The Key Buoy

by Mike

The Key Buoy
Losing your keys in general makes for a pretty bad day. It’s about a hundred times worse when you lose them in the middle of an ocean with absolutely no chance of retrieving them.

The Key Buoy, which is billed as the “ultimate key fob for boaters” will help you find your keys if they ever end up overboard in the middle of the Pacific.

The fob itself will fit onto any keychain, and is relatively small. The magic happens the when the fob is submersed in water, it will open up and release an orange tube that automatically inflates with air.

It may take up to 30 seconds to fully inflate, but when it does, you’ll be able to see the orange tube pretty clearly. The tube stands 14” tall when fully inflated.

The Key Buoy does have its limits, it will only support 120 grams/4.2 ounces. Anything heavier will put your keys, along with that paper weight, on the bottom of the Pacific.

You can’t simply “deflate” your Key Buoy and expect it to work again, these are one time use products, so if you’re one for bad luck, having a spare around wouldn’t hurt.

For anybody who owns or spends time on a boat regularly, attaching a Key Buoy to your keys would be the smart choice. They’re available from Davis, although there site isn’t designed very well and there is no price listed, it seems like you have to order a . . . catalog!

[found on GizWizBiz]

5 reviews or comments

» Davis Key Fob With Emergency Buoy | OhGizmo! Says: September 17, 2006 at 8:19 pm

[…] [Davis Key Fob With Emergency Buoy] VIA [Coolest-Gadgets] Filed under: Unusual Comments: […]

Valdo Says: September 19, 2006 at 10:22 am

Don’t fall in the water with this thing in your pocket. LOL

Llavero salvallaves para grumetes despistados at Ounae Says: September 25, 2006 at 10:52 am

[…] Vía: Coolest-gadgets […]

Al Says: May 12, 2007 at 3:36 am

Do you have any connection to water-buoy at all as you sound some what biased.

Rubbish . . Says: July 26, 2007 at 8:23 am

no just very annoyed when I had to get some one out to help me in to my car and get a new key cut after this thing not working !! . . water-buoy still not available but i hope at least one of these gadgets will work . . they need a test, a none Biased test !!! . . then i will buy

Write a review or comment

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

Top Categories
Latest Posts
Subscribe to Newsletter