AirTags in Apple's official accessories
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Update, 9/8/21: We’ve reviewed our recommendations and are confident these are still the best AirTag accessories you can buy.

What to Look for When Buying an AirTag Accessory in 2021

Unlike other popular Bluetooth trackers, the Apple AirTag doesn’t have a built-in clip or any real way to connect it to your things. Instead, you can either freely place the disk-shaped tracker inside a bag, purse, or wallet, or you can 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 with ways to mount the Bluetooth tracker to your keys or bag, other companies like Moment, Nomad, and Belkin have created unique accessories that fit your every need.

Each item in our roundup below has been expertly chosen based on our knowledge of the company manufacturing the accessory and the use case it best fits.

Best AirTag Accessory Overall: Apple AirTag Loop

The Apple AirTag Loop on a suitcase
Apple

Pros

  • Looks nice
  • Durable
  • Color options

Cons

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

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

The AirTag Loop is lightweight and durable thanks to the polyurethane material and comes in four colors to match your style. You button the AirTag in the pouch and feed 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 make 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.

Best Budget AirTag Accessory: Belkin Secure Holder with Strap

The Belkin Secure Strap on a bag
Belkin

Pros

  • Cheaper than official Loop
  • Rope is strong and durable
  • Color options

Cons

  • Not as attractive as official Loop

The Belkin Secure Holder with Strap is the same concept as the Apple Loop, but a little more low-tech. Pop the AirTag into the rubber holder and use the included loop of rope to attach it to a variety of objects. Belkin has a keyring option in case you aren’t a fan of the rope.

Belkin’s holder comes in four colors and is 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 priceΒ for it.

Best Budget AirTag Accessory

Belkin Secure Holder with Strap

Belkin's AirTag accessory is a no frills, affordable strap to keep your AirTag secure.

Best Premium AirTag Accessory: Nomad Leather Loop & Keychain

Nomad AirTag Leather Loop in-hand
Justin Duino

Pros

  • High quality leather
  • Looks very classy and premium
  • Keychain fully protects the AirTag
  • Loop is affordable

Cons

  • Keychain is a bit pricey

If you’re looking for something classy to house your AirTag, look no further than Nomad’s Leather Loop and Leather Keychain. They both look great without costing a dozen times more than the AirTag itself. Looking at you,Β HermΓ¨s.

Nomad uses high-quality Horween leather for both the Loop and Keychain. The Loop is low-profile and attaches to the AirTag with adhesive. The Keychain is a bit larger and has a thermoformed pocket for the AirTag. Both include keyrings so you can attach the Airtag to most objects you’d need it on.

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 for $40 in both color options.

Best Premium AirTag Accessory

Nomad Leather Loop

Nomad’s Leather Loop is a classy, low-profile leather option that won’t break the bank.

A Keychain Option

Nomad Leather Keychain

Need something a little bigger? The Nomad Keychain is a bigger leather option that keeps the classy look of leather.

Best Customizable AirTag Accessory: dbrand Grip Case & Skin

dbdran airtag cases on yellow background
dbrand

Pros

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

Cons

  • A little pricey for what it is

dbrand is a company that’s well-known for making high-quality skins for gadgets of all types, so naturally, they have an accessory for AirTags, too. The Grip Case is a lightweight holder that comes with a keyring and lanyard.

Since this is dbrand, the Grip Case also comes with your choice of skin for the AirTag. There are a wide variety of colors, patterns, and materials to choose from. If you’re looking for ultimate customization, this is a good choice.

The dbrand Grip Case & Skin costs $20, and there are additional add-ons if you’d like more cases and skins.

Best Customizable AirTag Accessory

dbrand Grip Case & Skin

dbrand offers a case and skin combo that you can personalize in all sorts of ways and keep the AirTag protected.

Best Versatile AirTag Accessory: Moment Fabric Mount

front and back of moment fabric mount
Moment

Pros

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

Cons

  • Might not work in every situation

Not everything that you want to track will have a convenient way to attach an AirTag. Moment’s Fabric Mount uses an adhesive backing so that you can stick it to nearly anything.

The mount is made from a stretchy fabric that securely holds the AirTag like a pocket. You stick it to the item that you want to track and it’s ready to go. This also makes it more discreet than some of the other options in this list.

The Moment Fabric Mount is available in black and costs just $15. For all those items that don’t cooperate with hooks and loops, this is a nice option.

Best Versatile AirTag Accessory

Moment Stretch Fabric Mount

Moment’s Fabric Mount is a sticky option for attaching an AirTag to items that don’t work with hooks or loops.

Best Misc. AirTag Accessory: Nomad Glasses Strap

Nomad airtag classes strap and airtag keychain
Nomad

Pros

  • Perfect for a very specific use-case
  • Protects the AirTag

Cons

  • On the pricier end

The award for the most random, but still helpful, AirTag accessory we’ve seen goes to the Nomad Glasses Strap. This is a strap that holds the AirTag and acts as a lanyard for your glasses.

The attachment points should work for nearly any pair of sunglasses. The AirTag holder also doubles as a tensioner to keep the sunglasses tight on your head while being active. And of course, since this is an AirTag accessory, you’ll always know where your glasses are. It’s actually pretty nifty!

The Nomad Glasses Strap comes in black and is available for $30.

Best Misc.

Nomad Glasses Strap

If you lose your expensive sunglasses often, the Nomad Glasses Strap is the perfect AirTag accessory.

The Best Bluetooth Trackers of 2021

Best Overall
Tile Mate (2020)
Best Budget
Tile Sticker (2020) 2-Pack
Best for iPhone
Apple AirTag (2021) 4-Pack
Best Tile Alternative
Chipolo ONE (2020)
Best Premium
Tile Pro (2020)
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