What you need to know
- CNET has published a new AirTag durability test.
- They froze AirTag, put it through a wash cycle, and more.
A new durability test of Apple's AirTag tracking device has revealed what happens when you put the tiny tracker through the wash, drop it, and freeze it.
CNET put an AirTag through a washing cycle, and apparently, it survived a 54-minute wash and spin cycle and was even available to be located whilst the machine was operating. After the wash, it worked just as before.
CNET also put their AirTag in ice for a few hours, which brought on a touch of water ingress inside the battery compartment. Finally, it did a drop test:
Such protective cases are some of the best accessories for AirTags. Whilst Apple list AirTag as water, dust, and splash resistant, CNET's testing show it might well be able to endure more of a beating. Read the full report here.
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