Apple Introduces Its Stylish AirTag To Help Locate Lost Items

Apr 20, 2021

Category: Tech

The rumors were true. At their highly-anticipated “Spring Loaded” event on April 20, Apple finally unveiled a smart tracker. Dubbed the AirTag, Apple’s Tile competitor boasts slick styling and intuitive ease-of-use that are consistent with the brand’s typical offerings.

The AirTags work with Apple’s Find My app and global network, can be attached to virtually any item you’d like to track, and can be engraved with your own design for free. AirTag uses what Apple is calling “Precision Finding” to locate your lost item. The tech combines input from your iPhone’s camera, ARKit, accelerometer, and gyroscope to guide you to AirTag’s location using a combination of sound, haptics, and visual feedback. And in line with Apple’s current strategy, AirTag has a large focus on privacy, with no location data stored on the device and all communication with the Find My network is encrypted end-to-end. The AirTag itself is made of precision-etched polished stainless steel, is IP67 water- and dust-resistant, and is available on optional polyurethane or leather loops. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, there’s also a series of Hermès-branded AirTags that come on a variety of handcrafted leather goods. The Apple AirTag is priced at $29 for one or $99 for a four-pack, while the loops, Hermès AirTag, and other accessories cost extra. Pre-orders begin on April 23, with the products hitting stores on April 30.

Purchase: $29+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

Summer Is Coming, So Get Ready With These Versatile Swim Trunks

Wellen’s lined trunks have you covered from the beach to the BBQ.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner

Vans Built The Perfect Summer-Ready Waterproof Slip-On

An iconic silhouette reimagined for warm-weather adventure

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

Disney Shows Off Its ‘Real’ Extending Lightsaber Tech For Star Wars Day

Now, if they can just figure out how to access The Force...

Posted By

May 4, 2021

Featured Image

The Bang & Olufsen Beolab 28s Are Hi-Fi Tower Speakers 35 Years In The Making

Wall-mounted or floor-standing wireless speakers with cutting-edge sound.

Posted By

Apr 30, 2021

Featured Image

Leica Joins JMGO On An Impressive Short-Throw 4K Smart Projector

The JMGO 01 Pro can project an HD 100” screen from just 9.2” away.

Posted By

Apr 29, 2021

Featured Image

This PlayStation 5G Phone Concept Offers A Next-Level Mobile Gaming Experience

An innovative device that straddles the line between smartphone and handheld.

Posted By

Apr 28, 2021