Product Review: Key Fob Jacket from TheJacketStore.com

Key fobs have been around a fairly long time, used for remote locking, unlocking and in some cases, starting your vehicle.  In the case of my 2010 Nissan Maxima, the key fob is it – there is no traditional key.  Combined with push-button start, it makes a very convenient way to unlock, enter and start your car, all with the key still in your pocket.  The only problem is when the automaker doesn’t recess the buttons on the fob, which can allow them to be accidentally pushed while the fob is still in your pocket.  Thanks to the members of the Maxima.org forums, I found TheJacketStore.com‘s rubber key fob jacket.  Read on for my review of their product.

I ordered the standard black rubber jacket, which matches the case of my key fob fairly well.  A few days later, an envelope was delivered to my house containing the two jackets.  Their silicone rubber construction makes it easy to slip over the key fob while still on your keychain.

In the three weeks I’ve had the jackets, not once have any of the buttons on my key fob been pushed, so I’d say this product is a success.  The thin dividers between the buttons may break down over time, and of course I’ll let you know if they do.  However, for now everything is great, and if they last a year or more before needing replacement, I’ll still be a happy customer.

The only downsides to having the jacket is that they collect dust, so they’ll need to be wiped off occasionally, and that they add a little bulk and aren’t smooth like the hard plastic the key fob itself is made of, so they can catch on other items in your pocket if you’re fishing in there for something.

Their ordering process is fairly standard for an e-commerce site.  They feature a navigation bar on the left-hand side of their site to quickly locate the product for your specific key.  If your Nissan key fob is the same design as mine (pictured in this article), click here to go to the product page for it on TheJacketStore.com.  At $6.99 each, shipped, I went ahead and ordered two of them for the two Nissan-supplied key fobs.

Overall, I give this product a 4.5 out of 5 stars.  After living with the jacket on my key fob for several months, I may even bump it to a 5 out of 5 stars if the rubber doesn’t wear down.

by John Suit

NOTE: No compensation was provided by TheJacketStore.com for this review.

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