iFixit used a 1/16" drill bit and a steady hand to put a hole through one of three safe areas. Surprisingly, the AirTag functions nearly as good as it did before.
Amazingly, the sound profile didn’t seem to change much: measuring the decibel level at one iPhone-Mini-length away from the AirTag, the Hole-y One™ was within a +/- 1 dB margin of error from a brand new ‘Tag (about 78-80 dB). Considering Apple is using the plastic dome itself as the speaker diaphragm, this comes as a pleasant surprise.
Check out the images below for the safe drilling zones. We'd suggest sticking with Apple's AirTag accessories but let us know if you give it a go!
You can purchase AirTag and Apple's official accessories at the links below...
● AirTag (Single Pack) - $29
● AirTag (Four Pack) - $99
● Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring (Saddle Brown) - $35
● Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring (Baltic Blue) - $35
● Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring (Product RED) - $35
● Apple AirTag Leather Loop (Saddle Brown) - $39
● Apple AirTag Leather Loop (Product RED) - $39
● Apple AirTag Loop (White) - $29
● Apple AirTag Loop (Deep Navy) - $29
● Apple AirTag Loop (Electric Orange) - $29
● Apple AirTag Loop (Sunflower) - $29