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Review: Keyport Pivot system – Declutter your pockets

Because your Every Day Carry shouldn’t weigh you down.

keyport pivot in hand
The Good
No more bulky keyrings
It's like a Swiss Army knife but with parts you'll actually use
The Bad
Slightly fiddly install
9.3
Overall

Every so often, something lands on my desk that makes me think, “Huh, that’s nifty.” When Keyport sent over their Pivot system with a bunch of accessories, it was one of those things.

See, I hate my keyring with a passion. Or, at least, I did…

Slimline your pockets

Image: Joe Rice-Jones / KnowTechie

Listen, we know you need that jangly ring with about a million keys on. We get it. We also know you need to carry a USB drive, and possibly some tools. I mean, part of Every Day Carry (EDC) means always being prepared, right?

I was a Boy Scout for more years than I want to remember, and never really feel at home without at least some survival tools on me. Normally that means bulging pockets, as I try to stuff multitools, knives, and other stuff in the same pocket as my keys. It all has to go in that pocket, as there’s no way I’m putting tools in the pocket I put my phone.

It’s a total nightmare, to be honest, but I must hate myself on some level because I keep all this stuff “just in case.” The Keyport Pivot let me keep most of that stuff I wanted, in about the same space as my multitool took up. My house keys went in it, so did Keyport’s USB stick, the scannable insert aimed at reuniting you with your keys if you lose them, and a 10-tools-in-one multitool insert.

A few turns of the specially designed screw later, and the Pivot had all of my stuff securely held inside. Then the pocket knife and flashlight attachments got clipped on, and the s-biner went on the end to hold the stupid fob that lets me into the complex’s mailroom.

I’ve not once had a key stick into my leg while sat down, even while my 7-month-old was bouncing away. I also haven’t had to hunt on my keyring for the right key, and figure out which way it was round in the dark, thanks to the flashlight. Heck, I wish I’d found this years ago when they first came out.

The only casualty of my old keyring that didn’t make it to the Pivot? My reward card tags, but I’d been meaning to scan those into a phone app for ages.

Image: Joe Rice-Jones / KnowTechie

So should I buy it?

Hate your existing keyring? Want to bundle your housekeys, USB drive, multitool, pocket knife, flashlight and more together, with a way to (hopefully) find them again if you lose them? Wear skinny jeans? Heck, wear anything with pockets that you want to gain more space in, without your keys stabbing you in the thigh?

Then you need a Keyport Pivot key management system in your life. The Pivot is great because you can use your existing keys, with up to 9 keys/inserts to keep you tooled up while out of the house. The Outdoors Bundle we reviewed is $58 on Amazon, and all you need then is to pick any other inserts you want from Keyport’s site to tweak it to your satisfaction.

A sample unit was provided for the purpose of this review.

Editors’ Recommendations:

The Good
No more bulky keyrings
It's like a Swiss Army knife but with parts you'll actually use
The Bad
Slightly fiddly install
9.3
Overall
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