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#1 Sock Monkey

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:26 PM

My new(er) car has one o' them fob thingies, and I'd like to find the best way to carry it. I'm wondering what others have found most convenient.

 

I was thinking about putting it on a break-away chain on my neck, so I can use it whenever, and I'll never lock it in the vehicle. Or, I could just slip it in my pocket, next to the key-chain.

 

I guess I do have the option of leaving it at home, but the key only opens the driver-side door, and even then, it beeps at me, until I put the key in the ignition. With the fob, I can open all of the doors, lock the doors remotely, and it has a panic button. It has no other functions.

 

Suggestions?



#2 Rompastomp

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:12 PM

Hiya Monkey,

I am in the same situation. Struggling to find a clever, compact holder for my EDC keys and car fob.

Selection if things below that I am considering that i hope might be suitable for you. Would be good to get some other ideas and feedback on the below from the community.

1) https://bellroy.com/...aramel/#image-0

Doubt it will fit the car fob inside (I personally have a new style Mazda key).

2) https://www.etsy.com...onal_listings_0

This is my front runner at the moment.

3) http://everydaycarry...hide-key-holder

Again unsure it's going to fit my car fob.



Hope this helps.

#3 Scott Johnson

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 02:31 PM

I use two suspension clips in the same pocket -

 

#1 rides low with a mini sharpie, lighter and nail clipper

 

#2 is high in the pocket and it holds just the car key.



#4 Franklion

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:06 PM

May not offer much of a solution but here is what I did with my setup.

Here was my previous set up.
http://everydaycarry...you-complete-me

Excuse the upside down pic. It posts that way when it's not. I even tried flipping it thinking it would correct itself, but no.

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#5 Sock Monkey

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:43 PM

I've started carrying the fob under my shirt, either on a break-way ball-chain thingie, or by clipping it to the neck of my undershirt. The advantages are these:

 

1. If I lock my key in the car, I will still have the fob.

 

2. The plastic fob doesn't click-clack against my keys, when I walk.

 

3. It makes my key-ring much more compact, which is awesome.

 

 

Disadvantages:

 

1. One more bit of kit to keep up with, while dressing/undressing.

 

2. It probably looks weird that I'm feeling my chest as I approach or walk away from my vehicle.

 

 

Up til now, I've been using one of these pocket clips, that attaches very securely to the neckline of my a-shirt.

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I just now put it on one of those military ID-tag style chains around my neck. It slips around side to side more, but I'll give it a try.






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