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Get a KeySmart 2.0 Extended key organizer for $15.99

From the Cheapskate: Stop the keychain madness! This handy gizmo allows your keys to ride comfortably in a pocket, without the bulge or jingle.

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You've got "smart" everything -- phone, watch, thermostat -- so why is your keychain still so dumb?

Don't worry, I'm not proposing you add one of those "finder" fobs, which I've always found to be more trouble than they're worth. No, I'm talking about a better way to actually carry your keys.

Like this one: StackSocial has the KeySmart 2.0 Extended key holder for $15.99 shipped. Price elsewhere: at least $20. Gift value: off the charts.

(Note: You can get an extra 10 percent off -- on one KeySmart -- at checkout by applying promo code EARLY10.)

Available in black or slate, the KeySmart effectively gives your keys the Swiss Army Knife treatment. It holds up to 10 keys in a compact, easy-to-pocket configuration. Any key you need, you just rotate it out.

The gizmo also includes an external loop so you can add your car fob.

Hang on, I'm being told this isn't strictly a tech item. It does have "smart" right in the name, though! But, okay, let's tech this up by adding a key-shaped USB flash drive. There.

I haven't tried a KeySmart myself, but I do have just the kind of unwieldy, overstuffed keychain it's meant to solve. And I certainly would be jazzed to find one in my stocking/7th-night-of-Chanukah pile.

Your thoughts?

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