A minimalist silicone bracelet with a function. Gokey securely conceals your key while you are on the go. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 14, 2012.
About this project
Hello! Thanks for stopping by to check out our project. With your help we would love to get our product into production and make it a reality.
Do you squeeze it in the tiny “built in” pocket in your shorts? Tie it on your shoe lace or pant string? Do you just hold in your hand? If you wear a bra, maybe your key is nicely cushioned by your breast...or if you are a risk taker, maybe you hide it underneath your doormat?
None of these work around solutions are comfortable or safe. How many times have you wished the annoying key jingling was not the soundtrack of your running? Or even worse, you completed your jog, felt energized and a minute later all good vibes have vanished because you have just realized you lost your house key!
gokey is a sleek silicone wrist band that conceals your key when you are out and about. This accessory is not only stylish but serves a purpose. While there are many work arounds for storing keys, none of them offer a worry free experience. gokey alleviates this running stressor and brings peace of mind to your jog.
gokey's unique design allows for a safe and comfortable way to carry your key while on a run, so you will be able to stop worrying and engage in your workout and finally embrace peace of mind. We are a nation of anxious people trying to restore our inner balance and this is exactly what we seek from exercise: a way to disconnect from the pressure, responsibilities and worries of everyday life.
The key is easy to insert and is fully concealed when the bracelet is closed so no one needs to know your wrist band’s secret. The sleek, modern design makes gokey easy to wear when working out or from day to day. The silicone rubber (a similar material to the LiveStrong bracelets) is sweat proof, flexible, stretchy, and resistant to wear.
The closure of gokey is one of the most exciting features. The key itself acts as the initial closure for the bracelet with the friction between the key and the silicone creating a secure connection. For added security the "go" logo creates a button closure so the wrist band isn't going anywhere!
We are offering gokey in 2 colors: Vibrant Blue and Punchy Red.
gokey can hold one key at a time. The internal cavity fits most standard house, lock, and locker keys. Keys up to 2.25” long and with a head size 1" across or smaller fit comfortably into the cavity. Below you can see the different styles and kinds of keys we tested with gokey. The most common house keys are #66 and 68 (these are the two on the left). If you find either of these numbers on your keys you are good to go. If you have a different kind of key, check below to see what we have tested. There are thousands of keys out there so we couldn't possibly test them all but go by the measurements and you will be fine.
Your funds will help us get gokey into production. They will help pay for the tooling of our molds and casting of our product as well as incidentals such as packaging and shipping. By pledging $15 you are preordering a gokey and helping make our product a reality.
With the $10,000 we are creating 3 different size bracelets (small, medium and large) in 2 awesome colors (vibrant blue and punchy red). Please use the size chart below to determine the right size for you. Keep in mind that if your size is at the top of the range the wrist band will be snug. Just measure your wrist circumference and you're ready to go!
While we originally conceived of gokey as a running accessory, it has many more possibilities, just use your imagination. We've used it at the gym, while biking, swimming and taking our dog on a walk.
About the Creators
Cristina has a background in product and graphic design. Francesca has a background in design strategy and business. We are 1.5 Italian total so awesome design and craft is in our blood (not to mention cooking)! We are both huge proponents of human centered design so we always look to make the experiences surrounding products better. So please help us make our first independent product venture a reality.
With your support our aim is to have gokey ship in early summer of this year, just in time for running season!
What is a buff anyway? A buff is a tubular piece of fabric made of high performance micro fiber that wicks away moisture. Because of its simplicity, it offers an array of wearing possibilities.
An extra special thanks to our photographer and videographer Philipp Böhm!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
Running is not your thing, but you think
our product is cool and want to support
us. We appreciate it! You get a
special Thank You message from us.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
THE LAZY RUN.
You are an owner-to-be of gokey in the color and size of your choice.
Be prepared to have many eyes on you.
And by the way, you get the Thank You message too. US shipping included. Please add $5 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $29 or more
You get 2 gokey in the color and size of your choice and the Thank You message. US shipping included. Please add $5 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $42 or more
We see a potential runner in you and you deserve a secret weapon! You get 3 gokey in the color and size of your choice, a buff and the Thank You message. US shipping included. Please add $5 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $81 or more
THE HALF MARATHON.
You like to push the bar higher and we
want you to succeed!
You get 6 gokey in the color and size of your choice, 2 buffs and the Thank You message. US shipping included. Please add $5 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $130 or more
You are a star (in our eyes at least). You get 10 gokey in the color and size of your choice for you, your family and closest friends. And 5 buffs! Plus the Thank You message. US shipping included. Please add $10 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
THE TRIATHLON. You want to go beyond limits... You get 20 gokey in the color and size of your choice and 10 buffs! Plus the Thank You message. US shipping included. Please add $50 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $600 or more
THE DECATHLON.You get 50 gokey in the color and size of your choice and 20 buffs! Plus the Thank You message. US shipping included. Please add $80 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
THE OLYMPIC GAMES. You are our new idol! You get 60 gokey in the color and size of your choice and 25 buffs! Plus the Thank You message. We also want to invite you to Chicago (you provide the travel and we'll provide the entertainment). We'll take you on a scenic run along the lake front and then replenish your energy supply with a home cooked Italian dinner. Seats are limited but you can bring along one guest to join the fun. US shipping included. Please add $100 for international shipments.Estimated delivery:
- (40 days)