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30 Clever Keys & Keyrings

— May 10, 2009 — Art & Design
Biometric technology and security touchpads threaten the existence of traditional keys, but these innovations in keys and keychains prove that the traditional key has a number of other uses that don't involve opening doors.

From pendants made from skeleton keys to digital Bible keychains, the articles in the cluster below follow the evolution of the traditional key.

Implications - This trend clearly demonstrates how businesses that can look beyond the ostensible purpose of an object can sometimes discover value outside of its original usage. Although at first glance something like a key might seem like merely a tool, if you are willing to explore and reinvent traditional images, there is a definite appeal that consumers will respond to.
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Keys Cloned From Photos
Keys Cloned From Photos
Duplication Software To Make You Paranoid
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Anti-Counterfit Gadget
Anti-Counterfit Gadget
UV Key Ring Detects Fake Cash
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Fundraising for Creatives
Fundraising for Creatives
Skeleton-Key Necklaces by 823KEYPROJECT Feed Starving Artists
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Key Breathalyser Prevents DUIs
Key Breathalyser Prevents DUIs
Saab Alcokey
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25
Prayer Gadgets
Prayer Gadgets
Holy Bible Key Chain
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24
Mini Universal Remotes
Mini Universal Remotes
The 4-in-1 Keychain Buddy
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23
Donut Keyrings
Donut Keyrings
Surprise Key Rings For Adults & Children Alike
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22
Luxury Auto Logo Keyring
Luxury Auto Logo Keyring
Pendants the First Step Toward Ownership
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21
Unobtrusive Gadget Chargers
Unobtrusive Gadget Chargers
The Powertraveller Motormonkey Is World's Smallest In-Car Charg
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20
Stylish Key Tracking Accessory
Stylish Key Tracking Accessory
Fleur De Lis Key Finder
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19
Cell Phones as Car Keys
Cell Phones as Car Keys
The Mobile Intelligent Key System
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18
Pockets for Your Hands
Pockets for Your Hands
Portable Pocket Holds iPods, Keys and Cell Phones
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Cell Phone Car Keys
Cell Phone Car Keys
The Chrysler GEM Peapod Will Use iPhone as Ignition Key
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Keyring Webcams
Keyring Webcams
The Multitasking Mini Digital Camera
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15
Keychain-Sized Film Cameras
Keychain-Sized Film Cameras
The Ikimono Series 110 Camera
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14
Keychain Sized Mini Digital Photo Album
Keychain Sized Mini Digital Photo Album
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13
Street Figurine Keychains
Street Figurine Keychains
The String Doll Gang
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12
Faux Vintage USBs
Faux Vintage USBs
Ornate Memory Sticks Mimic Victorian Era Keys
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11
Precious Metal Pendants
Precious Metal Pendants
Tiffany's Diamond and Platinum ‘Fleur de Lis' Keys
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10
Moustache Key Hook
Moustache Key Hook
Stache Your Kids in Style
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Playing With Food for Stress Relief
Playing With Food for Stress Relief
Edamame Keychain
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8
Unlocking Home Decor
Unlocking Home Decor
Vintage Skeleton Keys Modernized for Innovative Interior Design
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Keys as Leaves
Keys as Leaves
Lucent L'Amour 2009 Art Installation Features Beautiful 'Key Tree'
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6
Stylish Board Games
Stylish Board Games
Brass Skeleton Key Chess Set For the Fashionably Competitive
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5
Sneaky Keychains
Sneaky Keychains
Cash Stash Lets You Store Spare Money in Sleuthy Style
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4
Holy Gadgets
Holy Gadgets
USB Digital Bible Keychain & More
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3
Creative Multi-Functional Accessories
Creative Multi-Functional Accessories
Hangbag is a Keychain and Hanging Device
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2
DIY Swiss Army Keys
DIY Swiss Army Keys
Fold Up Your Keys, Pretend to Hot Wire Your Car
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Trading Car Keys for a Soda
Trading Car Keys for a Soda
Pepsi Ads Feature Bizarre Barters
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