Plug Your Keys Into The Wall With A Keychain And Wall Dock

Plug Your Keys Into The Wall With A Keychain And Wall Dock

There are plenty of products you can buy to hang your keys on the wall for easy access, but none with the geeky charm and stability of plugging them in to an RJ-45 port. With a few cables and a cheap panel, you can make the most uniquely awesome keychain and key holder combo on the block.

How to actually do this project should be pretty obvious just from looking at it, as it’s Instructables user harari‘s idea that’s particularly clever and not the assembly. Basically, you just cut off an RJ-45 cable and attach it to your key ring, then mount a few ports to your wall. Plug the severed cable into the port and your keys will hang from it securely. Very cool.

RJ-45 Key Chain and Rack [Instructables]


    • I’d be concerned with heavy keys placing strain on the internal connections of the USB stick.

      As for RJ45, just make sure you get the good kind of connectors that have the coating of the tab, I’ve broken dozens of the tabs off of RJ11 and RJ45 cables in my time.

  • USB doesn’t have the advantage of having a clip on the connector which is where RJ45 wins out. If you don’t want to go to the expense of buying wall mounted sockets you could probably find an old 10mbit switch on eBay for next to nothing.

  • Imagine the person who then buys your house. “What the hell is this hooked up to??”

    It would be worse than a blank light switch that you cant work out what it turns on

    • arg I’ve got a light switch in the house that doesn’t appear to turn anything on, it drives me nuts when I press it instead of the one next to it!!

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