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Kinekt Design’s Gear Ring Review

By: Andrew Zelins
on April 21, 2010 2:36 pm

The Gear Ring from Kinekt Design arrived in a nifty black and silver ring box along with a playful warning note of “Please Enjoy Responsibly”. I would soon discover they weren’t kidding. Upon first inspection, the ring simply looked cool in design, but once I started spinning its outer rims, I was completely mesmerized by the way all the gears turned in perfect unison. It became rather addicting almost instantaneously and has since proven to be quite an attention getter! Sometimes I play with it while it’s on my finger and spin it with another finger and other times I remove it and use both hands. Both create their own unique feeling but with a similar level of satisfaction.

The Gear Ring is made out of a high quality stainless steel which is known to be durable and resistant to tarnishing, fading, and scratching. The video on their website allows you see the ring in action.

It weights 0.4 ounces and the smaller sizes should weight less. I do not find the ring to be too heavy to wear on my size 11 finger.

The ring definitely feels sturdy and I do not think it will fall apart after hours of spinning. Besides, the Lifetime warranty would kick in, if something were to happen.

Included in the reasonable price tag of $165 is free worldwide shipping and a lifetime warranty. For hours upon hours of awesome distraction, I say it’s well worth it. As their website also states they are always striving to bring us new unique products, I personally can not wait to see what is next as I believe the Gear Ring has certainly accomplished this goal.

 

Product Information

Price:$165.00
Manufacturer:Kinekt Design
Pros:
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Fun
Cons:
  • None

Comments

  1. 1
    Oris says:

    That is wild. For sure a conversation piece, cool gadget.

  2. 2
    Cobin Rox says:

    That is cool! I think we need more reviews on cool, yet functional jewelry.

  3. 3
    Andy Jacobs says:

    I saw this somewhere else on the web and immediately thought it very cool. It’s got ‘gadget’ written all over it! I hope Kinekt comes out with some more cool stuff like this.

  4. 4
    Jackie Cheng says:

    It would be nice if they made a titanium version of it too!

  5. 5

    [...] deadly than the poison ring (review coming soon), yet more punch than the Kinext gear ring, the Stunning Ring is a nice in-the-middle choice for those with the discerning but not [...]

  6. 6
    Liz2554 says:

    Bought one for my partner he loves it and its a great talking point

  7. 7
    Scott Bursik says:

    I bought this ring and LOVE it. I got the wrong size twice (my fault) and support was amazing. I had my new ring within a week. Fun ring to play with in those boring meetings. A must have for any gear head.

  8. 8
    frank Daulby says:

    Looks great but let’s hear from a few more wearers.
    Thanks
    f

  9. 9
    Bo says:

    It is a good conversation piece

  10. 10
    Kizmo says:

    Beautiful design – would like to see a more feminine complementary ring now specifically for smaller/daintier (IOWs female) hands – please.

    Still want one now tho’ lol

  11. 11
    EPH says:

    I saw this same ring in Taipei in 1967 while on R&R from Viet Nam. It was made of carbon tool steel instead of stainless and came in only one size. I haven’t thought about it until I saw a TV ad tonight.

  12. 12
    ITSWILL says:

    Excellent ring, people love it. The only problem I have is the damn thing keeps falling apart. I have had 2 rings break in a month now. Total POS. And as far as having a lifetime waranty thats nice, but my wife isn’t too happy and neither am I when I don’t have my wedding band for a week.

  13. 13
    Steve says:

    I have some experience in manufacturing and know most jewelry is cast. This item does not look to be cast. My gf has chains/necklaces that break and the company we got it from does not even offer to fix or replace it. I wear Diesel jewelry and their spring load clasp breaks and when I emailed them, they said it was my fault. I think this also applies to new car purchases, some do have issues while the vast majority do not. From their website they are new so batch process is what they are most likely using. If there is an issue with assembly during that batch, then in theory you will have a problem. The main question here is when you email them do they get back to you and take care of it? If so, then i agree it is a pain but at least they are addressing it.

  14. 14
    C E Moore says:

    I got one of your rings as a gift. I am a “gearhead”. A lifetime love of cars. This fits with my interests perfectly. I am extremely pleased with the quality and design of the ring. The first time I wore it in the clerk at the cash register took note. She also called another over to see. Needless to say I hoped they had friend or husband who would appreciate gears. Thanks again, I am very happy customer, thanks to my wife.

  15. 15
    Julie says:

    @C E Moore we don’t sell those rings. We just posted a review. :)

  16. 16
    mike says:

    The correct website is : http://www.kinektdesign.com

  17. 17
    Geneveive says:

    I am wondering if this ring would be sturdy enough for someone who works on cars a lot. My fiance really loves this and would like to have this as his wedding band but I am afraid that if he is working with it, grease or something may get caught in the gears and eventually just become a mess. Please give me some feedback if you have experience wearing this ring.

  18. 18
    Seth says:

    I know from their FAQ they mention removing jewelry when working with machinery. That makes sense to me since you do not want anything to get stuck. I know 316L is durable and easy to maintain and remove grease from as well.

  19. 19
    Adam says:

    How easily does hair get caught in it? That is my only concern.

  20. 20
    Julie says:

    It does not. I have not had any issues so far.

  21. 21
    l2usty says:

    I had tryed to sell some of there gear rings using eBay and there company complained in till they got ebay to suspend my account saying that they are counterfeit do not buy there products this company is a on going scam

  22. 22
    Kinekt says:

    Re: l2usty posting … Lies and more lies from a counterfeiter who got caught in act. Just as the website sites, the patented ring is exclusive to the kinekt design website and no where else.

  23. 23
    Jay says:

    @Kinekt in comment #21 – LOL, good spring! I love your company :)

  24. 24
    Lena says:

    money taken, no delivery for 3 monthes, no replies for my letters )-:

  25. 25
    Kinekt says:

    Lena, Hi and thank you for the comment. Please email us at hello@kinektdesign.com so that we can solve this. Did you send us a letter (snail mail) or email ?

  26. 26
    M.Mansinon says:

    how do i measure my husbands finger to get the right size?

  27. 27
    Janet Cloninger says:

    @M.Mansinon That’s a question you’ll have better luck asking at Kinekt’s customer service.

  28. 28
    mike says:

    I found the sizing chart. It was on their website:

    http://kinektdesign.com/_imgs/products/sizing.pdf

  29. 29
    Abe says:

    I saw it in a motorcycle magazine, showed my wife and she surprised me with it. My wedding band was taking a beating and wanted to use this as my band. I’ve had it for over 3 years now and enjoy it daily. I haven’t had any problems with it. Great product.

  30. 30
    Martin says:

    I’ve been wanting thhis ring for quite some time now. My wife got it for me on my birthday. I can only say, WOW!!!!!.
    Absolutely satisfied, and would buy it again. I plan to wear it for the rest of my life, or until I wear it out. Way to go Kinekt !!!

  31. 31
    Tina says:

    I bought this ring for my husband and had to contact customer service several times and the support and feedback was quick and amazing. I wish this company great success in it’s future products.

  32. 32
    SL says:

    Like another commenter, I had to exchange this ring twice for a smaller size, even using the sizing chart on the website and checking the scale carefully. But all of my emails have been answered within minutes — not sure if that is a fluke! and Kinekt has not charged me for the new shipping fees (even though I live in Asia). Couldn’t ask for better customer service — friendly, personal, helpful.

    Can’t fully comment on the ring itself yet, as my son hasn’t been able to wear it yet (the third size will arrive soon). But he can’t wait — it’s a beautiful product.

  33. 33
    Mz_Nomer says:

    My fiancé and I saw this ring a couple months back. As he is an engineer, I thought it would be lovely for his wedding ring.

    Due to the distraction and stress of wedding planning in a hurry, I ordered it to be delivered to an old address. Kinekt staff was incredible with their help! They really bent over backwards to make sure we got the right size, on time, to the right address.

    With so many businesses out to make a quick buck, it is awesome to feel true customer support and speedy resolution! They are absolutely fantastic, and the ring itself has made quite an impression.

  34. 34
    SL says:

    Can’t say enough good things about Kinekt’s customer service. I had to return TWICE a gear ring I bought for my son (I do quibble with the usefulness of the two sizing methods offered because despite all care, we had to reorder twice). They were personable and incredibly prompt in answering emails — early in the morning and late at night — and both times did not charge me for the postage in sending out the replacement sizes. My son now has a ring that fits, and despite the back-and-forth to get it, I’m thoroughly impressed with the company.

  35. 35
    Brian Cairnie says:

    Hi,
    My wife bought me a gear ring for Christmas and unfortunately, we had managed to get the measurement of my finger wrong, so the ring was huge on my finger.
    Since then, Kinekt have changed the ring for a smaller size.
    The ring itself if fantastic and is a real conversation stopper but the customer service from Kinekt is second to none, I have never had better customer service from any company either here in the UK or in the USA.
    Hope to see more products soon.
    Brian.

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