by Natalie Neusch
The Tile: Stop losing… anything
The long-awaited shipments of this immensely popular kickstarter company’s innovative new device are finally here. The Tile, a light-weight square piece an inch-and-a-half around, may be attached via adhesive or ring to any item that has a tendency to be… misplaced (think keys, wallets, remote controls). The Tile works in tandem with an app, tethering easily lost stuff to your phone. The device emits a Bluetooth signal of up to 100 feet and lets you know when you’re getting closer, creating a modern-day game of Marco-Polo. According to the Tile team’s research, “the average person misplaces upwards of 3,000 items a year, and then spends another 60 hours a year searching for them.” The app supports up to eight Tiles. So, what are you going to do with all those gained-back hours of searching?
Price: $25 for 1 Tile, $70 for 4, $130 for 8, $180 for set of 12
Luxury-Item Finder Apps: Extravagance at Your Fingertips
They say there’s an app for everything these days, and that just became one step closer to the truth. If we can order delivery, car services and movie tickets online, why not take it to the next level? Luxury living is about convenience, and these apps have made it just that:
JetSmarter: Reserve your private jets and charter planes with a few simple clicks, within three hours of departure. Eliminate the middle-man and choose a plane to your travel liking.
BlingFinder: Getting that last-minute gift or perfect showpiece doesn’t even require leaving the house. Featuring more than 3,000 rings and fashion jewelry pieces, this app lets you browse — and buy — designer bling for every occasion.
Minibar Delivery: Your perfect toast is a few taps away. Buy Champagne and other luxury wines and liquors through this new app, available in a few select cities and growing.
Available at iTunes and other app stores
We’re always trying to find ways to make music sound better on the go. With dozens of portable speakers on the market, it’s hard to know which one is durable and offers the best sound quality. Enter Divoom’s Voombox-Party, the only speaker you’ll need — anywhere. This lightweight, weather-resistant speaker includes a built-in subwoofer, creating spectacular bass beats to keep the party pumping. The mini audio powerhouse boasts sounds from five drivers, delivering 20 watts of room-filling sounds. Paired easily with Near Field Communication (NFC-enabled) devices such as your phone or tablet through a tap, this speaker also doubles as a speakerphone, allowing users to take and make calls. Hello, this party has just been stepped up!