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15 Choicest Key Organizers for EDC

Fumbling to find the right key is not only an irritation, it could mean the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, that isn’t an exaggeration. While it’s unlikely that you’ll ever be pursued by an attacker and need to get into your home or office quickly, do you really want to risk being the cautionary statistic, all because you were too bold, too brash, too foolhardy to organize your keys like an adult? There’s no reason you should be fumbling with cold fingers at any door you could be unlocking because you’re holding all your keys in a big mass, instead of keeping them tight and accessible with a proper key organizer.

There’s more to a key organizer than just getting into your home faster. It also provides a handy self-defense tool when folded into your fist, and prevents a wayward key from digging a hole into the pocket of your best jeans. They can help open bottles, and reduce wasted space for your everyday carry load by compacting those bits of metal into a concise location. That’s a lot of facility that you’re missing if you don’t have one of the 15 best key organizers in your EDC array.

MagKey Holder

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Here’s the way to keep your keys in line using science. Tiny magnets are affixed to each of your keys, and they then attract to one another, holding all of your keys in a simple, regimented line to be pulled apart at your convenience. This way you can use whatever gorgeous ring you wish. Purchase: $10/4

 

 

KeyDisk

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Since KeyDisk has expanded their product line, they’ve moved away from the OG, which is why it can be had for a bargain. Though a little strange in design, its functional aluminum and steel that fits in the palm of your hand. Purchase: $12

KeyDisk Mini

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KeyDisk managed to put three items onto this list, and that’s no accident. The smallest of their choices is the Mini. It’s anodized aluminum with as little space as possible used to free up more room for gear you actually want to lug around. Those who think less is more are proved right here. Purchase: $19

 

Cineik K-Addict

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From 3 keys onto as many as your imagination needs, K-Addict is the CNC machined choice of people who want or need good organization with as much ability to expand as possible. Small, basic, and easy to use, it doesn’t try to solve all the problems of your pocket, just the one you need it to. Purchase: $20+

 

 

 

Keyport Slide

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Color-coded slides allow you to snap out only the key or item you need without ever making an error. Though it’s a little bigger than other choices, thanks to the inherent mechanisms inside, it’s also far cooler than swinging your keys around the pole. Loads of accessorizing options allow you to make it truly your own. Purchase: $20+

Orbitkey 2.0

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Even smarter than its first iteration, the 2.0 takes the lovely leather or canvas body and adds in a bottle opener as well as a D-ring for holding your car fob in addition to organizing your keys. The result is a one-stop EDC item that can take up to 7 keys without flinching, and has numerous designs to suit your style. $25+

S-Key Organizer

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This covers a facet of key organizers that is huge: Protecting everything else in your pocket. The soft sides stop the hard metal keys from scoring up your smartphone, while giving you a more traditional key fob appearance. Made of sleek leather, it can even be outfitted with its own pendrive for added slickness. Purchase: ~$27

Phigvel Makers & Co. Key Case

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There’s something to be said for going low-tech. A basic leather body with a pair of studs at either end, held closed by a button, your grandfather was likely to have had one of these, and it probably lasted his entire life. ~$28

Blockey

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Instead of folding your keys up, this takes it to the next level by also boxing them off to ensure no jagged sides slip out. Available with a few accessories, the effect here is one of pure streamlined savoir faire. If you’ve ever longed to make your keys more dapper, this is the way to do it. Purchase: $32

KeyKlip

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Made of anodized aluminum, one part of this acts as a carabiner for clipping onto a belt or backpack if you prefer to roll like that, while the other side anchors up to 12 keys, drives, or membership cards with rubber spacers for safer, easier toting. Angled just right to sit steady in a pocket, it nearly never shifts, making quick draws a snap. Purchase: $35

KeySmart Rugged

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KeySmart was the first major company to alter our perception of what made a good keyring. The original is still the gold standard for key organizers, and you’d be happy should you choose to go that route, but the Rugged is an upgrade with an included clip and bottle opener, along with thicker aluminum intended to take daily beatings. Purchase: $35

KeyBiner

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Fans of the Leatherman Skeletool will find the KeyBiner much to their liking. It’s a multi-tool with six wrench heads, a carabiner for easy carry, a basic screwdriver, a pry bar that also handles your flathead screws, and it can open bottles. Then there’s the fact it fits 14 keys. Purchase: $35

Liquid Key Caddy

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Admittedly a little heavy on the price for a basic anodized aluminum body, there’s a density to this screw and post assembly that gives it a sense of more mature craftsmanship than other items. Couple that with the smart snap-out system that avoids letting your keys dangle in the breeze, and you’ll find the suave flippability all but irrisistable. Purchase: $43

Mini Q Key Organizer Knife

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Not everyone requires, or wants a separate EDC knife. Those who need only a basic box cutter can now reduce the amount of items they haul around by picking up the Mini Q. It comes in aluminum, brass, or titanium and allows you to outfit it with keys to complement the 2.35-inch 420HC stainless steel blade built right in. You can pick the blade style, and get it in whatever finish fits your pocket. Purchase: $48-$68

KeyClip

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Not to be confused with the KeyKlip above, the KeyClip is a money clip that is also an RFID blocking wallet, which also happens to organize your keys. It’s lugging around serious 6061 aircraft aluminum coupled with a stainless steel clip which can include a multi-tool if you so desire. Keys are attached via screw for no escape possibilities and supreme security. Hail to the king. Purchase: $89+

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