Kmart fans go nuts for $5 touch free keyring: 'Need this!'

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Kmart fans have discovered a new handy touch-free keyring that eliminates the need to touch door handles in public spaces as well as things like elevator buttons.

Considering Covid isn't going anywhere fast, this is perfect for people who are feeling a little germaphobic right now.

Kmart fans have shared their excitement over a $5 item that's perfect during Covid. Photo: Getty
Kmart fans have shared their excitement over a $5 item that's perfect during Covid. Photo: Getty

Kmart's $5 Touch Free Smart Keyring's description on the retailer's website reads, "Avoid touching possibly contaminated surfaces such as public transport handles, door handles, ATM and elevator buttons with this touch free smart keyring."

It adds that it's the "ideal accessory for maintaining hand hygiene".

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One five-star review on the Kmart website reads, "Bought for my mum who lives in a building with a lift and door to shared car park - she loves it. Clips onto her handbag."

One shopper shared the item in the Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia group, writing, "You can use it to press buttons hook onto doors and other objects to reduce the amount of touching."

Kmart fans have discovered a new handy touch-free keyring that eliminates the need to touch door handles in public spaces as well as things like elevator buttons. Photo: Facebook
Kmart fans have discovered a new handy touch-free keyring that eliminates the need to touch door handles in public spaces as well as things like elevator buttons. Photo: Facebook

"We need this!!!" one excited customer said, tagging a friend.

"These are great for my son who can't touch local door handles etc. Thanks for sharing been trying to chase these locally," another added.

"Love it! Immune compromised here... great!!" someone else added.

Another fan wrote, "I like the idea, we don't all want to touch gross public toilet doors."

One user joked, "I can't even train my brain to not push a door that clearly says pull, how will I train it to remember to pull out my magic key before trying anything."

However, some suggested the item would be better if it was made of copper as this would take away the need to wash the item due to copper's natural germ killing ability.

Some joked that it was also perfect to get their toddlers out of their seatbelts after getting a manicure.

Others thought it would be better to simply use your hands and then wash or sanitise them.

"What...? but then your key, goes into your hands? unless you sanitise the key it’s exactly like using your hands, in which case you will have to sanitise your key & your hands..." one user wrote.

Some users pointed out how good the keyring could be for those who are disabled.

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