About this project
Thank you and Congratulations to all our amazing supporters who have helped make Orbitkey a reality and also a huge success!
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Looking for a great Christmas gift for a loved one? Pledge for an Orbitkey and give out an Orbitkey Christmas card to tell that special someone what nice gift they will be receiving in March 2014.
You can download the instruction and print your own Orbitkey Christmas card from this link >> here. The card will have a web link which they can visit and choose their preferred band style from (webpage will be launched before Christmas)!
Stylish. Make an impression with the Orbitkey. Not only is it practical, Orbitkey embodies elegance. Our objective is to create key accessories that you can be proud to carry.
Organised. Orbitkey transforms your cluster of keys to a neatly organized stack. You can arrange keys in your order of preference, which will help you locate the right key quickly and effortlessly.
Quiet. Orbitkey is truly silent. It just won’t rattle! Perfect for keeping in your pocket when jogging and perfect for sneaking up on people!
No more key scratches. Keys don’t always get along with your smartphones and other precious items; Orbitkey protects your belongings from key scratches.
Personalised. With an interchange-able band design and wide selection of materials and colors to choose from. You can have several bands to suit your style and occasion.
Flexible. Orbitkey caters for both minimalist and traditionalists. Whether you have 3 keys or 9 keys, the Orbitkey will stay compact and organized! Your keys will fit comfortably into any pocket or bag!
Special Locking Mechanism. Our custom designed locking mechanism solves the issues that normal screws have. It is specially created to stop your keys from coming undone over time and it also allows you to adjust how tight your stack of keys are. It has also been designed to complement the overall sophistication of the product.
Optional Attachment. In case you're wondering, Every Orbitkey comes with an additional attachment ring to carry bulkier and odd shaped items such as your car keys or bike lock keys! (no additional charge)
Packed with features. The Orbitkey is like a Swiss army knife for keys, spice up your Orbitkey with a USB stick or bottle opener!
Weight: approximately 25g with 3 keys
Dimension: 85mm long x 19mm wide (Overall when assembled)
Material: Locking Mechanism: High Quality Aluminium 7075
Band: Double sided genuine leather or TPU Elastomer
Color: Leather: Tan/ Tan with white stitching/ Black/ Black with tan stitching
Elastomer (Rubber): Grey, Pink or Aqua
Will my keys fit? You can use most standard keys with Orbitkey. If you happen to have keys with smaller hole diameter than 5mm, please let us know. We have a few tricks to make that work too!
Our goal is to provide you with more band and accessories options. When we reach certain number of backers, we will be releasing more bands/ accessories for you to choose from. Please help us spread the word to make it happen! More stretch goals coming so stay tuned!
Although we are all-too-familiar with the “key ring” and grew up using it, it was far from perfect; it was noisy, it was unorganized, it damaged anything that came near it and it was unappealing! Everything the Orbitkey is not! We started trialling with different materials and designs. The initial design involved the use of Chicago screws, but we quickly found these to be unreliable (and unappealing) as they would come loose over time. We then set out to create something of our own — a tool that could withstand the test of time! Our newest model has a built in mechanism that prevents the device from coming undone accidentally. It can also be adjusted to fit a different number of keys. We tested many different materials for the band and finally settled on TPU rubber and leather. We wanted a material that is flexible yet strong enough to perform the movement of the Orbitkey, but, more importantly we needed something that would prevent keys from scratching our belongings.
Why we need you
For the past 12 months we’ve been testing and refining the Orbitkey. All the manufacturers are lined up and ready to begin production. Your support will help fund the first production run and get the Orbitkey from our warehouse into your pocket! The funding will assist with the cost of tooling, manufacturing and distribution. We will also be using the funding to expand the range of bands available for you to choose from. In order to bring Orbitkey to life, we need your support. Not only does this mean pledging for an Orbitkey, but also sharing this project with your friends. Something as simple as tweeting about our page or sharing our Facebook page will go a long way to the success of Orbitkey. So please take a moment and click on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram tabs at the top of the page and don’t keep Orbitkey a secret!
Risks and challenges
We will be working hard to promote the Orbitkey in a variety of ways, but we see our first challenge is getting the word out. We hope through the use of social media, blogs and you sharing this project, together we can drive enough traffic to make Orbitkey a success!
We have been testing the Orbitkey for 12 months and we have built several test prototypes with our manufacturer. We have worked hard to mitigate the risk of delays in production and delivery. We don’t anticipate any major setbacks and are confident that we will be able to deliver even if our goal was to be exceeded.
Having said that, we know that there may be unanticipated challenges along the way, and in the true spirit of crowd funding, we intend to be totally transparent with any hurdles that we encounter and will keep you up to date.
We anticipate to get the Orbitkey delivered to you by March 2014.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
All Orbitkey orders will also include a detachable accessory to allow for larger items such as car keys, accesories and bike keys.
Please contact us directly by clicking "contact me" on the top right of this page and we'll let you know how!
At the end of the campaign, backers will be sent a short survey to confirm color choice, shipping details and pledges.
If you need to to add the cost of international shipping to your order, simply add $6 to your pledge amount. For example, if you are pledging for the $29 Premium leather Orbitkey, just change your pledge to $35.
If you would like to add a Orbitkey USB or Bottle opener to your Orbitkey order, simply add $10 (for 8GB USB), $27 (for 32GB USB) or $5 (For bottle opener) to your pledge amount. For example, if you are pledging for the $29 Premium leather Orbitkey, just change your pledge to $39 for the Orbitkey + 8GB USB, $34 for Orbitkey + Bottle opener or $44 for both bottle opener and 8GB USB.
Although we do recommend a minimalistic approach to key carrying, The orbitkey can cater up to 9 standard keys, all orders will also include a detachable accessory to allow for larger items.
Every Orbitkey purchase comes with an optional car attachment. No additional pledge is required!
We would like to make Orbitkey available on-line after the kickstarter campaign but we can't tell you when it will be available. Our priority is to look after our backers here on kickstarter and make sure their orders are fulfilled as soon as possible. If you wanna be one of the first to get your hands on Orbitkey, it's safer to pre-order it here on Kickstarter.
As a general rule of thumb, as long as the hole on your key is greater than 5mm and the length is shorter than 60mm (from the hole to the end of the key) it will fit on the Orbitkey. This rule also applies to keys where the holes are irregular in shape (e.g. square, triangular).
For anything that doesn't fit on the Orbitkey, they can be attached to the optional attachment which comes free with every Orbitkey (please see illustrator above)
The Orbitkey can certainly accommodate for store cards, but a lot of it will depend on the shape of the store card and where the hole on the card is located, it works best when the hole is in the centre and the width of the card is not too wide. Anything that doesn't fit on the Orbitkey, can be incorporated with the optional attachment made for bulkier items.
There are a couple of options to carry keys with diameter of less than 5mm, it’s illustrated in the link below:
The trick is to strategically place your 4mm hole key to avoid the 5mm Shaft. This however means you need to have a few other keys/ USB key/ Bottle opener to fill up the 5mm shaft space as shown.
If you only carry 2-3 keys, there is an option of drilling the hole into a bigger hole (we've personally done this before but of course it requires the extra effort). As a last resort, you can always utilize the optional attachment for anything that doesn't fit.
We wanted to provide everyone with a variety of different bands in different styles and materials to choose from. The "BAND ONLY" rewards are for those people that wanted to pledge for a spare band (without the locking mechanism) so they can change from one style to another.
Have another question? Please message us directly through kickstarter or our email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd be more than happy to answer any inquiries
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