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Quick-release ring keeps keys in the loop with ease

Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
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Dubbed Mster Linx, the key carrying device isn’t a dramatic departure from your typical key ring
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Dubbed Mster Linx, the key carrying device isn’t a dramatic departure from your typical key ring
Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
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Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
Dubbed Mster Linx, the key carrying device isn’t a dramatic departure from your typical key ring
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Dubbed Mster Linx, the key carrying device isn’t a dramatic departure from your typical key ring
Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)
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Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)
Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
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Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)
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Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)
Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
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Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production
Dubbed Mster Linx, the key carrying device isn’t a dramatic departure from your typical key ring
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Dubbed Mster Linx, the key carrying device isn’t a dramatic departure from your typical key ring
Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)
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Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)

Key rings can be painfully fiddly things (especially for those of us without much fingernail to work with). A clever new quick-release solution might remove some of the friction, using a precisely engineered interlocking system to slide your keys on and off with ease.

Dubbed Mster Linx, the key carrying device isn't a dramatic departure from your typical key ring, though it does feature a built-in bottle opener. On one end it uses a carabiner-style clip to attach a larger Linx ring onto pants, a bag or wherever else you would like your keys to jangle from.

Those keys are first attached to a conventional ring, which then connects to a specially designed, smaller Linx ring. Both the smaller and larger Linx rings then connect through a tiny opening that sees sets of opposing triangles slip over one another to secure the keys in place. The yin to the other's yang.

Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)
Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g)

Made from titanium, the various components of the Mster Linx system all weigh around half an ounce or less (14 g). The creators claim that when connected, gravity works with the precision engineering to prevent those different components from separating, and the keys will stay secure until you remove them yourself.

Mstr Link is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign where its creators are looking to raise funds for production. Different configurations are available with pledges for ring-only setups starting at US$45, though to have the carabiner thrown in you'll need to up that to $65. The company plans to ship in August if everything runs as planned.

You can check out the pitch video below.

Source: Kickstarter

MSTR LINX™ - Titanium Carabiner & Quick-Release Key System

5 comments
Techtwit
If something is possible, it will happen. If it is possible and inconvenient or even disastrous, it will happen more often than statistically possible, so we all know the most important key will be the first one to unbelievable align it's "triangles" to fall off and never be seen again. And what a price for a key-ring!!!! Ridiculous.
Daishi
I really like the idea but I agree with Techtwit in that I'm not sure how the remote statistical likelihood of a key falling off would fare against my luck. It's like an immovable objects meets an unstoppable force. You can find "plunger" style pull apart keychains for about $1/each.
Paul Anthony
Techtwit, I thought exactly the same thing. Haven't they heard of Murphy? And they are still using a split ring. I want to remove bulk not add it.
Anne Ominous
In my experience, when something depends on random alignment, no matter how unlikely things will occasionally and randomly align. That's how things get lost.
Gaëtan Mahon
Despite the concerns some of the others have I still decided to get myself a set. After giving them some thought I came to the conclusion that the only places where I could see them coming apart "on their own" would either be in gravity-free space without gravity constantly pulling them away from the diamond gap or in a tumbler with an abnormal amount of motion increasing the odds - Neither of which I've been frequenting since my conception. While on my belt loop, gravity will prevent it from aligning to the opening and while it's off my belt loop it will lie motionless on the tabletop thus being in the realm of impossible to come apart on their own. Chances for my belt loop coming apart are greater =)