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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 1:11 am

Seems like a solution in search of a problem.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 4:45 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Seems like a solution in search of a problem.


You can say that about anything that isn't a basic necessity of life. I find it genuininly useful to not have my keys shaking around in my pockets. It makes noise, I've had pockets with holes cut into them on the inside, and occasionally I've cut myself. So I do enjoy the one I bought. It wasn't like it was expensive anyway.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 5:24 am

I've used one of these for years...

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Although I prefer the kind where the key is attached to a short chain.

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Postby taxico » Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:32 am

jpatokal wrote:@taxico, am I missing something, or is there any content in that thinly disguised promotional article beyond "you'll need to tell people what you're doing if you're going to crowdfund"? :o


i don't know the guy, but i know of people that have had their ideas ripped off due to not properly protecting their IP... i quoted the bit i felt was relevant from that article.

protecting it with at least a provisional patent will be beneficial if the product becomes popular among consumer and investors. if not, the process will at least help in developing and differentiating your product...
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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 7:09 am

Abel Ang wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Which is why you're posting in the forums with it prominently in the sig? :) Completely allowed of course.

I like the idea of your project. It's just that... I like it so much I already took part in and bought the previous nearly identical project.

BladeKey:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bl ... -organizer

Not sure how yours is different, but wish you the best of luck.


I am hustling to get eyeballs for my Kickstarter project, yes. :D
There are a few differences. The Keystone is scalable to 20 keys. The use of spacers allows your keys to swivel out easily.
If you are happy with your key holder already then I am happy to talk about other aspects of the Kickstarter. I am learning as I go too.


Congrats, your hustling is paying off:

http://everyday-carry.com/post/99335340 ... are-plenty

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 9:22 am

I made one of those years ago (jury rigged using a old hex key metal case which is exactly the same thing - a number of the smaller keys had broken). Undid the thumb wheel nut on the screw insert spacers and keys and snug it up with the thumb wheel nut. Used it for a long time when I lived in Seletar Camp. The problem with it is the same one with a wallet. With Jeans, the key case will find a given position that it likes (just like you wallet does) and the metal corners will cause your jeans to wear on those corners. But it is a good idea but it cannot be too bulky because of the squaring of the shape.

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The difference with mine was that it had a hanger at one end and thumb wheel nut instead of normal nuts to secure them. I also had to cut out some of the backbone of the carrier in order to have the keyheads to fit.


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