Bico KeyKlipz carabiner keyring review

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The split keyring has been around for many years. If you’re like me, you probably have a dozen of them around your house. Although keyrings do their intended job of keeping keys organized, using one can be frustrating. Broken fingernails and pinched finger tips are not uncommon. The Bico KeyKlipz is cross between a keyring and a carabiner that is much easier and finger friendly. But is it worth the price? Let’s find out.

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Bico KeyKlipz come in several different styles and shapes, but I was sent the traditional carabiner shaped KeyKlipz. One with a built in bottle cap lifter and one without. KeyKlipz are made of Grade 5 (6AL 4V) Titanium with four different finish styles. I was sent a blue anodized tear drop shaped carabiner and a brushed finished carabiner with the built in bottle opener.

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The KeyKlipz have been individually cut from a sheet of solid Grade 5 (6AL 4V) Titanium using precision Electrical Discharge Wirecutting (EDW) technology. The resulting keyring has a unique design with just one piece. The way the it’s been cut and the elasticity of Titanium make this keyring very easy to use. The gate on the side of the ring opens with slight pressure of your finger.

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Just be careful that you don’t pinch the pad of your finger in the bottom “hinge”.

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After opening the gate, you can slide a key into the ring.

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Then the key slides into the bottom section of KeyKlipz.

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To remote the key you can just lift the inside gate, open the outside gate and side off the key. Keep in mind is that some keys with smaller holes might have problems swinging freely on the KeyKlipz.

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The Bico KeyKlipz is easy to clip on your belt loop or gear bag.

The only downside to a Bico KeyKlipz is the price. The blue one shown in the review will set you back $48 and the bottle cap lifter version also shown above is priced at $45. Granted, those prices include free shipping, but that doesn’t make the price any easier to swallow. I understand that Titanium isn’t free and neither is the machinery needed to make them. I just can’t see paying almost $50 for a keyring even it is a really cool one.

Bico KeyKlipz are uniquely designed keyrings that are much easier to use and more functional that traditional split keyrings. They look cool and are fun to use as long as you don’t pinch your finger. You’ll have to be the one to decide if the look and ease of use are worth the price.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Bico. Please visit their site for more info.

 

Product Information

Price:$39 - $48
Manufacturer:Bico
Pros:
  • Interesting design
  • Easy to add and remove keys
  • Can clip to pants, bags
Cons:
  • Expensive
  • Can pinch fingers
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
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  • Andrew Baker November 16, 2015, 12:05 pm

    That’s definitely past my point of comfortable spending.

  • Hai Vu November 16, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Say you added keys A, B, and C in that order. In order to remove key A, you will have to remove C and B first, then add them back in–not a good design.

  • Rick Webber November 16, 2015, 7:01 pm

    We have been selling Bico products here for 15 years. The quality of their products is second to no-one. If used correctly, the Keyklipz is a fundamental tool. For some reason I note that the pictures do not have the rings on the key. As with their jewellry, we sell this product for the RRP and have had no complaints from any customers. these products are easy to clean, unbreakable and very stylish in looks. As the saying goes, ” you get what you pay for”.

    • Julie Strietelmeier November 16, 2015, 7:51 pm

      You’re right. I forgot to mention that the KeyKlipz come with little split rings. I think using rings is kind of silly. I also noticed that the pictures on the Bico site do not show the rings being used. The keys are all put directly on the KeyKlipz like I did in my review.

      • Rick Webber November 16, 2015, 8:11 pm

        You’re right. I forgot to mention that the rings actually make the Keyklipz perfect for the big chunky car keys we have these days. try to find a keyring that fits a Mercedes or a BMW key and also allows instant reval of said key.

  • Josh November 16, 2015, 7:15 pm

    I bought one of these and I absolutely love it. When my brother needs to borrow the car in a couple seconds the key is off. The bottle opener comes in handy as well.

  • Maher November 16, 2015, 7:22 pm

    Just wanted to say, I have one and love using it. No problems with pinching and super easy to put keys on and off. I get lots of comments, everyone wants to try it and are amazed at how it works.

  • Sherly November 17, 2015, 8:45 am

    I use one every day and have bought five (so far) as gifts. They are not ‘cheap’, but for a precision machined titanium product they are great value. If you want something special you have to stretch a little.

  • Merna November 17, 2015, 8:47 am

    I bought one when they were launched on Kickstarter and have been using it for months and I have never pinched my finger – it just doesn’t happen, and I move keys on and off (my car keys) a lot. You don’t need to take keys off to get to the keys further down as the keys slide along for a distance past the opening, and just slide back when your done.

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