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If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to keep your keys organized and accessible. That’s why I was excited to try out the Keyport Pivot 2.0 key organizer. This is a newer product from Keyport that has been redesigned with a more modern look and feel.
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Keyport Pivot 2.0 and see how it works in person! Stay tuned until near the end of the article, and you will get to see how it stacks up to the KeySmart organizers I have been using for years.
Please Note: This Keyport Pivot 2.0 and accessories was sent out to me free of charge to check into, and a review of the product was not required. However, as you can tell, the opinions are my own, and I thought you would like to hear more about it.
What is the Keyport Pivot 2.0?
The Keyport Pivot 2.0 is a multi-purpose key holder that helps you to organize and keep track of your keys. It features the standard key organizer features that you are used to, where you are able to stack keys onto a screw with two plates on either side. You then are able to rotate out the keys for easy access.
This organizer however builds on this formula by making it easier to install keys by placing keys only on one side, and replacing the other end with a rubber strap. They also included louvers on both plates, which allow you to install a variety of different modules, which include flashlights, multi-tools, tracking devices, faceplates, knives, and so much more.
Once you have completely customized your Pivot 2.0 to your liking, you will have a unique experience that is exactly the way you want it to be, and not what someone else built for you.
Who should buy this product?
The Keyport Pivot 2.0 is perfect for anyone that fits these items:
- Do not have more than eight keys.
- Wants to stop their keys from jingling around in their pocket.
- Wants plenty of options for accessories like multi-tools, flashlights, trackers, pens, etc.
- Doesn’t mind a bit more bulk to make those accessories happen.
- Is tired of other key organizers that are difficult to set up.
What did I think about its features?
Key Storage & Installation
I am one of those people where keys being loose in my pocket drives me nuts, and having a key organizers is a must at this point. That said, I am also not someone that has a ton of keys, making the Keyport Pivot 2.0’s max key rating of eight keys a non-issue.
While choosing to opt out of having keys on either side of the organizer (like their competitor) might have made it so you can fit less keys, it did make installation of those keys a breeze. Instead of having to struggle for a while to get both sides to lineup perfectly to install the screws, you only have to worry about one side, while the other side is held in place by a rubber strap.
Taking keys (and accessories) on and off of the key organizer is a simple task, that only takes a few moments to perform. This is in contrast to other key organizers, where you have to plan out your day around needing to add or remove a key from the organizer.
While ease of installing keys is a huge part of why the Pivot 2.0 is awesome, the accessories is what stands out for me as my favorite feature.
The Pivot 2.0 is much like other companies, where you can add accessories like a pen and multi-tool in my case. However, they also have accessories called modules that are inserted into the exterior of the organizer. I received the Neba Knife, and the Pocket Flare!
Neba Knife Review
I was surprised how much I liked the Neba Knife Module! There are two major reasons why this is.
- The Neba Knife has built in louvers, so that you can stack other modules on top of it. I opted to place the Pocket Flare on top of my Neba Knife.
- This knife is placed sturdily onto the key organizer. Other companies opt for their knives to be on the interior of the key organizer (like a key), and while it is convenient, it does cause the knife to rotate around the key organizer. This can be dangerous, and many times has caused me to almost cut myself. The Neba Knife on the other hand is ridged, as it is attached to the exterior of the Pivot 2.0, and acts just like any normal pocket knife.
Pocket Flare Review
The Pocket Flare is by far one of my favorite parts of the Pivot 2.0. It features two modes – the lamp mode – and the front beam.
The lamp mode is extremely helpful when you need a bit less light, but need it to spread out over a wider area. This is perfect for when you drop something in the night, and need to look for it again!
The front beam is perfect to be used as a standard flashlight, and it points the same direction as your keys, so it can be used to easily find the door knob, and the key hole at night.
In the kit I received, I also did have the Moca 10-in-1 Multi-Tool, the Pen Insert, and the RuSH Tool.
The Multi-Tool works exactly as you would want it to, and gives you plenty of options when you are in a pinch and need something like a pry-bar, screw driver or a bottle opener.
The Pen Insert is something that everyone needs on their key organizer, that way you don’t find yourself without a pen! Except, you will just need to remember you have the pen.
The RuSH Tool is an awesome little tool that has some functionally of a multi-tool, but it can also double as a pocket clip type thing. You just attach it to the organizer like a key, and swing it out to use it as a pocket clip.
Unfortunately though, as you need to install it on the organizer to do this, it makes it so you cannot utilize it to remove the modules, which is its other task. That said, you can easily use anything with a point to remove the modules instead.
I was highly impressed with the quality of everything that came in my Pivot 2.0 kit. This organizer is extremely well thought out, and all of the accessories work very well together, and nothing seems like it shouldn’t be there.
All components, including the rubber strap are made of high quality materials, in fact, while I have the aluminum version, you can always upgrade to higher grades of material, such as Stainless Steel and even Titanium.
Pros & Cons
- Very high quality
- Extremely easy to install or remove keys from the organizer
- Modules and key accessories are very well thought out
- Very customizable to be exactly what you want
- Only fits eight keys
- With accessories, is more bulky than competitions
- Can get expensive once you have built it the way you want
Keyport vs KeySmart
I have been using KeySmart for years at this point (around 5 years), and am quite familiar with their products! Here is how the KeyPort Pivot 2.0 stacks up against the comparable KeySmart Rugged that I have used for quite some time.
What is the Keyport Pivot 2.0 better at?
- Much easier to install your keys and accessories onto
- Easier to access individual keys
- Ridged modules are much better than having the accessories like knives on the pivoting portion of the key organizer
- Much more customizable, with tons of high quality accessories that just make sense
What is the KeySmart Rugged better at?
- Is able to handle more keys, as you install keys on both ends of the organizer
- I like the pocket clip setup better
If you are on the hunt for one of the best key organizers out there, and only have up to eight keys, I would highly recommend you give this key organizer a shot. It offers the most flexibility out of an organizer that I have seen, and its quality speaks for itself.