Tile doesn't have great range. If you're not near by, i.e., in the house, you're going to have a time locating. Alert needs to be louder and it won't be if your're not close. It's not loud enough to hear in a busy place. If your Tile is in a suit case, large bag, or briefcase & there's objects around it, you won't hear it unless you're right on top of it. The press to find phone feature works well because your phone's volume is greater than the Tile can generate on its own. You can activate search functions from your phone and 'track' it's location but again, you have to be able to hear Tile to find it, despite the last location message and the green tracking scope. While you can stick it onto an object, even the slim version isn't micro slim & is a larger square than the standard Tile. Can't work on a TV remote or something like that. If you can attach it to a key ring, zipper pull or an area that's not muffled, this should work well enough but don't make it your sole wall of defense in case of theft. You can easily spot it if attached by the ring and remove it if you've stolen it and hear it beeping. Keep using those luggage tags & put your name inside your tablet cases. One more big thing is it lasts for about 1 year. The manufacturer literally deactivates it from the date you active it. They give you an option to buy new one at cost but that's still another purchase. I've bought more than one of these and they're functional but there's a need for improvement if you're expected to rely on this to find misplaced objects that aren't right under your nose. The idea is great and it's very likeable but I wanted to love it and there's just too much missing for this to be a great device.