Personal Accessories

To Go Cup

How many times have you fumbled around with your travel mug? And has it ever spilled? Or has its lid had a weird smell/taste/defect that made you dislike it immensely, yet you’ve not found something better to replace it with? If none of this sounds familiar, lucky you. All the rest of us flip you off will pay attention to Eva Solo’s thermal To Go Cup. The double walls keep temperature control in check while a click-open lid simplifies one-handed use. The silicone strap will make carrying a hell of a lot easier. No snagged fingers or juggling- you’ll just slip it around your wrist or hang it on your bag when you’ve got an armful.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Gessato

EDC Minitool Kit No. 2

Another EDC kit on a keychain? Yep, and before you pretend to yawn from seeing so many, have you seen a minitool kit, all in black? No? Well, this one includes a flathead and Philips screwdrivers, a pill case, bottle opener, ruler and hex wrench, and the pill case can be engraved with up to 10 characters of your choice. In fact, it would be a great Father’s Day gift if you can order it soon (as in, right now, as Father’s Day is this Sunday).
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Iron and Glory

LED Smart Jump Rope

Who wants a smart jump rope? I do, I do! And you do too, because it shows your jump count midair with LED lights, which means you’ll be more motivated to hit your goals and therefore healthier. Right? Right. Set training intervals and track progress, all via the included Smart Gym mobile app. What about battery life, you ask? Because you will be jumping ALL THE EFFING time now? A two-hour USB charge will give you 36 hours of active use, which is plenty. You’ll need a break now and then, anyways.
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Price: $89.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Open and Closed Helix Keyring

I’ve got a thing for simple keyrings, so of course these two Helix Keyrings by Craighill caught my eye. Choose between the open and the closed; both have one knurled side for adding or removing keys. As they say on their site, the keyrings would be “a daily, tiny joy.”
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Craighill

Kiki Toolbox Keyring

Another EDC tool thingamajig? Yep, and it ticks all the boxes, just as you’d expect. Plus, it comes in a leather sheath for a friendlier feel on your keyring. Bottle opener, standard and metric ruler, spoke wrench, hex drive, small and large pry bar, and screwdriver- that’s what you get all on one small tool. Fit it alongside your keys so you’re prepared for anything, anywhere.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Slim Insulated Water Bottle

This skinny, baton-like thing is a water bottle. And why is it skinny? To better fit in your bag, of course. It’s a double walled vacuum flask, so it’ll keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold for up to 12 hours. With such a thin profile, it’ll slide in amongst papers (or clothes) easily without causing your bag to bulge.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Sound Grenade by ROBOCOPP

You can either never leave your house, throw caution to the wind, or prepare yourself with a personal safety device. All sorts of scary situations exist, in the city (muggers) and deep in the great outdoors (bears!). The Sound Grenade by ROBOCOPP works just as you’d expect: pull the pin and you’ll set off a 120-decibel siren that scares off impending danger. Replace the pin, and the sound turns off. Take a look at the field test to get an idea of the sound volume.
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Price: $24.00
Available from: ROBOCOPP

Instant Dry Umbrella

An instantly dry umbrella? Really? Yes, in fact, this umbrella is made with water-repellant fabric that allows you to simply shake water off in one flutter. Watch the video below to see it with your own eyes, and then marvel how nice it would be to not have water puddles inside entryways. Sure, it’s a small issue, to be sure, but an improvement none the less.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Binary Titanium Key Carabiner

If you carry your keys around on a carabiner, you might want to trade it in for this upgrade. It features a ‘safety gate’ that keeps your keys locked in place. No matter how many times you clip it on and off, this second latch keeps key rings safely attached, yet still easily retrievable should you need to remove them. And, as an extra little feature, the titanium body also functions as a bottle opener.
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Price: $29.00+
Available from: Kickstarter

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

See this tiny, very adorable pocket knife? It kicks ass, because it’s the size of a standard house key when folded. That means you won’t look like a lumberjack carrying it around (not that there’s anything wrong with looking like a lumberjack); it’s small enough to unobtrusively fit in your jean’s coin pocket or attach to your keychain (or even a zipper!). So handy.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Kickstarter

The Possibilities Kit

Let your inner MacGyver out with the Possibilities Kit. Your brain power combined with a set of basic tools is all you’ll need to solve small setbacks. The kit includes a small pry bar, a Phillips and Flathead screw key, 2 runt clips, 2 aviation cable key rings, one S-biner, 5 key maintenance rings, and a waterproof delrin capsule, all stored within a black tin case. Keep one in your vehicle, bag, and/or desk and be prepared for those unexpected situations.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Lock Climber Carabiner Key

Remember the Carabiner Key? This is the newer version, and it looks just a little more robust, don’t you think? Clip your key to other key rings, a bag, or your own belt loop and know it will stay securely fastened until you unclip it. Such a smart detail.
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Price: $12.50
Available from: Amron

Keytags by Various Projects

Know a blogger, a bon vivant, or a bad ass? What about a fashion editor, a freeloader, or a philanderer? Maybe one of those people needs a keychain with their stand-out attribute written for all to see, or maybe you need a bunch to label your keys and/or yourself. Give some as gifts, give one to yourself, go crazy. See the whole collection at Various Projects.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Various Projects

Orbitkey

Do your keys jangle around like a janitor? If so, how are you going to sneak up on anybody to scare them? Fix that with the soft Orbitkey. It’s a loop that locks your keys into a stack, keeping them organized and in place. There’s also an optional bottle opener and USB key that fits snugly into the stack. Choose between several colors in an elastomer polymer (ideal for runners) or the leather version.
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Price: $29.95 -39.95
Available from: Orbitkey

Grovemade Brass Key Ring

Now this is a handy key ring. It hooks quickly onto your belt loop, yet it’s smaller and way less obnoxious than a carabiner. If you just thought to yourself wait, a carabiner is obnoxious?, I’m so, so sorry to be the one to break the news to you*. If you think a carabiner is the bomb, and are clutching yours right now very, very tightly, we’ll let you go this once, for functionality’s sake.

Oh, and this key ring opens a bottle too. Hooray! Available in Brass, Black Oxide, and Stainless Steel.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00 - 59.00
Available from: Grovemade