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Do you like your silicone key fob cover?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by eco5280, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. eco5280

    eco5280 Member

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    #1 eco5280, Feb 11, 2015
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    I'm thinking about ordering a silicone key fob cover to match the color of my car. Those of you who own this, do you like it? Would you recommend it?

    EDIT: Thanks guys - ordered!
     
  2. PlanB

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    No and no. It's hard to pull out of a pocket and it collects lint and dust like there's no tomorrow. I like my fob the way it is, hardly noticeable in my pocket.
     
  3. Fezzik

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    I got mine from here.
    Amazon.com: Silicone FobPocket for the Tesla Model S (Black): Automotive

    I like it a lot. I have it for all 3 keys. It's a lot smaller than the cover that Tesla provides. Easy enough to get in and out of my pocket too. Havent had problems with dust or lint. Only problem is that my son likes to take the spare key and play with it when we are not looking.
     
  4. Gizmotoy

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    Interesting. I didn't know Pete started selling on Amazon. I've purchased all my pockets right from the AO website: STORE - FobPockets - Abstract Ocean If you order more than $45 it's cheaper direct, otherwise Amazon wins if you have Prime.

    My wife loves her baby blue silicon fob pocket. I have one of my own, but have kept using the "Deluxe" model because it has a carabiner loop. I have a leather one as well, but didn't like the snap and so it sits in a box unused.

    They're all really high quality. Pete does a good job with them.
     
  5. Jaff

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    I have the AO perforated leather fobpocket...really like it!
     
  6. rays427

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    Me and my wife have them and like them. I like it that it's not slippery and it has the markings showing which end is which. For $10.99 on Amazon Prime the cost is low. If you buy it and don't like it your not out enough to worry about it.
     
  7. commasign

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    I like the silicon fobpocket. It's slim and functional. The buttons markers are great. No issues with dust.
     
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    I love mine. I would never go with a "naked" fob again.
     
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    the ring/tab on the silicone fob also help feel which end is the trunk/frunk. love mine
     
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    I got a free silicone fob pocket when I ordered a full set of the Sportline TSTs. Nice touch!

    I liked the fob pocket a lot! I put mine on a small carabiner and wore it on my belt loop, so I always knew where it was and didn't have to worry about it being in some other pocket or "where are my keys???".

    But then the rubber split and tore along the top. So now I'm thinking of replacing it, but just haven't yet.

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  11. xy46

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    I definitely like mine. Got the black one. It does collect lint a bit, but not that big of a problem. I definitely would order it again.
     
  12. JakeP

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    Love mine, have several colors. Any lint that may collect dusts off easily. The black one with the red buttons and white windows is my favorite.
     
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    I love mine. I bought two at TMC Connect last summer thinking I might need a spare. The original is still in perfect shape.
     
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    Love mine. First bought 2 for me (one each in the 2 different reds so I could tell them apart if necessary) then bought 2 (grey and silver for the same reasons) for my wife. I do not keep anything attached to it.
     
  15. eco5280

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    Thanks guys - ordered!
     
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    The neoprene fob cover that Tesla provided was bulky & loose. I'm glad they give us something to prevent the fob from getting scratched up, but I didn't like it. After about two weeks of usage I felt like the key was going to slide right back out of it.

    I ordered the silicon fob from Abstract Ocean as I've been quite happy with it. Very snug fit, good feel, compact and not bulky in my pocket. The black version does pickup a little pocket-fuzz so its not quite as "jet black" as it was when it arrived, but it's not so bad that I've felt like I needed to clean it.
     
  17. JakeP

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    I feel like a buy should buy a red one also, in case I ever come across a Hellcat owner!
     
  18. eye.surgeon

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    I love mine, I got it on Amazon. It's great.
     
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    The original coating on my fob came off, exposing the top button, after about 10 months of naked use. So when my car went in for service recently, they put a new coat on the fob. Since I imagine it will happen again, I recently ordered a silicone grey one from Abstract Ocean, plus the "mystery gift", since I like surprises, and for $4.99 what the heck:

    Mystery Gift.... - Abstract Ocean

    It should arrive any day now. The only problem I have read about the silicone cover, including in this thread, is the key ring seems to tear off easily so hopefully I can keep the original Tesla wire and key ring on the fob and feed it through the case and then perhaps trim off the silicone attachment to make it smaller and less bulky.
     
  20. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I really like mine. I've had it for several months now and no issues.
     

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