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Bird Or Plane
April 4, 2017

Bird, Plane, or Keys?: Paratroopers use Tile as Key Finder

Tile is taking on the elements!

So far we’ve seen Tile has proved itself as a key finder on earth and in the sea -- and now not even the sky’s the limit!

Michael, a U.S. Army Paratrooper in the Eastern Armed Forces, has a lost and found story even the coolest of the cool would envy.

We’d love to tell you all about it ourselves, but there’s no way we could recount it better than he did:

“So yesterday, like a true American hero, doing the manliest of man things, I jumped out of a helicopter at about 1,500 above the earth. Well, something fell out of my pocket. Turns out it was my keys. And normally when you lose something on the Dropzone, it belongs to the Dropzone. Never to be found again.

Didn’t realize this until I got home at the end of the day. That’s when I was like, “Oh man, I’m screwed. I can’t even drive back out there.”

Well I got a ride from a friend (another great American hero). And then we ran about a mile and a half out just to get close. Alas! My phone said we were close.

But luck was not on our side. The cold weather of Germany shut my phone off (curse you Apple!!). My compadre downloaded the Tile app, I logged in (with my great memory skills), and it was confirmed.

But the sun was setting. We knew we had to hurry. We were close. As soon as he asked how to make it ring, I spotted them. Laying in the middle of a muddy road. About 10 ft. away from where we were. They were muddy and beaten. But not broken.

Upon our return from the success of our glorious mission, we toasted the creators of Tile over delicious German beers.

An extraordinary adventure deserves an extraordinary key finder.

Cheers to you, risk takers!

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