When we thought about building the new Gimme Key Pro, we thought about strength. How could we make the Gimme Key Pro undeniably, laughably strong? It became our obsession. It took us to the drawing board. So we started from scratch.
The new Gimme Key Pro is unmistakably different.
The Gimme Key Pro uses a combination of A838 anodized aluminum, an audio plug with strong M8x1.25 thread mounting, and a deeply-knurled combat polymer. We also integrated an attachment point into the exoskeleton to make it simpler to connect carabiners and key rings.
Our unique aluminum alloy blend offers unmatched strength, durability, and dimensional stability. That’s probably why interstate guard rails use a similar mix. The Gimme Key Pro is nearly impervious to corrosion and withstands the highest operating temperatures of any other die-cast alloy.
To permit wireless communication, we took inspiration from a famous firearm manufacturer. We picked a UL94 V-0 rated combat polymer, then designed a custom knurled texture that nearly triples the topographical surface area and considerably enhances the Gimme Key Pro’s strength and rigidity.
The most critical component that affects durability in the real world is how the male audio plug attaches to the chipset. In almost every direction of applied force, we designed a solution that is well over 100x stronger than its predecessor. A heavy-duty M8x1.25 pattern threads the male audio plug directly into the exoskeleton. The internal components are isolated from external stresses with a shock-absorbing flexible connection that captures both sides of the board.
We upgraded the brains of the Gimme Key Pro chip with a more powerful ARM Cortex-M4F processor. It’s up to 46% faster to accomplish tasks and go back into a low power sleep state. That translates to years of battery life under daily use while never once charging it.
We use a 1000 mAh lithium battery to power the Gimme Key Pro. Depending on the number of daily DEX file transfers, the Gimme Key Pro lasts for 2-7 years... without ever needing to charge.
We chose all materials for ruggedness, and the Gimme Key Pro can operate in temperatures from sub-freezing to 122F. When it’s not in use, it survives an even more punishing range. We maxed out its IEC dust and particle protection rating at a perfect 6 out of 6 and a high 7 out of 8 in water protection, demonstrating the ability to withstand 3 feet of water for 30 minutes.
die-cast anodized alloy
combat polymer for flammability
thread mounted audio plug
battery lifespan via
1000 mAh lithium battery
(varies based on usage)
operational temperature range
storage temperature range
Bluetooth Low Energy compatibility
water: 3ft for 30min