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About this project
We are excited to introduce KEYANCHOR, the world’s smallest multi-tool and key organizer.
KEYANCHOR is a universal micro key-organizer, cleverly designed to elegantly and silently anchor your keys and function as a bottle opener and multi-tool. CNC Machined from grade 5 titanium, it will last a lifetime.
KEYANCHOR is the result of months of work, we hope you can help us bring it to life.
Our dream was to create an elegant multi-functional key organizer that was truly lightweight, silent and packed with features while allowing us to quickly find the right key and fitted all the keys we use every day, we think we've done this.
We believe the best tools are the ones you have on you, no matter what life throws at you. Designed to stay concealed inside your keys until it is needed, KEYANCHOR includes a pry bar, flat head screwdriver and bottle opener – because you should always be able to crack a cold one!
Silence is golden
KEYANCHOR silences your keys with its custom spring design, engineered to apply an even and constant force to your keys, eliminating those irritating jingles while keeping your keys organized.
Packed with features
Don’t be fooled, it might be light and small but rest assured KEYANCHOR can be relied upon and is packed with 12 features!
How to Use
KEYANCHOR allows you to neatly organize yours keys in priority order, by location or even by size.
Quick and easy to use
1. Unclip the split ring
2. Stack your keys
3. Add the spring
4. Secure the split ring and you’re ready to go.
Made to Last
Each KEYANCHOR is precision machined using state of the art CNC technology from a solid billet of space grade titanium and then individually engraved with our KEYANCHOR logo.
Every KEYANCHOR will be assembled and inspected individually here in our workshop before being packaged and shipped to you.
Titanium for life
We are using grade 5 titanium, a material that is ultra-light weight, super strong, rust proof and incredibly beautiful. Spaceships are made from this stuff so we felt it was perfect for your Everyday Carry (EDC).
Light as a feather, solid as a rock
Each KEYANCHOR weighs just 0.037 oz (1g), for comparison a bottle cap is 2 grams.
Key organizers we’ve used in the past have not worked well with lots of different keys, long or odd shaped keys didn’t fit, we wanted to solve that. We designed KEYANCHOR with all keys in mind. The split ring can be used to add bulky keys such as your car keys, also great to hook onto your bag or coat.
Ready for adventure
You can use it as a key organizer or on its own! That’s why we’ve designed KEYANCHOR to be used solo. We love to travel light, carrying just the bare essentials. Perfect for those spontaneous adventures into the wilderness.
After sharing KEYANCHOR on Social Media please send us an email with a Screenshot of the post to - firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "I've Shared KEYANCHOR!" - You will then receive a free upgrade to a superlight Titanium Split Ring!
Will it fit my keys?
Universal is a bold claim, after extensive research we have designed the body to fit all keys using KEYANCHORs unique faceted body. There is no minimum or maximum length of key that will fit.
Front hole option
Due to popular request we are offering a front hole version of KEYANCHOR. You will be able to choose which hole design you would like in the final survey.
Which size for me?
Material - Grade 5 (Ti-6Al-4V) Titanium
Finish - Stonewashed Gunmetal Spring - Custom 316 Stainless Steel Split Ring - 25mm 316 Stainless Steel (as standard) Manufacture - CNC Milling / CNC Wire forming
Weight - 0.038 oz. / 1g (1-4 Key)
Sizes available - 1 to 4 Key and 4 to 8 Key Dimensions - 1 to 4 Key measures 26mm / 1.02 inches’ long and 2.6mm / 0.1 inches’ thick
Shipping & Packaging
USA – Orders will be shipped from California, USA
UK & Europe – Orders will be shipped from London, UK
Lets make it happen
For the past 12 months we’ve been endlessly testing and perfecting KEYANCHOR. We have made numerous prototypes and our machines and suppliers are set up and ready to begin production. Your support will help fund the first production run and make KEYANCHOR a reality. The funding will assist with the cost of tooling, manufacturing and distribution.
In order to bring KEYANCHOR to life, we really need your support. Not only does this mean pledging for a KEYANCHOR, but also sharing this project with your friends. Something as simple as tweeting about our page or following us on Instagram will go a long way to the success of KEYANCHOR. So please take a moment and click on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram links below and help make KEYANCHOR a reality.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter campaign, so we are learning about the best ways to manage the campaign and offer pledges that are great value for you the backers.
For the last six months we have been testing prototypes and refining the production. We have a small team in place with a broad skill base that have carefully prepared for the KEYANCHOR launch and are confident that we can deliver even if our goals are exceeded.
We appreciate the trust and commitment of the Kickstarter community and do not want to over promise. We have a detailed production plan and schedule in place, so we will be able to assess and manage the risks appropriately.
Even the best made plans can go wrong and there are always unanticipated challenges but we are committed to resolving any issues and most importantly plan on being totally honest and open along the way with you the backers. Keeping you up to date with regular updates and progress reports.
We anticipate that we will have all KEYANCHORs made and shipped to you by November 2017.
July – Campaign Launch
August – Close Campaign and Start Manufacturing
September – Finishing and Assembly
October - November – Packaging and Shipping
Thank you for showing us some love. You will get our 3D files and access to behind the scenes, and work in progress photos/videos during the Kickstarter campaign.
Have a 3D printer, or CNC mill and fancy making one yourself we will send you an STL, OBJ and drawing files so you can make your own. Great it you like our design but want to add your own personal touch.
When campaign ends we will send 3D files to your email address.