About this project
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Features and Benefits
Compact – Smaller than a pack of gum, our main goal from day 1. Our Unique 'S' design allows you to hold 4x the keys in half the space of a keyring. No thigh poke, no awkward buldge, and not noticeable in the tightest of jeans.
Universal –KeySmart will fit almost any key found at your local hardware store without any modification. To change or add a key, simply turn the post with a penny, add/change key, then re-tighten.
Customizable – Add anything you use throughout the day. From USB drives and barcode cards, to RFID chips and garage openers, our customers have attached them all. It also comes with a removable loop to attach remote car keys.
Expandable – We offer unique post extensions that can expand your KeySmart to hold any number of keys and accessories. We have had landlords and maintenance workers with up to 100 keys. Seriously.
Durable – KeySmart is ultra strong and can withstand anything your life throws at it. Designed with the toughest environment in mind, it has passed all the obnoxious testing we put it through with flying colors.
Silent – Eliminates any key jingle. Great for leaving early on a Friday or not waking a significant other.
Style – Whether you’re going for sleek, sporty, or flashy, KeySmart will free you from the boring keyring we've been stuck with for so long. It hides the jagged teeth while exposing the smooth back of the keys for easy access.
Which platform is right for you?
KeySmart – This frame is meant for the everyday user with an emphasis on style and weight. The frame is cut from a stock of Aluminum 6061, then tumbled and sandblasted for a smooth finish. It is then put through a hardening process followed by a Color Anodize. This makes it very durable, scratch-proof, and keeps the light weight benefits of aluminum. The posts and top ring are made of stainless steel to hold up in the toughest conditions. Finally, a rubber insert takes up any slack needed, and creates a smooth glide and locking positions.
KeySmart + INDUSTRIAL - The perfect tradesman tool. Eliminates large keyrings and organizes them into a compact unit. No obnoxious jingle and no more bulk. It can be expanded between 3-100 keys with the provided extension posts. It can be built with any color frame depending on your preference.
KeySmart + USB - Adding big gigabytes to your pocket in the most compact way. It has a built in, but removable, 16GB USB 2.0 drive. The drive has a full aluminum housing that is very sleek and smooth. More importantly, it protects the drive from any harsh environments or falls.
KeySmart + EXT - After many inquiries about European and longer maintenance keys, we are happy to accommodate our customer's needs with an extended frame. KeySmart + EXT will be able to hold keys 67 mm long comfortably, and available for all versions. Current Backers will be able to upgrade once it's unlocked. First and Early Backers will be given an option at the end of the funding to upgrade for FREE.
KeySmart +Ti – Made from a Titanium frame that is cut, polished, and assembled by local machinists. At a flat rate of $99 it will come with a brushed polished finish, laser engraving, and free +USB and +INDUSTRIAL upgrade (which is optional to use).
AirKeys™ - Organize and Personalize your KeySmart with 11 colors. AirKeys are high strength and ultra-lightweight key blanks. These will not wear or scratch like the color painted keys we've all had frustrations with. Like the KeySmart frame, they are hard coat anodized aluminum, which makes them scratch proof while being a fraction of the weight of standard brass keys.
TO ORDER - Simply pledge the total you wish to order. Example 1 KeySmart ($23) + 3 AirKeys ($9) = $32 pledge. You will receive an email at the end to list the desired colors.
MADE IN USA
Risks and challenges
Our team has been working hard for months to organize production and eliminate any possible hurdles on the horizon. However, there are always risks when bumping up quantities in production. We have set an aggressive date to produce and ship by July & August 2013. This will be the first time we will be fulfilling a large order in a short period of time, and plan on doing whatever it takes to accomplish it. Thank you Kickstarters for all your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Standard KeySmart: can hold up to 4 keys
KeySmart + USB: can hold up to 2 keys. The USB takes up 2 spots in the KeySmart, or the equivalent of 2 keys
KeySmart + Industrial: can hold up to 100+ keys. The frame of this version can be expanded by using post extensions of different sizes that are provided. This expands the frame in small increments of 0.25 inches to accommodate for the number of keys you wish to use. Example: 10 keys will be roughly 0.5" thick, 24 key will be roughly 1" thick, 47 keys will be roughly 2" thick, etc
The attachment posts of the KeySmart are .20" in diameter. To easily check at home, pass a 13/64" drill bit through your key or accessory by hand.
We don't recommend large, plastic covered car keys because they do not glide easily. However, we love to see creative attachments. Please share pictures to inspire other backers creativity.
Yes, the loop piece or keyring eyelet comes with every KeySmart version, and is an option to put on. It replaces 1 key in case you have an odd number, and can also be rotated inwards to be out of sight if not used.
Unfortunately it is difficult to order more than one. However, simply pledge the cost of the quantity you want and add $5 for shipping outside the US. Examples below
2 KeySmart's x ($23) = $46 pledge
1 KeySmart+USB ($39) + 3 AirKeys (x $3 each)= $48 Pledge
At the end of the kickstarter campaign, you will recieve an email to list your order including colors. We will combine them in the same package and personally make sure it gets to you.
There will be different colors released as stretch goals throughout the campaign. The more funding KeySmart is awarded, the more colors we can offer to you. The special edition colors are available on all models for no additional cost to backers. Be sure to check back throughout this campaign for new colors picked by backers.
Once the funding period is over, a survey will be sent to you requesting which frame you would like assembled with your SmartKey.
The standard KeySmart was designed around the common US 53mm keys. The frame is around 73mm long and this type should hold keys between the 10mm to 55mm range. For longer keys, we suggest the extended frame that will comfortably hold keys 67mm long, as well as longer. The extended frame is around 87mm long and is available for all versions.
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