Keyport Pivot 2.0 & Popl Review: Optimizing Daily Carrying

Keyport’s Pivot 2.0 is a great way to create your own keychain multi-tool, and the new collaboration with Popl offers a small but useful e-business card.

Keyport integrates everyday items like keys, keychains, and multi-tools into a customizable package that fits your keychain or carabiner. The Pivot 2.0 can hold up to eight wrenches and tool bits, plus two additional modules on the sides of the case.

The Pivot 2.0 requires some setup, but Keyport’s Youtube channel has a tutorial as well as some overviews of specific tools. In summary, you unscrew the screw that holds the pivot together, insert whatever tools and wrenches you want, and put them back on. A coin or a 1/8 inch flat head screwdriver will suffice.

To attach modules or faceplates, gently press the side of the case to engage the metal hooks on the pivot. Taking it off is a little trickier, as you have to flip the pivot, use a pen or small screwdriver to press the center hole on the back, and push in the opposite direction of the hooks. Luckily, Keyport has a separate video tutorial for that.

We received a Pivot 2.0 in Aluminum with the MOCA 10-in-1 Tool, RuSH Tool, Keyport ID Card, RFID Key, Faceplates, Flashlight Module and Popl Card for review.

The MOCA 10-in-1 features a 2 inch ruler, bottle opener, hex bit screwdriver, string/box cutter, scoring tool, screwdriver, pry tool and a 1/4, 9/16 and 3/8 inch wrench. It’s a durable and useful Swiss Army Knife tool that we used occasionally when times called for it.

We have found the RuSH tool to be the most helpful tool for customizing your Pivot 2.0 as it features a module removal pen, bottle opener, 3/4 inch ruler, belt loop hanging hook and more. The pin and hook make it easy to pry off front panels or modules in a jiffy.

The faceplates add a nice personal touch to your keychain, and the dual-mode mini flashlight with micro-USB charging is handy for preventing losing your keys in the dark. While these are difficult to take off, we value the safety and durability of every Keyport item.

The RFID key is an intuitive way to reduce pocket space and help replace key fobs that people use for offices, homes or other locks. The 1mm thickness also makes it almost unnoticed by others, which is a good feature for a safety-related item.

We didn’t have any RFID locks to test this out, but the card concept was very appealing to us.

One of the best features of the Pivot 2.0 is loss prevention. Engraved on the inside of each pivot is a link to the Keyport Lost and Found service and a unique 16-digit code associated with your device. Additionally, the Keyport ID card helps further by displaying a QR code on the Return Keyport page.

Popl x Keyport Digital Me KeyPopl

is a smart business card and networking company with a range of NFC products and an app with subscription-based in-app purchases. However, a free account is enough for most people to share social networks and important information.

We reviewed one of Popl’s previous collaborations and found its integration into a keychain product like the Pivot 2.0 to be very handy, both as a means of identifying lost keys in addition to the regular lost and found functions, and for business card purposes.

Setting up the Popl card is easy: download the app, set up your unique digital card and pair the device in the settings. Unfortunately, the activation menu doesn’t include the Keyport x Popl card, but we chose “Keychain” as the next option, which still works as intended.

Once removed from the aluminum case, the Popl card is quickly read by phones and sends an NFC notification to the receiving device, accessed in either the Popl app or a browser. The QR code on the front allows access even for non-NFC compatible devices.

Once everything is set up, it’s easy to make a first impression on colleagues, clients, or anyone you want to share contact information with.

A seamless way to streamline your keychain for all walks of life

The Keyport Pivot 2.0 is a versatile and customizable tool for anyone who wants to store their keys, small tools or other useful gadgets on a sturdy aluminum frame.

It’s a great gift for anyone who needs to carry multiple keys and tools with them, and for those who frequently network with new people. The Pivot 2.0’s customizable features allow users to tailor it to their specific needs, while the popl card adds a convenient layer for business and identification purposes.

Keyport Pivot 2.0 ProsCustomizable and versatile, wide range of accessories for all loss prevention functionsSpace saving and can hold a lotKeyport Pivot 2.0 ConsSetup can be tricky with lots of tools, a washer is essential for use Difficult to remove modules/faceplatesRating: 4 out of 5

At the time of publication, Pivot 2.0 is available on the Keyport website for $24 and on Amazon for $27. The Popl x Keyport card is available on the Keyport website for $19.99 and on Amazon for $17.99.