Why AirTags are the ultimate travel companion this holiday season – CNN


We’re just one week from Thanksgiving and with that, the holiday season is in full force. Whether it be shopping for loved ones or friends, or preparing for travel — it’s a busy time.

To be honest up front, I am great at strategically losing things — or rather, losing stuff with style. (I hope you appreciate the “Toy Story” reference.) So when a product comes along that’s a perfect way to keep track of my belongings — especially when traveling — I’m adding it to my travel bag.

I’ve been a big fan of Apple’s $29 item tracker, dubbed AirTag. The long-rumored AirTag product finally launched last spring, and while it’s not the first item tracker to exist, it has two key features that set it apart from the rest to make it the ultimate travel companion: access to the Find My network and Precision Finding technology.

But what makes it so special? Let’s explain why — and why this product is a great stocking stuffer for the frequent traveler in your life.

The ultimate travel companion

The Apple AirTag is the perfect tool to bring with you on your next trip. Its functionality and size will ensure you never lose track of your bag while on the go.

The most important thing to know about the AirTag is that it operates on Apple’s Find My Network. That’s the same network that powers Find My for all your Apple devices — iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, AirPods and Mac. It’s a tool that makes it easy to track down exactly where your device is and even plays a tone for easy locating.

It’s also the sheer size of the network that gives the item tracker a leg up. The Find My Network is made up of over a billion connected devices. So, as you’re walking around an airport and there’s an AirTag in your luggage, it can be pinged by devices that make up that network and pinpoint yours on a map. In our testing, it’s more reliable and quicker to …….