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September 7, 2012 5:58 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a rubber 'wire' key ring.

Greetings - for the past year or so, I have been using a wire key ring such as this for my keys. I love it and want to continue to use it. I was recently on a trip and had to rent a car and the car rental keys were on the same type of key ring, but instead of it being a 'wire', it was black rubber material, which I preferred.

Just wondering if anyone knows where these can be sourced. I am only looking for a couple (less than 5?) so I am not looking at making a bulk order.

Thanks,
posted by dbirchum to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:16 AM on September 7, 2012


The search term you want is "cable" key ring. Here. Some will be just wire, but plenty are plastic coated.
posted by phunniemee at 6:20 AM on September 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


The 10th has what I was going to recommend, here's what I just got (found it from my recent purchase history, i have one and its great - note its not "rubber" its plastic covered cable so I'm not sure its exactly what you're looking for.)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JQ05B4/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i03

Check out the other Amazon recommended options on that page for a few other similar options.
posted by bitdamaged at 10:13 AM on September 7, 2012


Hi all,

Thanks so much for the responses.

All of these seem to be the steel/wire cables, just wrapped in a rubber coating.

The one I used for the rental car place was definitely not this material. It was a softer more rubber material that was more bendable. I asked a couple of the staff at the counter if they knew where they got them, but they said they were sent to them from "head office".

So if anyone knows where I can get a rubber one of these, please let me know. Thanks!
posted by dbirchum at 6:35 AM on September 8, 2012


Hey just wanted to follow up a bit. I rented a car yesterday and got one of the ones I believe you're referring too. It doesn't appear to have any cable. That being said it was virtually identical to the cable ones I linked to earlier (I literally sat and played with the one on my key ring and the one from the car and couldn't tell the difference)
posted by bitdamaged at 10:51 AM on September 13, 2012


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