Tech Wins For Xmas
It’s this easy. I walk in the door, and I hang my keys on the key rack. Every time. Without fail.
…. until the day that I don’t. That doesn’t mean that I won’t hang them up the next day, or even later today, it just means that this time, I didn’t.
And it’s highly likely that I didn’t because I was in a hurry and had something else on my mind, and if that something else was where I would be heading off to next, well … I’m possibly going to be late.
Speaking of keys
It’s been years since I last locked my keys in my vehicle. I have this thing where I never lock the doors by the buttons on the inside of my car or truck. I always use the remote. ‘Cause if I lock it with the remote, that increases the chances that I’ll have the keys with me when the doors are all shut and locked.
Actually, since my newest truck has a combination lock on the driver’s door, I have locked my keys inside, but that was on purpose. I considered them stored safely, and I couldn’t lose them that way.
But, I digress, often
So, technology. There’s this thing called a “Tile” and it’s kind of cool. Actually, it’s more than cool.
Using Bluetooth tech, it allows you to find it, and whatever is attached to it, with your phone.
And if I read the info correctly, if you know where the Tile is, you can find your phone. A sort of reverse directory for your telephony hardware.
Now, as I understand …
Various versions of this item are available, one that can actually be submerged under water for up to half an hour, if you’re the kind of person that often loses their keys in the water.
But there are versions that stick to things like tablets or luggage, fit in wallets and purses, and even one that looks like it belongs on the key chain of a classy sports car.
And that’s not all
Apparently, if you’ve left something behind, and if you had your phone with you when you did that, and if that something had a Tile attached to it, your phone will remember where you last had it.
Even if it’s miles away.
It will display on a map, where you were when you walked or drove away from that Tile.
Not done yet …
One last thing about it, if you’ve lost something, left it on a bus or you didn’t have your phone with you when you set it down, apparently, the rest of the Tile community can be called on to help you locate your item.
How that’s done I’m not sure, but I can see yet another purpose for it.
Hey, find this!
If I wanted to call a meeting of all the people with ADHD in my area, I think I’d just leave a Tile in the spot where I wanted everyone to meet up, and then send out a message that I needed that Tile located, and that there would be a reward.
Then I’d throw a party as the reward. And who wouldn’t want to be at that party, eh? All our people, in one place, all talking about how to not lose things. … yep.
So if you’re wondering what to get for Xmas for me, or for that special someone with ADHD, this might help. Or we might lose our keys and our phone at the same time. *sigh!
Babcock, K. (2017). Tech Wins For Xmas. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 16, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/adhd-man/2017/12/tech-wins-for-xmas/