KootyKey

Kooty Key

Michigan, United States

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Announcement    Get a Kooty Key and take control of what nasty public germ infested objects you want to avoid!

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Last updated on 15 Mar, 2020

Get a Kooty Key and take control of what nasty public germ infested objects you want to avoid!

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  • Kim on 08 Aug, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Key, exactly what I needed to keep germs away

  • Jaime on 21 Jul, 2020

    3 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately, the rubber tip doesn't work on touch screens. I tried ATM'S, credit card machines, etc.

  • Jaime on 21 Jul, 2020

    3 out of 5 stars

    Rubber tip does NOT work on touch screens. Tried ATM'S, credit card machines, etc.

  • Jaime on 21 Jul, 2020

    3 out of 5 stars

    Works well to open business doors, cooler doors in the grocery store, and to push the button on the pin pad (pin #, phone #, etc). But the rubber end does NOT work on a touch screen. I have tried ATM's, credit card machines, etc. I still use it frequently, but have to use a wipe on the touch screen.

  • dana on 16 Jul, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use. Fast shipping.

  • Cheryl on 28 Jun, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love these! Fast shipping.Great product.Really comes in handy these days.Get some!

  • rubywag on 27 Jun, 2020

    3 out of 5 stars

    Rubber tip doesn't work on touch screens and then came off

  • she1ila on 26 Jun, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm. Bought 10 and gave as gifts to family members during COVID

  • Kochmas on 24 Jun, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great hook for not touching surfaces

  • karen on 23 Jun, 2020

    4 out of 5 stars

    It works well so far so good hope it holds up.

About KootyKey

Sales 1,881
On Etsy since 2015
Video summary: 30 second video on our website
kootykey.com

Kooty Key is your Key to Germ Free Living!! The Kooty Key gives you the independence to avoid touching nasty germ infested public objects like doors

Using a Kooty Key every day keeps the doctor away

Ken’s “aha moment” came in a fast food restroom. Frequently on the road for his job, the lifelong Michigan resident often made pit-stops at the fast-food joint. On one occasion, while washing his hands, he noticed that there were only hand dryers in the restroom – no paper towels. Transitioning to this more environmental hand drying method is a fairly common trend for businesses, but for individuals like Ken, who like opening restroom doors with paper towel to protect freshly-washed hands, this causes a bit of an issue. That’s when he got his flash of inspiration. What if there was a tool that would allow you to open doors without touching them? In that moment, the Kooty Key was born.

It easily attaches to keys or a purse so the user can grab it, take hold of a handle and open a door – all without actually touching the surface and coming in contact with germs. This was the goal Ken set out to achieve after his aha moment. However, more and more businesses are switching their restroom facilities from paper towels to hand dryers to save costs and reduce their impact on the environment. While this is ultimately a positive move, it puts individuals like Ken in a bit of a pickle. So he developed the Kooty Key as an alternative for himself and others.

Creating the product took time. Ken first sketched out his vision for the tool, handing it off to an engineer friend who created the initial version out of steel. Ken took that to an Engineering firm so they could help him flesh out the idea and make it that it could be produced on a mass scale. After applying some physics and printing several 3D models, Ken and his Engineers landed on an antimicrobial plastic version that would be able to open a 35 pound door while still being small enough to fit in your pocket. They also added a touch tool that would give users the ability to push keypads and buttons. Ken then took the product to Las Vegas, testing its durability by opening heavy casino doors and pulling slot machine handles. The tool worked exactly as planned so Ken put it into production and began selling it as the Kooty Key.

The kooty Key is made through a local injection molder Ken can say his product is entirely “made in Michigan.” He’s proud of that, but it also makes fiscal sense for him. Sourcing locally means that Ken can meet his product managers in person; they’re in the same time zone. He can also see his product on the line, which gives him the ability to personally ensure its quality. This results in five-star reviews from Kooty Key customers. According to one individual: “This is an awesome product! I feel much more confident when I go to public places now. With the flu out of control, I use my Kooty Key everywhere.” And another: “This was a great gift for my grandmother who was always wrapping her hands with her shirt or coat to open doors.”

As that customer stated, the Kooty Key is the perfect tool for individuals concerned with their health or who have suppressed immune systems. It is also suitable for individuals who work in environments where germs are prevalent, like teachers or nurses. It could even be a great gift for young people going away to college.

While there are a variety of individuals who might find this product helpful, the end result is always the same – peace of mind. Customers who use Kooty Key always say that they feel better about being out in public because the tool offers them some protection from the germs and bacteria that contaminate everyday surfaces. Ken agrees. Since he created the product and started using it, he says he’s never been sick. His family feels the health benefits too, which is certainly positive as they help run the business and have never needed to call in sick.

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    The Kooty Key is a device that helps you maintain germ-free hands , it can fit in your pocket or attach to a handbag, and can be accessed for various uses that will help you stay free of germs that lurk in public areas.

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