa-compatible gear to stay connected and protected. With a massive IoT presence, Amazon is no stranger to privacy concerns, and it seems like the company is once again facing some public scrutiny. Next week, a low-bandwidth mesh network will be activated across its gadgets in the US, leaving users only a few days left to opt out. Read More
"Mom, can I have an Apple AirTag?" "No, we have an AirTag at home!"
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Samsung hasn't only announced the S21 series and the Galaxy Buds Pro at Unpacked today, it also took the time to introduce the Galaxy SmartTag. It's a concept that should feel familiar if you've ever heard of Tile. Like the products from the hugely successful competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag will help you find misplaced items via Bluetooth Low Energy. It also has a button that lets you activate a pre-defined smart home routine. It's controlled via the new SmartThings Find service. Read More
Is there anything worse than watching the battery icon on your favorite smart device hit 1%? The sad truth is that our phones, tablets, and computers are pretty useless without the power to keep them running. On this week's Wednesday roundup, we're featuring deals on portable batteries and wall chargers that will ensure your devices stay juiced up, no matter where your day takes you. Read More
If you're the type of person who occasionally displaces keys, wallets, phones, or even pets, the Tile Mate might just be for you. The neat little Bluetooth chip can be attached or affixed to most everyday objects (including collars) that you might want to keep track of and will ring loudly to help you locate them. Right now, the 2020 version of the Tile Mate is available for the all-time low of $20 at multiple retailers, which is $5 less than the MSRP. You can also get a pack of four for $50, saving you $20. Read More
Tile just announced its new, button-shaped tracker, the Tile Sticker, about a month ago. As you've probably surmised, it's your standard Tile tracker, but smaller, and you can stick it to stuff. You can get a great deal on an eight-pack right now: it's $100, $60 off the normal price — and you'll get a free Nest Mini to boot. Read More
Tile recently introduced a whole swath of new Bluetooth trackers and, to complement its new releases, the company has now directly its products with Google Assistant. The feature was announced last month, but is now live for all. Read More
Tile’s Bluetooth trackers have always been the perfect solution for people who are bad at keeping track of their belongings. But the biggest problem was that you could only use the tracker by attaching it to a keychain, hanging it on one of your bag's zippers, or literally keeping it in your pocket. There was no way you could hang it on your smartphone or any other electronic device.
The company has finally fixed that issue with the Tile Sticker. The Sticker, which is a part of a new bunch of trackers Tile has announced, is a waterproof disc that can be stuck onto any surface. Read More
It's the first Monday of a new month, and we've got some particularly nice deals for you. Today, you can save $30 on the Ring Video Doorbell 2, $10 on a great pair of USB-C earbuds, and get some highly-rated USB-C cables for next to nothing. Read More
There's this company that has created these nifty little Bluetooth-powered tags that you can attach to things to help you find them later on. Say you lose you keys all the time, want to be sure you don't misplace your laptop, or can't risk losing your backpack on a college campus—just slap one of these tags up there and you should be good to go. That's the idea behind Tile, whose little Tiles now work with Android.
Your phone connects to a Tile using Bluetooth Low Energy, and it can locate a nearby tag in two ways. Either the app notifies you that you're getting close, or you can tell the tag to play a chime. Read More