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Trending: Orbitkey Clip v2

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Mikey Bautista
Trending: Orbitkey Clip v2

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The core of the Orbitkey Clip v2 is a simple 3-part system you may already have seen before: a carabiner able to attach the whole ensemble to a belt loop or bag strap, a simple split ring to hold your keys, and a mechanism that lets the two detach and re-attach to each other. But it’s Orbitkey’s choice of materials and design that sets the Clip v2 apart on each aspect. Their new and improved clip is now all-metal and built from zinc alloy, smooth with a wide gate for quick attachment. On the other end is an easy-to-use open D-ring that’s compatible with every key or fob you’ll be using--no more having to break your fingernails trying to force open a steel split ring.

But it’s the Fidlock magnetic quick-release system connecting the Clip v2’s two components where the real magic happens. A simple tug on the D-ring side’s tab disengages the magnet and gives you instant access to your keys without having to unclip the whole system from your bag or clothing. And when you’re done, the magnets pull the lock securely back into place. With the way the two components are designed, the tab only pulls one way to disengage, so you can rest assured that the two won’t come apart accidentally. Clip, tug, open, and re-attach: it’s as simple as a keychain can get, while still offering complete and convenient functionality.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

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