NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tile today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.
Tile, a tiny Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tracker and companion app, keeps you close to the things that matter most to you. Tile is the first IoT solution that puts the power of choice in your hands, connecting you to anything you never want to lose - keys, phones, luggage, pets - you name it. Tile does this in three unique ways. First, if your Tile is within BLE range, you can "ring" the misplaced item or ring your phone from your Tile. Second, you can check the "Last Place Seen" on the app to jog your memory of when you last had your misplaced item. Third, if your item is out of range, you can engage the entire Tile community to form a silent search party and get anonymously updated if another community member gets close to your lost item. Community Find only works with an active, engaged community of users, and with more than two million Tiles throughout the world, Tile has just that.
"At Tile, our goal was to build an IoT platform that solved an everyday problem for our community members," said Mike Farley, CEO and Co-founder of Tile. "In just two short years, we've shipped over two million Tiles worldwide and have expanded our retail footprint to include Best Buy, Target, T-Mobile, and several other major retailers nationwide. To be selected as an honoree for this award is a tremendous honor and serves as a gracious reminder of how far we've come. We're thrilled to be recognized amongst some of the most innovative technology products in the consumer electronics space."
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Tile will be displayed at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
CES 2016 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.
Tile keeps you close to the things that matter most. The company's first product, also called Tile, is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and companion app that helps people find misplaced and lost items. Tile is a mass market internet of things device, providing community members with a platform to choose the items that matter to them most – keys, luggage, valuables, cars, you name it – and giving those things a voice by connecting them to the internet. Based in San Mateo, CA, Tile's mission is to connect everything, and the company already has a global community of members in over 200 countries and territories helping make that happen. For more information, please visit thetileapp.com.