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This helps you find your AirTag in the dark

Finding an AirTag lost at the bottom of a bag or when you've dropped it into the undergrowth can be a nightmare. Here's how to make finding it a lot easier.
Belkin Reflective Secure Holder for the AirTag

Belkin Reflective Secure Holder for the AirTag

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Apple AirTags have been a real game changer for me in keeping track of things that I would regularly misplace, such as my keys. But there's one problem that the AirTag doesn't solve -- how to find your stuff in low light.

For example, your keys are at the bottom of a bag. Or you've dropped your keys into undergrowth. You'd think the sound, along with the brilliant white of the AirTag would mean that this wasn't a problem, but in my experience, this is not the case.

Even a shiny, noisy white disk can become quite invisible, doubly so when you need to find it in a hurry.

I wish the AirTag had a LED built into it to make it stand out in low-light conditions (maybe we'll see this when Apple comes out with the AirTags Pro).

Also: How to hide an AirTag on your bike (and why you should)

But for now, we have to come up with a different solution. And that's exactly what Belkin has done with the Reflective Secure Holder for the AirTag

This AirTag holder is a twist-lock design. You twist it open...

Twist it open...

Twist it open...

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... pop the two halves apart...

... pop the two halves apart...

... pop the two halves apart...

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... drop an AirTag in between the two parts and align the two halves...

... drop an AirTag in between the two parts and align the two halves...

... drop an AirTag in between the two parts and align the two halves...

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... twist the two halves shut... 

... twist the two halves shut...

... twist the two halves shut... 

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... and add a split ring keyring to keep the two halves secured!

... and add a split ring keyring to keep the two halves secured!

... and add a split ring keyring to keep the two halves secured!

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How well does it reflect light in the dark? 

Really well! 

That ring of reflective paint really shows up with the smallest amount of light, making it easy to find your AirTag (and whatever is attached to it!).

Yes, it's really shiny!

Yes, it's really shiny!

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As an added bonus, the raised edges of the holder protects the AirTag from scratches and other damage.

The holder doesn't affect the AirTag's range or the loudness of the speaker, which is a winner.

You can buy these singly for under $13, which is a lot cheaper than the Airtag holders that Apple makes, but if you want a 4-pack you'll have to head over to Apple, where they are sold exclusively, again at a quite reasonable price of $49.95

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