AirTags are almost indestructible when they are brand new.

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Apple Inc. AirTags are supposed to make it simple for us to find our misplaced items, but are they impervious to common blunders? Cnet, an American website, gave them a quarter-hour to prove themselves. And the conclusion is clear: Apple’s tracking tokens are absorbing the shock.

Water, ice, and falls do not frighten them. This is what we heard from a Cnet article that inquired about the AirTags’ resistance to our daily foibles as well as such serious situations.

To get a sense of their reliability, the specialised American site conducted a trio of “non-scientific” tests: abandoning an AirTag in a washing machine to measure its security index IP67 (supposed to enable resistance to the immersion of one metre for 30 minutes), freezing the Apple tracking token, and repeatedly dropping it to the ground with keys.

RESISTANCE CERTAIN, but action will not be remedied

Rubbed into a pant pocket and after a 54-minute cold cycle, the Cnet AirTag remained linked with the Find My app (despite a faint signal) from the drum of the machine and was even able to ring from the inside… enough to get heard from outside. The tracker had come out of the machine and got some scratches (after being washed out of the pocket) but was still fully functional.

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Same or almost the next test observation. In an ice bucket, put in water and then slipped into a freezer, AirTags remained audible and connected to Find My until the ice became firm. The latter was once frozen and was inoperative for the rest of the test. It was enough to thaw with hot water but beware: water had drained near the battery. Therefore, if you put an AirTag into the snow and it remains there for a long time, Cnet recommends the battery compartment be opened and dried thoroughly before using it again.

Against the background of repeated fall (10 times in a row on rock), the AirTag was simply marked with a few scratches after it was strapped to a keychain using a leather case. In addition to these few cosmetic damages, the token worked normally.

However, as Cnet points out, it is worth tempering this very optimistic evaluation. AirTags is losing its resistance to dust, water and moisture in particular in the long term. Therefore, the toughest foe of the AirTags seems to be old age.

Source: Cnet US

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