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# 257279 24-Sep-2019 06:56
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Hi all,

 

 

 

Currently looking to replace a broken key ring I have on my set of house keys (not car keys) and that got me thinking whats the coolest gadget you have seen as a key ring, I am well aware of all the tape measures and multi tools but was wondering what else is out there which is potentially just as handy? 


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  # 2323639 24-Sep-2019 06:59
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Can't go past a bottle opener... Wouldn't leave home without mine...


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  # 2323663 24-Sep-2019 07:54
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I have a multi-use keyring that has keys, USB stick, Bottle Opener, etc on it. It's pretty cool. 

 

It's a Keysmart keyring...it looks like this: 

 

 

 

 

Available at www.getkeysmart.com

 

 





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  # 2323677 24-Sep-2019 08:24
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A ‘here I am’ tag so you can find your keys. :-)





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  # 2323689 24-Sep-2019 08:47
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Seat belt cutter and glass breaker.





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  # 2323694 24-Sep-2019 08:50
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Geektastic: Seat belt cutter and glass breaker.

 

Like this ?

 





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  # 2323699 24-Sep-2019 08:57
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Friend of mine had a CPU of some description (Athlon?) that he'd killed while overclocking :P


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  # 2323702 24-Sep-2019 09:14
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Elegant Minimalism



 


 




 
 
 
 


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  # 2323718 24-Sep-2019 09:43
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I have often thought that the number of keys that someone carries around with them is a good window into or metaphor for their life and possibly how complex their life is.

Although I love tech wizardry and gadgets I also like to keep life as simple as possible. A lot of people carry around, say, 10 keys (or way more) - car key, SO’s car key, two or three house door keys, garage, garden shed, boat, trailer padlock, work, etc etc. The last thing I want is all that clunk in my pocket.

For years I have had just two keys on my Elegant Minimalism keyring - a green anodised aluminium light-weight house key and my car key. Our house has six external doors and originally a separate key for each. Got a locksmith to key them all alike - now one light key for the whole house.

Even my folding car key is too bulky for my liking - and I certainly don’t want a heavy key ring ornament dongle in my pocket.

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  # 2323721 24-Sep-2019 09:55
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Don't get carried away with heavy multi-tools, etc on your keyring. A bump or pothole could turn your ignition off.

 

 


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  # 2323722 24-Sep-2019 09:57
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I had a bunch of keys etc until recently - sat down and went "what do I NEED". 

 

I'm now down to two keys.

 

But still have a USB stick, bus tag, LED torch, door card, RFID tag, and belt clip on my key ring.

 

I could get rid of the USB and torch, but they do come in handy.





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  # 2323723 24-Sep-2019 09:57
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frankv:

Don't get carried away with heavy multi-tools, etc on your keyring. A bump or pothole could turn your ignition off.


 



...... or an unintended vasectomy from the Leatherman as you pocket your keys walking away from the car.

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  # 2323738 24-Sep-2019 10:17
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frankv:

 

Don't get carried away with heavy multi-tools, etc on your keyring. A bump or pothole could turn your ignition off.

 

 

You need a key for a car ? Wow.... thats like ancient tech isn't it ?  :D

 

 





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  # 2323741 24-Sep-2019 10:22
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I used to have half a stick of ram as a key ring, was very recognisable but also had a habit of wearing out everything else in your pocket including the pocket!


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  # 2323765 24-Sep-2019 10:51
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xpd:

 

Geektastic: Seat belt cutter and glass breaker.

 

Like this ?

 

 

 

Similar...just smaller!😎






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  # 2323778 24-Sep-2019 10:53
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xpd:

 

I had a bunch of keys etc until recently - sat down and went "what do I NEED". 

 

I'm now down to two keys.

 

But still have a USB stick, bus tag, LED torch, door card, RFID tag, and belt clip on my key ring.

 

I could get rid of the USB and torch, but they do come in handy.

 

 

 

 

I have two sets.

 

 

 

Car keys with just the car, seatbelt cutter and a gate opener.

 

 

 

House keys with just house keys and a tiny torch to find the lock in winter.






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