Tile's Bluetooth trackers have been a godsend for forgetful types. Many a lost wallet or set of keys have been located using the Tile Platform, which last year expanded beyond a mobile app to voice and video controls. The company had also previously announced partnerships with a number of companies, including Bose and Samsonite, to help you keep tabs on other things, too. Now, the company has revealed it's teaming up with major BLE (Bluetooth low energy) chip companies, so Tile's stuff-finding power could feasibly be integrated into almost anything.
BLE chip makers involved in the deal include the likes of Qualcomm, Dialog, Silicon Labs and Toshiba, all of which will be able to integrate Tile technology onto their chips during production, allowing manufacturers to enable their products with Tile from the get-go. As Tile CEO CJ Prober says, "With over 20 billion BLE devices forecasted to ship in the next four years, 'Find with Tile' will soon be a key everyday feature in consumer products."
Additionally, Tile has announced that its technology is being introduced into a number of new releases from audio manufacturers Sennheiser, Sol Republic, Plantronics and Anker, all of which are expected this year. The days of losing stuff could well and truly be numbered, then.
Update 01/07/18 09:18AM ET: This post has been updated to reflect a revised list of Tile partners.