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Liquid Key Caddy review

Liquid Key Caddy-1

It is not often that I get a chance to review a product before it is available to consumers for their purchase. But the other day I got a nice surprise from the postman and the folks at Liquid (an Australian group),with their new Key Caddy, a follow-up Kickstarter project to the Liquid Wallet that I [...]

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panny-key-holder-2

Panny is a keychain replacement that prevents your keys from scratching the other items you carry in your pocket.  Your keys fit inside compartments in the thin plastic case; you'll pull the key out of the compartment to use it.  You can attach a "string and shackle" to the Panny so you can attach your [...]

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LOOPY

I am always on the lookout for quirky or unique tools and gadgets that look like they could be useful in an everyday carry situation. When it comes to pocket multi-tools I have my fair share, so in order to catch my eye you need to be a little different. The LOOPY belt loop multi-tools [...]

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gifts-of-keychains

Not long after Julie reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0, I ordered one for myself.  The Keyport Slide is a little plastic rectangle that corrals up to six keys in a compact package - one that doesn't have sharp keys to unexpectedly stab you when you sit with your keyring in your pocket.  If you don't [...]

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foldingbags

Minimalists will love these foldable bags that roll up into a palm sized bundle that you can hang from your keychain when you're not using them to hold your gear. For those of you who don't like to carry a messenger bag, backpack or duffle bag all the time, these foldable bags are perfect for [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, News
keyport-slide-new-designs

Keyport recently announced the addition of new carbon fiber designs at their customers' requests.  They have two different hydro-dipped twill weave carbon fiber patterns in silver (left) and gold (middle).  While checking out their new designs, I found they also have a new pattern called Zombie.  I like to think this one celebrates the return of The Walking Dead [...]

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rockin-keys

This time, you won't be relying on your key fob for the personality, because your keys will be rockin'!  The key blanks you'll find at the Rockin' Keys website look like acoustic or electric guitars in different styles and colors, banjos, or violins.  You won't be limited to selecting just musical instruments, though, because they [...]

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orbitkey-2

Orbitkey is yet another way to corral your keys to make them more compact in your pocket and to keep them quiet.  The Orbitkey consists of either a leather strap ($39.95) or an active elastomer strap ($29.95) and a locking post that your keys will fit over.  Most any flat key with a hole bigger [...]

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Keystone key holder review

keystone 01

Got keys?  Sure you do!  Today let's take a look at another everyday key carry solution, the Keystone. All photos can be clicked for full size. Compact - The Keystone maximizes space by holding as many of your keys as possible in a 6/8" x 3 1/4"(20mm x 85mm) space. Silent - Your keys will never jingle. [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Pocket Gear
keyme-key-making-app

When you get a new Keyport Slide 2.0, blades, and accessories, you aren't quite ready to assemble the Slide and stick it in your pocket.  You have to take your uncut blades to the nearest locksmith or key maker and have your standard keys copied using the Keyport blades.  It perhaps doesn't take long to [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Pocket Gear
keyport-devgru-camo-2

I received an email from Keyport asking all their customers to help them raise awareness of Homes for Our Troops, which is a "privately funded national non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001."  HFOT raises funds, community awareness [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear
keyport-pen

Yippee! Keyport, my favorite key organizer, just announced the availability of a new ink pen insert. That's a tool I've been waiting for. Available in black or blue ink, the Pensert as they are calling it fits in an open Keyport slot and provides you with a handy writing instrument that's available when you need [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
waterbuoy

Summer means swimming, fishing, boating, and other water-related activities for many people.  It's good, relaxing fun until you lose something overboard.  With the WaterBuoy, you won't have to worry about losing your keys, fishing tackle, camera, or anything weighing under 2.2 pounds.  With the WaterBuoy attached, your dropped items will float to the surface within [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
keyport-limited-edition-colors-1

Jackie Cheng reviewed the first version of the Keyport all-in-one high-tech keychain a few years ago, and he loved it so much that he bought another and then backed the Kickstarter for the second model.  Julie reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0 when it was released last fall, and she still uses her Keyport every day. [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear
HookUp

So, you like to carry all sorts of gadgets and gizmos on your key chain. You know the mini flashlight, the flash drive, even a USB to Micro USB charger. The problem is not carrying these items, but removing them from your key chain when you want to use them.The HookUp, a Kickstarter project from [...]

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trueutility-scixors

Here at The Gadgeteer, we're big fans of little tools. Especially keychain tools---we can't seem to get enough of 'em. The True Utility sciXors are my latest find, a pair of teeny, tiny scissors for your keyring. Made from stainless steel with black rubber grips, they attach to your keyring with a small, quick-release pull clip. [...]

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Key|Smart review

Side By Side Fanned

There's a great thing about being a teacher...being entrusted with a large number of keys.  Keys to my classrooms, to the different cabinets in the classroom, my desk, my filing cabinets, cabinets in different rooms, the bathroom and the goggle cabinet.  I teach chemistry and there are a large number of cabinets I need to [...]

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Brando Key Chain Lightning Charger-1

"On the road again, I can't wait to get on the road again" oh yes Willie Nelson has it right. I have been hitting the open road or friendly skies more frequently these days, so I have been outfitting myself with tools that I may need while away from my home. One tool both me [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Travel Gear
LEGACY Key Fob-1

It's the simple things in life that make it worth living or so I have been told.  I am not a complicated type of person, but I can appreciate simple well made, well designed products like the LEGACY leather key fob from Tap & Dye. The LEGACY design to me harkens back to simpler times [...]

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Liquid Wallet

Wallet designs seem to have undergone a radical change from our past simple leather bifold and trifold designs. With all of this changing going on, how do you set yourself apart from the crowd? The Liquid wallet hopes to do so with functionality. The Liquid is a current Kickstarter project by for a multi functional card type [...]

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