Key Fog - Attaching to your Key Chain

Key Fog - Attaching to your Key Chain

The Model S key fob is certainly unique looking, but I'm not sure what plans Tesla had for attaching it to one's key ring. I could not find any small key ring that would fit through the very small opening in the fob, so I came up with the following idea. Using a small piece of 20 G stranded, electrical wire (similar to telephone wire), I bent and tied a 1/4" loop through the slot in the fob. I then put a very small spot of electrical solder at the twist of the wire loop and snipped off the excess wire. A common 1/2" split key ring easy fits through my 1/4" soldered loop, and your regular key ring or chain will easily fit through the 1/2" loop. It all fits together very securely and looks good. One caution: the key fob is plastic, so be very careful not to overheat the soldering of the wire, or that will melt the plastic. The soldering should take about 2 seconds. If you are not handy with a soldering iron, a jeweler will gladly do the job using similar stranded silver wire.

gasnomo | March 4, 2013

I used a small hair band from my wife (she has all colors and you can buy a 24pack at target for $5.

One end looped through fob, other through normal key ring.

Darmok | March 4, 2013

A picture of what I use is over here (Post #83), a Case Logic USB case, it's worked well.

Brian H | March 4, 2013

Small ring on the FOB. Large ring through the small ring.

Velo1 | March 4, 2013

Either of the top two works great. I use the Cosmos camera strap.

cloroxbb | March 4, 2013

Even though I don't have the Tesla yet I already bought the key chain that Darmok posted a link for. It's perfect IMO.

mallynb | March 4, 2013

Thanks to these forums, I learned about the fob situation earlier. I remembered that, a couple of years ago, I bought a key-chain LED flashlight for 79 cents at a discount store. I looked for it, and sure enough, it has small, split ring, wire loops on each end of its chain that attach it to the flashlight, and to a large conventional loop for keys. I plan to use these small wire loops on the fobs. (I have a May-June delivery estimate.) Maybe something like this can be found easily.