Keychain

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I'm a huge fan of Keyport's Slide key organizers and carried the Slide 2.0 for a couple of years until I began a minimalist phase and switched to something even smaller than the Slide. My alternative solution worked ok, but I missed the Slide. That's why I was very excited when I found out that [...]

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amron-carabiner-Key

Do you remember the Keybrid Keyring Key that I reviewed about 5 years ago? It was the marriage of a common house key and a split keyring. Amron Experimental, the same company who brought us the Keybrid is back with a new key-based product. This one is the Carabiner Key and as you've already guessed, [...]

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svorn

The SVØRN Arcus carabiner keyring is a traditional carabiner with a futuristic alien style. It's made from a light weight Zinc alloy with a Chrome Noir finish (black chrome). The Zinc material means that it won't be as strong as steel, but that's not really a problem because you don't use the Arcus for climbing, [...]

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The TEC Accessories Pixel is a very small flashlight for your keychain which has a 25 lumen LED and runs on four watch batteries. Should it be part of your EDC (everyday carry)? Let's find out. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. Talk about a tiny flashlight, the Pixel is only [...]

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Have you given much thought about split keyrings? No? Ok, me neither. But let's do that now. The split keyring has remained virtually unchanged in decades. That is until now. The HANDGREY KNOX is the keyring reinvented. HANDGREY is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and sent me one of their KNOX keyrings to [...]

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bico-keyklipz-1

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 [...]

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weave-weave-1

While I only have a few keys on my work keychain, I need to be able to access them quickly and easily. As it stands, they reside in the same pocket as my house and car keys. Whenever I need to get them, I find myself fumbling in my pocket, trying to determine which set [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
keyclip

If you've been wanting to step up from an old school split ring keyring, check out the KEYKLIP Kickstarter campaign. The KEYKLIP is a solid anodized aluminum key holder with a built in carabiner clip and bottle opener. It can hold 2 - 10 keys using the included extenders and once the keys are secured [...]

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vintage-jack-rack

There are a lot of key racks out there to help you keep track of your keys while you're at home. Many of them are fairly commonplace, so why not get something unique; something that says something about you. This Vintage Jack Rack key rack looks like an amplifier with four audio inputs and comes [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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Having this solid titanium addition to your keychain may make you a hero, or maybe just open that beer you've been waiting for on Friday at 5 o'clock. Either way, this practical tool packs three times the tensile strength of aluminum, resists scratches and is hand blasted for a beautiful matte finish. It has a [...]

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magkey-1

I'm currently going through a minimalist stage where I am reducing my "stuff" down to just the items that I actually use on a regular basis. Case in point, this past weekend, I did a major gadget purge of my office (Gadgeteer HQ) and ended up taking four overflowing storage tubs of old review items [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
bolt-locks-from-keyport

The Keyport Slide 2.0 already reduces the size of your keychain, but adding these Bolt locks will further reduce the number of keys you need to carry.  Each Bolt lock can be keyed to your car's key, so you can unlock all your Bolt locks with that single key.  You program the lock by inserting [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
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The inCharge is a 3.5 inch long USB charging cable that can be attached to your keyring so it will always be handy when you need it. This cable was a successfully funded indieGoGo project from last year and is now available through indieGoGo's InDemand service. Let me show you more about it. Note: Images can be [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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One of the biggest issues a gadget enthusiast faces on a daily basis is battery life. As our devices capabilities increase, so too does their power consumption. One of the more common solutions to this problem is to purchase a power bank. I myself own a few power banks; however, I never remember to bring [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
keyport-fathers-day-discount

I absolutely love my Keyport keychain, and I know my husband loves his just as much.  It's incredibly nice to have up to six keys and keychain tools (like an LED flashlight, pen, flash drive, bottle opener, or even an insert to hold his VIP customer card numbers)  in one compact little case about the [...]

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Both Julie and Jackie Cheng have reviewed the Keyport keychain alternative, and both like and still use their Keyports.  (Read Jackie's review of the original Keyport here and Julie's review of the Keyport Slide 2.0 here.)  After reading their rave reviews, I bought a Keyport, too.  (I've got three Slides that I can choose from, [...]

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Tile to the rescue

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I lose my keys far more often than a responsible adult should. After doing so for the umpteenth time, I decided I needed a way to locate them quickly. I recently discovered Tile, a poker chip sized tracker, that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s small enough to fit on your keyring, in your [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Gear, News
keyport-slide-mothers-day

Moms often end up carrying a lot of stuff for other family members, so her bag can be heavy, messy, and hard to find things in.  A Keyport Slide 2.0 keychain alternative could at least organize and lighten her keychain.  In a small plastic box about the size of a pack of TicTacs, she can [...]

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screwpop-utilityknife

The Screwpop Utility Knife is a box cutter style knife that can easily attach to your keychain. It features a simple design constructed from solid stainless steel with a yellow brass eyelet. An easy to find two or four notch blade fits into the channel and is locked in place with a fold down clasp. This tool can [...]

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The KeyBiner is an active Kickstarter project that has exceeded its funding goal by more than 6000%, and it still has 17 days to go in the funding period.  It seems everybody wants one of these carabiners with a tool kit (1/8"- 3/16" - 1/4" - 5/16" - 3/8" 10mm  wrenches; screw bit driver; and [...]

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keyport-universal-car-remote

If your car's current remote is broken or you've lost it, you have another option other than going to the dealership to get a replacement.  The iKeyless Universal Remote from Keyport works for over "1000 vehicle models, including 16 of the top 20 most popular vehicles, from 20 major car brands".  It works for models [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News

Flex-O-Loc key ring review

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Key rings have been around for quite a while and a whole lot of us carry them in our pocket or purse every day, so there can't be a whole lot new with them, right? Not so fast, gadget fan! Have a look at Flex-O-Loc. It's a short length of plastic-coated cable that can hold [...]

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If Santa didn't bring you the Keyport keychain alternative you were hoping for this year, you can buy your own at a savings.  If you go to Keyport's website, you can save 50% off each key blade you buy with the purchase of a Slide 2.0.  Use the New Year's special code BLADES450 to receive [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

Liquid Key Caddy review

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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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