Everyday Carry

Keyport Pivot 2.0

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Jonathan Tayag
Keyport Pivot 2.0

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Getting rid of a standard bulky and noisy set of keys is one of the first steps many people take when they first get into everyday carry, and over the years there have been a lot of products released that seek to help you accomplish that task. But while many of those keychain organizers do the job of holding your keys in a smarter way, few successfully integrate tools or other useful functionality into the mix. The Keyport system set itself apart from the rest of the pack when it was introduced in 2016, with a versatile design that allowed you to swing out more tools as needed. It allowed you to pare down to the essentials, letting you save pocket space while organizing your keys, too.

This year, Keyport is updating their community-favorite tool with the new Pivot 2.0, which improves on the design of the original by making it lighter and more durable than before. For instance, they took the metal band that holds everything together and made it lighter by using thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), a material that’s more flexible and durable under strain than the original part. All of the spacers are now made of Delrin material for further weight savings, and the D-ring attachment point is now more robust and able to be attached to carabiners for a secure carry. The tool is also now available in both aircraft-grade aluminum and titanium if you’re looking to lighten your EDC load (or dress it up) to the furthest extent possible.

But while these updates have changed things up a bit, the core parts of what made the original Keyport Pivot great remain. In addition to the original functions of a folding knife, an 11-in-1 multi-tool, and a rechargeable LED flashlight, you can install Keyport’s line of modular tools and gadgets to suit your needs, including a new brass hygienic door opener and touchpad actuator that’s well-suited for these strange times we find ourselves in. You can also avail of the custom faceplates they offer to change things up to suit your style too. Unlike lesser keychain organizers that come loose over time and extended use, the Keyport Pivot 2.0 retains the original’s anti-rotation mechanism that allows it to maintain the right amount of tension needed to secure everything together for your EDC. And of course, there’s room for up to 1-8 of your essential keys depending on how you configure the Pivot 2.0 itself.

The updated Keyport Pivot 2.0 does more than deaden the sound of your keys jangling as you walk around every day: it offers useful functionality that goes above and beyond being a keychain. Its smart lightweight yet durable design makes it a compelling choice for your everyday carry, and if you’re looking to add one to yours, you should get on the initial preorder as soon as you can. Aside from securing yourself a Pivot 2.0 for yourself, you can ensure you get the material and colorways you want, especially because some (like black aluminum) are limited in nature. Check out more about the Keyport Pivot 2.0 at the link below.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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