Terrific Aftermarket Fob I came across

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The news of the much smaller DI Labs fob(s) has me near giddy...so tired of hauling this massive stock fob everyday. Hope they have plenty in stock on day one! :LOL:

Apologies if I missed a post, but is there a link to their upcoming store available yet?
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So, my stock fob looks different. It has 3 buttons. Lock, unlock and a useless panic button that does nothing but get pressed accidentally when I have armloads of suff I am carrying. It seems that size could be reduced by doing away with this annoying feature.

What is the center button? On the red aftermarket fob it has a circle arrow around a grill. Looks like a "turn back over" button if you roll. That would be a great feature I would certainly buy!
 

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So, my stock fob looks different. It has 3 buttons. Lock, unlock and a useless panic button that does nothing but get pressed accidentally when I have armloads of suff I am carrying. It seems that size could be reduced by doing away with this annoying feature.

What is the center button? On the red aftermarket fob it has a circle arrow around a grill. Looks like a "turn back over" button if you roll. That would be a great feature I would certainly buy!
@Hound Dog

That X2 with the half circle / button is only on the 4 button fob.
That is the button you push twice to remote start the vehicle, if you have factory remote start.

This aftermarket fob will be available in any button combo you see on a JL or JT stock fob.

I had an extra stock fob with a broken remote start button. I decided since I have proximity on my JL that I would set up one of these DI Labs buttonless fobs using the board from that stock fob...

SO, I easily amputated all the buttons off my board with broken remote button and placed that board in the buttonless, DI Labs Mini fob.

So, I have a fob with no buttons. I have a key stashed on the outside of the JL. I have not used that key in close to 3 years now.... but it is there just in case..

Anyway, there will be many colors, textures, button combos with this aftermarket fob. From what I have heard, it will retail for about $40.

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So, my stock fob looks different. It has 3 buttons. Lock, unlock and a useless panic button that does nothing but get pressed accidentally when I have armloads of suff I am carrying. It seems that size could be reduced by doing away with this annoying feature.

What is the center button? On the red aftermarket fob it has a circle arrow around a grill. Looks like a "turn back over" button if you roll. That would be a great feature I would certainly buy!
The center button is for those that have remote start. But your idea would be better.

I believe the reason that the DSI Labs fob is shaped like that is that the circuit board in our fobs is that shape and size. So, no, getting rid of the panic button won't make it smaller. But you can disable it by putting a piece of Scotch tape on the contacts for that button.
 

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Gibson Leatherworks make a really nice holster !

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I can’t do fob holsters, I gave mine away....made it even bigger, I just put tape over the key pop out and it’s working fine...I don’t carry keys on the fob
 

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Another spy photo... ;)

For those that are wondering how this NEW aftermarket, mini fob addresses the battery... with this brand aftermarket fob, no fooling with the battery to get it in place like with the other brand aftermarket brand..

Just place the battery in the designated cradle and close the fob up....
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Another spy photo... ;)

For those that are wondering how this NEW aftermarket, mini fob addresses the battery... with this brand aftermarket fob, no fooling with the battery to get it in place like with the other brand aftermarket brand..

Just place the battery in the designated cradle and close the fob up....
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Alright, you've been teasing us long enough......when are they going to take my damn money??
 

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How much have you invested in the setup and molds for this venture so far? Were you able to outsource the base manufacturing to an offshore company or did you manage it in house?
 

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How much have you invested in the setup and molds for this venture so far? Were you able to outsource the base manufacturing to an offshore company or did you manage it in house?
Assuming you are referring to the most recent fob photos......These aren't molded but printed using industrial 3D printers (we call it additive manufacturing - 3D printing's big brother). They are made from sintered nylon powder (PA12). We have made a significant design investment and will be producing them in Minnesota. The only component that's made off-shore is the T6 Torx driver provided with the kit.

I started the project because I hated my fob (I have a Gladiator), and it grew from a pet project into a full-blown initiative with trusted beta testers and dozens of design iterations. It's still a passion project and we are enjoying working with the beta testers and incorporating their feedback into our designs.

Ultimately, we came up with the smallest fob possible without changing the battery or factory circuit board.
 

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Carl,
What do you do with the metal emergency key?
 
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