Senior HTF Member
- Oct 30, 1997
- Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
- Real Name
- Sam Posten
After a lot of build up and hype since they were initially announced last year, Apple’s new AirTags are officially ready to order. I just put in an order myself, and as a photographer, I see a lot of use cases outside of just putting one on your keychain. If you haven’t heard of AirTags […]photofocus.com
Interested in what the real value of these will be, five years from now. They aren't going to be products that actively "delight" people. Ideally, they're tossed into a bag or clipped to keys, and never used again.
I view them as a $100 insurance policy that will never be used. There's been once in the past ten years this might have been useful to me, when my luggage got lost at an airport halfway to Europe. This presuambly could have shown me where the bag was and gotten my luggage to me before my trip was over.
But in nearly a decade of traveling significantly locally and nationally, I haven't lost my keys, luggage, dog, wallet, etc. in any way that these devices would have been at all useful.
I'd buy the $100 pack if I were traveling. Insurance.
My wife has stated we will buy such things for next major vacation, at the latest.
But in terms of my daily life, no benefit to me; doubly in pandemic times.