TILE MATE BLUETOOTH TRACKER $19.99
Perfect solution to finding things
If you can never find your keys, or you are traveling and can’t find your essentials in unfamiliar environments, here’s a solution.
Attach one of Tile’s smaller Tile Mate Bluetooth trackers to anything you want to find if it should ever get lost: keys, passport, wallet, suitcase or even a wandering child. You will know exactly where they are at all times via a smartphone app. (Just don’t lose your phone.)
The Tile Mate uses Bluetooth wireless to connect with an app on your phone. If it’s within range (100 to 200 feet, depending on the model), you can push a button on the app to make the Tile sound a ringing noise.
Lost your phone? The Tile Mate can find that, too. Press the button in the middle of the tiny square fob twice and your phone will ring, even in silent mode.
The Tile Mate can even track possessions outside of your Bluetooth range. Anyone with the Tile app open immediately picks up the location of any nearby trackers and updates Tile’s homegrown network with their latest location. The Points Guy calls the Tile Mate the “best little travel companion.” Popular Mechanics says it “can be a lifesaver if you’re hotel hopping around the world.”
LEWIS N. CLARK DOOR ALARM $11.99
A bit of extra security while on the road
Sometimes you need a little extra peace of mind when you are traveling to an unfamiliar place.
The Lewis N. Clark travel alarm is a reusable sensor that attaches to a door or window in seconds, adding a layer of protection to your hotel, Airbnb or hostel room while you’re out or asleep.
To set it up, just slide the motion-sensor blades into the crack between the door and the door frame, loop the cord around the doorknob and set the alarm.
When triggered, the alarm produces a high-pitched sound and flashing LED light that alerts you and, let’s hope, deters intruders.
The alarm runs on two lithium button cell batteries and doubles as an LED flashlight. The pocket-size device weighs only a couple ounces and fits comfortably in your suitcase.
The Points Guy calls the Lewis N. Clark travel door alarm a “great little accessory.”
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