So i have here apple’s air tags. Along with you know all the accessories like the air tag, loop and uh. This leather key ring so um. I just upgraded my phone to ios 14.5, so let’s set up air tags and test it out, so it definitely fits into my uh coin pouch. So now let me just leave my wallet somewhere. Okay, so now i’ve stepped, like 30 feet away i’m in like this random garbage area. So i just need to go to find my tap on items and see ben’s wallet, so i just tap on that. It will try to find my wallet, so i guess i’m a little bit too far away from the signal already so this whole time, you are feeling haptic feedback as you get closer nearby, so now, right now, i’m feeling the phone rumble because i’m, basically right next To it, when i lift up the phone, i feel the rumbling get less and less so, actually, not only um detects distance in terms of horizontally, but also vertically so yeah. I can feel the rumbling of the phone. I again go back in time and make the change okay. So, as you can see anytime, i move the phone away from the aero tag, or vice versa. You’Ll see that it actually tells you how far away their attack is from the phone. So what i’m going to do is i’m going to test something that’s kind of unique to asia.
What i’m gon na do is i’m gon na leave the air attack down here on this floor and i’m gon na take the elevator up to the higher floor and see if the iphone can tell me that it’s, you know it’s in the same location but it’s Under me, it’s beneath me, instead of being you know several hundred feet away: okay, so i’m gon na put the air attack up here. So this is in the corner of this uh, pretty spacious, co, working common area so we’re on the first floor. Right now, i’ll go up to third first to test now go higher so now, i’m on the third floor of this building so technically i’m still in the same location as the air tag i’m. Just above it oh it’s, having trouble finding a signal, but i can still track it by looking on the map. But herein lies the problem of people living in asia because we live in a lot of us live in skyscrapers it’s, not like california, where everyone has their own separate house. So, right now, if i’m let’s say i lost this air attack right it’s. On the first floor, if i’m looking on this map right now, there’s no telling me that it’s on the first floor, i just know that it’s in this address, so i can see i’m in the same location as the air tags right now, but there’s really no Way of me of knowing which floor it’s on okay, now i’m, back on the first floor, and yes now, it’s leading me to the thing again: okay, let’s take a look at the accessories now, okay, so the accessories are pretty self explanatory.
This one is a luggage wrap. Basically, okay, so i’ve been testing the air attacks for the past couple of hours. So, for the most part it works as advertised, although i do think this is a product that’s, better suited for the north american, particularly californian lifestyle than in asia or particularly hong kong. So let me explain why so, first of all, i find that the connection between the iphone and the air attach is not that strong, if you’re using precision finding that’s the one with that little arrow. That would direct your iphone to the air tags. I find that particularly in this building. Even if i walk 20, something feet away, the iphone will have lost connection and meaning it won’t direct me to this air tag. The problem is probably because this building it’s a typical hong kong apartment, complex with you, know, really thick walls and also a lot of people here. There may be like 55 iphones in this building right now and maybe 200 devices with bluetooth running on that may be causing signal interference now, i’m. Pretty sure this will work a lot better if you live a more traditional north american lifestyle like if you’re mk phd, he tested the air attack in his giant warehouse with what maybe like five people in there or if you live in california and you’re testing. This in your home, then at most you have like four iphones in there, maybe five. Now the other problem is like we can’t use, precision finding, then the only way to find your air attack is to look at the map.
So right now it’s showing me the location of this building, which is you know, accurate. But, however, this building is 19 floors and i have access to multiple floors. So that means let’s say if i leave the air tags on the first floor and right now this is the 18th floor, my bedroom’s on the 19th floor. Sometimes i hang on the fifth floor and the third floor. Then, if i actually lose the air tags, it’ll be pretty tough for me to know which floor it’s on, because the map will only say it’s in this building. Now again, this is a problem specific to hong kong, because almost everybody lives in these high rise skyscrapers. I mean look at this building out there, so if you lose your air tag in there, how’s apple going to know which floor you’re on if you live in california or you live in texas chances, are you live in a proper home? Then that way you don’t have to worry about, oh, which floor is my keys on and in fact i saw on twitter that i think someone in the us his iphone was able to tell him that his air tag was one floor below him, but i think For him, he probably lives in a two story home with an open staircase. That makes it a lot easier for the signals to to connect. You know for me if i leave this here and i go up even one floor or go down one floor.
There’S no way this iphone will be able to precision, find the air tag, but you know considering the fact that the air tags are relatively cheap. You know for an apple product, you’re cheap at 25, us dollar per pop. I think it’s still worth having if you’re someone who loses things a lot, you know, even if you lose this within your house, you can play a sound to help. You locate this thing and the sound that comes off from here is actually quite loud and, of course, this may help you recover lost or stolen goods too, like for example, if i tape this on the bottom of my bicycle and i take my bike out and Then someone steals my bike. I can probably turn on my iphone and track his location and follow him to wherever he’s at and i’m gon na beat his ass for taking my bike. So these are the air tags and um. If you’re wondering how to take out the battery inside, you just have to turn and it opens up and the battery just comes out. This battery is supposed to last you about one year and they’re cheap enough to replace that’s about it for this hands. On of the air tags um, like i said, i think this item is going to be very, very useful for people who live in more conventional north american lifestyle, particularly in california here in asia, it won’t be as useful but it’s still worth owning.
If you are an apple user, you know fully immersed in the apple ecosystem. I mean these are so cheap. You can have like five six of these put one into your laptop bag. Put one into your backpack. You know tape one onto your bike stuff like that.