Print a variety of useful AirTag holders with these free 3D models

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Print a variety of useful AirTag holders with these free 3D models
Don’t buy when you can 3D print an AirTag holder. Like this bike mount.
Photo: Marshall Farthing

It’s not necessary to buy an accessory to attach an Apple AirTag to your keys, bike or dog’s collar if you own a 3D printer. There are tons of CAD files with options to connect the recently released item tracker to various objects. And all of them are free to use.

Most of them are necessary because Apple didn’t put a simple hole in the AirTag, one of the limitations of the device.

Companies have moved quickly to provide accessories, but a Belkin key ring available through Apple costs $12.95. And while many other cheaper products are expected soon, those with a 3D printer have another option.

So many AirTag keyring holders

3D printed AirTag key ring holder
This is one of many options for a DYI AirTag key ring holder.
Photo: Florian Z

The most obvious need is for a simple way to attach an AirTag to a set of keys. There are many, many options for 3D models of key rings available on Thingiverse.

Or try a Bike Mount

3D printed AirTag Bike Mount
If your bike i gets stolen, an AirTag might give you a better chance of getting it back.
Photo: Mathew Roach

But key rings are just the start. There’s a set of STL files for an AirTag bike mount that screws to the frame’s water bottle attachment points. And another.

Don’t lose your AirPods case

DIY AirTag holder for AirPods case
Always know where your AirPods case is with this slide-on AirTag holder.
Photo: Frank Day

Want to connect Apple’s tracker to an AirPods case? There’s a 3D model for that. Slip this around the case and you won’t have to worry about misplacing it. And here’s another option.

Keep a handle on Spot with this AirTag pet collar

3D printed DYI AirTag dog collar
Print this AirTag holder, slip a webbing strap through it, and you have a pet collar that can be tracked from anywhere.
Photo: Rob Ray

Plenty of people want to track their pets with AirTag. Here’s a design for a low-profile dog collar. Attach a strap and Rover is good to go.

Maybe an Apple TV remote?

DIY 3D printed AirTag Apple TV remote connector
You’ll know the Apple TV remote is under the couch when you attach an AirTag to it.
Photo: John Pariseau

Designers still seem to be looking for a graceful way to connect the tracker to an Apple TV remote (as Apple didn’t build the feature into the remote.) Here’s one option.

Those who want something else should check Thingiverse for many more 3D printed AirTag holders.