The earliest known lock and key is thousands of years old, and while keys have become much more sophisticated and smaller, they still remain sliding around on a key ring. Whether you keep them clipped to your belt or purse for extra jingles, stored in a pocket to poke you, or lost somewhere in your bag, the way you carried your keys as a kid, hasn't changed much. Keyport Slide 2.0 is the solution you didn't realize you needed or even wanted in your life. With the option to hold 6 different keys, or accessories, it takes a full key ring and keeps it compact, quiet and convenient.
Keyport Slide 2.0 offers the option for you to keep 6 of your most important keys with you. The inserts that go into the Slide 2.0 can be acquired by printing out a page to place your current keys on and then sending a picture to Slide 2.0 for them to make sure you get the correct insert. You’ll receive blank key inserts that you can take to a locksmith to finish the process.
You can get inserts for nearly every key you can imagine, from cars to mail boxes, to storage or planes, even RV’s, boats, big-rig trucks, and of course your house. There is are accessories as well, a small flashlight that offers good light in dark environments, useful for finding the key hole or navigating through a dark room. A bottle opener and bar code blade, used for the bar code of a store rewards card, and a flash drive attachment of 4GB or 8GB.
A bottle opener is probably one of the nicest things to have the option for, though it doesn't lock in place like every other type of blade insert, so you’ll need to have a little care when opening a bottle.
The flash drive extends much further than you will likely feel comfortable with, however if you have nothing but the Slide 2.0 (without a large clip or car keys attached), you’ll find the drive to be surprisingly firm and steady.
Inserts for cars with chipped keys are also offered, blank chips can be provided for you to program yourself or take to a dealership for them to program it for you, usually at a cost. You can also send your existing key and they will customize it to fit a blade insert, of course it’ll fit in the Keyport Slide 2.0 so it won’t look like anything you’ll remember.
Some cars, especially those with the proximity remotes and push button starts don’t have a solution, so while you can keep your keys from jingling around, you’ll have to similar sized objects in your pocket or on your belt, clacking against each other.
The cost of the Slide 2.0 isn't to bad at $29 for the Slide 2.0 2.0 or $39 for the older model with a metal housing. However once you factor in the cost of each of the blades or inserts you'll need or want, and the locksmith and dealership cost, it can run a rather large chunk of change to avoid the jingle and difficulty of normal keys on a key ring.
Overall the Keyport Slide 2.0 is that thing that’ll make you smack your head and think “why didn't I think of that?” It’s not perfect, though it is close. It would be nice to have some indication which side is which simply by feel, and a locking bottle opener would be nice though not critical. The keys are surprisingly firm and you don’t feel like the Slide 2.0 will be falling apart any time soon. Whether you are a minimalist that is looking for a great solution or just a normal Joe, or Jane, that wants a better solution for your keys, the Keyport Slide 2.0 is for you.
The Keyport Slide 2.0 unit cost $29, however the inserts are extra so cost will vary depending on your needs. You can purchase the Slide 2.0 from Keyport’s website here.