Apparently these tiny little pucks can help you find anything you might have lost like keys, purses, pets, ambition. I have the four pack in front of me, which costs about a hundred dollars and for that price you might want to just practice not losing your stuff a little bit harder or you know, pay me a hundred bucks and i’ll just come hold your keys i’m. Mostly joking though, since these kinda actually do some pretty cool things, let’s get started: Music Applause, Music right out of the box. They look pretty good, simple white design with a super shiny, stainless steel, metal plate with the apple logo right front and center. You might forget your keys, but you’ll never forget who owns the world. You live in. Of course, this was designed by apple in california and assembled in china and functions with bluetooth, low energy alongside the ultra wide band we’ll get to those more in a second. As you can see, the scratches made from my razor blade on the back of the air tags is pretty visible. I think we should see what level it really starts. Scratching at i’ll grab my mohs picks and start with the level 2 plastic tip pick and as we can see, there are no markings except for the little scratch near the apple bite that must have happened during shipping or from my own microfiber cleaning cloth. Moving up to a level three copper pick, we start to see scratches on the surface of the stainless steel it’s, not so much that the stainless itself is soft it’s.
Just the shiny finish is so pristine that it’s easily susceptible to blemishes, and some of these abrasions probably came from the dust on my cleaning cloth, which is supposed to be clean. So basically, just plan on this finish not being pristine for long, not a big deal. Of course, i’ll talk more later in the video about how to hide the scratches the metal plate is about the same size as a us quarter. The back of the air tag is rounded as well and made from white plastic, which does a better job of hiding. The scratches getting inside the air tag is easy enough. This might be the first user replaceable battery in an apple product since well ever thumbs up for that. With a little twist, we revealed the panasonic 3 volt cr2032, and this battery could supposedly last for about a year before needing to be switched out. The rest of the housing is slightly more difficult to get inside. Of this thing is ip67 water resistant, so keeping track of your goldfish is an option. Finding nemo would have been a much shorter video if his dad had one of these bad boys with the inner plastics off. We get our first look at what seems to be another battery, but it’s, actually a small speaker for the tones that play when you’re trying to find whatever it is that you’re trying to find it’s a real, easy way to cheat at hide and seek by the Way just put one of these on your kit: it’ll be a new game called bill gates and the microchip, except for it’s, actually tim cook and an air tag.
The main board is actually pretty hard to remove with it being glued in place and all, but eventually we can get it separated from the plastic housing while accidentally ripping both copper speaker wires in the process. Apple could have totally done some iron man, level, easter eggs. In here with the apple campus, but besides them both being circles that’s about all the similarities, we get here’s the magnetic portion of the speaker, and you can see the copper coils that drive the speaker right below it. The circuit board is pretty nifty. This is what contains the bluetooth chip and the ultra wideband. The difference between the two, while both pretty similar, is that the ultra wide band signal is easier to measure precise locations with than it is with bluetooth signal alone. Your iphone will measure the time it takes for the ultra wideband signal to pass from the air tag to the phone, and that signal strength measurement is how it can pinpoint the exact location of the air tag. The last thing inside of the air tag is the nfc coil on the back of the black plastics. So, even if you are further than say 30 feet or 10 meters from your lost goldfish apple’s network of phones and computers acts like a giant skynet, i mean acts like a giant net that can help. You find your missing item. Even android phones can jump in on the action and scan this nfc to see who the air attack belongs to if you’ve allowed.
That feature it’s kind of like a luggage tag, but with extra steps. And then you might even get your lost item back, assuming, of course, that the other person is a decent human. But judging by the people who can’t be bothered to wear a master in the pandemic, you got about a 50 50 chance and i might be a little biased. But the easiest and coolest way to hide the scratches on the air tags is with one of my tear down skins from dbrand it’s, probably our easiest skin to apply yet and lets. You see all the cool insides of the air tag from the outsides. Instead of the air tag, looking like a white button from your grandma’s fur coat it’s, now a fine tuned location tracker fit for a sci fi nerd i’ll leave a link down in the description. We probably have a tear down skin for your phone as well. Would you ever buy a 30 location tracker for your keys i’m curious? Let me know down in the comments.