Tang Key Ring

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Easier way to keep keys on a ring

EDITOR’S NOTE: The author of this review sent the following confession to us by email:

“I’m writing because I lied when I submitted a Cool Tool review for the tang ring keyring in September 2016, which you published on January 2, 2017. I lied when I answered “no” to the question “Are you involved in the invention, creation, or distribution of this tool?” I am involved in the distribution of this tool – I am the seller of the Amazon item in the link that I sent you and that you published. I was wrong to do this; it was selfish, dishonest, manipulative and inconsiderate of the trust your readers place in you. If you feel deceived in your purchase, let me know and I will refund it in full. You can contact me at epsilonk88@gmail.com. — Kerry O’Brien”

We have removed the Amazon link and have placed this review in the DEAD TOOLS category.


I have used the tang key ring for three years, after my realtor gave me one with my new condo keys. It took some sleuthing to find out what it was (thank you Facebook friends!) It is a cheap and simple key ring that enables me to put keys on and off a ring without ruining my fingernails or using any other tools to get the keys on and off (there are many internet videos showing how to use things like binder clips to get keys on and off). With the tang ring, I don’t have to spend time looking for another tool, ask someone else to get the keys off, or go back for another manicure because I’ve ruined my nail polish getting a key off the ring.

The tang key ring is superior to the carabiners and aircraft cable rings that are so beloved on this site. A carbiner is too thick for keys and very masculine. I tried the cable rings and found them really hard to open.

-- Kerry O'Brien 01/2/17