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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,508
Keychain alternatives?
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:33:31 PM »
Show your key gadgets, gizmos, holders, clips, rings, carabiners, modded stuff, anything key related. 

I was looking at Keybar again.  This seems like a great idea, BUT, its still bulky.  I thought about doing the Micra key mod......   :think:

I'd love to go keyless.   

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 3,435
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:45:44 PM »
The best thing when living in a hotel is having a key card instead of a key? :)

I use one of these: https://www.orbitkey.com/collections/key-organiser/products/orbitkey-2-0-active?variant=8198980993120

Lighter and slimmer than the alternatives I've seen, but I only need to carry three keys every day.
No Life Club Posts: 1,604
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 01:54:20 PM »
Keys are just a pain in the butt!





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« Last Edit: August 27, 2018, 01:55:26 PM by ezdog »
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,508
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 03:03:23 PM »
They sure are.  I envy those who only have to carry a couple keys.  I have been looking for a way for years to solve two problems.  One, condense my keys as flat as possible.  You'd think since keys are flat that'd be easy.  Two, carry my required keychain edc, Manager, Fenix AAA light, and 2 pill fobs.

I found a picture of whats called Carbocage Keyholder.  It looks promising.  I think however I'll try to make something.  I have a few ideas swimming around. 

 

Esse Quam Videri
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,955 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 06:31:23 PM »
I only carry 4 keys. One a regular Yale, another a smaller mailbox key. Problem is that one of the others is a telescopic key, with "teeth" on both sides. Another is an office desk key, with a bulky "handle".





Difficult to ket a slim way to carry these. I have a small pouch where I also carry my phone cord.

 :-\

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,508
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 06:37:33 PM »
I have a Tumi key wallet but it didn't work out for me. 

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 1,604
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 07:06:46 PM »
My sad realization after trying many alternatives is that the Keys themselves are already pretty well as streamlined as they can realistically be and any attempt to make them behave can only add bulk in the end.
Normal keychains do get tangled and heavy in the pocket but anything like the Keybar style is going to add at least 2 slabs to reign the keys in and then I end up with a metal ingot in the pocket which is arguably worse as a solution than the original problem ever was?
Also if I need to change or delete a key it is not that simple in a Keybar setup and then I also just have keys that will not fit into that design which takes me back to a hybrid solution anyway and not much is improved overall from my experiments at least?

My Key Issues do seem to be entertaining to others at least! :dunno:
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,508
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 07:27:05 PM »
I don't have as many keys as you've shown.  I do like your set ups.  The middle is your own creation?

I agree with any solution often make it bulky.  I dream of a keyless solution but the reality is not any time soon or ever. 

I have some sick keychain fetish I think  :facepalm:

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 1,604
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2018, 11:11:30 PM »
I don't have as many keys as you've shown.  I do like your set ups.  The middle is your own creation?

I agree with any solution often make it bulky.  I dream of a keyless solution but the reality is not any time soon or ever. 

I have some sick keychain fetish I think  :facepalm:

The middle one is this

https://www.cineik.com/k-addict.html

I can't remember how I came across them but I like it the best of the ones that I have tried and the price is a good reason as well as design!

I do need to carry way too many keys and if I could ever stop buying cars it might be a little better?

They are pretty much like tools to me though,I just need what I need so I try to accept it.
No Life Club Posts: 1,480
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2018, 04:02:56 PM »
Heatshring tubing + something on the end to pull on.

There is no magic therefore gadgets!
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,508
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2018, 04:06:34 PM »
Key wet suit  :D

Full disclosure.   I really think I have some weird affinity to taking my keychain apart and putting it back together again.  I

Esse Quam Videri
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,955 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2018, 05:17:04 PM »
Heatshring tubing + something on the end to pull on.

Is that easy to reinsert the key?! It looks like once you remove the key, you won't be able to insert it again...

 :think: :think:

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IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 1,480
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2018, 05:34:35 PM »
Heatshring tubing + something on the end to pull on.

Is that easy to reinsert the key?! It looks like once you remove the key, you won't be able to insert it again...

 :think: :think:

You pull out all the keys at once. When you are done using them you push them back in. It works a bit like kydex.

There is no magic therefore gadgets!
Point Of No Return Posts: 30,405 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2018, 05:54:02 PM »
Something a little diff then the carabiner that I always had, and with all the walking I got tired of hearing the thing sound like wind chimes! Also kinda funny since I re-did all the locks on the house and garage, so all deadbolts and handle locks are the same, so I only need one key.. but you can’t go anywhere without a mini flashlight and sak, and of course key size coupon cards..
JR

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,598
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2018, 06:09:24 PM »

Buy now or regret later
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,508
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2018, 06:09:47 PM »
I like that MadP.   :tu:

Esse Quam Videri
Point Of No Return Posts: 30,405 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2018, 07:56:36 PM »
I like that MadP.   :tu:
Thanks, a little overkill if you ask me, I was thinking of one of those military style but I just made one.. I’ll never forget my grandfathers, he had like a 1-1/2” - 2” split ring LOADED with keys then attached to one of those spring loaded rewind cable devices, or a heavy leather strap, I thought about getting one of those cables also but just didn’t know which way to go..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
As I sit on my Crapper Throne in the Water Closet and explode in the Commode, I think with my Head, that my flush will always beat John’s or Jerry’s pair! But Jack’s ran for the Reading Room and tripped on a Can and bowed to the Porcelain God!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,955 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2018, 12:17:34 PM »
Heatshring tubing + something on the end to pull on.

Is that easy to reinsert the key?! It looks like once you remove the key, you won't be able to insert it again...

 :think: :think:

You pull out all the keys at once. When you are done using them you push them back in. It works a bit like kydex.

My problem is having 4 keys and they're awl different shapes and different sizes.

 :facepalm:

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 1,480
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2018, 12:23:04 PM »
Heatshring tubing + something on the end to pull on.

Is that easy to reinsert the key?! It looks like once you remove the key, you won't be able to insert it again...

 :think: :think:

You pull out all the keys at once. When you are done using them you push them back in. It works a bit like kydex.

My problem is having 4 keys and they're awl different shapes and different sizes.

 :facepalm:

That is not a problem for this setup. Keys must stay in same arrangement in any case so no harm done if they are of somewhat different sizes.

There is no magic therefore gadgets!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,955 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2018, 03:57:46 PM »
Heatshring tubing + something on the end to pull on.

Is that easy to reinsert the key?! It looks like once you remove the key, you won't be able to insert it again...

 :think: :think:

You pull out all the keys at once. When you are done using them you push them back in. It works a bit like kydex.

My problem is having 4 keys and they're awl different shapes and different sizes.

 :facepalm:

That is not a problem for this setup. Keys must stay in same arrangement in any case so no harm done if they are of somewhat different sizes.

Ok, I'll give it a try. I think I still have a piece of shrink tube I used for a bycicle chain.

 :think: :think:


________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

New User Posts: 3
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2021, 01:13:32 PM »
Hey, I just thought of another alternative which is a keychain photo. It might be anything you want, I find it rather interesting!
Full Member Posts: 114
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2021, 02:02:30 PM »
My sad realization after trying many alternatives is that the Keys themselves are already pretty well as streamlined as they can realistically be and any attempt to make them behave can only add bulk in the end.
Normal keychains do get tangled and heavy in the pocket but anything like the Keybar style is going to add at least 2 slabs to reign the keys in and then I end up with a metal ingot in the pocket which is arguably worse as a solution than the original problem ever was?

I couldn't agree more with this.

I want it to follow contours (body and pocket) as much as posible. It's easier if everything hangs free inside the pocket, attached to the belt or a belt loop.

Nothing fancy to write here...
New User Posts: 3
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2021, 08:21:31 PM »
Yeah, agree with you. I don't like keychains that bump out a lot.
Hero Member Posts: 719
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2021, 01:14:49 PM »
I carry my keychain in a Milspec Monkey zippered key pouch. I got tired of sounding like Santa Claus with the jingling every time I walked, Now it’s nice and quiet.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,826
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2021, 02:26:20 PM »
I carry my keychain in a Milspec Monkey zippered key pouch. I got tired of sounding like Santa Claus with the jingling every time I walked, Now it’s nice and quiet.

Which one do you use? I have a leather one for my work keys but they don't last long.

Edit: its ok, a quick google found them
New User Posts: 3
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2021, 11:17:10 PM »
By the way, I have the cutest keychain ever! I love collecting keychains, but actually use it one by one, I don't like when there are too many things along with my keys, they only bother. Recently, my boyfriend has given me the most precious gift ever! It was a keychain with a spotify music code on it! It is a code of our song. I liked it so much that decided to give him one too, so he would have something to remind him of me too. I found where you can Custom Photo Keychain and did him one too :)
« Last Edit: February 15, 2021, 11:24:59 PM by AndersonJoan »
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,508
Re: Keychain alternatives?
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2021, 01:50:26 AM »
 :worthless:

 :whistle:

I took apart my keychain and then put it back together the exact same way  :facepalm:.  I'm obsessed with keychains. 

Esse Quam Videri

 

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