It goes without a doubt that Apple's AirTags serve a variety of purposes. From keeping it hooked to your car keys to putting them inside your travel bags, there are many scenarios. Though Apple doesn't recommend using the AirTag to track your pets, there are several handy AirTag cases & holders designed for pets. They prove to be a viable option to keep an eye on your pet, at least when they move around in your neighborhood.
You can clip most of these AirTag cases to your pet's collar or harness via a carabiner or a metal keyring. Or you can loop it around the collar. The latter proves to be a feasible solution since it doesn't risk falling or dangling. And once installed, you can easily keep a digital eye on your pet.
So if you are in the market looking for quality Apple AirTag cases and holders for your pet, here are our top recommendations.
Note: Apple doesn't recommend using the AirTag to track your pets. If you still want to, you have to make sure that the tracker is synced with a compatible Apple device running the Find My Network for the location. In the unfortunate event that the tag can't find a compatible device nearby, you won't be able to track the exact location.
That said, if you have a cat that goes out a regular nightly prowl or a small dog who loves to hide out in the barn, the AirTag may come in handy in locating them.
Now that it's settled, let's check out some of the cases. But first,
If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, then the Awinner case makes for a good buy. This one is a silicon case with a metal keyring at the top, and you can hook it with your pet's name tag. The case is reasonably sturdy for its price and does a good job of housing the tracker inside. It has a carabiner-style keyring, meaning you can easily take it off or put it on.
However, do note that the design has a bit of limitation. The tracker can pop out of the case when stuck with a force (from behind).
That said, the Awinner silicone cases come in various shades, and you can pick one that stands up starkly.
Another budget-friendly option is the Hatalkin cases for the AirTag, and it bundles a pet-friendly approach. It does away with the hassles of hooking a metal keychain. Instead, you can loop it to your furry friend's collar. One of the main advantages of this holder is that miscreants won't easily unhook the case from the collar.
The best part is that these cases come in a pack of 4, and bring a set of attractive colors. These loops are for thicker collars, and you might want to consider this point if you are looking for a loop for a small puppy or kitten.
So far, it has attracted a decent number of user feedback, with people liking it for its non-dangling style and the way it stays in the collar.
The Mulinsen loop holder is the one if you do not want the tracker to hang from the collar alongside the name tag. It has a simple clipping mechanism via which you can clip the case directly to the collar. The tracker is not visible, thereby saving you from losing it. At the same time, it will keep the tracker safe from any scratches and dings. Like the ones above, this one is also made from silicone and should last you a long time.
This pet case measures about 2 inches in height and should fit most standard-sized collars. The case has hooves on the inside to prevent the case from moving around in the collar.
It's sturdy and bundles a clip to secure it in place. It's available in many colors and doesn't cost much.
The Tilixi pet loop holder shares a similar design to the Hatalkin case, though this one is much cheaper. Nevertheless, it has attracted a decent number of reviews in this short time primarily because of its build. The opening on the sides ensures that you can easily slip it on your pet collar. Though it has an open design, the snug fit makes the tracker difficult to pop, and several users have backed this claim.
Again, the opening is a tad on the bigger side and may not be suitable for pets who love slimmer collars. On the upside, the tag holder is lightweight and shouldn't bother your pet much.
If you want a heavy-duty tag holder, then you can't go wrong with the Caseology Vault. The best part is that it's affordable. More importantly, it brings home a clever design. It bundles a metal carabiner at the top which lets you latch the tag to collars or harnesses easily. Furthermore, the metal carabiner makes it convenient to add/remove the tag holder as per your liking.
The holder is lightweight and slim, and the textures will give you a firm grip.
However, it's not strictly a tag holder for pets since it can be easily removed. If you have to use the tracker only when your pet leaves the compound from time to time, then it proves to be a good pick.
So far, it has received a decent amount of reviews from its user base. People love it for its durability, sturdiness, and its affordable price tag.
Wairco's snap-on case is worth checking out. This holder easily snaps the AirTag into place. It has an open design and the AirTag (if you have an engraved one) will be visible at the front. This one carries a bit of premium pricing compared to the others on this list.
The Wairco snap case is available for pre-order now and the estimated shipping time is around the summer of 2021.
The Belkin secure holder is the perfect companion for small collars and harnesses. This tag holder has a twist & lock mechanism that ensures that the tracker doesn't fall off easily. At the same time, the open design ensures that the engravings of the AirTag are easily visible. The keyring has a conventional design and can be a little difficult to attach or loop. But on the upside, it stays attached for a good long time.
This Belkin key chain is available in three colors—black, white, pink, and blue
The Spigen Rugged Armor is a versatile tag holder and finds use in various situations, including doubling up as a tracker holder for your pet. It has a solid build and is designed to protect the tracker from bumps and drops. You can easily disconnect the case from the metal carabiner and hook the case directly to the metal ring on a collar.
Agreed that the whole setup doesn't prove to be useful if you use it in such a single-use scenario. However, if you are looking to switch the tracker every now and then, then the Spigen Rugged Armor makes for a good pick.
If you want something premium and do not want to compromise on the quality or the functionality, you should have a peek at the rugged pet tag by Nomad. This tag brings many features to the table. For one, it's IP67 rated and is designed to protect the content from water and dust. At the same time, the TPU cover shields the AirTag from physical harm. It bundles a metal loop at the top and can be attached to a collar or a harness without issues.
The Nomad AirTag holder is up for pre-order now, and like most of Nomad's accessories, it has premium pricing. But the good news is that Nomad products are sturdy and lasts a long time.
For an additional $20, you can also customize the tag with your engravings.
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Choosing a case or holder for the Apple AirTags depends on the type of collars and harnesses you use for your pets. And it goes without saying that your little furry friend should have a name tag with all the necessary information like phone number along with the AirTag. This is just in case they decide to go on a little adventure of their own. Nothing like the good old method of communication, right?
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