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Elevation Lab, known for its range of accessories for Apple devices, today announced the launch of the TagVault Strap, a new case that's designed for the AirTag.

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The TagVault Strap is designed to mount to a backpack or camera strap, and it has been created to prevent the AirTag from being removed. The TagVault Strap is made from a glass-filled composite body, and it uses Swiss machined self-driving screws that go through the strap.

It comes with all the hardware needed, and it features an all-black design that keeps it from grabbing attention. The TagVault Strap is also waterproof, so it keeps the AirTag protected even in less than ideal conditions.

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The TagVault Strap can be purchased from the Elevation Lab website or from Amazon as of today.

Article Link: Elevation Lab Launches TagVault Strap for AirTag
 

bsbeamer

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I'm sure there are applications where this looks better, but give me something slimmer. This looks more like it should be attached to a Pelican case or suitcase.
 
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KaliYoni

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Gotta love how telling the product pix are. Arc'teryx and Patagonia are among, if not the, most expensive brands in outdoors products. Then again, Apple targets a similar spendy demographic as well as adhering to a similar minimalist visual design philosophy.

The true test of whether Elevation Lab is in the same class as Arc'teryx and Patagonia, though, will be if it has a lifetime, no-questions-asked warranty on its products.
 
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xnu

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All of the screws fell out of mine, but I was happy while it was in one piece.
 
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roar08

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Cool idea, but seems like you could just cut the strap if you stole a backpack. I wonder how much force is needed to pry it free. If only I had a YouTube channel...
 
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For the screws, I’d recommend either Loctite Red or SuperGlue. Because otherwise, those are some pretty common screws. (Would be nice if they were reverse-threaded — that might be confusing to some crooks).
 
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ChrisA

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Cool idea, but seems like you could just cut the strap if you stole a backpack. I wonder how much force is needed to pry it free. If only I had a YouTube channel...
AirTag is NOT an anti theft device. Apple intentionally made it so that it will notify the thief if there is an AirTag that is moving with him.

A drill will disable any AirTag, a 1/8 inch hole kills them.

AirTags are only useful if you misplace the item, not if it is intentionally stolen.
 

ChrisA

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For the screws, I’d recommend either Loctite Red or SuperGlue. Because otherwise, those are some pretty common screws. (Would be nice if they were reverse-threaded — that might be confusing to some crooks).
As I just wrote an another reply, AirTags are NOT anti theft devices. They are so easy to disable, bash them with a rock or drill a 1/8 hole. Not only that but they notify the thief that he is being tracked, so you can't hide them. AirTags are for if you misplace the item not for recovering stolen property. Put one on your dog if you think it might run off.
 

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I like their products, although the tag audio alerts are markedly attenuated.
I also appreciate their, in my case, excellent customer service.
 

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I will never buy Arc'Teryx cause they use the damn phone alarm sound at the beginning of their YouTube ads. Just bumping along relaxing to YouTube and then BEEP BEEP. It's the worst.
 

szw-mapple fan

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Have to say am a bit interested in something like this.



They just announced they were launching it. "today announced the launch of the TagVault Strap"

We're you joking here or did you get one before the launch somehow?
They already sell the same thing as a pet accessory. I tried it and wasn't impressed. The back plastic plate seemed pretty flimsy.
 

compwiz1202

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Cool idea, but seems like you could just cut the strap if you stole a backpack. I wonder how much force is needed to pry it free. If only I had a YouTube channel...
Yea a good thief will have the tools. Can buy the wrench for that too, but cutting the start would be way faster
 

Sasparilla

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Yea a good thief will have the tools. Can buy the wrench for that too, but cutting the start would be way faster

Have the add, I think the prime reason you'd want one on your luggage would be for the airline getting them lost (something they do quite well), not stolen per se.

As you and others mentioned a thief would take care of it - although they might go for the bag without one stuck to it in the first place.
 

ZipZap

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There is nothing stealthy about this.....screams tear me off to avoid tracking.
 

mattoruu

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They sell the exact same thing for dog collars actually called TagVault pets except the screws aren't black.
This version of the TagVault has language that says "Threadlock | Prevents screws from vibrating out overtime" (the pet version of the TagVault has no language saying that).

Will the difference in screws (if there is actually a difference) make a difference? I obviously have no idea. But maybe they are fixing a problem of their previous version with this version.
 

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bag (noun) - A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.

If you are thinking of using this with a bag strap, just put the AirTag inside the actual bag that is already attached to the bag strap. Putting things inside of a bag is functional-purpose of a bag, lol.

The dog collar version of the TagVault makes sense (as the vast majority of dogs are born without zippered pockets... lol). The bike version of the TagVault makes sense. The keychain version of the TagVault makes sense.

But this bag strap version of the TagVault... just put it inside the bag. It is far more secure and much more discrete by just putting the AirTag inside the bag. Unless... you are specifically looking to track the bag strap itself (and not the actual bag). If you are especially fond of the bag strap (and don't particularly care for the bag or the items inside the bag), then I guess... this product makes sense after all! lol
 
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xnu

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Have to say am a bit interested in something like this.



They just announced they were launching it. "today announced the launch of the TagVault Strap"

We're you joking here or did you get one before the launch somehow?
To clarify, the previous version, I did not think I had to quantify that. It is configured similarly. It was just an observation, a PSA to tighten your screws.
 
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szw-mapple fan

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This version of the TagVault has language that says "Threadlock | Prevents screws from vibrating out overtime" (the pet version of the TagVault has no language saying that).

Will the difference in screws (if there is actually a difference) make a difference? I obviously have no idea. But maybe they are fixing a problem of their previous version with this version.
The screws I wouldn’t worry about since you can fix it with loctite, I’m more worried about the back plastic piece. Seemed pretty flimsy when I tried the pet version and quite a few to the reviews on Amazon show cracks near the screw holes or the in the middle.
 

Rygaard

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Have to say am a bit interested in something like this.



They just announced they were launching it. "today announced the launch of the TagVault Strap"

We're you joking here or did you get one before the launch somehow?
Apple has made this product 100% useless after they tried to hard to protect us from misuse and person tracking. After stealing a bag all you have to do is move for 30 min, then look at your iPhone and follow instructions on how to disabled the AirTag following you.
They made the product utterly useless.
 
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