If you missed it the first time, be sure to check it out now – the Keyport Slide 2.0 has been Kickstarted and will soon be available for pre-order.
If you never saw V1.0, the Keyport is a small metal box that houses six ‘blades’ – proprietary plates that slide into the slots on the Keyport. Those blades can be custom ordered to be keys, USB drives, mini-flashlights, bottle openers – the usual suspects of the keychain world. So, instead of a big jangling mess, you have your six most important keychain things tucked away in one steel box, safe in the knowledge that you can slide out whichever one you need with ease. It was originally made in part as a solution for motorcycle riders who didn’t like bulky keychains flapping around while the key was in the ignition.
V2.0 is now made of Ultem, a resin hardy enough to survive getting run over by a car. Metal, which was used in V1.0, is out, which makes the Keyport lighter and, ultimately, cheaper. There will also be more customization options, including three colors – red, white, and black – and custom side plates. The spinner cap, which was earlier sold as an accessory, is now standard – it’s a tiny keyfob that you can use to hook up other keys and keychains, if you have more than six keychain-worthy things floating around in your pocket.
Getting keys that fit the Keyport is still the same deal. Your current house or car key won’t work, because of those huge key heads – you’ll need to send off pictures of your keys to Keyport to receive the correct type of blank key blade. Then, you can take that to a locksmith and get a copy of your key on the blade.
If your keys have ever gotten stabby in your pocket, or if your huge keychains are weighing down on your vehicle’s ignition, give Keyport a look. The Kickstarter is now over, but you can get on the waiting list for Keyport V2.0 pre-sales. V2.0 will cost about $40 when it does become available.