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Update: Congrats to Greg G., winner of this week's giveaway! Thanks for participating and stay tuned for another great giveaway coming soon.

We're closing in on the end of the year, with just a few more days until Thanksgiving. We'd like to give our thanks to you, the readers, for following us on the site and on social media. We’re giving you the chance to win over $1300 worth of gear by partnering with brands you know and love. Enter now to win awesome gear from our sponsors: Spyderco, Dango, Orbitkey, Victorinox, SOG, and Leatherman!

Orbitkey Ring, Clip and Strap

Let's face it — carrying keys is cumbersome. That's why you'll find so many products for organizing keys. Orbitkey was one of the first to do it, and to this day their key organizer is one of the best minimalist options out there. But if you think about it, once you've got your keys in order, the weakest link in your keychain is the keyring itself. A traditional split ring is so hard to use, you'd rather set it once and forget it. So what do you do when you need to change up your keychain gear? Orbitkey's answer is their newest project, poised to be the next step forward in carrying your keys more efficiently. It includes a completely reinvented keyring, a highly adaptable carabiner and hook, and a wrist strap for versatility beyond your pockets. It's a trio of excellent designs in and of themselves that creates a system greater than the sum of its parts.

It all starts with the humble keyring. Deceptively simple in its appearance, the Orbitkey Ring actually conceals a patent-pending locking mechanism that opens easily for quick access, but locks securely when you're on the go. It does this using a clever mix of two materials: stainless steel for the outer ring to provide structure and strength, and a polymer core for flexibility and ease of use. You pinch and pull the tab on the polymer inner ring downward, then rotate it to reveal a gap for your keys and other gear to enter through.

For a truly dialed EDC, it isn't enough to just get your keys in order — how you carry them is also important. That's where the next part of the Orbitkey system, the Clip, comes in. It's essentially a refined carabiner with elegant proportions, an enlarged ergonomic polymer gate, and a custom leather fob to allow hot-swapping for multiple configurations using a simple metal slider.

The last part of the new Orbitkey ecosystem is a wrist strap that works like a longer version of the Clip. It comes especially in handy if you like to attach  keys to your bag. The added length and security means you won't have to unclip your keys to unlock your door, and retrieving your keychain from the bottom of your bag becomes much easier. While carrying keys on a wrist strap isn't as popular with guys, it can be repurposed for gear other than keys, like a point-and-shoot camera, too.

Best of all, the gear works seamlessly with each other as a system, including the original Orbitkey key organizers. Get a closer look at how these designs work at the fully funded Kickstarter below, and pick up a few if you're looking to take your minimalist key carry to the next level.

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Orbitkey 2.0

These days, you have more key organizers to pick from than ever to silence and tidy up your keys. But the majority of them are based on the same design: a stack of keys on two pivoting posts, sandwiched between two metal plates, Swiss knife style. That's effective if you've got a ton of keys to manage, but it comes with the trade-off of heavier weight and uncomfortable bulk in your pocket.

Now, if you're a minimalist with only a few keys, prefer a sleeker aesthetic, or want something softer that'll play nice with the rest of the gear in your pocket, then the new and improved Orbitkey 2.0 is the clear choice for you. This updated version implements feedback-driven design changes, resulting in a slimmer, sturdier, and more versatile key organizer system.

The overall design isn't radically different, but rather, refined. It's still a single pivot and loop enclosure that makes it easy to set up, access your keys, and carry loose in your pocket. This time, the pivot hardware's been upgraded to stainless steel (to help prevent stripping screws) and a concave design that not only shaves off bulk, but improves ergonomics when holding the Orbitkey while turning a key. Other improvements include a smoother lanyard attachment and a more functional bottle opener insert, which now features wrench cutouts, a screwdriver/box opener tip.

The Orbitkey 2.0 is available for pre-order in 9 different colors and materials, with other add-on options at their fully funded Kickstarter below.

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Essential Accessories Giveaway

Who else loves free EDC gear? Every week or so, we'll be giving away prize packages full of interesting gear we get our hands on, or very special single item prizes for you to win.

This week, we're giving away a solid tool pairing: an American-made flipper knife and a fully focusable LED flashlight. To round out the carry, we're tossing in highly functional accessories, like a wallet, keyholder, survival bracelet and shades.

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Giveaway: Black and Blue Essentials

Who else loves free EDC gear? Every week or so, we'll be giving away prize packages full of interesting gear we get our hands on, or very special single item prizes for you to win.

This week's package includes luxurious leather goods, an impressively detailed pocket notebook, a solution to a clunky keychain, a high powered flashlight, and more.

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Orbitkey Bottle Opener

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Orbit Key Active Elastomer Black

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Orbitkey USB Drive

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Orbitkey Active Elastomer - Grey w/ USB

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Orbitkey Active Aqua

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