Key rings are for chumps. There, I said it, and I’m not taking it back.
But really, who wants to have a bulging mess of keys ruining the lines of their outfits, not to mention being inconvenient and hard to access efficiently?
That’s why key organizers have become an indispensable part of my everyday carry.
Orbitkey is the OG in this product category, so when I saw their new Orbitkey 2.0, I knew I had to take it for a spin. And in this Orbitkey 2.0 key organizer review, I’ll be sharing my hands-on insights and giving you a definitive judgment on whether it’s a real improvement over the original.
The Orbitkey 2.0 takes the successful DNA of the original and tweaks many small details, creating a new product that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Though it still has a few weaknesses of the original, this new version seems more durable while still maintaining the simplicity and versatility of the original.
What Is the Orbitkey 2.0 Key Organizer?
The Orbitkey 2.0 is a revised edition of the original key organizer, with an improved locking mechanism and a huge variety of color and material options. It’s an all-in-one solution to your everyday key storage, and a great way to keep your most important tools within easy reach.
Compared to other key organizers, Orbitkey 2.0 is unique in that it can be outfitted with a wide variety of tools. This can turn your key organizer into a streamlined pseudo-multitool, or add a targeted piece of equipment to your everyday carry (hello, bottle opener!).
In fact, let’s jump to the next section and talk about all the different options you have with the Orbitkey that other organizers don’t offer.
Orbitkey 2.0 Key Organizer Product Options
Compared to other key organizers on the market today, Orbitkey is loaded with product options. From the color to the material to the accessories, you can customize every aspect of the product.
First, you can choose between two types of leather for the Orbitkey’s exterior. That includes both a classic top grain cowhide leather, as well as a more eco-friendly (and vegan) cactus leather, and a new canvas edition. The classic leather is available in seven colors, while the cactus leather is available in three.
But the accessories department is where the Orbitkey really excels, offering far more customization options than any other competitor. Really, the breadth of accessories that you can fit on this compact organizer is truly impressive. Here’s the full list:
- Multi-tool (in two different designs)
- USB thumb drive
- Sanitizer holder
- Bottle opener
- Alternate locking mechanism
- Nail file/mirror combo
- Extension post (to accommodate more keys)
- Add-on clip
- Magnetic cable holder
So yeah, suffice to say, if you want a key organizer that’ll do double and triple duty for your EDC, Orbitkey is the way to go.
With the original edition of the Orbitkey, I was impressed by the selection of accessories and customization options. But it wasn’t perfect: the locking mechanism and D-ring were unrefined, and the D-ring lacked durability.
Now in its revised second edition, the Orbitkey 2.0 has a smoother locking mechanism, better D-ring and offers more accessories than ever.
It’s a fantastic piece of EDC gear that continues to lead the field, and compares favorably to other key organizers.
Who It’s For
Anyone who values customization and lots of product options will enjoy the Orbitkey 2.0. On its own, it has a fairly streamlined design that can accommodate 3 to 5 keys without changing its shape.
You can also keep your plastic car key and/or fob on the D-ring. If you carry 2+ regular keys, a car fob, and want some extra functionality (like a multitool), the Orbitkey is perfect for you.
Who It’s Not For
Dedicated minimalists will cringe at the incredible expanse of options for the Orbitkey 2.0. If you’re looking for a key organizer — not a multi-tool, not a bottle opener, not a thumb drive, etc. — it will probably feel like overkill.
Also, if you only carry one regular key in addition to your car key and fob, you probably don’t need a key organizer.
Finally, keep in mind that the Orbitkey won’t accommodate many modern car keys (with the plastic base), as it’s too short for them to fit inside the wrap.
You’ll have to put your car key and fob on the D-ring. This may be a deal-breaker for some people.
Orbitkey 2.0 FAQs
Before I wrap things up with a definitive verdict on the Orbitkey 2.0, I’d like to take a minute to answer the most commonly asked questions about it.
How Big is the Orbitkey 2.0 Key Organizer?
All said and done, the Orbitkey 2.0 measures about 3.5 inches long by just under 1 inch wide. That’s without keys or accessories, of course.
How Many Keys Can the Orbitkey 2.0 Hold?
The Orbitkey 2.0 is designed to hold 2 to 7 keys, via its adjustable post. You can also get a longer extension post to accommodate 1 or 2 more keys, but at this point the organizer will start to look bloated and overfull.
Where Is the Orbitkey 2.0 Organizer Made?
All of Orbitkey’s operations are based in sunny Melbourne, Australia. Their products are manufactured there, too.
What’s Different About the 2.0 Versus the Original Orbitkey?
While the original Orbitkey broke ground on the key organizer category, it wasn’t perfect. Here’s the improvements made for the Orbitkey 2.0:
- 40% slimmer locking mechanism, now made of stainless steel rather than aluminum
- Friendlier, smoother D-ring
- Leather bands are now cushioned for extra durability
- Overall form has been simplified and streamlined
They’ve definitely compensated for the shortcomings of the original Orbitkey.
The Orbitkey 2.0 is a notable improvement on the original, and an excellent key storage solution. It will appeal most to the gear maximalist who wants to cherry-pick their accessories, as it offers a huge range of customization options.
Overall: The Orbitkey 2.0 definitely gets The Modest Man seal of approval!