Review: Keyport Pivot 2.0

You might recall that I recently did a story on my everyday carry and asked for your help in terms of upping my game on that front. One of the things that many of you pointed out is that I need something to organize my keys. I looked around for such a piece of kit and finally settled on the Keyport Pivot 2.0. Now this is something that I have to say is impressive. For starters, you can customize it in a number of ways to fit your use case. You can have everything from knives and tools to a control for your smart home gear. And you can get faceplates to make it look unique. The level of customization is seriously off the hook.

Now my needs were really simple. I wanted to carry my keys of course. But I also wanted to have a pen on my person as well as a flashlight. Plus I wanted it to match my iPhone 12 Pro’s carbon fiber skin from DBrand. So with that in mind, here’s the parts list that I came up with:

Assembling this was easy. Keyport has this video to help you put everything together. But it is really simple.

I unscrewed the single screw that is part of the Keyport Pivot 2.0, opened it up and stacked my keys and the pen so that I could put the screw through them. The Keyport Pivot 2.0 holds 2-8 keys. In my case I had four keys and the pen insert to stack.

I folded it over and then screwed things together. I also added the S-Biner which is on the right hand side of this picture.

The next thing that I had to do was to charge Pocket Flare Module. Which is a flashlight that does a couple of things that I will get to in a second. It uses a Micro USB cable to charge the lithium ion battery that powers it. While charging it is red. When it is fully charged it is green. If I could make a suggestion, Keyport should replace the Micro USB connector with a USB-C connector as Micro USB is dead.

I then added it to the Keyport Pivot 2.0. It slides and locks into place. And once locked into place it isn’t coming out. The Pocket Flare Module has two modes. It can be used as a traditional flashlight, or as a lamp as seen here. The flashlight is surprisingly bright given its size. The button is flush with the rest of the module and requires a bit of force to press. Thus you don’t have to worry about it accidentally going on in your pocket. I also added a Tile sport to allow me to track it if I lose it along with a circular key and my proximity key for my condo. The latter two are items that I need to have on me at all times and have easy access to when I need them.

I got this carbon fiber faceplate for looks so that it makes the look complete. To be clear, it isn’t really carbon fiber but it looks the part well enough that I wanted to add it.

The pen insert is very cool because of the fact that it uses Cross Matrix replaceable refills which you can pick up at places like Amazon or your local pen shop. It also means that I always have a pen on my person. Something that is kind of important these days.

When you buy the Keyport Pivot 2.0, it comes with a laser engraved serial number that is slightly obscured by yours truly in this picture for privacy reasons, along with this card which will help someone who finds your keys return them to you should you lose them. More details on this program here. This combined with the Tile Sport will hopefully allow me to either find my keys or get my keys back should I lose them.

Overall, this setup is a touch heavier than having just a traditional keychain. But the advantage of this setup is that the keys do not dig into thigh when they are in my pocket. Plus they do not make any noise. Thus I am fine with the weight given the functionality that it provides. The fit and finish is excellent. For example, when you screw everything together, it is designed to click and lock every 90 degrees. That way you can be assured that you will not be in a situation where something loosens up. There is no question in my mind that this is a quality product.

The use case for the S-Biner is to add my Lever Gear CableKit and my SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.2 Solid State Flash Drive to this setup when I need them. I will admit that Keyport makes a WeeLINK Charger Cable Module Kit that I could have used in place of the Lever Gear CableKit, but I decided not to go with that as I had previously invested in the Lever Gear CableKit and it has the functionality that I need. I also could have used one of Keyport’s USB drive inserts as well. But my SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB drive is likely way faster.

Downsides? There’s really only one which is that using your keys is no longer a one handed affair. You now have to take your keys out of your pocket, rotate to the one that you need and use it. If one of your hands are full, that might be an issue. But given what I get out of this setup, I’m okay with that. And to add to that, I am finding ways to use this one handed as well.

My specific setup costs as follows:

  • Keyport Pivot 2.0 – Black Aluminum $24.99 USD
  • Pocket Flare Module $14.99 USD
  • Faceplate – Carbon Fiber – $5.99 USD
  • Pen Insert w/Black Ink – $10.99 USD
  • S-Biner – Black – $1.99 USD

That’s a total of $58.95 USD.

I have to admit that I am very impressed with the Keyport Pivot 2.0. Besides having great build quality, it has a massive amount of customization from both a functionality perspective as well as a looks perspective. Plus if you lose your keys, Keyport has a way to get them back to you. This is a total win for those who are looking for a key organizer to make carrying their keys easier.

One Response to “Review: Keyport Pivot 2.0”

  1. […] keys are the next things that I grab. My keys are in a KeyPort Pivot 2.0 key holder which includes a flashlight on the outside and a pen on the inside. One thing that I appreciate […]

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