Product Type: Pelegdesign gadgets
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Key Pete - a way to 'keep' your keys handy
Member Name: karlsm93
Advantages: Keeps keys in one place
Disadvantages: Not the prettiest looking
EVerytime I go to my parents house, I set my keys down and when I go to leave, I search and search until I find them. It is a bit of a running joke with my parents, so I'm not really surprised when one of their little nic nak presents this Christmas was this Key Pete - which is a rather unique way to storing your keys wo they are always to be found.
Key Pete (getting its name apparantly from the phrase 'keep it') is magnetic little man, who will attach itself to literally any magnetic surface, including fridge, filing cabinet and in my case, the side of the microwave. I have an integrated fridge freezer so it isn't possible to attach this little man to the front of it, but it works a treat on the side of the microwave, which is in such a position, that I see the keys hanging as I go out the side door in the morning.
This product prides itself on being extremely strong, with one arm, Key Pete attaches to a magnetic surface, and with the other magnetic hand he can hold up to 30 keys supposedly. I have not as yet, and don't really plan to attach thirty keys, but he does hold my car key and my house keys which are the main keys that I can't find. I can imagine however, that if you were to hand keys that have keyrings or little fobs that you get from the supermarket, Trying to pull off Key Pete from the side of the microwave is not easy, and you really have to give it a good tug to remove it, as the claim of it being very strong is totally true and once attached, it really doesn't move at all.
Key Pete does seem to come in a few colours, however, it was the red version, like the one above, that my parents bought me. I have seen it on the likes of amazon for around £7, which may seen a little much for a small gadget but if you are someone who frequently loses their keys or spends too long in the morning looking for them whilst trying to get out to work, this will probably be worth every penny! Depending on how modern your kitchen it, I don't know that it would be to everyone;s taste, and in an old style kitchen it may look at little out of place, and since my kitchen isn't overly modern, it probably doesn't fit the decor exactly, however, again for the time it saves in me frantically looking for keys I don't really mind its appearance.
My husband was always very good at setting my keys out in the morning which helped enormously, however, when he was away at work and I had been in and out, I would struggle to locate keys. THis is where this product comes into play, and it really does work well at keeping keys in one place and in my case, safe and in view as I leave the house, as long as I remember to attach them to him when I get in, which I have got into the habit of doing anyhow. My husband also thinks its great as he doesn't have to worry about my keys in the morning anymore.
All in all, this is a very good product. It isn't the most attractive and it isn't a cheap gadget but at the same time, it is probably worth every penny if you are someone who frequently loses their keys!
Summary: A good way of keeping keys to hand
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