Here at Macworld we’re extraordinarily fond of Apple’s
AirTag, which we use into fable by a ways the completely Bluetooth tracker for an iPhone or Mac person. Alternatively, one criticism raised in our
AirTag evaluate modified into that it doesn’t appreciate a gap, which methodology you’re compelled in most eventualities to eradicate an accessory to avoid losing it in.
Desire to glue it to your keys? You need to eradicate a specific key ring. Desire to glue it to your luggage? Particular luggage observe. An ecosystem has like a flash sprung up offering straps, loops, pet tags, cases and holders for AirTag owners.
But which of them are price procuring? We’ve been making an try out out the overall AirTags gear we are able to compile our palms on, so we are able to enable you to search out the completely AirTag holder for your wants.
AirTag Key Rings
Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring
There are cheaper decisions, but here is the completely AirTag key ring we’ve viewed. It’s gentle, elegant and reassuringly neatly-made. It’s easy to avoid losing the AirTag inside of, but the steel popper won’t let it compile away. And we like the broad, stout (but pretty flat) ring, even though we’d recommend making an try out it out in a store can appreciate to you’re planning on attaching car keys with a cramped aperture. This reviewer’s Nissan and Skoda keys appreciate been both a tight fit.
The leather-basically based completely completely covering protects the AirTag’s edge from tumble hurt but leaves most of its chassis, both front and support, open to the aspects and vulnerable to scuff a piece of. We specialise in here is price it for the finest peep, and scuffing is both inevitable and minor, but can appreciate to you need total security you’ll want to peep in other locations.–David Ticket
Orbitkey Leather Holder for AirTag
Orbitkey‘s leather-basically based completely completely offering is neatly price your consideration. It costs roughly the same as Apple’s Leather Key Ring but it has an incredible-having a scrutinize make and 2 advantages up its sleeve.
One is the slenderness of the ring itself. Whereas Apple’s tall, flat ring would perchance well additionally additionally be awkward for attaching car keys with a narrow aperture, this would well fit into holes of the smallest dimensions. The second profit lies within the innovative way keys are attached: an initially baffling locking machine that, as soon as mastered, is a lot faster and more uncomplicated (and a ways less painful) than prising apart the pale two-layer ring alongside with your fingernails.
The completely steady quibble is that the leather-basically based completely completely fob is pretty plenty bigger than the AirTag itself. It has more location than it wants and wobbles round pretty within the pocket. The main ring thus takes up more room for your pocket than it needs to. This does also give the AirTag powerful more security than Apple’s model. It’s less likely to compile scuffed than with the opposite key rings we tried out.
If the associated price mark locations you off, Orbitkey also makes a less costly Slim Case with a the same locking machine.–David Ticket
Belkin Obtain Holder with Key Ring for AirTag
If the leather-basically based completely completely key rings above are too costly for your budget, use into fable Belkin’s contented, life like substitute. The Obtain Holder is made of plastic, which presents it more of a budget feel, but it’s reassuringly strong.
As with Apple’s key ring, both faces of the AirTag are left exposed, but the plastic encompass stands out more and thus provides more tumble security. The AirTag is secured within the holder by a wise twist-and-lock mechanism. It’s available in white, dark, crimson and blue.–David Ticket
Olixar Silicone Protective Pores and skin For Apple AirTags
Olixar’s easy offering costs lower than the Belkin key ring, and lower than a third of the Apple choice, for a pair. Very to hand can appreciate to you is likely to be searching to equip a few younger children with AirTags and preserve an compare on their actions.
Wrestling the AirTag into the silicone conceal is mildly mighty–there’s no clasp of any kind, you valid stretch the perimeters and jam it in there–but it’s rating as soon as inside of and admirably protective. In actual fact you are going to teach it provides twice the safety of Apple’s key ring because it covers the support entirely: completely the front face is exposed.
The karabiner-sort opening on the ring makes it more uncomplicated to utilize and more relaxing than a pale ring (even though pretty less rating, because it doesn’t appreciate the lock characteristic of a burly mountain mountain climbing karabiner). But here is in actuality a sleek choice; can appreciate to you’re willing to use a piece of more, use into fable Olixar’s ‘leather-basically based completely completely sort’ model as an substitute, or even its high-of-the-line precise leather-basically based completely completely case.–David Ticket
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Elevation Lab’s TagVault: Keychain provides a keyring nub, resistance to scratching or mars, or waterproof or water-resistant alternatives. This rugged case has a gasket that stops water intrusion while passing thru ultrawideband and Bluetooth alerts and allowing about two-thirds of the AirTag’s sound volume. It has an integral loop for a keychain ring and comes with a straightforward but strong one.–Glenn Fleishman
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Overview TagVault: Keychain
How a few neatly rugged key ring accessory for your AirTag? The Caseology Vault is fabricated from militia-grade thermoplastic polyurethane, with a wisely grippy sandstone enact that makes it less inclined to drops.
Love the Olixar Silicone it parts a karabiner attachment. Here is removable, which makes the Vault a versatile accessory. It’s valid as happy tracking rucksacks as keys.–David Ticket
Apple AirTag Hermès Key Ring
Sooner than we enact having a scrutinize at your key ring alternatives, let’s like a flash indulge ourselves on this comely blast of pure luxurious: Apple’s saddle-stitched Hermès offering in orange, brown or dark leather-basically based completely completely. (Or, to be steady, Orange, Fauve or Bleu Indigo.) Many of the gear on this roundup build no longer consist of an AirTag, but this one does, and the tracker you compile will almost certainly be personalized-etched with the sort company’s price. Beautiful.–David Ticket
AirTag luggage tags
Apple AirTag Loop
Apple’s AirTag Loop is made of polyurethane and feels and appears to be neatly-organized, with two of the coloration alternatives (Electrical Orange and Sunflower) seriously incandescent and contented. This would presumably also enable you to exclaim your suitcase on the conveyor belt.
The AirTag clips within the usage of a steel clasp that’s easy to utilize and rating; you then put the strap round your luggage’s cope with and loop the pinnacle phase support thru the reduce within the tail. It appears to be to be like pretty silent initially scrutinize–the strap gets pretty thin at a definite point–but proved resistant to moderate tugging and wishes to be elegant below non-militia usage conditions. Love Apple’s key ring, it protects the perimeters of the AirTag but no longer the center of its two faces, so request some scuffing.–David Ticket
Apple AirTag Leather Loop
Apple’s Leather Loop is equipped in Saddle Brown, Baltic Blue, Forest Inexperienced, California Poppy, or (Product) Red. It’s completely pretty more costly than the AirTag Loop–from a high initiating point, admittedly–and appears to be and feels considerably nicer than the polyurethane model. (We also suspect this would well point to more resistant to hurt within the very lengthy time length, even though both appreciate been elegant to this point.)–David Ticket
Olixar Relaxed Silicone Baggage Loop For AirTags
Olixar’s silicone AirTag strap has a in reality the same make to Apple’s Loop, but as you’d request (given how less costly it is) the provides and fantastic of compile are pretty less luxurious. It’s pretty floppier, for one factor, and doesn’t feel pretty as fantastic. It’s a perfectly respectable, practical and powerful more life like substitute, nonetheless, and there’s continuously the selection of the leather-basically based completely completely model can appreciate to you’re willing to splash out pretty more for a taste of the finer issues in existence.–David Ticket
Belkin Obtain Holder with Strap for AirTag
Belkin’s Obtain Holder is also available with a strong string for attaching it to the cope with of a suitcase or compile. Love the strap-sort loops offered by other manufacturers this threads support thru itself to effortlessly set to your luggage. It’s available in white, dark, blue, and crimson with an identical string. Since the front and support sections, string and key ring are all detachable, you are going to function a multicolor accessory by mixing and matching a few holder.–David Ticket
Casetify Customisable AirTag Holder
The predominant appeal of Casetify’s AirTag holder is the sheer differ of designs and colours you are going to grab from. The ones pictured are, from left, Intelligent Floral in Turquoise and Red (with Peach background); Vegetation for you by Matthew Langille (with Licorice); and Egg Tart with Mice (with Avocado). That final one is our favourite, but there are hundreds of alternatives.–David Ticket
Apple AirTag Hermès Baggage Ticket
For baggage labels, too, Apple’s Hermès partnership provides the plush choice. It’s made of saddle-stitched Barénia leather-basically based completely completely, and available in any coloration as lengthy because it’s Fauve. Love the deluxe key ring, the Hermès Baggage Ticket comes with a personalized-etched AirTag.–David Ticket
Apple AirTag Hermès Earn Enchantment
This beautiful and magnificent compile appeal is the most life like of the four AirTag gear made by Apple with Hermes–even though affordability is a relative thought. It’s available in Orange, Fauve, and Bleu Indigo and comes with a personalized-etched AirTag.–David Ticket
Apple AirTag Hermès Lope Ticket
And here’s the fourth, final, and most expensive Apple/Hermès collaboration on this roundup. It’s a dual-characteristic ride mark that attaches to your luggage and holds both an AirTag (incorporated within the associated price) for geolocation and a card with written recordsdata. It isn’t listed on Apple’s retailer, so that you simply’ll want to eradicate boom from Hermes. It’s available in Fauve completely.–David Ticket
AirTag pet collars
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The TagVault: Pet uses screws with the cramped Torx T6 important person-formed pressure for the allotment that incorporates the AirTag and maintains the waterproof seal. These screws are piercing, self-tapping screws with a T10 slot. They’re veteran to help a laborious plastic anchor to compile additional steadiness when attached to a pet collar that you simply provide–though the case would perchance well additionally merely be too astronomical for smaller collars. The kit incorporates a steel Torx T6 L-formed wrench with screw tips on both ends.–Glenn Fleishman
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Overview Elevation Lab TagVault: Pet
AirTag pockets holders
ElevationLab TagVault: Pockets
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Designed to help an AirTag firmly in exclaim in a pockets, it comes in two function components: sleek, 3.25 by 1.5 inches (83 by 38 mm), and compact, 2 by 1.5 inches (51 by 38 mm). Both are 0.05 inches (1.3 mm) thick. The more rectangular sort works neatly in billfold slots; the squarer make in other aspects of a pockets. With the AirTag exposed front and support, there’s no extra blockading beyond your pockets to dam wireless alerts for tracking and Precision Discovering.–Glenn Fleishman
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Overview TagVault: Pockets
Nomad Card for AirTag
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Even though it tapers to the perimeters, the Card for AirTag is 3.2 by 2.1 by 0.2 inches (54 by 82 by 5 mm) at its largest. The AirTag sits like a gem in its center, bulging pretty outwards to 0.3 inches (8 mm). A combination of soppy and laborious provides–polycarbonate and TPU rubber–provides both an incredible outside feel and the stress and suppleness to insert an AirTag into the Card’s opening with a finest click on.–Glenn Fleishman
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Overview Nomad Card for AirTag
Olixar AirTags Adhesive Silicone Pocket
If the factor you is likely to be searching to trace hasn’t got a cope with you are going to loop the AirTags to, or a pocket you are going to hasten one inside of, then the next choice is stickiness. These luminous silicone pockets (which strategy in a pack of four) both offer protection to the tracker from external hurt, and give it a rating and bonafide adhesive floor to hold to a jewel box, schoolbag or video games console.
Despite the unobtrusive peep of the pocket the AirTag is aloof relatively apparent and effortlessly slipped out, so this resolution isn’t ideal for tracking down stolen property (except there’s a more discreet internal floor you are going to stay it to). But for finding TV remotes–and for sheer versatility of application–they’re vital.–David Ticket
Twisted Surface Mount for AirTags
A flexible silicon case for AirTag that would perchance well additionally additionally be attached to valid about any floor. Moment comprises two extra die-cut 3M VHB stickers that becomes stronger and more everlasting over time. Its darkish matte dark makes it almost invisible in opposition to a dark background. —Glenn Fleishman
Laborious Shell Mount for AirTags
Here is in actuality a more difficult model of the Twisted Surface Mount, so it’s better friendly to more rugged eventualities. Moment comprises two extra die-cut 3M VHB stickers that becomes stronger and more everlasting over time. —Glenn Fleishman
Pelican Protector Sticker Mount Case for AirTag Units
In case you’re shopping for an AirTag mount that would perchance presumably follow nearly any floor and permits for easy AirTag removal, the Pelican Protector fits the invoice. It’s no longer discreet, it’s no longer rugged, and it doesn’t offer extra water security, but as a mount, it in reality works neatly. Pelican relies on 3M VHB adhesive for attachment, which creates a halt to-everlasting mount that becomes stronger over time.—Glenn Fleishman
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Overview Pelican Protector Sticker Mount Case for AirTag Units
Other forms of AirTag cases and holders
Olixar Apple AirTags Anti-Scratch Protector
The AirTag is a piece of inclined to selecting up scuff marks, and many of of the holders on this roundup leave as a minimal regarded as one of its surfaces uncovered and vulnerable to hurt. If here is one thing you’re fascinated about, use into fable procuring a “display” protector for your tracker–it hasn’t surely got a display, obviously, but the same principle applies. Olixar comprises two TPU film covers within the pack, in conjunction with ethanol wipes and a cleansing cloth for making ready the AirTag, and an application card for smoothing out air bubbles.–David Ticket
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The TagVault: Bike is a lozenged-formed plastic shell that homes the AirTag AirTag nestles inside of its waterproof seal. It attaches to a bike by the bike’s water bottle mount, the usage of longer screws to glue the bottle cage, or shorter screws can appreciate to you don’t set the cage. The case is a matte dark, rendering it unobtrusive. Screwed in between a cage and the physique, a thief would first should always uncover about it and then work laborious to lift it like a flash.–Glenn Fleishman
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Overview Elevation Lab TagVault: Bike
What you are going to request in an AirTag case
Since the AirTag comes in a single selection, you don’t want to grab which sort to provide. Apple sells them singly ($29) and in a four-pack ($99). Engraving is free.
An AirTag on a sleek foundation proclaims 2.4GHz Bluetooth alerts with an encrypted machine ID for other Apple gadgets to make a decision up and relay in conjunction with these gadgets’ areas. The two.4GHz band penetrates rating objects neatly, but case designers can appreciate to be awake of provides which appreciate the aptitude to dam the signal. In our watch of AirTag cases, we didn’t gain a case to this point that had that make recount.
AirTags also utilize ultrawideband (USB) skills for Precision Discovering, odd to Apple’s comprise Glean My objects. Precision Discovering lets an iPhone with UWB title the direction and distance within inches when it’s within about 15 to 30 feet (4.5 to 9 m).
Withhold in mind to what utilize you are going to additionally merely put an AirTag to search out out the parts you need:
- Motive: Conditions exist in sufficient selection that you simply are going to gain one designed as a luggage mark, one other as a chic keyring, and one other to withstand broad quantities of hurt. Determine the prevent is likely to be searching to avoid losing the AirTag and match the case to it.
- Water resistance: Many cases characteristic some stage of water resistance, some the usage of the IP ranking that defines precisely how powerful. In case you’re the usage of an AirTag outside or on a pet’s collar, you appreciate regarded as making an try one with a high stage of resistance. When attaching to a compile or keyring, it would perchance well additionally merely seem less well-known or no longer well-known in any admire.
- Ring, clip, loop, or carabiner: Case makers offer many variants on attachments. Some consist of a straightforward gap to glue a keychain, while others incorporate a keychain as phase of the product and would perchance well merely consist of a keyring. It’s doubtless you’ll well presumably purchase a few cases built into a carabiner, including one with a three-digit combination lock. It’s doubtless you’ll presumably additionally additionally compile a string or the same loop make, wherein the case passes thru a loop and pulls tight on a cope with without a knot.
- Detachable or adhesive: It’s doubtless you’ll presumably additionally merely need an AirTag case that’s easy to transfer about or set and reattach. Other cases consist of adhesive for semi-everlasting mounted attachment.
- Hidden for theft recovery: Some cases are designed to cloak an AirTag, making its presence less apparent and thus less likely to be came upon if stolen; others are apparent, equivalent to in a keychain or luggage mark. Mood hideability with the solutions that Apple’s anti-stalking parts built into AirTag tech makes them discoverable to criminals with a smartphone.Reveals the front: Conversely, some cases advise their very comprise praises an AirTag, revealing its front the prevent appreciate had added personalized engraving from Apple with an emoji or text. It’s doubtless you’ll presumably additionally merely are searching to study that engraving to record apart amongst AirTags you comprise.
- Ticket: Conditions on the overall price from about $20 to $35—around the associated price of a single AirTag. Alternatively, there are outliers below $10 and above $40. It’s all about the characteristic, ruggedness, and complexity of motive. Some price additional for sort.
How we test AirTag case parts
For every function of case, we rated them in accordance to specific parts round which they appreciate been designed. These consist of:
- Straightforward to insert the AirTag for rating retention: Every case has a gorgeous a name of methodology to getting an AirTag inside of. Some cases appreciate an justify locking process or require removal and restoring four small screws to help a waterproof seal. Others are easy as sliding the mark into a preserving or popping it into a rubber ring.
- Attaches securely for attachable cases: We examined cases that market themselves as attachable at how neatly they succeed at that process. Conditions would perchance well additionally merely strategy with or be phase of a keyring, carabiner, wrist strip, or pet collar, or would perchance well additionally merely appreciate an adhesive to stay on to issues, like the inside of bags.
- Earn admission to for battery substitute: Apple expects an AirTag battery to final for approximately a 365 days in day to day usage, which it defines as one case of Precision Discovering and four tones performed per day. A case can appreciate to enable entry that isn’t maddening for replacing the battery each several months to a 365 days.
- Sturdy in opposition to bumps and bangs: Finest a few forms of cases can preserve a ways off from the put on and drag of bumping in opposition to other objects. Most can appreciate to be constructed with that in mind. For cases exposed to other surfaces, we peep at whether the provides and invent fantastic give confidence in them provide lasting price.
- Blocks entry to lift: A handful of cases provide a security factor supposed to forestall entry to an AirTag without excessive power—the AirTag would can appreciate to be destroyed to lift it. We payment these cases on whether or not they seem in a exclaim to forestall or deter all the pieces but destruction.
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AirTag 4 pack