Keychain

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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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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

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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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
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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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets
keyport-with-usb-drive

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 key [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear
resqme rescue tool

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 is [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News
brando-lightning-cable

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 device [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
metal-inkless-pen-and-keyring

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 Ring [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
ravenworkshop

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, [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Parachute Multi-Tool

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. [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
safe-hit

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 a [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
keyport-slide2-1

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 and [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
bobino_keyclip

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 up [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
infini-key

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 under [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear
inka-mobile

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. But [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses
Tuls - 1

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 a [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
keeo

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 Android [...]

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