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Keyport Key Fob = Epic Fail

Keyport Key Fob (Image courtesy Keyport)
By Andrew Liszewski

Remember the Keyport key fob? We first wrote about it back in October of 2007 and though it was a little expensive, we thought it wasn’t a terrible idea. Basically you sent the company a check for $300 along with 6 different keys, and they would send you a custom-made key fob-like device that used a sliding mechanism to house and protect your keys when not needed. Well Larry Greenberg from Gear Diary thought it was a good idea too, so he actually ordered one. Unfortunately though that was back in April of 2007, and it’s now May of 2009 and he’s yet to receive his Keyport key fob.

After several emails and phone calls where he was assured they were still working on fine tuning their manufacturing process (uh-huh) they eventually refunded his $300 saying that when his Keyport was finally completed he’d only be asked to pay what he thought was appropriate. But given the Keyport website is now nothing more than a contact page, it’s pretty much a given that their product will never actually see the light of day. And for the record, Larry is still out 6 keys that Keyport seems to have no intentions of returning.

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  • deacon_cupcakes

    I also send in 6 keys to this company and fear i will never see them again which brings up a second question which is now this “Company” has both my keys and my address. hopefully they are upstanding gentlemen…. it is ashame though i thought this product was a great idea.

  • PHDEarthworm

    Wow really? People thought this was a good idea? I got a better idea, send me 6 of your credit cards and I'll put them into a super blocky container for you. I mean come on people! You just gave complete strangers access to your whole life. House keys, car keys, on top of your address to ship it back to, I'd change all my locks if I were anyone who did this (but i'm not, because I have a fair amount of paranoia to keep me company…)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Lachiana/502694346 Joe Lachiana

    Who has room to have this big beefy case sticking out of the ignition anyway?

    I'd say this was a bad stoner idea to the point that they forgot about the entire project until someone actually found the site and emailed them.

    Take order, slide under futon in mom's basement (or roll a J with it) and it's gone forever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Lachiana/502694346 Joe Lachiana

    Who has room to have this big beefy case sticking out of the ignition anyway?

    I'd say this was a bad stoner idea to the point that they forgot about the entire project until someone actually found the site and emailed them.

    Take order, slide under futon in mom's basement (or roll a J with it) and it's gone forever.