The Best Key Organizers Review

Carrying a lot of keys is frustrating, if not an inconvenience. Having the best key organizer in the market is a sure way to remedy this nuisance and go about the rest of your day comfortably.

As a security manager, I understand how important keys are as part of the everyday carry (EDC) set up. From keys to my apartment to those for my office and other restricted areas at the workplace to those for my car; among many others, my pockets constantly experience excessive wear, not to mention the constant bulge and jingle heard whenever I am walking around. After a long and tedious search online, I managed to find a solution to this problem.

Here is a comprehensive list of the five best key organizers I came across.

Model Keysmart key holder Orbitkey 2.0 Keybar key organizer Bellroy key cover plus Keyport key organizer
Material Anodized aluminum or titanium Water-resistant canvas or dust-resistant TPU polymer or premium leather Aluminum and stainless steel Premium leather Plastic
Weight 0.8 ounces 1.6 ounces 1.4 ounces 0.8 ounces 1.6 ounces
Suitability Fits up to 22 keys of any length between 55-80 mm Carries between 2-7 keys at a time Supports up to 12 keys and expandable to carry up to 28 keys Suitable for up to 4 keys (expandable) Has a capacity of up to 9 keys
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look at this detailed comparison of the best key organizers.

Keysmart Keyholder

KeySmart

If you are familiar with Keysmart, you know their products are high-quality and resilient. Their key organizer is no different. Made from your choice of either anodized titanium or aluminum, this sleek and laser engraved EDC key organizer has a unique S-shaped design which conveniently hides your keys’ teeth. No longer will you struggle with poked thighs or snagged pockets with this handy accessory.

Apart from its quick fold design, this little pocket organizer comes with a loop for attaching a key fob, bauble or any other accessory you want. With this lightweight and practical accessory, say goodbye to messy pockets and bulky key rings. How uncomplicated does it get!

Pros

  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Durable
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Multicolored

Cons

  • Screws holding the keys in place loosens after a while of constant use
  • Difficulty in ascertaining the optimum key arrangement

Orbitkey 2.0

Orbitkey

From all the EDC key organizers I have reviewed, none is as slim and stylish as those from Orbitkey. Made from either premium leather, rubber or canvas, it fits about 2-7 keys at a time.

With a perfect blend of functionality and simplicity, Orbitkey key organizer also features an integrated locking system. Its package comes with a D-ring key fob attachment and a multi-tool to carry other accessories.

As an elegant addition to your EDC set-up, this impressive key organizer comes with a bottle opener, nail file, and mirror, while holding your keys in a quiet and slim profile.

Pros

  • Wardrobe friendly due to its trendy design
  • Multicolored
  • High-quality and tough
  • Carries other accessories such as a bottle opener

Cons

  • A bit too short to fit your lengthy car keys
  • Slightly hard to set-up

Keybar key organizer

KeyBar review

If you are looking for a simple and bulletproof key organizer, Keybar is your best bet. Made from aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel, it easily hauls up to 12 keys and expands to accommodate up to 28 standard keys, with the help of extension screws.

For more convenience, Keybar key organizer has a titanium pocket clip, a small titanium key fob attachment, a clip and O-rings for adjusting the tension of your keys to your liking.

 Pros

  • Light in weight
  • Durable
  • Easy and comfortable to carry

Cons

  • Difficult to assemble

 

Bellroy key cover plus

key cover plus

If you are looking for a sophisticated key organizer, Bellroy key cover plus is a perfect choice. Made in the form of a key wallet, it folds up and holds your chunky keys tightly in place as they hang from a ring. Its magnetic closure allows ease of use by one hand and keeps your phone screen protected from scratches.

Made from premium leather, this book-style key organizer easily matches any casual and formal attire. Its premium feel and look makes it a favorite EDC for many trendy people. Fitting up to 4 keys, it also has a small leather ring for a key fob or any other attachment.

Pros

  • Sleek and trendy
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Made from eco-friendly leather
  • Expandable to fit up to 8 keys

Cons

  • Only fits small keys

Keyport key organizer

Keyport Pivot key holder

Another useful key organizer with multifunctional capabilities is Keyport pivot. It is Keyport’s alternative to Keysmart and Orbitkey. You have a choice to either pick the one with the Swiss army knife layout or the one with a hard metal body.

The incredibly nifty key organizer carries your keys and other accessories such as a flash drive and a flash drive by merely customizing the pivot. This key organizer comes with a Keyport ID which allows you to track your keys online. If you are a believer of function over form, then Keyport pivot is your best choice.

Pros

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Customizable
  • Multicolored
  • Stylish, top-quality and resilient
  • Easy to assemble and use

Cons

  • More chunky compared to other key organizers in the market

Final thoughts

If you are unhappy with your current key ring, the above key organizers are all excellent options. The best key organizer is one which factors in both style and functionality. Using a key organizer adds a step when you open your apartment door or when turning on your car. To minimize this inconvenience, use the Bellroy key cover plus. You still have to fit the keys inside the key wallet and remove them strategically as well.

I opt for the Orbitkey 2.0 due to its versatility and stylish physique. Its slim profile and easy compatibility with other brands enable me to go about my day hassle-free. Did I mention it comes in multiple colors? Since I do not have a lot of keys to carry, it is a perfect fit for me.

Otherwise, Keysmart is the best for carrying a lot of  keys. This classic key organizer features a slim design, carries up to 22 keys and keys are easily accessible by just swinging them from its body. Roughly the size of a pack of gum, it comfortably fits in your pocket.

FAQS

Do I need a key case once I purchase a key organizer?

Key organizers such as Bellroy key cover plus and Keysmart tuck your keys in place. It all depends on the type of key organizer you buy.

How do I know if my keys will fit in the key organizer?

Essential key organizers fit all flat and small keys such as those for your office desk, apartment or safety box. Before purchasing the key organizer, ensure you determine the length and quantity of keys it carries.

Will I have issues going through airport security with my key organizer?

As long as items carried in your key organizer are TSA compliant, you should not have any difficulty while going through airport security. As such, you are still expected to surrender them for procedural airport security checks when required.

What material are key organizers made from and which article is the best?

Mostly, the best key organizers are from carbon filter, titanium, aluminum, leather or stainless steel. All these materials are durable. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend on purchasing one.

What is the average number of keys a key organizer can hold?

Approximately, a reliable key organizer fits up to 10 keys on average of about 3.15 inches in length. Some may haul more or less, depending on the manufacturer and durability.

What other advantages do key organizers have other than holding keys?

Many key organizers available in the market today come together with many accessories such as flashlights, bottle openers, USB flash drive, a pocket knife, or even a flashlight. All these form part of our EDC set up and come in handy when you least expect it.

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