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MagKey is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign
MagKey is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign
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MagKey uses magnets to stop your keys from jangling
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MagKey uses magnets to stop your keys from jangling
MagKey is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign
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MagKey is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign
US$11 should hopefully snag you a four-pack of MagKeys, though you'll have to stump up $27 to choose between either the leather or paracord keychain
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US$11 should hopefully snag you a four-pack of MagKeys, though you'll have to stump up $27 to choose between either the leather or paracord keychain
MagKey's creators also say that the magnets won't break your credit card or flash drive
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MagKey's creators also say that the magnets won't break your credit card or flash drive
The MagKey pack comprises an upgraded keyring and a set of 1 mm (0.039 in)-thick magnets, in both positive and negative polarity
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The MagKey pack comprises an upgraded keyring and a set of 1 mm (0.039 in)-thick magnets, in both positive and negative polarity

Occasionally an invention comes along that promises to change mankind fundamentally, enable us to grow as a species, and expand our capabilities beyond what was previously thought possible. MagKey isn't one of those kinds of inventions at all. It simply uses magnets to stop keys from jangling, but we're still impressed.

The MagKey pack comprises a keyring and a set of 1 mm (0.039 in)-thick magnets, in both positive and negative polarity, plus an optional keychain. It works as follows ... you attach the sticky side of a positive magnet to one side of the bow of a key and a negative magnet to the other side. The keys are then threaded onto the new keyring, positive attracts negative and a few keys become one block for jangle-free bliss.

To unlock a door, the appropriate key just needs to be separated from the block, and reattached when done.

The MagKey pack comprises an upgraded keyring and a set of 1 mm (0.039 in)-thick magnets, in both positive and negative polarity
The MagKey pack comprises an upgraded keyring and a set of 1 mm (0.039 in)-thick magnets, in both positive and negative polarity

There's a choice of two optional keychains available too, either black leather, or a paracord chain with a clip and integrated firestarting kit that brings to mind the Survival Laces we covered. MagKey's creators also say that the magnets won't rust, break, or render your credit card or flash drive useless.

MagKey is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign to help bring it to production. As of writing, the San Francisco-based firm behind the project is asking for a minimum pledge of US$11 to snag a four-pack of MagKeys, though you'll have to stump up $27 to get the choice of either the leather or paracord keychain. Assuming all goes well with production, shipping is estimated to start in January, 2016.

Check out the video below to see the MagKey pitch.

Sources: MagKey, Kickstarter

MAGKEY - Magnetic Smart Key Holder

4 comments
Grunchy
Omg this will work for animal tags, too. I've heard that constant jangling, that they can never escape, can give them psychological damage.
Gautch
$10 pledge gets you 4 magnets. You can buy 100 of these for $5 on ebay and other sites.
silly1
Nice simple idea (especially for pet collars!); but I would fear for my credit card magnetic strips.
windykites
Amusing picture at the top of the article: all four keys have the same profile. Another way would be to have a small bag put the keys in.Or put a coil spring on the key ring, which would push all the keys together.