The Keylet combines the two most important things we carry – keys and money
By Dave LeClair
September 5, 2012
We live in a world where less is more. The less we have to carry around with us, the better. The KeyLet is a new product designed with that philosophy in mind. It takes the two most common things everyone carries around with them, keys and a wallet, and combines them into one ultra small package. For the person who hates carrying any extra weight in their pockets, this product could be right up their alley.
The KeyLet offers a key that folds away when you are not using it, and comes out a full 90 degrees when you need it. It also has a clip for keeping your cash and credit cards on hand. It is designed to be about half the thickness of the average wallet. The idea is to have it sit as flat in your pocket as possible and not be bulky.
The shell of the device is made of stainless steel which the creators claim “delivers exceptional strength to withstand the pounding of daily use.” Stainless steel is lightweight, very scratch resistant, and seems well suited to a device that will be going in and out of pockets multiple times a day. It also provides a stylish, brushed look.
The core of the device is made from lightweight aluminum. It would defeat the purpose of the device if it was too heavy, and aluminum seems like the logical solution.
A major problem the creators met during the development process was how to handle people who need more keys. For this, they came up with the Key Caddy. It features the same foldout design as the KeyLet, but it is designed to carry only keys. This means that people who use multiple keys in their daily life can still carry around two compact devices instead of a loose ring of keys.
The KeyLet starts at US$55 without the Key Caddy. If you want both, it will set you back $85. Funding for its Kickstarter project runs until September 16, so if you want one, you will need to get on there soon. If the funding goal is met, the KeyLet and Key Caddy should be delivered to backers in October of this year.
Have a look at the Kickstarter video below for more information.