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I was tempted to make a spin on the £1 fish song for this title lol. Now yesterday I reviewed my cash stash and I thought it would be useful to review the coin stash too which I got afterwards and now much prefer. This coin stash is made of aluminium and allows storage of 5 £1 coins at ease. I keep it attached to my keys. It comes with a little split key ring that can be put with your keys and it has a screw top lid with a spring on it, the other half of the compartment allows the pound coins to be stored inside. The spring is a handy feature as it means the coins are not rolling about if you have less than £5 inside and it keeps them all securely in place. I remember I also have a pentagon shaped coin holder that allowed 5 coins to be stored lying around somewhere too that I was given but I hardly ever used it as it was easier to just carry them in my purse, but this coin stash is so small and compact that it really isn't any extra effort to have it on your keys or in the way of anything else. Now I have the cash stash too but since getting this I just found it a lot easier but that was mainly because I can pull pound coins out a lot quicker for things like the £1 trolleys or paying for the bus fare than trying to get change. Although I had the cash stash (which is basically the same product but for storing your notes instead of coins) I looked into this coin stash because I had a £5 off voucher for either the site firebox.com or it was iwantoneofthose.com (I really can't remember, but both sites are good) where I only had to pay £1 or £2 for purchasing it. I thought this was good and didn't mind trying it out. I thought maybe when I got this the novelty would wear off after a bit and I would stop using it, but I do find it useful when on the move and at times quicker then having to go through my purse.. and so I continue to use the coin stash quite often. The coinstash has been held quite securely on my keys and has never come loose or fallen off so it is of good quality. I did also think it would be a pain if the lid of the product could come off easily but as it is a screw top lid it would not accidently fall off. You would be able to find one of these online for around £4-£6. I kinda find it ironic that you may be spending £5 in order to store £5 lol but I do find it a useful item and it can save me time sometime to pay using this. I give the product 5 stars and would recommend it if you feel it would come in useful. The only thing I would consider is if you do not carry much in your pockets etc usually then you may find the holder to take more weight due to the carrying of coins. Thanks for reading :) (this review may also be on ciao)
There are benefits as well as issues with this quirky little money holder. It's designed to attach well to your keyring and is made of quality material. Deceptively small, it allows you to keep five £1 coins in it, all held in with a spring loaded screw top that is rubber sealed to keep it watertight. It should cost in the region of £5, depending on where you look. Since I was a kid I've had a number of different money holders, usually those little discs that hold 5 £1 coins my granny used to give me to take to the fair. Needless to say, £5 doesn't get you much at the fair any more! Most of them were decent enough but I don't ever recall having one that attached to my keys as well. It makes it very handy to have, especially when you're paying for a ticket for your car, for example. Instead of digging in your pockets or some part of the car for loose change, you can be assured you have nuggets on your keys. Of course, this doesn't solve the problem if you need other coinage, but for pounds this is fine. The holder will actually take coins smaller than pounds as well, although you may find you don't need to store these in quite the same way. Once the holder is full, the important bit is then the quality of the lid closing. It's quite exact in a way, as in it's easy to screw this in at an awkward angle. The spring is quite thin and weak, so if you distort it with force then it may stay that way and then be even more awkward to get into place once full. If you do it right though, once screwed on, the seal is very good. It feels firm and basically stays screwed on well no matter what. I've never had any issues with it feeling like it's coming loose at all. A niggle I have with this though is the inevitable weight of it. It's made with aluminium so they have clearly thought about the weight element of it. However, once the five coins are in there the weight is much more considerable, and it weighs a lot on your keys. If you keep them like I do in your pocket, then the shape is obviously not affected but it's the weight that pulls down just that bit more. Similarly, if you're carrying your keys then the weight is more discernible. I do use it sometimes, although because I often need more change than just the nuggets, I tend to have a lot loose anyway and wonder what the point of it is. If you know that you need pound coins in particular, for example for trolleys or swimming pool lockers, then this may be just the ticket for you. Also, if you can remember to make sure this is always stocked, then you're assured of that little bit of change whenever you may need it. It hooks onto your keyring very easily and so there's no issues there at all, and although I have mentioned issues with a full holder and the weight, it really is no different to having five pound coins loose in your pocket. Overall, this is a little quirky coin holder worth having if you can see a use for it for you. It's the sort of thing I only use occasionally for the very reason that I need random change and not just nuggets, but it depends on the individual. Recommended, but it depends on the individual.
My other half has a similar product to his however his one is in the shape of a diving cylinder and is designed to hold "O" rings which he uses for diving, or at least as spares if he needs one, for me this coin holder keyring is much more practical as not only will it hold a pound coin but also the tokens that I use for the gym lockers which also accept a £1 coin however if I lose one of the tokens then I'm not out of pocket as I tend to acquire these for free from companies looking to promote their company name, I have two from casinos and another from a night club as well as one from a cosmetics company. It cost £3.99 to purchase, it is just a shame that they do not supply the five £1 coins that fit snugly inside otherwise you would make a profit on every purchase, I was impressed with how well made this product is, the body itself is supposed to be made from aircraft grade aluminium according to the product description, for me the two most important indicators of quality though in this product is the ring onto which the keys are attached and the lid itself which needs to be secure. For some reason it is waterproof as it has an O ring in the lid. It is a screw down lid with a decent enough thread and a spring in the top which compacts the coins so it does not have to be full if you do not have five coins although in my case I always have four coins and a token in it, the coins are useful to know that you have for things like parking meters especially when the option to pay by phone does not exist. The keyring itself is not that large, I have two keys on it and it copes easily enough with the pair but any more would begin to over load it, it is a double circle that you have to thread the keys onto and is nice and tight so the keys feel really secure. It is also very secure at the point where the ring connects to the main body of the fob that contains the coins. Overall this is an easy product to use however you do need two free hands to open and close it. The simplicity of design and the fact that I have found it not only a useful gadget but also a well made one means I will give it 5 stars.
I am a sucker for gadgets all things strange, useful and novelty. I was given a free £5 off voucher for i want one of those website last christmas and as i had bought all my christmas gifts i decided to put the voucher towards a gift for myself. I purchased a True coin stash keyring and a notes one for myself as they did look very good and useful. True coin stash keyring is a fantastic little item. True coin stash keyring cost £4.99 and comes packaged in clear plastic, i had to use scissors to open the packaging. There was a piece of paper in with the keyring but doesn't say much on it on how to use the keyring buts its so simple to work out. True coin stash keyring is made from stainless steel and is capsule shaped. The keyring is thick and strong but can be wound onto a key without any problems. On the capsule it has a True written on it but doesn't state its for coins. The lid unscrews and pound coins fit snugly in, in fact it only takes pound coins or smaller but doubt anyone would fill this 5p or 1ps. True coin stash keyring holds five pound coins in total. Once loaded the lid can be screwed back on this is a little awkward as the spring under the lid has to be positioned on top off the coins straight because if it kinks the lid wont screw properly. The lid also has a small black rubber seal stop water getting in and help give the lid a tight grip on the top on the capsule. Its very sturdy even with the added weight of the coins. I have kept my coin stash loaded and use it alot. I have this attached to my car keys. As we have parking meters everywhere in town its handy to have on the keys and i am never without change for the meter now especially if you only have notes in your purse. Its always hand to have a few pound on you if like e you leave the house and notice the purse has been left behind. I love this little keyring a very handy gadget indeed. I also think this would make a perfect gift or stocking filler for everyone. I highly recommend True coin stash keyring.
Having had a blue parking badge for many years I have never had to worry about finding change to pay for parking, however, in recent months more and more of my local car parks have scrapped the free parking for disabled visitors and I have lost track of the amount of times I have found myself standing near the payment machine only to discover I either do not have the correct change, or being completely out of cash - like the Queen, I do not carry money with me very often and prefer to use my debit and credit cards whilst shopping. I had to do something as it was only a matter of time before I found myself having the pay the scandalous £45 charge for not being able to pay the £2.50 parking fee, so I began keeping a supply of £1 coins in my car - this was not an ideal solution as in my local shopping centre you pay for your parking on foot before going back to the car, so having this money in the car was forcing me to make a double journey each time I went to pay. So when I espied this Coin Stash Keyring in Homebase I decided to buy one; costing just £2.99 it was reasonably priced and within minutes of purchasing it I had filled it with the maximum 5 x £1 coins. To use it is very simple; you just screw off the top, drop your coins in and screw it up again - in fact the most awkward aspect of this keyring is actually attaching it to my keys as I am not very good at using traditional split keyrings! Inside the lid is a fairly large loosely coiled spring which prevents the coins from rattling around too much on the occasions that you are storing less than the allotted five coins. This works quite well, although frankly even if you only have one coin in the keyring you won't really hear it rattling once it has been deposited in your handbag. The Coin Stash Keyring is made of aluminium so is light to carry around, the added weight of the coins being negligible enough not to worry about. I also like the circular design and the fact that the keyring is barely larger than the pile of £1 coins as I dislike large and bulky keyrings. After roughly three months use the appearance of the keyring has gone downhill somewhat; the thread to unscrew the top has become a little gritty, although this was quickly dealt with by applying a very small dot of butter to the thread, and the case itself has a few dents where it has been knocked in my handbag, presumably banging against the keys it is attached to. This is rather a shame as the simple design of the product is surprisingly attractive and I had hoped to keep it looking new for longer than this, the problem is the aluminium which is a notoriously flimsy metal - maybe the manufacturer could consider adding some kind of lining to the keyring to prevent this denting damage, although this would obviously compromise the lightweight nature of the product. Despite this aesthetic niggle I am more than happy with the Coin Stash Keyring, I always keep it full and now generally have the correct money with me for when it comes to paying my ever increasing car parking fees. Incidentally, when I parked my car in London recently I would have needed two full keyrings plus a little more cash - luckily this particular, exceedingly expensive, car park had the facilities to allow me to pay the charge via my card.
Last christmas I bought my husband the True Utility Coin Stash to put in his stocking! My husband loves gadgets so it was a safe bet to get him the coin stash for christmas and its practical too. My husband was very grateful for the coin stash and he bought me one in return for my birthday as he loved his so much. I bought it from www.amazon.co.uk, it cost £4.99 at the time but has since been reduced to £4.40. It is good value for money and I have also seen them on the high street in the gadget shops. Amazing offers free postage for the coin stash. It came in packaging with a photo of the coin stash and information on how to use, practical ideas on reasons to store cash and material information. The packaging was a little tricky to open but got their in the end with scissors. The coin stash is a oblong capsule shape, it has a key ring attachment to the top of the lid, the capsule separates into two halfs one half is the lid and the other half stores coins. The capsule is made from high grade aircraft aluminium, its a dull silver shade and has a spring mechanism to store the coins. The coin stash stores five one pound coins, its easy to pop them in the capsule and then screw on the lid. It is water proof and the diamentions are L 40mm x W 25mm x D 25mm. Its light weight even when the coins are in the capsual. My husband and I both have them attached to our car keys as we always have them on us. I find I use my coins to pay for city centre parking or if I need a pound coin for my shopping trolley at the supermarket. It comes in hand to stash coins in this cool gadget because I hate not having change in my purse and I always know I have a back up if needed. Its a cool simple little gadget and I am happy I own one and it is a practical gadget to own. It saves me from rummaging around my huge handbag for my purse, its good for when you are in a hurry to pay for things too. I wish they had a more girly colour but its not a big issue. It would make a great christmas present or fathers day present
You may have noticed that I have reviewed a number of very useful keyring gadgets, and the True Coin Stash Keyring is one of the ones I use regularly. I don't always have it stashed my my car keys or my set of house keys, but I always have it stored in my car whether it be loose or on my person. The coin stash is a very useful way of carrying a bit of change around with you, and having some for the car park is the perfect reason for buying one. The keyring holds 5 £1 coins and is also ideal for when you go to the supermarket - to ensure you have the correct money for the shopping trolley. The capsule casing itself is manufactured out of aircraft grade aluminium and is also waterproof due to its 'O' shaped neoprene ring. The capsule is spring-loaded, allowing you to unscrew the casing and the two parts simply come apart for easy access. The aluminium finish to the capsule gives quite a subtle finish, and it does leave some friends confused as to what it does. The simplicity of the design and the price of around £4 gives me no option but to rate this product highly. I bought the keyring online and this type of product is widely available from numerous online outlets. Obviously a lot of people do carry change around with them. I always have my wallet on me, and always usually carry change, but having the reassurance of a few pound coins in my car allows me to forget my wallet once in a while. The dimensions of the capsule are 4cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm and I am struggling to find any valid errors with the product. The dimensions will give you an idea that the keyring isn't an insubstantial product, but the size is dictated by the size of the pound coin, so there is very little that can be done about that. The simple screw mechanism for accessing the capsule and the subtle design in general leave me in doubt that this is a great product for some people. I do think however, that some people will find it more useful than others, so I will give it 4 stars on the basis it may have limited appeal to some consumers.
True Coin Stash Keyring I bought this last summer as a small gift for my husband. It was really to give him somewhere convenient to store a few pounds for when he was at the gym, for use with the locker or to buy a bottle of water if he forgot his own. When I initially saw this True Coin Stash Key ring I thought that it was a novel idea that would save rummaging around in pockets or bags searching for that often elusive pound coin. The true coins stash is a rather simple idea, it unscrews to give you a small space to store a few pound coins. It is made from aircraft grade aluminium, which essentially means that it is quite light. However, it does look ever so slightly beaten after being used for quite a few months, but I think that has more to do with being bashed around inside a gym bag than any fault of the product. It is large enough to hold five pound coins, but you don't need it to be completely full. I would say that on average this one usually holds three pound coins and they don't rattle around too much because there is a spring in the lid which keeps them in place. As you can probably imagine something that is designed to hold a stack of five pound coins is not very big and this is one of its best features. It is an easy and unobtrusive way to keep change around, but without having to dig around in pockets or at the bottom of bags. This should be fine to use in the rain and certainly we have never opened it to find that water has somehow leaked in. It does have a neoprene 'O' seal, which should make it waterproof. I haven't dropped this in a bucket of water to test it out, but certainly I wouldn't worry about being caught out in any bad weather with this exposed. The only thing that I think could have been done better with this, is that it has a split metal ring to attach it to things, keys, zips, etc. However, I believe that it would have been even better if it had a clip so that it was easier attached and removed. I find these metal rings to be a nuisance to get attached to keys and especially zips. I think it would have just made it slightly easier to use and easier to move around, for example to transfer from sports bag to your keys if it could have been done in seconds by way of a clip rather than fiddling around with split metal rings. This is a great idea but only if you have a use for it in mind. Personally, I doubt that I would ever remember to keep this filled up on the off chance that I would need a spare pound coin. However, since I didn't predominantly buy it for me but my husband who does keep it topped up for the gym then this has been a handy little extra. However, you could still just use a pocket to store your money in. I think that this is particularly great for some people more than others, for example my husband doesn't tend to carry much change with him on a regular basis where I always have some rattling around in my purse that I never go anywhere without. I bought this at a local hardware and DIY store for around about £3, which if you use it is really not a bad price to pay and it does feel like a relatively durable little product. I have since seen it online for around about £5 so it might be best to shop around if you are interested in buying one of these. If you have a reason to use this and remember to keep it topped up then I think that it is a pretty handy little item to have around. However, it is also one of those products that could easily sit around and gather dust. Therefore, it gets a four out of five stars from me, but I would hesitate to recommend this unless you have someone in mind or are someone that will remember to use it.
I was pleased when I saw this on Doyoo because I found this little gadget in my stocking this Christmas. I must admit I thought it was going to be one of those things that seem like a good idea but end up shoved in the back of a drawer. I have however been surprised at how pleased I've been with it. The New True Utility Coin Stash Keyring is indeed just that, a little stash of coins on a keyring. When I received mine it came on a card in mainly black and orange colours, my first thought was its more of a mans thing. There were a few details about the keyring on the packaging but basically I thought it was quite plain but after all its what's inside that counts. To get into the packaging takes a pair of scissors to cut the plastic. Once open you are greeted with a small grey capsule/pod on the end of a keyring. The capsule is grey in colour and according to the packaging is made from " Aircraft grade aluminium". The top of the capsule has true written on it in white letters and is attached to a split ring. The lid of the capsule unscrews quite easily and contains a small spring. The capsule is designed to hold up to a maximum of 5 pound coins and the spring keeps them in place. I doesn't matter how many coins are in your keyring they will be held securely by the spring. The keyring part is a split ring which you can attach to your keys or a further keyring. The capsule is just 4cm's long and 2.5cm's wide so its nice and neat hanging on your keys. There is a small neoprene O ring round the top which ensures that it remains water tight. I personally think this is a great little gadget. I've attached mine to my main keyring which holds my car and house keys. It means I always have a bit of cash on me even if I've not got my purse with me, its ideal for car parks, supermarket trolleys and I have found it very useful for swimming and the gym. It means I've got money for a locker and also when I take my niece and nephew swimming with me we get a drink afterwards. I don't have to worry about my purse at all. It would also be ideal for older children as a bit of emergency money. All in all I'm really pleased with this little keyring. Its such a simple idea yet so useful. mine was a gift but they are available from on line stores such as Amazon for about £5.00.
~Stash the cash with this handy keyring~ ******************************** As someone who always ends up needing change and never having any to hand, you can imagine that when I came across the True Coin Stash Keyring I thought it was a really neat little gadget that would be of use. The True Coin Stash Keyring is small and compact and can be used as an actual keyring as well as something to keep in the car, or your bag for moments when you need to spend more than a penny and most often find yourself without the correct change. When wanting to review the True Coin Stash Keyring it wasn't listed on Dooyoo, however after a quick product suggestion I am now able to share my thoughts about it. The True Coin Stash Keyring is easy to use and works well as a useful storage place for those £1 coins that you never seem to have on you when you need them. I have lost count of the number of times I have visited the supermarket and wanted to use one of the supermarket trolleys for my shopping, only to find that I have no spare change to put into the slot and release a trolley from the waiting line of them that suddenly become unattainable. Ever since I bagged myself a True Coin Stash Keyring I have kept it filled with a few £1 coins so that when I need a few spare coins I know I can open the keyring and use some of the coins inside it. The small size of the True Coin Stash Keyring makes it easy to put into a pocket or bag if needed and it can also be left with your shopping bags in the boot of the car ready for those times when you need to use £1 or two. When wanting to park the car if you have a True Coin Stash Keyring then you will always have a few pounds in change for the parking machine which makes the True Coin Stash Keyring a very useful little item to have with you. Other uses the True Coin Stash Keyring can be used for is as a keyring to slip onto your keys to take to the gym/ the pool etc where you may need change for a locker in which to store your belongings and if the kids are with you you will always have change for any vending machines selling drinks and snacks when you feel a little peckish afterwards. ~How to stash the cash~ ******************* When using the True Coin Stash Keyring I find it is really easy to fill it up with coins and close it up ready for when I need some change. The keyring holds up to 5 £1 coins in place and it has an inner spring which sits inside the casing and keeps the coins inside neatly in place. The spring is a nice addition as it stops the coins from jingling and jangling about even after a coin or two has been removed from the keyring which is a nice touch. The outer casing is made from aluminium and there is a small slim neoprene o shaped ring that sits between the lid and the base which ensures a nice tight seal. This means that the True Coin Stash Keyring is waterproof which is also very useful. ~Rating and price~ ************** The cost of my True Coin Stash Keyring was £3.99 although I have seen it for anything from £3.50 up to £4.99 depending on where you buy from. At the lower price I feel it is a good buy as it has proven useful as a way to keep a few pounds handy for those moments when I want some extra change. The True Coin Stash Keyring is not so big that it gets in the way of a set of keys if you want to attach and use it as keyring as it measures no more than 2 1/2 cms x 2 1/2 cms in width and is only just over 4 cms high. There is a metal ring which can be used to attach the True Coin Stash Keyring to the rest of your keys if wanted which again it very useful. As I have found the True Coin Stash Keyring to be handy to keep and use I want to give it a 4 star rating.