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Keychain EDC - how do you define this ?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by AlexZar, Jan 19, 2019.

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What is your awareness level about key holder/organizer tool ?

  1. Use key ring, have no idea what you're talking about

    2 vote(s)
    5.3%
  2. Aware of such solution, but feels sceptical, prefer key ring

    13 vote(s)
    34.2%
  3. Aware and even tried some soft of, wasn't impressed

    10 vote(s)
    26.3%
  4. Oh yeah, use one of these, prefer over the key mess on the ring

    13 vote(s)
    34.2%
  1. AlexZar

    AlexZar Loaded Pockets

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    I notice when we (or people in general) mention keychain EDC it is usually some kind of tool, kind of key-knife or it might be key-sized torch or multi-tool or carabiner...
    But very seldom I see the fundamental key tool gets attention, the means of holding, keeping your keys - key holder/organizer
    So I wonder what is state of awareness of the EDC community (at least in keychain section) to this...
    Will appreciate your attention to the poll here...
     
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  2. Serena

    Serena EDC Junkie

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    [​IMG]

    I use this. No actual tools, but it does have a Tile inside.
     
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  3. AlexZar

    AlexZar Loaded Pockets

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    Oh I see, how do you find it in use ? In terms of functionality ? Reliability ?
    Their model with Tile is a bit on the expensive side, isn't it ?
     
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  4. Serena

    Serena EDC Junkie

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    Had the 'normal' KeySmart for 5 years. Absolutely loved it. This is really nice, also has a bottle opener. It's € 54,-, but I think it's worth it. Even has a little light, really handy in the evening…
     
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  5. AlexZar

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    So it fits your needs, sounds great
    What do think the most out of it features that warrants the price ? The tile functionality ? Mechanical reliability ?
     
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  6. Serena

    Serena EDC Junkie

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    It's small in your pockets, it doesn't jingle, Tile is a big plus (I even Tiled my car), the light. And I can find the right key blind.
     
  7. Tesla

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    The Key-Smart type organizer would be okay if all keys were flat and compact; they aren't. Both keys for our family's cars have thick vinyl on them, so won't really work well with the Key-Smart type organizer, nor will my beer opener or keychain plier/multitool, or my cigar punch. Trial & error brought me to one of the cable key rings & I've never looked back. It's the best solution for me personally.
     
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  8. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Carabiner with screwdown gate. Sturdy, roomy and cheap[​IMG]

    Sent fra min SM-G965F via Tapatalk
     
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  9. AlexZar

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    Yes, makes sense
    Well, indeed most of organizers I see on the market indeed will not properly accept the long car key with plastic handle to fit it along with regular household keys. There is one or two who does though (fits truck key with plastic handle)
    But certainly thick stuff such as torch or car FOB are out. I have key-knife and truck-style car key into such organizer along with household keys, works not bad at all... but this certainly is not KeySmart
     
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  10. AlexZar

    AlexZar Loaded Pockets

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    Oh yeah, endless possibilities
    However aren't people a mile away aware of you approaching ? Looks like keys jingling is quite an issue (unless used to..), isn't it ?
     
  11. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

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    I always carry a manbag. (Pacsafe LS250) Keys are kept in an outer pocket with no room to jingle as bag most often filled to capacity

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  12. Serena

    Serena EDC Junkie

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    I don't have my car key on there. You shouldn't have anything heavy on your car keys. Really bad for the lock. And I like to keep them separated. Why take my car keys if I'm out for a walk?
     
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  13. Moose

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    I use an Eastpak key-keeper micro wallet. Car keys are kept separately:

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    Alongside some shiny stuff:

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  14. rdisom

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    Thanks Moose. Now I have one of those Eastpak Kiolders in my Amazon cart...

    I really need to stop dropping by this forum...
     
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  15. Tesla

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    I generally don't carry an anvil on a keychain...seriously that's an urban myth about being bad for the lock. Any reasonable amount of keys & EDC is not going to hurt an ignition lock, based on 67+ years of research..:) I don't see the problem with carrying a car key on a walk. Do you tire that easily? You might actually need to use your car unexpectedly, so I see no reason NOT to carry a car key. I do leave the jack and spare in the car, though.
     
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  16. Moose

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    @rdisom,

    Sorry mate'. But on the bright side it'll stop your keys from rattling; and you can get the matching wallet to go with it :angel:

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  17. Moshe ben David

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    LOL. This type of key keeper/wallet has been around for a LONG time. Like when dinosaurs still walked the earth. Seriously. As long as I can recall, my Dad had a leather version. After I graduated from High School and started carrying keys for my car, my locker, my assigned lab drawer at college, etc etc, I got one. This was back in early 70's.

    I've not seen these nylon/canvas/ etc versions, but given there are wallets of similar construction I'm not surprised they exist.

    Once a classic, always a classic!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  18. Rdog

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    Been wanting to get or try and make, one of those folding key holders. I'm very suspect that it wouldn't work well, and hence why I haven't just bought one (why I'm leaning toward a DIY version). I hate my key setup, its not that its so big, its just bulky...some things I could fix like re-keying the doors to be the same, that would help a little. The thing that bothers me the most is my truck has a separate key and fob...so stupid.
     
  19. AlexZar

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    Well, one day when I revealed my jeans pockets got ruined by the keys on the ring so that my wallet just went through down the floor, I decided to try to figure what can be done to have the keys controlled in the pocket...
    A little search brought several options with those organizers available on the market, but a little research on them figured some notable reliability and usability issues with nearly all of them (because most are just copied each other in terms of construction)...
    So I just went ahead and designed my own, my engineering background lead me to the proper approach for reliability and robustness... not exactly DIY look..rather ended in the fully featured product development
     
  20. thegrouch314

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    I tried one but I tend to be carrying different keys different days so I like just having them bundled on 4 different split rings for easy swapping in and out then on a twist lock karabiner on my belt loop.