VFX content creator Mohamad Sofian (aka Sofyank) had recently lost his backpack during his trip to Singapore yesterday evening. It contained his valuables including his wallet, laptop and a hard disk which has his ongoing project files and videos. Fortunately, he had an AirTag attached to his Wallet which eventually helped him to track the location of his bag.
According to his tweet, someone had mistakenly taken his bag during a flight on Scoot from Malaysia to Singapore on the evening of the 25th of May. He believed his backpack was taken by mistake as he spotted another backpack at the lost and found department at the airport which came from the same flight.
In this backpack, I have my wallet, laptop, and hard disk containing unpublished project files and videos. The bag was last seen at Singapore Changi Airport. If anyone receives a notification about a missing AirTag for Sofian's wallet, please assist me in locating it 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/VKynNXGOg5— sofyank96 (@sofyank96) May 25, 2023
At the time, his backpack was spotted around the Changi terminal but there was no further updates after 6am. A couple of hours later, he received a notification on the Find My app which revealed that the bag was spotted at Clark International Airport in the Philippines.
After making a call out on social media, Sofian eventually got in touch with some people on the ground. He tweeted this afternoon thanking Clark International Airport for their cooperation and the public for their assistance. The airport authorities have managed to locate his bag and it looks like he will be recovering his backpack soon.
ALHAMDULILLAH!!— sofyank96 (@sofyank96) May 26, 2023
Hasil berkat pertolongan korang, saya dah jumpa! https://t.co/Y70Dtj2jbr pic.twitter.com/RkhzH8ek5b
This goes to show that the Apple AirTag is an important travel companion and it can be a lifesaver during unexpected situations such as this. It costs RM139 for one or RM469 for a pack of four.
Utilising Bluetooth and Ultra-Wideband, the AirTag can help locate your personal items as it relies on other Apple devices nearby to detect the signal and relay the location to you in an anonymous matter. With UWB, it can also help to provide the distance and directions if you’re near the AirTag.
This is great when picking up your checked luggage at the arrival hall of the airport as you will know if your bag is coming right up. The AirTag is powered by a CR2032 coin battery which is said to last about a year with normal use.