Orbitkey Key Organizer Review
[Buyers Guide 2022]
Do you know that annoying jiggle sound when your keys are rattling inside your pocket? That sound! We’ve been hearing about how the Orbitkey Organizer made quite the splash recently, and we decided to give it a look. The Orbitkey is probably the most popular Key Organizer in the world. Founded in 2013 with the success of a popular Kickstarter campaign Orbitkey has gone on to create a wide range of products inspired by intentional living and contemporary industrial design.
The purpose of the Orbitkey Organizer is supposed to reduce bulk and noise from keys. It’s offered as a minimalistic yet functional alternative to regular keychains and made for people who want a more organized way to carry their keys (plus additional items) in a seamless and functional way. Let’s now go into more detail regarding what the Orbitkey can offer you and why this everyday carry accessory might be right for you.
On holding the Orbitkey for the first time, it immediately fits into the palm of your hand. It’s 3.37” x 0.88” x 0.79”— about the size of an index finger. The bottom D-ring is 316L stainless steel, the lock is 7075 aluminum, and the band is genuine leather. Although, some color options (gray, pink, and aqua) are TPU elastomers.
You can fit up to seven keys on this organizer, and as long as you tighten the lock properly, there’s hardly any noticeable jiggling. With an extension post, you can even add more keys. Overall, the quality is surprisingly pleasant, from the band material to the finishing stitches. The choice of quality full-grain leather is a must as a key organizer as using a durable material with help keep the organizer in good shape and secure over prolonged use.
Design & Functionality
The design is arguably the best part about the Orbitkey Organizer. It’s just so simple to hold, carry in a pocket, or throw in a bag. If you’re not into classic black, brown, or tan leather, go for the brighter colored bands. However, you can expect a lower quality with these elastomers. They’re not bad per se, but they wear out faster but are much cheaper in price tag.
As a plus, the bands are exchangeable. You can buy two or more bands and change them according to your outfit. To fit in the Orbitkey lock, the keyhole has to be at least 0.16” wide. Since the band’s length is not adjustable, the key itself can’t be longer than 2.6”.
It’s usually a good idea to place longer keys in the middle. It’s also better to put the least commonly used keys at both ends since these are the hardest positions to swivel around. To kick things up a notch, the Orbitkey can be an all-in-one organizer if you attach your car key at the bottom D-ring.
What’s so great about the Orbitkey is that it holds more than just keys and comes in a wide variety of different colors/materials and designs for your own individual look. With a wide selection of accessories, you can personalize things to your liking. Here are a few extras that seem like handy additions:
- Multi-Tool Bottle Opener ($12.00): A 9 in 1 Muli-tool that includes tools such as a bottle opener, box cutter, ruler, and PH2 Phillips-head screwdriver.
- Nail File and Mirror Tray ($12.00): One for the ladies, this accessory adds a nail file and mirror (sized at 63 x 18 x 2mm) to your key organizer.
- USB ($34.90): A handy portable USB 3.0 Stick with 32GB of storage.
- SIM Card Travel Kit ($8.40): Swap and store up to 2 SIM Cards (either 2 Nano Sims or 1 Micro SD) with ease.
Starting at around $23.90 and ranging up to $43.50, the Orbitkey organizer can be on the expensive side, but also considers those on a budget. The price differs based on the material you choose with the more premium full-grain leather coming in as the most expensive and the so-called ‘active’ (a rubber-like material) the cheapest.
Regardless of the price, the Orbitkey Organiser is not your typical keychain. It offers a simple solution to jiggling noises, scratches on your belongings, and bulging pockets. If you run or jog, you’ll find this product particularly useful and its attractive modern design just adds to the quality of the item.
We recommend getting the leather bands instead of the TPU elastomer ones for more durability. Plus, the leather finish looks timeless, anyway, and will develop its own charm over time as it develops a leather patina. For more information on the Orbitkey visit their official website using the link below.
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