Raptic Link Apple AirTag Case
An exceptional rugged case for the Apple AirTags. It does great as a collar accessory for pets but could be fantastic as an attachment for any valuables.
- Ease of use
Case provides safety and support for valuables – even family pets.
At the end of last summer, we decided to take a vacation to an island in Florida. We have a small dog that we love dearly. My parents graciously agreed to watch him, but they live out in the country and don’t have a fenced-in yard. Even though we knew they would exercise caution when taking him for walks, we were concerned about the times he might bolt out the door if he was given the chance.
Dexter, our dog, likes to stay close to his family, but he’s also a very curious dog and likes to explore. He is microchipped, but we realized that the microchip would only work if someone found him or if they even wanted to try and reunite him with his family. Fortunately, Apple’s AirTag allows us to track our precious dog by using our Apple devices and it is small enough to fit on a dog’s collar – if you have the right case. The Raptic Link Apple AirTag Case ended up being the perfect solution.
The Raptic Link is designed to be minimal while still rugged. The AirTag simply snaps into the Link case and is then secured to your valuables with the included carabiner. The Link case is composed of machined aluminum on the outside and a soft silicone rubber inside to protect the AirTag. This silicone also keeps the tag in place. The case has a raised bezel to provide additional protection for the case. With this valuable accessory, you have the power to recover items that need help finding their way back to you.
- Machined aluminum composition protects your AirTag from bumps and scratches.
- Soft silicone rubber interior design holds the AirTag firmly in place.
- Secure your AirTag with easy snap-into-place design.
- Attached black carabiner quickly hooks onto a variety of items.
The Link case arrived in simple Raptic packaging. There is an image of the product on the front and details outlined on the back. The case doesn’t require any assembly, but the carabiner is not attached. It is possible to attach the Link to valuables without using the carabiner, but it’s a lot easier with it. There is a small loop at the top of the Link that can accommodate things like keyrings, but because it’s so thick, it can be difficult to install the case in that fashion.
We did opt to forgo using the carabiner with our dog for two reasons. First, the carabiner caused the AirTag to hang pretty low and since he’s already close to the ground, we didn’t want the Link to drag. Second, we realized the carabiner was an additional potential point of failure. Even though Raptic makes awesome rugged products, we just didn’t want to take the chance that the carabiner might snap off or get caught somewhere it shouldn’t. So, we installed the Link on Dexter’s collar using a vaccination tag loop.
The Link case is a really solid housing option for the AirTag. You have to use a bit of force to get the AirTag to snap into place, but once it’s installed, it’s not going anywhere. Dexter has been wearing it daily now for six months and it hasn’t fallen off his collar once and the Apple AirTag has not become loose inside the Link.
Another small concern we had with our specific application of the Link was its weight. It is quite heavy (1.06 ounces) in comparison to the other items on Dexter’s collar. As it turns out, he felt it a little within the first few hours of wearing it but became used to it really quickly. In fact, we attempted to remove it from his collar at one point just to alleviate him from having to wear it every day and he seemed to be stressed out about the fact that we were taking it away from him. So, we put it back.
Even though our use case for this case might be a little non-conventional, it has proven just how tough the Link is. I would recommend the Link to anyone wanting to attach their AirTag to a device. It’s ideal for people on the go and adventurers.