Tile partners with Intel on findable Lenovo or MSI laptops and Dell on a trackable stylus with the longest battery life
Tracking device maker Tile is venturing into new markets after seeing its core tag audience being encroached on by Apple's AirTags that launched last spring. Tile just announced that its tracking technology will be expanding into more devices like laptops or their accessories by partnering with Dell, Intel, Lenovo, MSI, and Fujitsu. After the Tile-enabled ThinkPad X1 (get it on Amazon) series announced by Lenovo back in January, seven more findable ThinkPads will be coming to market thanks to Tile's partnership with Intel.
These include the new ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 and ThinkPad T Series that Lenovo just added to its roster. Later this month, MSI will also launch findable laptops with Tile technology in the new Intel 12th Gen Summit and Prestige Series, while Fujitsu will have Tile-enabled FMV LOOX PCs over in Japan. Buyers of the findable computers can install the Windows Tile App and register their new purchase as a Tile so as to be able to ring up its whereabouts from the respective Android or iOS app even if the devices are switched off.
According to Eric McLaughlin, Vice President of the Client Computing Group in the GM Wireless Solutions Group at Intel:
We are thrilled about our continued collaboration with Tile and the growing list of partners who are delivering great wireless experiences on 12th Gen Intel Core processor-based laptops with integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+). We can now offer not only faster Wi-Fi speeds, lower latencies, and enhanced reliability but also innovative Tile finding capabilities as laptops continue to play an essential role in our lives.
As for the new Dell Premier Rechargeable Active Pen (PN7522W) with built-in Tile finding technology, it is marketed as the active stylus with the longest battery life and is available to purchase right now from Dell. The computer maker claims that the pen, which allows users to doodle on the displays of certain 2-in-1 and convertible devices with active digitizer, can last 40 days on a charge and can be charged to 80% in 20 minutes. Just like the findable laptops with Tile technology, Dell's new US$109.99 active pen can have its location rung up via the Tile app, or found with the help of Tile's global network when misplaced.