The best Apple AirTag accessories of 2022

Apple AirTag in a case attached to car keys and sitting on a table
Justin Duino / How-to Geek

Update, 12/13/2022: We have reviewed and updated our recommendations Various AirTag accessories with the Elago R5 Locator Case.

What to look for when buying an AirTag accessory in 2022

in contrast to others popular bluetooth trackers that Apple Air Day doesn’t have a built in clip or any real way to connect it to your belongings. Instead, you can either place the disc-shaped tracker freely in a pocket, purse, or wallet, or buy an accessory that allows you to attach it to your keys, suitcase, or sunglasses.

The good news is that there are more than a handful of first- and third-party accessories available for the AirTag. While Apple has primarily focused on the basics of clipping the Bluetooth tracker to your keys or pocket, other companies like Moment, Nomad, and Belkin have created unique accessories to fit your needs.

Each item in our summary below has been expertly selected based on our knowledge of the company that makes the accessory and the use case for which it is best suited.

frequently asked Questions

What is an Apple AirTag?

The Apple AirTag is a small, disc-shaped tracking device. It’s designed to make it easier to find lost keys, bags, or anything else it’s attached to. Location is performed using the location app on your iPhone or other compatible Apple device.

How does an Apple AirTag work?

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An AirTag uses Bluetooth to show its location to a nearby Apple device. A connected device can then use this Bluetooth signal to track its position. The AirTag signal can be detected and shared by any nearby iPhone, allowing it to be located with the as well Find my app.

Do Apple Airtags need to be charged?

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No, there is no way to charge an Apple AirTag. They use a disposable lithium button battery that can be accessed by opening the back of the AirTag case.

How long do Apple Airtags last?

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The CR2032 battery in an Apple AirTag should last around 12 months with daily use. You can check the battery level at any time using the device linked to the AirTag. A warning also lets you know when the battery needs to be replaced.

Do Apple AirTags work with Android?

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An Apple AirTag will not work with an Android device, at least not properly. Many of an AirTag’s tracking features require the use of the Find My app, which is not available on Android devices. Android users should choose an alternative tracking device such as a Tile or a Samsung SmartTag.
Apple AirTag in a case attached to a backpack
Justin Duino / How-to Geek

advantages

  • Looks good
  • Continuous
  • color options

Disadvantages

  • Should be included in the AirTag
  • Costs the same as the AirTag itself

AirTag accessories pretty much have one purpose — so you can attach the tracker to something. With that in mind, the best accessory for most people is the simple AirTag loop.

Lightweight and durable thanks to the polyurethane material, the AirTag Loop is available in four colors to match your style. You button the AirTag into the pocket and thread it through the slot at the end to close the loop. Simple and effective.

It’s a bit strange that the AirTag loop costs the same as the AirTag itself ($29), but both are affordable and a good pair.

Best AirTag accessory overall

Apple AirTag loop

The Apple AirTag Loop is a simple, high-quality loop that does the job and looks good doing it.

The Belkin Secure Strap on a pocket
Belkin

advantages

  • Cheaper than official loop
  • Rope is strong and durable
  • color options

Disadvantages

  • Not as attractive as the official loop

That Belkin Security Holder with Straps is the same concept as that Apple loop, but a little more low-tech. Snap the AirTag into the rubber mount and use the included rope loop to attach it to a variety of objects. Belkin has a keychain option in case you are not a fan of the rope.

Belkin’s holder is available in four colors and costs less than half the price of the Apple Loop. It might not be quite as stylish, but the functionality is the same, and $13 is a great price Therefore.

Best Budget AirTag Accessories

Nomad AirTag Leather Loop in hand
Justin Duino / How-to Geek

advantages

  • High quality leather
  • Looks very elegant and high quality
  • The keychain fully protects the AirTag
  • loop is affordable

Disadvantages

  • Keychain is a bit expensive

If you’re looking for something classy to house your AirTag, you’ve come to the right place Nomad’s Leather Sling and Leather keychain. They both look great without costing a dozen times more than the AirTag itself. Look at you, Hermes.

Nomad uses high quality Horween leather both for the loop and for the bunch of keys. The loop is low profile and attaches to the AirTag with adhesive. The key fob is slightly larger and has a deep-drawn pocket for the AirTag. Both include key rings so you can attach the Airtag to most objects you need it to.

The Nomad Loop and keychain are available in Rustic Brown and Black. The Loop starts at $25 for the brown color and $5 more for black. The keychain is available in both color options for $40.

dbdran airtag cases on yellow background
brand

advantages

  • Easily add color to the AirTag
  • Holds the AirTag securely and has a rope loop

Disadvantages

  • A little expensive for what it is

dbrand is a company known for making high quality skins for gadgets of all kinds, so of course they have an accessory for that AirTags, also. That grip case is a lightweight holder that comes with a key ring and lanyard.

Being branded, the Grip Case also comes with your choice of skin for the AirTag. There is a wide range of colours, patterns and materials to choose from. If you’re looking for ultimate customization, this is a great choice.

That dbrand Grip Case & Skin costs $20, and there are additional add-ons if you want more cases and skins.

Front and back of the current fabric mount
moment

advantages

  • Great for certain difficult fortifications
  • Protects the AirTag
  • Good price

Disadvantages

  • May not work in every situation

Not everything you want to track has a convenient way to attach an AirTag. Cloth mount by Moment uses an adhesive backing so you can stick it to almost anything.

The mount is made of a stretchy fabric that keeps the mount secure AirTag like a bag. You stick it to the item you want to track and you’re good to go. This also makes it more discreet than some of the other options in this list.

The Moment Fabric Mount comes in black and is only $15. For all those items that don’t work with hook and eye, this is a good option.

elago airtag remote locator on pink background
Elago

advantages

  • Soft and protective silicone
  • Fits most newer Apple TV remotes
  • AirTag is held securely in place

Disadvantages

  • Will not fit a 1st generation Apple remote

If you’ve ever spent 30 minutes looking for your Apple TV remote only to find it nestled in the deepest crevice of the sofa, it should be easy to see the appeal of the Elago R5 tracking case.

Designed for the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple remote, this soft silicone case has a small indentation on the inside to place your AirTag. If you misplaced the remote, you can open your phone and find the AirTag. No more fruitlessly lifting pillows or peering under furniture on your hands and knees.

The cover also makes the remote a bit easier to hold for those with large hands, and the silicone protects it from accidentally falling on hard floors. A few color options are available, including one glowing in the dark.

Best Miscellaneous AirTag Accessories

Elago R5 tracking case

A simple yet clever solution to the problem of a lost Apple TV remote control, with the added benefit of protecting those easily dropped devices.

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