Within 3 days of its campaign launch, Keyport surpassed its crowd-funding goal of $100,000 for the next-generation Keyport Slide 3.0 and the budget-friendly Keyport Pivot. Both products are expected to be available to the public in Second Quarter 2016.
LAS VEGAS — January 12, 2016 — Keyport, the company that reinvented the conventional keychain with the revolutionary Slide, announced that is has successfully funded two new modular, everyday multi-use tools on Kickstarter in 72 hours, including the next-generation Keyport Slide 3.0. Keyport’s crowd-funding campaign, located at kck.st/1PSCBdc, targeted $100,000 for the tooling, production and testing of the Slide 3.0, as well as the budget-friendly Keyport Pivot and three new add-ons. Both multi-use tools integrate keys, pocket tools and smart tech into one functional unit.
Keyport decision-makers carefully listened to customer feedback and suggestions for the latest modifications and enhancements. The company now believes it has created an everyday carry platform for the modern lifestyle that thoughtfully integrates the most essential personal items that would otherwise be attached to a bulky keychain or stuffed uncomfortably into a pocket or purse.
“We really have to thank our loyal customers for their enthusiasm, support and feedback,” said Keyport President David Cooper. “We think of them as a valuable member of our team, and their collective input has been instrumental in bringing these products to fruition.”
The next-generation Keyport Slide 3.0, which is the company’s premium product, offers one-handed access in a compact design in either 4-port and 6-port configurations. Its modular design is compatible with current and future smart tech add-ons (locator, charger, universal remote, etc.). It is constructed of durable aircraft-grade aluminum and hardened spring steel components. The Slide 3.0 features a unique lost & found program and a 2-year limited warranty. All existing Keyport Slide blades from previous editions will be compatible with the Slide 3.0. The Slide 3.0 measures only 2.90” x 0.61” x 0.24” (7.37 cm x 1.55 cm x 0.62 cm) and weighs a miniscule 0.32 ounces (9 grams). When it is released to the public in Q2 2016, the retail price is expected to be $29 – $49 depending upon the feature set. During the Kickstarter campaign, contributors can acquire a new Slide 3.0 4-port with a $34 pledge (or $27 Early Bird).
The Keyport Pivot, the company’s entry-level product, is compatible with a customer’s existing standard keys — unlike the Slide 2.0 and 3.0, which require custom blades. The Pivot is constructed of durable aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel components. It is also compatible with current and future smart tech add-ons (locator, charger, universal remote, etc.). The Pivot holds up to 8 keys or more with an extension kit and offers a low-profile lanyard attachment. It’s easy to assemble and designed so the screw and spring washer keep everything set to the perfect tightness. When it is released to the public in Q2 2016, the retail price is expected to be $20 – $25 depending upon feature set. During the Kickstarter campaign, contributors can acquire a new Pivot with a $24 pledge (or $19 Early Bird).
Keyport will also develop three new add-on modules that integrate with the Slide 3.0 and the Pivot: a low energy Bluetooth locator (which works with TrackR to locate a lost Keyport or smartphone), a pocket knife designed by Klecker Knives and a 12-lumen flashlight.
“Between our BLE Locator that works with TrackR and our new KeyportID Lost & Found program, we want to ensure that our customers spend more time using their Keyport than looking for it,” Cooper said.
Keyport successfully raised more than $153,000 on Kickstarter in 2014 for the development of the Slide 2.0. For more information, visit www.mykeyport.com.