Apple AirTag in a case attached to car keys and sitting on a table
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Update, 01/29/2023: 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 2023

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Apple AirTag?
The Apple AirTag is a small, disc-shaped tracking device. It is designed to make it easier to locate lost keys, bags, or anything else it is attached to. Tracking is done through the locator app on your iPhone or another compatible Apple device.
How does an Apple AirTag work?
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An AirTag uses Bluetooth to display its location to a nearby Apple device. A device linked to it can then use that Bluetooth signal to home in on its position. The AirTag signal can be detected and shared by any nearby iPhone, so it can also be located using the 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 coin battery, which 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 for around 12 months with everyday use. You can check the battery level at any time using the device linked to the AirTag. An alert will also tell you when the battery needs to be replaced.
Do Apple AirTags work with Android?
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An Apple AirTag won’t work with an Android device, at least not properly. Many of the tracking features of an AirTag require the use of the Find My app, which isn’t available on Android devices. Android users should choose an alternative tracking device like Tile or a Samsung SmartTag.

Best AirTag Accessory Overall: Apple AirTag Loop

Apple AirTag in a case attached to a backpack
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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 price 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
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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, Hermès.

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

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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 Miscellaneous AirTag Accessory: Elago R5 Locator Case

elago airtag remote locator on pink background
elago

Pros

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

Cons

  • Won't fit a 1st gen Apple remote

If you have ever spent 30 minutes hunting for your Apple TV remote only to find it embedded in the deepest crevice of the sofa, it should be easy to see the appeal of the Elago R5 Locator Case.

This soft silicone case, designed to fit the 2nd and 3rd gen Apple remote, has a small cavity inside to place your AirTag. If you misplace the remote, you can open your phone and locate the AirTag. No more fruitless cushion lifting and peering under furniture on your hands and knees.

The cover also makes the remote a bit easier to hold for anyone with large hands, and the silicone protects it from accidental drops onto hard floors. There are a few color options available, including one that glows in the dark.

Best Miscellaneous AirTag Accessory

Elago R5 Locator Case

A simple but clever solution to the problem of a lost Apple TV remote, with the added benefit of providing protection for these easily-dropped gadgets.

The Best Bluetooth Trackers of 2023

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