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Keystone key holder review

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Got keys?  Sure you do!  Today let’s take a look at another everyday key carry solution, the Keystone.

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You can get your Keyport 2.0 blades pre-cut and mailed to you or get lost keys easily replaced with the KeyMe app

on Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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 toRead More…

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Keyport’s DEVGRU Camo Slides benefits Homes for Our Troops

on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

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 awarenessRead More…

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New pen insert available for Keyport

on Monday, July 14th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News

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 needRead More…

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Your keys won’t be swimming with the fishes with the WaterBuoy

on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

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 withinRead More…

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All Keyport Slides 2.0, including limited special edition colors, only $24 for a very limited time

on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

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.Read More…

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HookUp quick release mini clip lets you easily swap out items on your keychain

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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 fromRead More…

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True Utility sciXors hang out on your keyring till it’s time to snip

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

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.Read More…

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Key|Smart review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

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 toRead More…

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Brando Key Chain Lightning Charger review

on Saturday, April 5th, 2014

“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 meRead More…

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The LEGACY key fob may be one key to a simpler life

on Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

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 timesRead More…

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This wallet is so solid it’s Liquid

on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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 typeRead More…

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Keyport Slide 2.0 Starter Bundle at special sale pricing

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

If you’re intrigued with Julie’s and Jackie Cheng’s reviews of the Keyport Slide keychain replacement, you should check out the special pricing that ThinkGeek is offering on their Keyport Slide 2.0 Starter Bundle.  In Julie’s review of the Slide 2.0, I saw that the case alone is $29, and you’ll pay separately for each keyRead More…

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I can rescue you if I have a resqme keychain rescue tool

on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News

Ok, by now if you have been following my posts you may have surmised that I am a pocket tool/gadget freak, always longing for that next pocket tool/gadget fix. Today, I came across the resqme keychain rescue tool. Basically the resqme is two handy auto rescue tools on a keychain. The spring-loaded glass breaker isRead More…

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Carry a Lightning cable on your keychain

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You know the drill, your iPhone or iPad is warning you that the battery is about to die, forcing you to go on a scavenger hunt to try to find a Lightning cable. If you’re tired of having to scrounge around in a drawer or gear bag to find a cable every time your deviceRead More…

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This inkless pen is always at the ready

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

I’ve seen miniature pens that you can wear on a keyring or even on a necklace;  the idea is that you always have a pen with you.  The problem with these small pens is that they have tiny ink reservoirs, so they quickly run out of ink.  With the Metal Inkless Pen + Key RingRead More…

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Keep your keys contained and rattle free with the KeyGrip

on Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’ve been looking for a way to organize your keychain, the KeyGrip from Raven Workshop looks like an interesting option. The New Hampshire based machine shop offers two versions of the KeyGrip. The less expensive KG2 is made with a leather strap, and the one you see above which is available in brass, copper,Read More…

Parachute Multi-Tool

It may not slow your fall, but the Parachute Multi-Tool can fix things once you land

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I will admit that I am a pocket multi-tool lover. I guess I picture myself as a closeted Boy Scout, aways wanting to be prepared. So when I see a different design for a pocket multi-tool, I like to post about it. The Parachute Multi-Tool, a Kickstarter project by Jeff Morin, recently caught my eye.Read More…

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Safe+ Hit = self defense on your keychain

on Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Safe+ Hit Personal Alarm from Unikia puts peace of mind right on your keychain. It features a plastic tube that has a built in audible alarm that can be activated with a press of a button. If a weapon is required, a quick yank of the attached key will turn the tube into aRead More…

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Keyport Slide 2.0 keychain review

on Saturday, September 7th, 2013

About 3 years ago, Jackie reviewed the original Keyport Slide and liked it so much that he ended up buying a second one and then he helped fund the Kickstarter project for version 2.0, which I’m going to show you today. The Keyport Slide 2.0 reinvents the everyday clunky bulky keychain into something more compact andRead More…

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Bobino Key Clip keeps your keys handy

on Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

Ever jauntily toss your keys into your purse or bag only to have to go all Indiana Jones to retrieve them from the bottom once they’ve become lodged under mounds of other items?  Me either.  But if I did, I might check out the Bobino Key Clip.  It’s design is simple: keep those keys upRead More…

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Infini-Key Clip could be a cure for split ring haters

on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

If you love split rings as much as I do, and by “love”, I mean hate, I may have found a possible solution. It’s the Infini-Key Clip from Niteize. It’s made of stainless steel and won’t cause you to utter curse words like you might when you jam the tip of a split ring underRead More…

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Inka Mobile + Stylus lets you write or tap while on the go

on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses

You’ll always have a pen and a stylus ready for action with the Niteize Inka Mobile Pen + Stylus. This dual ended writing instrument features a nylon and carbon fiber body with a carabiner clip on one end. One end has a capacitive stylus tip and the opposite end has a blue ballpoint pen. ButRead More…

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Tuls, the card sized solution for everyday problems

on Friday, August 9th, 2013

If you are like a lot of The Gadgeteer readers, you have at least one EDC setup. Then like most of us, you are always looking to add new and useful items to your EDC. The Tuls, a Kickstarter project from Dave and Calvin Laituri, may be worth taking a look at. Tuls is aRead More…

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KEEO Keyholder is a keychain alternative with a Bluetooth to your smartphone

on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The KEEO Keyholder is a German designed Kickstarter project for a keychain alternative. Made of stainless steel with a glass-fiber reinforced housing, the KEEO features a switchblade type mechanism that will flip out your desired key with a touch of a button. The KEEO also utilizes Bluetooth technology to pair with your iOS or AndroidRead More…