I wish Tile all the best, there was so much more they could do but were stifled by Apple, hopefully Android will get on board with them, I liked the way they kept things simple and to a budget, changed to self changeable batteries and had the keyring hole built in, not rip people off for a holder that is more than the device. The AirTag IS impressive though (y)
Imagine selling a product in a category that not many people know about and then Apple enter the market. BOOM! Suddenly everybody knows Tile - nearly every report I've read and Tile are mentioned alongside Apple - biggest marketing push they've ever had! And if you've ever worked with supermarkets before you'll know it takes months to get one of these weekly deals ranged in store so it would have been in talks way before Apple launched. Lidl isn't a great store though but good to see Tile branching out nonetheless, and with 72% of the world NOT iOS I think Tile will only get bigger now. I've got a few, but not a local store to me here to get a couple of them at that price.
iOS is only 28% of the global smartphone operating systems....Tile have just got the biggest shot in the arm and reward with Apple joining and can cater for the rest of the market which is now way bigger than before Apple entered. Tile are laughing all the way to the bank! Same happened with Fitbit - they were pushing their fitness bands (as were Jawbone) and Apple then launched their Watch and Fitbit sky rocketed off the back of it. Apple helps create & validate categories, Tile are loving this. I've got a few and they're great. £12.99 is a bargain and this isn't a kneejerk price, i've worked with supermarkets before - it takes months of planning to get in store with a bespoke deal.
At 12.99, its worth a punt. If it is rubbish then worse case scenario would be to trade it in at CEX for a £8 voucher. IMO, the best thing about Apple is that they force other companies to step up their game. I would be very surpised if the next iteration of the Tile didn't address any existing shortcomings.
Oh dear! Apple airtags have now been 'HACKED', maybe safer with a Tile! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9576331/Apple-AirTag-tracker-HACKED-security-researchers-just-days-released.html https://youtu.be/_E0PWQvW-14
I would have thought Google have specifications that need to be met to allow the use of android on their phones. So it would probably be a tweak in the specs to say a UWB chip must be included. Like wise Tile could as well. Paradox video was interesting.
Even if Google were able to do this, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. Where as Apple baked in privacy from the ground up, Google would replace it with more tracking and profiling. I'll pass on that.
It is a hardware limitation not a software. Airtags ATM have superior technology because It relies on the U1 chip in apple devices and not just an app. So to have an equal technology Imagine trying to get all 1300 Android phone manufacturers to implement a new chip just so Google or tile can sell their trackers. I hate apple with passion but you can't compete with them when they decide to take over a new product. They have the power to delete companies over night. Tile is dead
Apple have already thought one step ahead and by implementing this seamlessly to 1.65 billion users. Airtags will use location information from iPhones, iPads and iMacs to get accurate information. Now imagine Google trying to achieve that with Android.
You don't think Google will implement something similar? Seems you can't think one step ahead
Don't know who expired this and now the unexpire button doesn't work. Still available to order at the same price and it said the usual temporarily out of stock but still accepting orders when I ordered mine just after deal first posted and it arrives tomorrow.
You're welcome (y)
Thank you OP (y)
Reckon it'd be and good for cleaning a mechanical keyboard?
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Sure you did. You tried to be clever about it, but it's hard to save you time from watching a video you've already watched. Anyway, just back to share this new video that perhaps explains it in a way you will follow...
Nokia WS-2 Treasure Tag 8)
RIP Tile. #airtags
Just had a look. Don’t press find. (Makes a noise). Use location history.
The only issue I have had is with Smart Alerts, if I have my keys in my back pocket and my phone in the front sometimes they can't see each other and I get an alert saying I've left them behind - but this is more like a Bluetooth limitation as you have the same with wireless headphones when the line of sight of the signal is through a mass of human tissue. I am surprised Apple's AirTags are £29.99 with replaceable batteries - still a lot more than Tiles but I might get a couple for my keys and use Tiles for less important or less frequently moved things (eg rucksacks, secondary wallets, etc.).
I have had like 10, never had an issue
Nice deal. Thanks for sharing @Rokrra
Is attaching to my dog a reasonable usecase for these?
Dirt cheap but Poundland are running fast and loose with their name these days
Always buy separate tile adhesive and grout, doesn't matter if premixed or powder as long as they aren't adhesive+grout in one because it is absolute (poo) to work with
They also have the Wooden Floors version, or at least, they did, in Argyle Street the other week https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/78195715/#Comment_78195715 Also Unibond Tile Adhesive but £5's pretty much the going price for it. I did a HUKD post about it two weeks ago but it was removed because of COVID restrictions. Some reviewers seemed a bit unhappy about how long it takes to dry, echoing others' comments above.
Seems very cheap! My advice though if you're tiling walls or floors, especially with larger tiles is to get a well known powdered adhesive (such as mapei) along with a good grout (Bal). This ready mixed stuff is no where near as strong, ideal for little jobs though. Just my two penneth though (y) Like I say, it's a good discount.
Total waste if time, you can't walk on the floor for at least 24 hours and only does basic ceramic tiles. buy some proper rapidsetting powder adhesive, job done after 3 hours,
Your bathroom looks great, I like how you used these tiles on your worktop. I want to renovate another bathroom with the same tiles but may have to invest in a wet tile cutter for the job.
Great tiles, don't need sealing. Only issue is they're not calibrated so have 0.1-0.3mm errors. Your tiler needs some skill to get the grout lines perfect.
I bought 22 packs 2 years ago £8.75ish per pack. Still in the box getting. Fitted. Sometime this week.
Word of Warning, the packs are 25kg per pack so easy on the Bumps when driving back home (lol) (lol) you’ll end up doing a wheelie, but well worth it. Got them at this price also. Drilling through these is like trying to drill steel (lol)
Just get some mould remover and when it builds up just wipe it off.
We had a jack-of-all in to do ours, but he was aware of the bevelled edge scenario. So it's not perfect razor edge finish but it cost 1/4 the price for the whole (council flat) bathroom and the black grout looks the part
Yeah It does have a window, but the mould builds up still...not really bad, just over 1-2 yrs can start to notice the shadow
Mines same because my bathroom isn't that big. My window is open majority of time and mould still happens and have clean mildew cleaner and repaint every year. I need a new fan put in to see if that helps ( the previous fan was in the wrong wall) so opening window doesn't help a great deal in a small bathroom :/
It was the open window/disconnected fan bit that seems totally stupid.
Posted 16th MarPosted 16th Mar
Tile Mate 2020 Phone and Key Item Finder (Awesome Sauce / Malibu Sunset) - £12.99 delivered at Tile UK£12.99 Free P&P Free
Nice offer, Awesome Sauce same price with free home delivery available. Best Ever Tile Mate – a versatile water resistant Bluetooth finder for everyday things with a 200ft/60m… Read more
I had the Pro version of these, and had to return them. They took forever to connect to the phone and often didn't. Furthermore Tiles customer service was shocking, and scripted. Merely going through the motions of re-pairing the devices. Sadly Tile it would have been the perfect solution for me, as I loose my wallet and keys all the time. Fairly irrelevant now, as the release of AirTags will crush Tile unless they start innovate or partner a big tech company.
Are they legit?
Received mine today and they've sent me an original white one. Not complaining as I wasn't keen on this design anyway. Thanks OP.
What's with eBay selling these for less than 10 quid?
I'm not convinced that a novice googles for a small patch, learns and buys powder. Why would the DIY shelves be full of pre-mixed stuff if you were right? I completely agree with your basic tools comments but the messy-ness is also related to the skills/experience of the user. As an expert tiler, I've attached a picture of a job I did 20 years ago, comprising of a complex range of angles borders & advanced bespoke/ornate gap offsetting techniques, thus proving my credentials and that ready-mixed is the way forward! I can guarantee that even now, it still looks as good as the day it was done! Although if i'm honest, one tile did fall off in the shower and slice a toe clean off the mothering-law, but in my defence, I don't like her much - so it doesn't really count as a negative.
I totally get where you're coming from but as soon as someone inexperienced (me) searches for these things on b&q, screwfix etc, there will only be search results for separate powders for grout or adhesive. Secondly anyone about to repair a small patch of tile like I did this week will surely spend at least a few minutes researching what they're about to do and if they don't, they'll have bigger issues than confusion over if you can get powdered grout and adhesive. It shouldn't be that messy, I'm wondering if you added too much water to the powder ? You really have to weigh the powder and water out exactly for adhesive especially. Also I can't understate how much easier it is if you buy the super cheap tools to help. A 2 in 1 grout spreader (the one's with the squeegee on one end and the patterned end on the other side to shape the adhesive onto the wall is like £3.50 and without it I would have made a huge mess. Made it effortless tbh.
Use an anti mould spray. Astonish do one for a £1 in wilkos. The reason being is it contains surfactants along with bleach which helps the bleach penetrate deep. If you simply use bleach you are only killing the surface mould and it will keep reappearing.
Pressed the expire button. Deal no longer available.
Gone back up to £7.99. Needs to be expired
Posted 9th MarPosted 9th Mar
Wickes Callika Mist Grey porcelain 600 x 300mm wall & floor tile (6 x tiles per pack) for £20.91 delivered @ Wickes£20.91£27.3924% offWickes Deals
This is £12.96 per pack of six tiles, with dimensions of 600mm x 300mm, plus delivery. Once again the delivery fee is per order, not per item, so if you get a few packs of these … Read more
These tiles are a whopping 2KG each. Lol builder needed alot of adhesive on them. Savings on the tiles went towards many, many bags of adhesive. Expensive ones too
Just fitted these. very solid tiles, you will need granite or diamond to drill them, like so many tiles from any supplier nowerdays there are approx 20% that are bigger than the rest by 2mm. open all boxes you buy and seperate them to use where grout lines are not obvious.
Yep im not having any problems with mine but I guess its inevitable some may malfunction. Tiles are an absolute godsend for the absent minded like me. I see other manufacturers are finally bringing new versions to the marketplace. Surprised its taken so long. As for the app ping will try it again when we are permitted to wander afar and see how it goes.
It's not pinged by other tiles, it's other tile apps, so their phones. I tried it once and it worked, but despite losing 3 sets of keys in a year as soon as I bought these I stopped losing things!
Many thanks, ordered (y)
Posted 24th FebPosted 24th Feb
Wickes Heartwood Light Oak Wood Effect Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile 850 X 200mm (pack of six) for £24.37 delivered @ Wickes£18.15£31.4142% offWickes Deals
Save £7.04 per pack on this wood effect porcelain floor tile, ideal for living rooms and dining rooms. A strange combination, but I suppose you get the style of grained wood, but w… Read more
Same, thought I carried on an used them in the hallway you can get a bit seasick walking on them! Lots of adhesive to support the center, and tried to pick out the least bowed from the excess that I bought. I went for 1/3 overlap and should have gone for 1/4 as mentioned above to try to hide it more. Certainly involved a lot of door trimming to take into account the high centers when opening them afterwards!
Just use an old crate to rest them on and angle grinder with diamond blade fitted.
If these are anything like those I picked up from Homebase last year on sale (grey wood effect) they are seriously heavy. Yup, just seen the pack weight. Not sure I'd fancy putting these up on a wall at 4 kg a tile. Those are great tiles so far but not much fun to cut, although I imagine most floor tiles aren't.
Deal is even better then.
Wickes must’ve changed the price.
Posted 19th JanPosted 19th Jan
Wickes Everest Stone Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile 600 x 300mm (six per pack) for £19.83 delivered @ Wickes£19.83£25.2321% offWickes Deals
Another difficult one to work out, as the delivery only counts for one pack, and let's face it you aren't going to buy only six tiles. Each pack is £11.88 instead of £17.22, plus a… Read more
Does doing bathroom add value to a house? someone I know who is wfh now so got time to renovate house etc which they had for over 20 years and nothing really done but it’s in good Condition as he is single but he isn’t able to do anything (not so well) and does get very stressed etc about things and he would need to get all the work done professionally.
Look very nice.
Yeah I had same with tiles I had for bathroom of same size, they weren't necessarily bowed in the middle, more that they bent ever so slightly in the corners. I would guess about half the tiles in every pack, but because I had bought end of line tiles I couldn't return them so used them as is. Doesn't look too bad, it's just if you want that completely flat finish with the grout, you won't get it. I think all the porcelain tiles of this size have the same problem
we spent ages looking for some tiles for the new porch, and were happy to push the boat out for whatever we liked seeing as we’d saved a fortune building the porch myself. as luck had it the only ones we both agreed on were these at £11 a box a few weeks ago. I’m considering them for the bathroom when I redo that in Spring. it’s good that there’s variation of pattern between the tiles, so they’re not all exactly the same
Posted 16th JanPosted 16th Jan
Samsung S21+ 256gb 100gb contract with three *free buds and tile* - £43pm x 23 Months + £94.99 up front - Total Cost £1,083.99 @ Samsung£1,083.99Samsung Deals
The total cost of the deal is £1083 direct off the Samsung website via contract option. Minus the cost of the phone at £999 its costing £127 for the contract of 100gb per month fo… Read more
The thing is again the exynos is inferior anyway. Marginal 3% cpu advantage over Snapdragon but at higher clock speed so more battery drain. Talking of GPU you're talking 20% advantage to Snapdragon, couple that with most games optimised for Snapdragon SoC , for the same price the exynos is simply a no go.
From what I have seen from reviews I think they are aiming the S21 to be a better for gaming & watching videos. With its new exynos CPU and Mali GPU combined with dropping the QHD screen in favour of FHD which allows for better frame rates and a smoother gaming experience. Combine all this with a bigger battery I would think it would last alot longer before needing to be charged. Most people use their phones mainly as a camera & media device so not sure this was the best move from them but only time will tell.
Oh definitely, but this time the difference is even less, it's shocking. Lower screen res ( some prefer sharper to higher refresh), no SD card ( doesn't bother me but bothers alot of people) and exact same camera hardware, minus ToF. Let's not forget we're getting the exynos chipset too which doesn't have as good an ISP than Snapdragon so the camera that was already behind the Snapdragon counterpart won't suddenly perform magic. For someone on a S9 or S10 looking to upgrade , I would say skip the S21+ for £1000 and get a bargain S20+ for half the price or thereabouts.
Thats the same every year a new flagship phone is released. IMO its only worth upgrading phones every 2 - 3 years. I have the S10 my wife has the S20 and the difference is minimal. I am upgrading to the s21 ultra mainly for the camera. I have heard that this year Samsung's focus was more on performance optimisation than hardware upgrades. Anyone can throw the latest hardware in a phone but making it all work at its peak performance is what really matters. I think this years S21 will be alot better than the specs suggest.
Literally do not recommend buying the S21+, proper letdown. Either get the ultra or the normal S21. If wanting this specific size you might as well get the S20+ and save yourself £400-500. The 10% of in performance bump and probably less so camera software upgrade doesn't warrant that price difference imo. I own a s20+ btw.
Posted 8th JanPosted 8th Jan
Up to 40% off limited edition tile trackers at Tile - Pros £18 / Starter £28 / Mate £13 / Performance £35 + £4 delivery£22
Limited edition trackers going cheap Starter is a mate and a slim Performance is a pro and a slim Pros £18 Starter £28 Mate £ 13 Performance £35 £4 p&p
Is there one in particular you can get for iPhone ? I got the performance pack but the wallet one us to big for my iPhone to fit under the case in the back
Arrived for me on 15th
I received my starter pack yesterday!
Now Samsung have released their *Galaxy SmartTag* for £29.99 Apple most probably release *Airtags* soon ... They booth will push Tile out of business.
I’ve had shipping confirmation Monday 11th 16:00, but no sign of the order yet [Standard shipping with tracking and signature (3 to 7 days)]. I can’t track the order either as it’s purely to confirm it has been delivered (signed delivery). Also, the order status page on the website and application doesn’t work despite correct email and order number. It looks like it potentially is coming from France (Scalefast SAS) which might explain the slow delivery? Not impressed for £4 delivery on top of £38 spend!
Posted 1st JanPosted 1st Jan
Brindisie White Satin Ceramic Wall tile, Pack of 12, (L)500mm (W)250mm £2 each (£10 delivery) @ B&Q£12£1833% offB&Q Deals
This wall tile is ideal for bathroom, shower walls & kitchen. Suitable for Kitchen & bathroom Not resistant to scratching Not suitable for underfloor heating While cl… Read more
Hiya what area are you in as there are some in London/Kent area
Does anyone have any of these left over? Our bathroom fitter skipped out on us and left the job half finished.
I bought some B&Q tiles about 3 years ago for the bathroom, and they have not aged well. There are cracks all over it (the combined weight of our household is about 400lbs) and have gone quite dark, with scrubbing being no help. My similar-looking but three times the price of B&Q ones in the kitchen have survived quite well. I would still go for B&Q because they are great for the price, but you get what you pay for I guess. NVM: I am talking about floor tiles, these are wall tiles, ignore me. My wall tiles are going great. love the B&Q ones :)
Looks like garbage. Why spend all the time and money fitting something like this?
Certainly stock in my area. Not much per store but stock.