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Carry keys better. Made in the USA.
Carry keys better. Made in the USA.
Carry keys better. Made in the USA.
636 backers pledged $27,101 to help bring this project to life.

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Switchy - Carbon Fiber Key Holder

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Switchy is designed to help you better handle your keys, in style.

Switchy is the third addition to our CarbonTactics brand.

Unlock With Style
Unlock With Style

Switchy lets you store, organize, and rapidly deploy any one of 5 keys.

5 Key Capacity
5 Key Capacity

Keys are heavy enough.  Switchy is light (18 grams light!) thanks to its carbon fiber construction and use of lightweight aluminum hardware.

To add or remove keys, just unscrew the top fastener, slide keys in/out, and re-insert the fastener.

Switchy has a clip, so you can carry it on your belt, or clipped to your pocket for easy access.  The idea is to free your pockets of that bulkiness you feel with a normal key ring.

Clipped in Pocket
Clipped in Pocket

We created 4 editions:

1. Silver Edition

Silver Edition
Silver Edition

2. Blacked-Out Edition

Blacked-Out Edition
Blacked-Out Edition

The following limited editions utilize a carbon fiber fabric that is laced with copper thread, for that extra visual pop.

3. Limited Edition - Silver

Limited Edition - Silver
Limited Edition - Silver

4. Limited Edition - Blacked-Out

Limited Edition - Blacked-Out
Limited Edition - Blacked-Out

NEW: Switchy +P

By popular request, we also designed the high-capacity Switchy +P

Switchy +P with 10 Key Capacity
Switchy +P with 10 Key Capacity

Switchy +P holds up to 10 keys and has an attachment point for additional keys, such as that giant car key you probably carry around.

Switchy +P
Switchy +P
Switchy and Switchy +P
Switchy and Switchy +P

Custom Engraving !NEW!

On select models, we are now offering custom engraving!  Choose up to 6 characters (A-Z, 0-9, and spaces) and we will CNC engrave them onto your Switchy. 

Engraved Switchy - Any 6 letters of your choice!
Engraved Switchy - Any 6 letters of your choice!

20k Stretch Goal - Colored Spacers!

If we hit 20k we will offer the FREE option to customize Switchy with colored spacers.  They are made of durable nylon, and they come in 4 colors: Black, Yellow, Green, Red, or you can stick with the standard aluminum.

Colored Spacers - Black, Yellow, Green, Red, Aluminum
Colored Spacers - Black, Yellow, Green, Red, Aluminum

Experience

Switchy is our second project on Kickstarter, and we learned a LOT from the first one.  From manufacturing methods, to quality control and order fulfillment, we have made improvements in every area to help ensure that the production process goes smoothly.

Manufacturing

Switchy will be manufactured in Tucson, AZ by the creator's company, Sargent Research, LLC.  The company has been serving the aerospace and defense industries since 2010, providing engineering and composites manufacturing services.  If we meet our goal, Switchy will be the third addition to our Carbon Tactics line of products.  We want to bring aerospace technology to the people, and we hope Switchy is one of many great lifestyle products that will accomplish that.

We Need Your Support

Carbon fiber products are expensive.  There are a lot of good reasons for that, but we want to make our product accessible to everyone.  The only way to bring the cost down is to manufacture parts in large batches, and we hope your support on Kickstarter will enable us to ramp up for our first Switchy production run.

Risks and challenges

Design:
We are very confident in the design, and have tested it thoroughly, but small refinements may still be made.

Machining:
We have the CNC machining equipment we need in-house. Over the last few weeks, we have painstakingly refined our machining parameters to ensure a consistently high-quality product. If demand is high enough, we can outsource some machining operations to another local shop to increase our rate of production.

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