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Because the whole unit acts as a grip, each key provides more leverage, making unlocking a lock that much easier.

Having a ring of loose keys in your pocket is far from a perfect situation. They can bunch up in cumbersome ways and those small, jagged metal spikes can poke you in all the wrong places. Not to mention, pocket real estate is already pretty limited. There really hasn't been much innovation in the way of the keychain ... until now. Daniel Farkas is a Hungarian designer looking to streamline and modernize the old fashioned way of carrying around the keys you need. "Although it's an essential item in everybody's everyday-carry, it's typically an ugly, primitive design, opposed to today's sleek mobile phones, wallets, pens, watches and notebooks," says Farkas. "With my design, I want to unclutter the keychain and make it aesthetically pleasing."


An avid bike rider, his idea for a new way of carrying your keys is directly influenced—hell, it actually uses—a bike's chain. The goal was to create a key-carrying apparatus that would disappear in your pocket. Of course, a keychain that's thinner and lighter than ever before required trimming down the keys themselves. By only including the blades, the weight was reduced by an impressive 40%. This not only keeps their original function but enhances it by providing a larger grip surface and greater leverage for every individual key. Fully-customized and hand-crafted for you, the brand is offering the 48 most popular key blanks used in the US which covers 95% of keys in use. And because the design is flexible and modular, you can incorporate as many keys as you'd like and your keychain will remain no thicker than a key's blade.

    The modern key-cutting and duplicating machine was invented in the United States in 1917.

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Pledge $39 to score a keychain with four blanks
from the available selection.

(End Date: Thursday, July 3rd at 10:59 pm BST)









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