questionsi lost my key ring yesterday.... what is the best…

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The only sure fire way to not worry about losing keys is to not have any. I would suggest selling all your stuff and moving off the grid.

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@funkadelic78: I day without a cellphone, completely unreachable, sounds like a dream!

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@jimmyd103: Tell me about it. Beach house vacation in late August can't get here fast enough.

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You might try googling for a lost keys registry. Key-Karma is just one of several services out there. You sign up and they send you a special numbered key ring. If you ever lose them and they are found by someone, they can can be returned to you.

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@lavikinga: I had a few of those shopper tracking cards on the ring. They pretty much function in the same way, I think? Hopefully someone will find the keys and drop into a mailbox. Remain hopefull that they will show up in a few days but still doesn't help with the car key.... Bought the car used and only came with one key.

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I would suggest to pierce your ears and attach your key ring to them!!

You will never be missing your keys again!!

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someone in another forum recently posted that they got a new fob for their Camry and it came unprogrammed. the dealer was asking a few hundred dollars to program it. so there might be a price difference between the fob and the key but it could also depend on if one comes preprogrammed and another requires it later?

another person ended up suggesting a local hardware store with a sign saying that they duplicate computer chip car keys.
good luck, i hope it works out for you

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@w00tgurl: Last year I went to a local hardware store to have the car key duplicated. (For this exact circumstance.) They immediately denide me. Pointing me to the dealership, slapped me on the back and said 'it's going to be expensive.' Something about ONLY an authorized 'Nissan' technician or mechanic are able to program the keys.
About a month later I locked my keys in the car... running. (No luck with keys I guess.)A tow truck driver came out and let me in the car. As luck would have it, he was a certified Nissan tech but could only make me valet keys. They will work in the ignition and doors, but if used multiple times in a row, the computer will kill the ignition. Only the original Nissan key with the chip will reset. So, basically I can unlock the car and drive it a half-dozen times and then must get a replacement key from Nissan.
I'm sure their is probably a long lead time to get a key sent from the factory. Doubt that they will be able to make them at the dealership. :-(

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@jimmyd103: that sucks. just another way dealerships 'give it to us'. sheesh

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Caution I will be tooting my own horn
This answer is so good it should be made into a question for future reference.

You can program cut unprogrammed keys with a working programmed key. Google search for "program transponder key" add your model if you wish.
Nissan example http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/nissan-versa/280390-transponder-key-help.html

Find non dealer priced keys by Goggling "transponder key blank" again add your model if you wish. I have not personally tested this but it seems well accepted on the net.

By being prepared you can save $150!

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Its not out yet, but its supposed to run about $60, basically its a sensor that attach to your valuables and sync up with an app on your mobile device, anytime a tagged item goes out of range your notified with the time and place it seperated.
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/01/04/cobra-phonetag/

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You could pick up a carabiner hook for a couple bucks, or a lanyard. Maybe a retractor, like you would use for a work badge. There's also this door mat, which might help:

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We've all done it, I just lost mine at a beach last year. Don't feel too bad, it's just keys, and hassle. Smile, if money can solve the problem, it's not really a problem. Also...

Like @caffeine_dude said, you can re-program an unprogrammed key. It's not difficult, you just need to follow the exact step. That's why they do at the dealership. That would save you a lot of money.

You can use chains to keep the keys on you. But without knowing the circumstances on how you lost your keys, it's hard to tell you what to do!

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I predict in the future there will be no keys. We will each have a universal microchip implanted in our hand to open all our stuff.

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Well here is a story for you....... Man is travelling and really hates unloading his pockets at the TSA line at Airport Security. Sooooo to reduce this he get smart and puts his keys and other pocket items in his luggage before he checks his bags. Travelling light with just his wallet, cellphone, and book to read is the way to go. Opps, now his flight is delayed in Dallas..... for 4 hours. FINALLY he arrives at his destination Airport, ready to retrieve his bags, pickup his car and go home. Opps, his bags are lost. VERY tired now, this courageous traveler makes his claim and the counter, bags will be delivered in the morning, no big deal. Opps, standing in the parking lot beside his car is when it FINALLY hits him. MY KEYS are in MY bags, which are lost in AIRPORT HELL somewhere.

Bottom line..... keep your keys in your pocket when traveling!

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@gatzby: lol I chant that before I leave the house.

Keys
phone
wallet
glasses

Keys
phone
wallet
glasses

Keys
phone
wallet
glasses

Keys
phone
wallet
glasses

A bit ocd but it works!

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carabiner. Every time I get out of the car I clip my keys onto a belt loop.

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@kamikazeken: Same here. I started doing that when I had my first kid. I worried that I could put my keys down in the car while setting my kid in his carseat, lock the rear door, and then realize the keys were locked inside with him.

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@caffeine_dude: My brothers learned it the Catholic way, with the signing of the cross: "Spectacles, testicles, wallet, watch."