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Key Fob solutions

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by JoshG, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. JoshG

    JoshG Member

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    I've seen a few posts about ways to put the key fob on a ring with other keys.
    Soflauthor had a good post here: 24 Hours with My New Model S (Soflauthor))

    but I thought I'd start a dedicated thread to assemble other ideas or tips rather than searching for them scattered in many other threads.

    I don't have my S yet... those that do, do you think these would work:
    Amazon.com: Cell Phone Strap Black/ Silver Tone Split Ring (10): Home Kitchen
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    or possibly this:
    Amazon.com: Cell Phone Strap Black Braided With Silver Tone Ring (10): Home Kitchen

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    May have found a winner...
    buy this thing...

    and throw away the ugly colored strap. the remaining little cord and ring (top part of the picture below) look perfect.
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  2. W.Petefish

    W.Petefish Active Member

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    Unfortunately for me, I need that strap. (things tend to get pushed when it is in my pocket.)
     
  3. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    I guess it makes sense that a car that's too wide has a key fob that's too big.

    /whine
     
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    kevincwelch Active Member

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    rlawson4 Member

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    Keychain

    Someone mentioned a keychain idea from a camera strap. I cannot find the thread. If anyone has a link to buy it, that would be great. Thanks
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    DaveVa Sig Perf #236 VIN #484

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    I ordered a bunch of 2 inch straps with a clasp at the end from a Chinese manufacturer. PM me with an address and I'll send anyone who wants one a pair. I'll even spring for the stamp.
     
  8. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    I was examining cinergi's keyfob today, and I think a small wire tie would fit perfectly. if a problem cannot be solved with either duct tape and/or wire ties, then it's just not worth solving!
     
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    pete8314 Vendor

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    Classy :) don't forget the final essential, WD40.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'm using a zip tie. Works well.
     
  11. JoshG

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    So my little keychain hack (see first post in this thread) has been sitting in a drawer all lonely... until today when I finally got my Model S.

    Now that I've actually got it attached to the "key", I can say it works perfectly. Love it... that little thread part is VERY strong, seems perfect length.

    highly recommend it... $5 here.
    A few photos...
    Model-S-key.jpg Model-S-key (1).jpg
     
  12. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I went with the same but removed the crab claw and threaded the small ring onto my normal key ring. Because I read on the Amazon reviews that sometimes the small rings break, I used two of them side by side on my ring to make sure I don't lose the fob.
     
  13. JoshG

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    Two smart changes. Will likely do same, though that black thread material seems very strong to me. But better safe than sorry... two is better than one. Thanks!
     
  14. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    For $0.78 I ordered 10 of these (free shipping). Looks like what you've got without the mods (but no Lobster Claw)
     
  15. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    How is the FOB holding up in the same pocket as your keys? Seems like it would get scratched quite a bit over time. I'm considering whether I want to put my keys in a different pocket so the FOB is on its own and more protected. (Ironically, I used to be an engineering intern at Motorola many years ago--and one of my responsibilities was a "pocket test"--an accelerated, simulated test on how the phone's finish would hold up while in a jeans pocket with keys!)

    Currently, one front pocket is for my iPhone, one front pocket is for my keys, and my wallet's in a back pocket. Hmm. If I have to separate my keys from the FOB, and the keys can't go in the iPhone pocket...do I need more pockets?!?
     
  16. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It is holding up fine so far attached to a keychain with keys and by a zip tie.
     
  17. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    Oh great, now we need paint armor for the key fob.. :tongue:
     
  18. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    $49.95 plus tax!
     
  19. JoshG

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    Post of the week! Too funny!
     
  20. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    You laugh, but I'm considering getting a combination lock for the house to be totally free of the metal key jingle. (And to avoid scratching up my Model S fob.)
     

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