Post-Covid, any season is travel season ... which means it's also lost and stolen luggage season. Want to protect yourself on your upcoming holiday or business trip? Tired of misplaced keys and valuables? An Apple AirTag can help. Barely larger than a quarter, this little gizmo can attach to a keychain or purse, slip inside a suitcase or even find a hiding spot on a bicycle. Then, in the event that your item goes missing, you can use your iPhone to home in on it, just like spies do in the movies.
Why is this a good Black Friday deal?
This four-pack of AirTags has dropped to just $86 — just under $22 a pop. AirTags rarely go on sale, so this $13 discount is worth taking advantage of, especially when you consider that a single AirTag usually costs around $29.
Why do I need this?
Each AirTag comes with a replaceable battery that's good for up to one year. Pairing one with your phone is as simple as bringing it close and performing a few setup taps.
If an AirTag is within about 30 feet, your iPhone will help you locate it via an onscreen arrow. If it's outside that range, Apple's Find My network kicks in: Any other iPhone that comes within range of your AirTag will help you pinpoint its location. That's incredibly powerful — and kind of mind-blowing!
Just take note that AirTags come without any kind of case or clip, meaning if you want to attach one to something (a keychain, for example), you'll need to buy an accessory. Thankfully, Amazon is home to a wide assortment of AirTag holders, most of them pretty inexpensive (like these — snag four for just $8.)
What reviewers say
"Recommend to put these in your luggage when traveling. I felt better checking my bags when flying, knowing I had a way to track my luggage to make sure it was with me and going to where I was. It was very accurate. When in Paris, it could tell me where my bag was at in a specific baggage claim. It’s also really easy to set up. Just make sure it's by your phone and pull the tab. Easy prompts to set it up through your phone from there," wrote one user.
"What took me so long to get Apple Airtags?" one user lamented. "I recently took a golf trip and was shipping my golf clubs with ShipSticks. I purchased this four-pack of AirTags and was able to insert one into my golf bag. I could then track my golf clubs in transit and knew when they arrived at the destination club. I've also put them into my checked luggage and [on my] car keys."
Another reviewer wrote, "I bought this to use to track my luggage on flights. I previously went on a trip with a certain airline in June 2022 and they lost my luggage. Unfortunately, I did not have a tracker that time. The only downside is that if you want an accurate location of where your AirTag is, you need to have a newer iPhone that shows you directions and how many feet away you are from your AirTag. My iPhone is not new, and it just gives me a general area where it is."
Read more: The best item trackers for 2023
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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