So I love my Tile! I love it almost as much as I loved my TiVo in 2000! That’s a lot!
The Tile is a $25 tiny Bluetooth tracker that helps find your lost stuff in seconds. It’s a required item for each one of my kids (who have a SLIGHT tendency to lose everything). For me, its attached to my drone and I have a great tool for finding your lost drone. Although I haven’t lost my drone (while using it with the Tile), I came across a story on Tile’s site detailing a lost and found adventure!
“Literally the day I installed a Tile into the body of my quadcopter I was out in an open-space behind my house here in Boulder Colorado when suddenly I lost control of my drone! It took off and had apparently lost it’s GPS signal due to (what i’d later discover) a solar flare hitting the upper atmosphere! My precious equipment just flew away like it had a mind of its own! Nooooo! I immediately pulled out my iPhone to mark my current location. I then drew a line on the map in the direction I last saw the UAV before I lost sight of it. From the looks of it, I think it likely crashed about a mile away which normally would make it very very difficult to find. Right when I was starting to lose hope I had an epiphany!……I had just installed a new Tile inside my Drone! This will be the perfect opportunity to test out this great new product if it works the way it says it’s supposed to.
So I began running in the direction I last saw my UAV before I lost it.”
Read the complete story on Tile’s blog here.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com