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AirTags are great stocking stuffers for your loved ones who constantly forget where they left their most important items. If you want to pick up a few, Amazon has the pack of four AirTags for just $80 right now, which is the lowest price we’ve seen on that set. That also brings the price of each individual tracker down to $20, which is much cheaper than buying a single AirTag at the current $28 rate.
Apple joined the Bluetooth tracker space in 2021 with AirTags, which let you track your keys, wallet, and other belongings. They pair quickly and seamlessly with iPhones (in a process very similar to AirPods), and you can digitally tag them with the name of the thing they’re monitoring.
After that quick setup process, you’ll be able to see the last known location of your stuff from the Find My app, and you’ll even get notifications if, say, you left your keys behind when you (and your iPhone) moved to another location. From your phone, you can force AirTags to sound a chime to help you find your lost items more easily, and those with the latest iPhones can get on-screen directions to their missing things (as long as they’re not too far away ).
Our biggest complaint about AirTags is very Apple-esque: the trackers don’t have a keyring hole, so you’ll have to put them in a case, cover, or other holder if you want to attach them to anything. Fortunately, most of our favorite AirTag cases are even cheaper than the tracker itself, so it might be a good idea to pick up a case for your loved one who you’re also gifting the AirTag to.
It also goes without saying that AirTags are only viable for those with iPhones, or those otherwise steeped in the Apple ecosystem. Fortunately, there are a number of other options for non-Apple users, including those from Tile, Chipolo and Samsung.