AirTags: What Are They Good For?


This post is by Om Malik from On my Om


My order of AirTags arrived this morning. I got a four-pack, because, why not. I got them engraved because, again, why not.

At first blush, they are much larger than I thought they would be, though I like the curved coin-like look and finish. They are Apple as usual. In comparison, Tile had a better form factor, but I was not too fond of their finish. At some stage in the future, I will delve into Tile vs. AirTags and the strategic importance of AirTags for Apple.

Setting them up was smooth, and using them in my tiny apartment is a no-brainer. The real-life tests, of course, will have to wait until I start traveling again. For now, the biggest question is what I should do with my AirTags?

I can (and will) replace my decade-old keychain. Apple’s own keychain models are excessively priced, so I am going to give them a pass. I really like the new Horoween leather keychains from one of my favorite brands, Nomad Goods. They have multiple accessories for AirTags, so I need to figure out which one I really like.

The biggest problem with the AirTagged Luggage tag is that it is the first thing a thief sees and will cut it out from the luggage. That is why I like this new accessory from Moment — Stretch Fabric Mount, which sticks to any fabric surface. This is going inside my camera bag. It is probably the smartest product I have seen for us (Read more...)