Magnets. How do they work? In the case of your everyday carry, they work best where you want a secure connection that’s still conveniently quick to release. And there’s arguably no better place for this than on your keychain! Throwing magnets into the mix makes removing your keys to unlock a door or use one of your keychain tools literally a snap. As with other EDC keychains, it all comes down to the hardware. In this guide, you’ll find 6 attractive key carrying setups that make the best use of magnets.

What to Look For in a Magnetic Keychain

  • Quick access and ease of use: The main benefit of magnetic keychains is convenience. Make sure whatever keychain you pick is easy to operate, both when taking off your keys and putting them back.
  • Secure retention: Just as important as being able to remove your keys is making sure they don’t fall off accidentally. Designs that have some locking features in place will give you some peace of mind. Quick access and retention are two sides of the same coin, so try to find a keychain with a balance of the two you’re comfortable with.
  • Quality hardware and materials: Just like YKK seems to be the king of zippers, hardware from Fidlock out of Germany will be your go-to on premium options.

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