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Unfortunately, unless you buy one of Apple’s very pricey Hermès AirTags, you’re going to be on your own when it comes to figuring out exactly how to attach them to your stuff, since the standard $29 AirTags come with nothing but the tag.
While Apple does sell its own collection of first-party accessories, you have to purchase these separately, and some are more expensive than the AirTag you’ll be putting into them. Fortunately, however, third-party accessory makers are ready with several more affordable solutions.
Sadly, most don’t have ship dates yet, but then again, you can’t even pre-order an actual AirTag until this Friday, so these companies still have a bit of time. We imagine at least a few will be ready to go on April 30th, when AirTags themselves are expected to land in Apple Stores.
If you’re not sure about Apple AirTags, there are less expensive options already available on the market, like the Nut Find 3 Smart Tracker as well as the Nut Mini Smart Tracker, which start at just $19.99 and $14.99 respectively. You can also score a four-pack for just $51.99.
But, if you are planning to order AirTags, continue reading to browse 12 excellent AirTags accessories you won’t want to miss.
Belkin Secure Holder with Key Ring
At only $12.95, this is one of the most affordable options you’ll find right now. It’s a simple and fairly generic key ring that’s offered up in white, black, blue, and pink. The portion that holds the AirTag is a two-piece twist-and-lock design that keeps the AirTag visible through one side.
Belkin Secure Holder with Strap
Also priced at $12.95, this appears to basically be the same AirTag holder with a fabric strap in place of the rounded metal keyring. It’s also being offered on the Apple Store in the same four colours of white, black, blue, and pink.
Nomad Leather KeyChain
Since it’s best known for its line of leather accessories, it’s no surprise that Nomad’s entry is a leather keychain. In this case, it conceals the AirTag inside a pouch of vegetable-tanned Horween leather, in either black or rustic brown. The keyring is also made from classy black PVD stainless steel.
It isn’t shipping until July 20th, at which point it will sell for $39.95. However, you can pre-order it now from Nomad’s site for $29.95.
Nomad Glasses Strap
If you’re the sort of person who regularly misplaced your reading glasses or sunglasses, putting an AirTag on them may seem like a really great idea — except that it’s not obvious how to really do this. Fortunately, Nomad has figured this one out too, with a braided nylon glasses strap that includes a TPU rubber AirTag holder at the bottom.
Sadly, this one isn’t shipping until July 20th either, although you can pre-order it from Nomad’s site for $29.95.
Spigen AirTag Case Valentinus
For a more versatile clip-on AirTag holder, Spigen is offering up a $19.95 leather tag case with a carabiner to help you easily latch your AirTag onto just about anything. The AirTag snaps into the tag portion while still showing off the shiny Apple logo.
It’s available for order directly from Spigen, but it’s not expected to ship until sometime next month.
Spigen AirTag Case Rugged Armor
If you’re a fan of Spigen’s Rugged Armor Apple Watch and iPhone cases, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s offering the same carbon fiber treatment for your AirTag.
It’s a $19.99 case with a rectangular carabiner that gives it a more streamlined, high-tech design. It’s available for pre-order directly from Spigen.
While most AirTag accessories are designed to let you dangle your tags from your keys, a backpack, or some other similar object, Moment has a nice set of cases that are intended to help you affix them to the side of something instead.
This includes the Curved Surface Mount ($14.99), Stretch Fabric Mount ($14.99), and Hard Shell Mount ($19.99). All three work on the same principle — you tuck your AirTag into the back of the pouch and then use the super-strong adhesive to stick it to the side of anything from a hard luggage case or laptop, to a car, bike, or drone.
As the name implies, the Stretch Fabric Mount can also be used to attach your AirTag to softer materials such as a purse, backpack, or jacket.
Apple’s AirTag Accessories
Of course, Apple has its own first-party options for your AirTag, but while these are well-designed, you’ll also be paying premium prices for them too — more than you’ll pay for the AirTag itself.
The most basic of these is Apple’s AirTag Loop, which is made from polyurethane and simply designed to attach an AirTag to just about anything. It’s available in Electric Orange, Sunflower, Deep Navy, and White, and will set you back $29.
Apple is also offering up an AirTag Leather Key Ring for $35 that encases the AirTag in tanned European leather, in either Saddle Brown, PRODUCT(RED), or Baltic Blue, attached to a shiny silver stainless-steel keyring emblazoned with the classic “Designed by Apple in California” text. In fact, it looks to be the same accessory we saw leaked photos of last November, minus the “Assembled in China” text, however — although it’s possible Apple simply isn’t showing that off in the product photos.
Lastly, you can take it up a notch with Apple’s AirTag Leather Loop, which is basically just the polyurethane AirTag Loop done in leather. This one goes for $39, making it the most expensive AirTag holder right now (with the obvious exception of the $299+ Hermès lineup), and it’s only available in Saddle Brown and PRODUCT(RED).