2022-Best Apple AirTag Accessories – CNET


AirTag equipment are must-haves for anybody using the nifty monitoring gadgets launched by Apple in April of final 12 months. A Tile competitor, Apple’s AirTag permits you to observe down objects like wallets, baggage and keys utilizing Apple’s Discover My app. It is a fantastic machine in the event you usually misplace issues. A single AirTag costs $29 (£29, AU$45), whereas you will get a four-pack for $99 (£99, AU$149). Sadly, AirTag discs don’t include any kind of holder, which suggests, relying on how you plan to make use of it, you may want an adjunct for what can be, primarily, an adjunct. (Apple merchandise are inclined to spur their very own cottage industries for add-ons, even when they’re equipment to start with — AirPods are a superb instance.) However there are a ton of AirTag equipment obtainable in several types for any funds. 

In some circumstances you can embed an AirTag into an object sans holder — simply pop it in a handbag or backpack, for example — however some folks wish to preserve an AirTag with their keys or connect it to a backpack or laptop computer bag. You might also wish to stick your AirTag onto an object and loads of AirTag mounts can be found. 

Notice that CNET editors have tried most however not all of those equipment. If we’ve not tried a product, we have examined different equipment from these corporations so we really feel snug recommending them. We’ll be including extra AirTags equipment to the listing as we check new merchandise.

Learn extra: Apple AirTags Arms-On Analysis

Key chains and straps


Belkin’s Safe Holder for AirTags is available in key-ring or strap variations in 4 colour choices. There’s nothing terribly fancy about them, however at $13, they each value lower than Apple-branded choices proven beneath. You can even get a two-pack for $20.

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Whereas it launched a bit of later than some AirTags equipment, Otterbox’s keychain holder, which Otterbox calls a “Rugged Case,” is manufactured from strong plastic and does certainly encase your AirTag (you unscrew the highest piece, place your AirTag within the case, then screw the highest piece again on to lock the AirTag within the holder). It is obtainable in black or white for $20 however is presently on sale for $15.


Whereas this fake leather-based key chain from Cyrill, a sub-brand of Korea-based Spigen, is nothing fancy, it is presently obtainable in stone and black colour choices.

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The Apple-branded leather-based key ring prices $35 and is available in three colours: black, saddle brown and pink. 


Should you’re on the lookout for a price choice, your finest wager could also be to roll the cube on a no-name model on Amazon. This Eusty key chain cowl is offered in a 4-pack for simply lower than $15. Usually, generic fashions like this are labeled as “leather-based” when the truth is they’re fake leather-based (typically known as PU leather-based or vegan leather-based). These look loads like different fundamental fake leather-based AirTag key chains and is available in a couple of colour choices.

There are dozens if not tons of of generic AirTag holders obtainable. Most needs to be effective however do not count on them to put on as nicely over time because the true leather-based fashions. 

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Caseology’s AirTag Vault is one other simple key chain choice that is reasonably priced at $15 however may shave a couple of {dollars} off its value over time. (Caseology can be a sub-brand of Spigen.) It is one of many few AirTag equipment that was obtainable at launch and has been fairly in style because of this. It comes with a carabiner however you may connect a regular key chain in the event you needed. It needs to be again in inventory pretty quickly.


Spigen can be promoting an attractively easy key-chain AirTag holder, the Valentinus, for round $18. It is manufactured from fake leather-based. Alas, it is quickly out of inventory however needs to be again within the subsequent few weeks.


Should you’re on the lookout for a holder that sticks onto an object (just like the underside of a motorbike seat or scooter), Pelican’s Stick-on AirTag Mount is designed to just do that. A single mount prices $20 whereas a pack of 4 sells for $40. It is obtainable in 4 totally different colours. 


Apple’s Loop, made for attaching your AirTag to a bag, prices as a lot as an AirTag. Nevertheless it’s Apple’s official loop choice and this polyurethane choice is cheaper than the leather-based $39 Leather Loop. (That does not make it a superb deal, however I am simply pointing it out.) It is obtainable in 4 totally different colours.


I just like the design of Nomad’s leather-based AirTag key chain higher than Apple’s, which leaves the AirTag partially uncovered. This AirTag key chain hides it and appears extra like a regular key chain. It is designed to “climate” over time, getting darker (significantly the brown model). It is obtainable in brown or black for $30, which is expensive however it’s good.

Nomad additionally makes a Leather-based Loop that is additionally a key chain and lists for $20. I desire the dearer mannequin pictured right here. 


Spigen, recognized for its worth iPhone circumstances, has its AirTag Case Rugged Armor ($25). It is not fairly as low cost as we hoped it might be, however possibly it is going to come down in value in time. It does have a rugged design with a pleasant carabiner and carbon-fiber parts.

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Casetify has all kinds of AirTag holders. They’re manufactured from arduous plastic and are pretty fundamental however have some eye-catching artwork on the bottom. You can even customise them together with your title or select from a number of emojis and different graphics. They’re costly at $38 however typically go on sale.


Should you’re trying to AirTag your pet, Nomad’s upcoming Rugged Pet ID Tag matches the invoice (Nomad’s AirTag Keychain is actually an identical). In accordance with Nomad, it is constructed with a TPU-overmolded polycarbonate shell and comes with two enclosure choices: an IP67 waterproof again and a speaker-hole again. For an additional $20, you should purchase a customizable stainless-steel insert cowl which you could get engraved together with your pet’s title and a technique to contact you. No pet collar is included.

It is value allowing for that Apple says AirTags will not be designed to trace pets. Your pet would must be inside vary of the Discover My community for the AirTag to work, so if it runs off into the woods it will not be a lot assist.

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Need to preserve observe of your glasses? (Sure, I usually misplace mine.) Nomad’s Glasses Strap for the AirTag is the best way to do it. Ingenious, though not low cost at $35.

Different AirTag choices


Second, which makes and sells photograph and video equipment for Apple merchandise, together with lens attachments, may have an enclosure accent that permits you to mount your AirTag. “Constituted of a rugged aramid fiber shell and backed with an excellent robust adhesive, you’ll be able to stick an AirTag to any flat floor,” Second says. 

Second additionally has to different mounts: The Curved Surface Mount for AirTags ($25) that is made out of versatile silicone (rubber) and may adhere to surfaces that are not completely flat; and the Stretch Fabric Mount for AirTags ($25) that is designed to stay to materials, corresponding to the within of a bag, and different flat surfaces. 


Should you do not wish to spend $15-$20 for a mount, these Gorilla Mounting Tape Squares are a less expensive choice at $6 and could be reduce to dimension for AirTags. AirTags have an IPX67 water-resistance ranking, which suggests it may be absolutely submerged in as much as 1 meter of water for half-hour and is dust-proof. So it could possibly stand up to some punishment and not using a cowl. In any case, it would not have a display screen.


The AirTag makes use of a CR2032 coin battery, which ought to final a few 12 months. You will discover a 10-pack of these batteries on Amazon for lower than $10. That is the best way to go, particularly if in case you have a number of AirTags, and different gadgets that use CR2032 coin batteries.

All the time keep in mind to maintain coin batteries away from young children so they do not accidently swallow one. They’ll trigger main damage if ingested. 

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