If you feel like your old, boring key chain just isn’t cutting it anymore, you might be wondering where you can buy something more interesting. Key chains are a lot more than just a thing that holds your keys together these days; you can purchase ones that can entertain you when you’re feeling bored, that can express your own personal style, or even lift your spirits. Pick up one that will pop the cap off your beer bottle, then grab another one that will warn you if you’ve had too many. The variety of interesting and functional key chains is quite staggering, but here are some good places to start.
Gadget Key Chains
At Amazon.com, you’ll find a huge selection of electronic key chains that do everything from taking photos to storing and displaying them. The 300K mini digital camera by Zina may be small and thin, but it’s big on functionality. Not only does it take photos, it can also act as a camera for your computer. Once you’ve taken the photos, store them on one of these cool animal series USB drives from AMTEC. The sea turtle, penguin, clownfish, panda, and more hold 4 GB worth of data. Finally, display them on a digital photo key chain like the one from Coby, available in black, blue, red, or white. Never get lost again with Ecco’s GPS key chain or make sure you’re never without your music with the MP3 player-compatible mini speaker cube key chain by DCI Products.
Cute Key Chains
Etsy is a great source for unique vintage or handmade key chains that are really special. Keep an eye out for cartoon faves like vintage Hello Kitty or Disney characters. For a unique, handmade companion, adopt an alien! Choose between Kitty, Ozark, Blaine, Quax, and more. Each comes with its own birth certificate. For handmade key chains with a bit of vintage flair, check out CaptainCrochette for the vintage cassette tape key rings, the pac-man inspired key ring, or the fun leather zombie face key ring, all by CocoFlower.
Unique Key Chains
UncommonGoods.com has some mood-lifting key chains with an interesting twist. The Fortune Keeper key chain allows you to stow away a good message from a fortune cookie for future contemplation, available in appropriately named styles like ‘Door of Opportunity’ or ‘Key to Success.’ The next time you’re caught in traffic or get cut off on the highway, your Illegitimi Non Carborundum key chain will calm you down (see uncommongoods.com for translation). Next time you’re feeling like just another face in the crowd, check out the pewter Rockstar Mom or Rockstar Dad key chains to remind you that you’re someone’s celebrity.
Interactive Key Chains
Next time you find yourself stuck with nothing to do at the dentist’s office or while waiting for an oil change, whip out one of the fun game key chains available at WholesaleKeyChain.com. They’ve got miniature versions of almost every game you can think of, such as Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Boggle, Operation, and Simon. Or play around with the Etch-A-Sketch, Mr. Potato Head, or Yo-Yo key chains instead.
Useful Key Chains
KeyRing.com has loads of useful key chains to choose from, such as flashlights, pocketknives, screwdrivers, nail clippers, and more. Pick from one of their many styles of bottle openers, then grab m2c’s Breath Alcohol Tester key chain from Amazon.com.