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Lost Keys? Find Your Keys With An Electronic Key Finder Gadget

Updated on September 12, 2014

A Wireless Remote Control Key Finder * A Key Finder Gadget * An Electronic Key Finder * A Key Finder Thingy * Buy One Now and Find Your Missing Keys *

Do you ever misplace your keys? If not, I salute you. If you do, you may be interested in this little key finder gadget.

People love to talk about the weather and, in this case, it is the weather that makes me long for an electronic key finder. For you see, as the seasons come and go and, even within one season, I change coats daily. The coat that I wore two days ago may not be light enough for today's unusually warm conditions so I switch. And I switch again. Perhaps I return home with my hands laden with items for my eBay store, I pull off my winter gloves, unlock the door and enter barely managing to deposit all that is in my arms safely on the floor...keys included. Or in another scenario, my son retrieves something from the car and returns, saying, "Here are your keys, Mom" and deposits them...on the washer in the laundry room.

You can guess what is coming next. The morning is flying by and I have my eBay parcels ready to take to the post office but...where oh where have my little keys gone? A key finder would be an extremely practical device at this moment in helping me find my lost keys!

Of course, until December I did not know that such a device even existed. We had a telephone once with a 'locator' button on it so that you could locate the handset when you set it down somewhere where it does not belong but I had no idea that they made similar gadgets for keys. Then I read an article in the newspaper and discovered "Gadgets to help find your keys."

A key finder gadget is just one name of many that I found for this little electronic device. I have also seen them called electronic key finders and, believe it or not, a key finder thing or thingy. Whatever you choose to call it, stay tuned to this page for more details about some of the key finders available to help you find your keys.

Are you tired of misplacing your keys? Searching for your wallet? Losing your glasses?

Then a wireless remote control key finder may be just what you need.

On this page you will find a discussion of four great key finder gadgets. They are four that received high star scores from Amazon's customer reviewers. None of these gadgets are perfect, but they have helped many people find their misplaced keys. You can click on any of the following finders to purchase one or to read more about it or you can visit Amazon's key locators to see a page full of key finders that I have not highlighted on this page.

The Click 'N Dig Wireless Key Finder

The Click 'N Dig Wireless Key Finder has a radio-frequency locator to help you find your missing items. It includes two key-ring receivers as well as two receiver plates and a single radio transmitter. You use the color-coded buttons to find up to four missing items that are located up to 60 feet away.

Click n Dig Key Finder Wireless RF Item Locator Remote Control, Pet, Wallet, Keyfinder-Free Extra Batteries
Click n Dig Key Finder Wireless RF Item Locator Remote Control, Pet, Wallet, Keyfinder-Free Extra Batteries


Customer L. Engel says that he is always losing his keys, cell phone and remote controls and that the Easy 2 Find works “pretty much the way they advertise it.” The beeps are audible and the unit is tough enough to survive travelling in her purse.


2-Way RF Find One Find All (FOFA ) Key Finder and Wallet Locator Set

The Find One Find All Key Finder (FOFA for short) has no separate base transmitter. Rather, all of the pieces are transmitters so if you can find one, you will be able to find them all. You will receive one key-fob style and one flat wallet style which will allow you to put one on your keys and one on your wallet or even your remote control.

2-Way RF FOFA Find One Find All Key Finder, Wallet Finder, Cell Phone Finder, Remote Control Locator. Set of 2
2-Way RF FOFA Find One Find All Key Finder, Wallet Finder, Cell Phone Finder, Remote Control Locator. Set of 2

"This is a great product. I keep the wallet unit synced with a key chain unit, and both are synced a secondary key chain unit that I keep in the living room, in case that I lose both wallet and keys. It all works out great with FOFA! The set up took less than five minutes - without reading the instructions." ~~ F. Garrett Warwick


Where's The Remote? LLC Key Finder

The Where's the Remote LLC Key Finder includes two receivers, a transmitter and extra batteries and features a 12-month warranty. Amazon customer Dave says that this gadget has saved him twice. He did have an issue with the first one that he was sent but the seller responded promptly and made sure that he wound up with a new unit that works perfectly. His wife says that they ALWAYS have one of these key finders in their home. See all the Amazon customer reviews for yourself by clicking right here.

EZ-Find! 25 Item Wireless Electronic Locator

The EZ-Find is a handheld remote device with LCD screen this unit will track up to 25 items including gameboys, phones, DS's cameras, wallets, pets and of course anything else you might lose upon occasion. Each tag is assigned a number. For instance, the number '1' represents Brenda's keys. When you've misplaced an item, just press 'Find' and a loud beep will have you locating the item quickly.



Amazon customer Robgman says that replacing the electronic key for his Toyota cost $350 and that after doing so, he purchased one of these sets! He put one in his wallet, one on his NEW keys and one on his Blackberry and he has had to use it to find each of those items.

LOC8TOR Plus Pack Key Finder
LOC8TOR Plus Pack Key Finder

LOC8TOR Plus Pack - More than a key locater.

The LOC8TOR Plus Pack is the most expensive key finder I am featuring on this page. Amazon calls it the "ultimate tool" for helping you find and protect your belongings. It can be used in two manners -- as a locate or an alert device. When used in locate mode, it will help you find things by allowing you to select the item that you want to locate. It can also be used to let you know or alert you when something or someone has wandered off.

Reviews are mixed and it appears that none of these key finder devices are perfect. However, Thomas Wrascal summed his thoughts about the LOC8TOR Plus Pack when he said, "Works great! I use this all the time. Range is amazing and it's very reliable. I normally break gadgets within 6 months, but this has been with me for a few years now and still working fine."

Please Note:

This LOC8TOR device appears to have been discontinued but I found it here on eBay. Make sure you buy it from a reputable seller in case you have any warranty issues.

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

Do you need an electronic key finder? Do you have one? Are you shopping for one?

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @favored: I agree! Thanks for visiting.

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      MissRubyStars 3 years ago

      Lately, I'm constantly losing my keys. I definitely need to invest in one.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I need one of these just to find my keys in my purse! Such a good idea. I know a lot of people who would benefit from this product.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @Doc_Holliday: Thanks for the visit. Hope you're able to find your keys today!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Man if there ever was a product made just for me! Now I need one for my glasses too.

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      Doc_Holliday 4 years ago

      I really need one of these. I cannot tell you how much time I spend looking for my hotel room key or room card during my travels. Every room is different so I put them down in different places and can never find them again.

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      @shoputopian: I could use one for things besides my keys!

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      @jmchaconne: Thanks! I'll be looking for your lens.

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      shoputopian 4 years ago

      I don't need one but did buy my husband one for Christmas, he's bad at losing his keys.

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      jmchaconne 4 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens, I'm going to use it as related lens on one I've just written about keys, I hate them!

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      I do not, but my husband needs one. This is a great idea for a gift.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      Hahaha Brenda, you're definitely not alone, I'm always searching for stuff in my house, especially keys, my money, my cell phone, you name it, I loose it. So this electronic tool might be a good solution... Thanks for sharing!

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      I think I know what I now need!

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      dperry1 4 years ago

      I need this!! Great lens,,,thank you!!!

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      garagerob 4 years ago

      Cool lens! I badly need one of these. I'm a little forgetful at times. Thanks for sharing!

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      dakadare 4 years ago

      This would be very handy

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Have one by Sharper Image.Works FAIR, but goes through (2023 battery) about 1 a month, & we don't use it that often.Not very loud, either.

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      sajidsyed21 4 years ago

      well i mostly do lost my keys nice share

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      hkhollands 4 years ago

      I really could use this for my keys, my cell phone, and the remote control. This would make a great gift.

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      seodress 4 years ago

      This is really good for elderly people.I need one as well.

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      SBPI Inc 4 years ago

      There are some elderly people who could use one of these on a chain around their neck that would point them in the direction of home. I knew one that lived in Daytona, Florida and drove two or three blocks to a grocery store and then ended up in Georgia. Seriously.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      A handy gadget! I remember a friend and her young toddler son were staying with us. After searching frantically for the keys they were eventually found in the spine of a book!

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      cwilson360 4 years ago

      A key finder would have been handy to have when I lost my keys last weekend! I may have to invest in one now...

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      ClaraSimmonds 4 years ago

      Great lens!I must really have one of these :)

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      this is really cool I really need one of these

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      perren-01 4 years ago

      Just what I need!

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      Muebles de exte 4 years ago

      nice lens, congratulations, thank you for all the info

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      Luckily I don't need one, but I'm sure it is very helpful for elderly people!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I could really use one of these! *blessed by a squid angel*

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      gin001 5 years ago

      I think an electronic key finder would make a really nice gift. Enjoyed your lens. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I got one of these for my dad. We'd find his keys everywhere from the fridge to the garbage can at least once a week. This is so much easier.

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      geosum 5 years ago

      We have one to help find the TV remotes. I hang my keys on a hook when I come in. They're always there when I go out.

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      Muebles de exte 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, thank you very much for your info

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      myoyster1957 5 years ago

      Now this is a good idea, thank you, nice lens

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      Alessandro Zamboni 5 years ago from Italy

      This is a great idea for my father who always forgot where he put car keys or home keys!Thanks so much!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh No! I was going to invent a Remote Control Finder. lol I can't tell you the number of times that I have said that. Fortunately, I have never lost my keys (knock on wood) but we lose the remote control in our bed all the time. Sounds crazy but it is true. Thank you the heads up on the Electronic Key Finder!

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      emilysmaids 5 years ago

      I have been looking for one of these!!

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      CatJGB 5 years ago

      Ah, I so need one of these! Although it won't help when I lock the keys in the boot.....oops.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I would need an electronic key finder to locate my glasses, not to mention my cell-phone!

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      johnny-knox 5 years ago

      definitely the most useful device ever !

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      This is a great product. I almost lost few set of key each year. I should get one of it.

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      Gardener Don 5 years ago

      I have a daughter in law who somehow always walks past the key hooks at the back door & then is in a mad flap when she's leaving next. Though I can't figure out why she can't just hang 'em up, I'm thinking one of these is going her way!

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      cargoliftken 5 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for all the info. :)

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      rdcbizz 5 years ago

      My wife thinks I need one

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      David-N 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! I need one of these key finders... I am always losing my keys :(

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      cjbmeb14 lm 5 years ago

      I do not have one of these but I will put it on my Christmas list, thanks.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      These are awesome! I was thinking I should get my mom one of these for her keys too!

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      tudorose 5 years ago

      Hmmm. Useful. I'm always mislaying mine.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      woow, great idea and great deal for people like me...!

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      bornagain16 5 years ago

      It's really informational. So good to know about these gadgets.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      My husband and I both could use something like this!

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      CoolKarma 5 years ago

      Oh I soooo need an electronic key finder. I am know for looking everywhere for my sunglasses when they are on my head. I am always misplacing my keys

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      Freestuffer LM 5 years ago

      Interesting lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What if you lose your key finder gadget? Contemplating getting this for my daughter but I tell you, she would lose this too.

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      elyria 5 years ago

      I don't have the key finder but I have been thinking about getting one every time I misplace my keys. Now I find your Lens, so I think it is a sign that now is the time to finally get it :)

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      Muebles de host 5 years ago

      Nice lens with wonderful information. tks,

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      kopox 5 years ago

      these are very usable items

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I liked the one with 25 options! Ha ha ha. That way the only thing I could lose that would be a catastrophe is the key finder itself! This is a great selection and great advice. Thank you!

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      MegaLED 5 years ago

      Hope I do not lose them very nice idea

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      spids1 5 years ago

      great lens love this!

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      IncomeFromHomeT 5 years ago

      I really hate the idea of this. But I hate losing my keys more! ** sigh! **

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      GordonFarrell78 5 years ago

      hmm I always lose mine, may be one of these is a good idea :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh yes, we are always losing something. Even my phone.

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Your key finder gadget collection here is beautiful as well as functional. Thanks for an informative and fun lens.

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      Dorindawang 5 years ago

      wow! Electronic key finder? I never heard about this before. This is awesome, I sometimes forgot where I put my keys. And this might help :) Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to appreciate this wonderful technology to help with memory care.

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      maryLuu 5 years ago

      No I don't need an electronic finder because my son always know where the things are.

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      TwistedWiseman 5 years ago

      I had one as a kid, I used to lose keys all the time and I needed the one that when you whistle, it starts squeaking so I can find it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hope I do not lose them I live in such a far out place lol.

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      Wanted to check out your lens for inspiration. I want to switch over to sales lenses and wanted to check out some professional ones. Great lens!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      another purple award winner deserves a blessing.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i don't have an electronic key finder. i constantly forget if i locked the door or not but i am not that old.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Brilliant idea! And I bet that EVERYONE loses their keys sometimes!

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      CanvasArtPrint LM 5 years ago

      I need one of these!

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I definitely need one, and my husband too...

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      wedpittsburgh lm 5 years ago

      Yea. I often "place" my keys in a location that only "makes sense" not to lose them, however I always manage to do that anyway!

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      msseiboi 5 years ago

      Great..i never know such a thing..

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      CristianStan 5 years ago

      Most people used to lost their keys because it's pretty small compared to any other items. This would be the ideal gadget at a very low price.

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      lynnasafriend 5 years ago

      This is awesome, what more do I need to get out of this house sometimes, hahaha, that's because I lose my keys LOL

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      Wow perfect for me!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      Really good idea.

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      simplepixel 5 years ago

      I think i will need this also. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      I loose my keys, shoes, glasses, pocketbook etc all the time. I would have to hook everything I own up to this.

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      kmyangel 5 years ago

      Is my first time I've heard of such a gadget, is very useful, i don't lose my keys that often anymore, but in the past .... help me God !!! Thanks for sharing ! Congrats !

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Nice range of gadgets. Well done.

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      boubee 5 years ago

      wow, how about the prize??thank for your info, i'll buy one

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      Very interesting gadgets. I am going to get one now.

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      RainDefence LM 5 years ago

      This is an essential purchase for me. I lose my keys several times a day. I once dropped my keys down inside a wall. That was the end of them, had to buy new car keys!

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      HorseAndPony LM 5 years ago

      Great idea! My husband needs a key finder.

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      I don't often misplace my keys, but when it happens, nothing makes me feel more panicky. An electronic key finder looks like a real godsend.

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      CelebStyle LM 6 years ago

      I need one of these!

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      intermarks 6 years ago

      I don't really need that, If I were to lost my key frequently, I will probably lost my key finder as well. :)

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      VeseliDan 6 years ago

      I've never heard of eletronic key finders before but they sound very useful!

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      Bananko 6 years ago

      Yeah! I just bought key finder 1 week ago. This gadget is marbles! Nice lens about this gadget Brenda.

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      BloggingMogul 6 years ago

      I definitely need one, because I am losing my keys all the time. Thanks for the post.

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      BestLaminateInc1 6 years ago

      Great idea! What don't they think of?? lol

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      top101 6 years ago

      This is just what I need! nice lens :)

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      allenwebstarme 6 years ago

      I lost many important keys in my past, nice and useful lens, thanks for sharing.

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      Rob Hemphill 6 years ago from Ireland

      I sure could do with one of these. I've often reckoned keys should be fitted with a microchip, alarm or similar, so you could use your phone to track them down. Interesting lens, thanks.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      This could save me quite a bit of time - I'm always looking for my keys or something! :>)