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A quick and easy way to detach your car key and USBs from your key chain.
A quick and easy way to detach your car key and USBs from your key chain.
442 backers pledged $14,115 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks for the supports from our backers, our funding goal is reached. We are now introducing new Titanium options for this project.

The Titanium Key-Valet Carabiners will be manufactured by Brad from WTF & TiKey. Thanks for his help with this project.

Convenience: It takes just one second to take the key out and another second to snap the key back in.

 Always have trouble to look for your keys inside your bag?

Some of us like to start our cars on cold mornings and go back in the house to warm up. Key-Valet will allow you to unhook your house keys from the car key and then lock the door as you leave.

Privacy: For security and privacy reasons, you don’t want to leave your home and work keys and USBs at dealerships, valet parking or other people.

No more key ring problems. We know how difficult it is to remove a car key or a regular key from a key ring. Imagine if you don't have finger nails, you double the trouble to take the key out.

Compatibility. If you already have a beautiful key chain, you don't have to give it up for a Key Valet system. Key-Valet Carabiners fit any key chain perfectly.

Retractable: It does not change the appearance of existing key holders.

Compact: It makes your plate style key holder thinner.

Key-Valet offers 4 key management options to different types of users

Key-Valet Carabiner - A redesigned mini carabiner that fits all types of key chains. If you already have a plate style key holder or you don't want to change your current key holder, Key-Valet Carabiner will be your perfect choice, it can adopt any existing key holder and turn it into a valet key chain.

Key-Valey key ring - A perfect key ring if you always need to share more than one item on your key chain.   

Key-Valet classics - If you never own a plate style key holder, Key-Valet Classic can be your next useful key holder. It offers a complete key management solution. A laser etched ruler makes the key holder handy when you need to take a quick measurement.

 Features of Key-Valet Classic

  • 3” ruler with 1/10” and 1/8” divisions on the front plate.
  • Circle templates from 0.25” – 2” diameter with 0.25” graduation on the back plate.
  • Includes a pair of 8-32 x 0.75" long screws, ideal for securing up to 6 standard keys. Switch these with longer screws to expand capacity. 
  • No special screws required. (You can get shorter or longer screws from hardware stores.)
  • It also comes with a Key-Valet Carabiner.

Key-Valet Pro - A great tool when you have to deal with machine screws for your work or projects.

Features of Key-Valet Pro

  • 3” ruler with 1/8” divisions on one side and a Metric ruler on the other side.
  • Thread templates for 6-32, 6-40, 8-32, 8-36, 10-24, 10-32, 12-24, 12-28, ¼-20, ¼-28.
  • Includes a pair of 8-32 x 0.75" long screws, ideal for securing up to 6 standard keys. Switch these with longer screws to expand capacity. 
  • No special screws required. (You can get shorter or longer screws from hardware stores.)
  • It also comes with a Key-Valet Carabiner.

Production Plan and Timeline

This is where we need your help.

The good news is that we already started the tooling for this project .  Your pledge will help cover our minimum order quantities for production, as well as packaging and shipping.  We will ship Key-Valet rewards to our backers as early as May 2014, perfect gifts for your loved gadgeteers!

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Risks and challenges

The geometry of the Key-Valet Carabiner was the most critical part of our design process because we want the users to enjoy the Key-Valet features without giving up their existing key chains. With this goal in mind, we tested several designs to ensure Key-Valet Carabiner fits in any key chain.

We are partnering with a zinc alloy manufacturing factory and an aluminum manufacturing factory in China. They have die casting and CNC machining capabilities. These factories have over 10 years of experience in production of zinc and aluminum products.

In addition, we used to be a trading company. We have dealt with many different types of products in the past, including plastics, metals, woods, and garments. We do not have language barrier and therefore we will not face communication problems. Without the language problem, we can focus on the design, manufacturing, and quality issues. We are confident in our ability to deliver.

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    Get two Key-Valet Carabiners. Free shipping within US.

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    Free shipping within Canada: Want to upgrade your current key holder? Get two Key-Valet Carabiners.

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    Early Bird Special! Get one Key-Valet Key Ring. A great way to share your keys and USBs. Free shipping within US.

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    Early Bird Special! Get one Key-Valet Classic. A complete key management system. Free shipping within US.

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    Free shipping within US and Canada: Always need to share your keys and USBs? Get one Key-Valet Key Ring.

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    Family set: Get one Key-Valet key ring and one Key-Valet Classic. Free shipping within US.

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    Early Bird Titanium Key-Valet Carabiner Special! Get one Key-Valet Classic (Titanium Key-Valet Carabiner). A complete key management system. Add $5 for anodizing. Free shipping within US.

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    Titanium Key-Valet Carabiner Special! Get one Key-Valet Classic (Titanium Key-Valet Carabiner). A complete key management system. Add $5 for anodizing. Free shipping within US.

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    Titanium Key-Valet Carabiner Special! Upgrade your current key holder. Get two Titanium Key-Valet Carabiners. Add $5 per carabiner for anodizing. Free shipping within US

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    Titanium Key-Valet Carabiner Special! Always need to share your keys and USBs? Get one Key-Valet Key Ring (Titanium Key-Valet Carabiner). Add $10 for anodizing. Free shipping within US.

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