SAVE $1.02: The new Apple AirTag is on sale for the first time ever — as of June 3, you could get one on Amazon for just $27.98 (normally $29).
Leaving the house after a good year of being stuck indoors will pose some weird new challenges for many of us, whether it’s relearning how to make small talk, mustering up the energy to put on real pants, or remembering to bring everything we need. (Phone! Keys! Wallet! Mask!)
If you need some extra help with the latter, Apple’s got just the thing: Its brand new AirTag is a Bluetooth tracking device (and a potential Tile killer) that works with the Find My app. Toss one in a bag or attach it to something, and you’ll be able to track your most important belongings — even a pet, as TikTok’s realized — on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Coincidentally, the AirTag just went on sale for the first time ever: Normally $29, you could order one off Amazon for a mere $27.98 as of June 3. (Note that there was a one- to three-week shipping delay at the time of writing.) Hey, a teensy discount is still a discount.
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In the works since at least 2019, the AirTag was announced at Apple’s mid-April Spring Loaded event alongside a colorful new 24-inch iMac, an M1 iPad Pro, a purple iPhone 12, and an Apple TV 4K update. Both water- and dust-resistant, its Apple-designed U1 chip has a Precision Finding feature that can physically guide you using sound, haptics, and visual feedback.
Mashable tech reporter Brenda Stolyar was able to take some AirTags for a spin and appreciated their seamless pairing, ease of use, and ridiculous battery life — you can use ’em for up to a year before they’ll need a charge. But their tracking abilities were a little too good for her comfort, since they can work outside of a phone’s Bluetooth range.
Fortunately, Apple seems to be aware of the AirTag’s potential privacy issues and already has a bunch of in place to prevent abuse — fingers crossed that it keeps expanding upon those over time. (Click here to read Stolyar’s full review for more info.)