A key turner is a device which assists the use and operation of a key. A key turner will typically make a key easier to hold, control and turn by creating extra surface area and additional leverage. This means that users can then operate a key with less hand and gripping strength, A key turner can also be considered a key holder with additional operational benefits for the user. Key turners can often be considered a mobility aid or living aid as it often helps users retain independence and confidence.
FAQ about the Keywing key turner
The Keywing key turner is designed a tested to fit almost all common thin flat keys commonly known as ‘yale’ lock keys, or cylinder rim lock keys.
The Keywing is not designed to work with older keys commonly known as mortice lock keys and chubb keys. These older style keys often have a cylindrical shaft which is not compatible with the Keywing key turner.
We are currently producing a version of the Keywing to suit mortice keys. To be notified when it is available, please register to our Newsletter.
If you are unsure about the style of lock and key that you have, the Timpson website has a great article that outlines the two types of lock https://www.timpsonlocksmiths.co.uk/home-services/lock-fitting-and-replacement/ .
The Keywing key turner has been designed with a strong focus on finding the right balance of ergonomics and size. The Keywing is 55mm long x 20mm wide (at its widest) and only 8.55mm thin when clipped onto a key. With such slim dimensions and it’s super light-weight, it slides in and out of your pocket with minimal discomfort.
During user testing, a common short fall that was identified in other key turner mobility aids was their size. This means that users found them impractical and uncomfortable to carry with them. The Keywing was designed with this in mind, to ensure it is always comfortable and easy to carry wherever you go.
The Keywing clips on and off keys to create additional surface area on the head of a key. When in place, the Keywing gives users extra grip and control and provides increased leverage, making keys a breeze to hold & turn with minimal effort.
The Keywing operates in three simple steps.
1. Un-do the clips and fold the Keywing open like a butterfly. Tip – you may need to do this to remove it from the packaging.
2. Insert your key through the opening in the middle of the Keywing. Tip – make sure you put the key through far enough to slide all the way into your lock.
3. Clip the Keywing shut again on the head of your key, and you’re ready to go!
Once this is complete the Keywing forms an ergonomic ‘turn snib’ on the head of your key that is easy to hold, grip and turn with minimal gripping strength. The Keywing will hold your key tight and act as a key holder when clipped on. Using the Keywing like this can reduce arthritis pain in hands.
Watch the video here to see how a Keywing clips onto a key.
The VAT relief scheme offered by the UK Government benefits many of our customers. In summary, VAT exemption allows chronically sick or disabled people to buy eligible items at 0% VAT. If you are chronically ill or disabled and the product is for your personal use, or if you are buying the product for someone who fits that description, then you do not have to pay VAT.
Please note: you are making a self-declaration. Employees of Keywing / Workey Limited are not medical experts or practitioners. They cannot advise you in this matter.
When the Keywing is clipped onto a key, it provides numerous benefits. Primarily, the Keywing provides increased surface area on the head of a key making it easier to hold and grip. The ergonomic shape provides increased leverage making it far easier to turn the key with less hand and grip strength. Together these features make the Keywing a valuable living aid which specifically benefits:
- Users with reduced hand dexterity
- Arthritis pain relief when performing the task
- Users with Arthritis in the hand and fingers
- Users with low hand or grip strength
In addition, the bright and vibrant colours of the Keywing key turner make it so easy to identify keys, whether they are at the bottom of a hand bag or lost in the house. The colours also make it easy to recognise which key is which, i.e front door, back door, garage etc.
The Keywing is very popular with people who have arthritis affecting their wrists, hands, and fingers. The Keywing has been designed in conjunction with detailed testing and feedback from a range of testers, including many who have arthritis. Thanks to this user engagement, the Keywing has been designed to help reduce and pain or challenges experienced when using keys.
The Keywing has been proven to be a beneficial living aid for people with any amount of reduced dexterity. This may be caused by general ageing, Arthritis, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Charcoat Marie Tooth etc.
The Keywing is currently available in three bright, vibrant, easily recognisable colours – pink, blue and green.
The Keywing is also available in a more neutral and subtle grey.
Yes, if you would like a custom coloured or branded Keywing, please get in contact via email@example.com and we will be delighted to work with you to design a custom Keywing that meets your needs.
The Keywing is proudly designed and manufactured in Britain. The Keywing has invested significant time and money to keep the design and manufacturing process within the UK so we can maximise our control over quality and supply.
We are proud of our extremely low return rate, and we work hard to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction. To do this we focus on three things:
1. Quick & honest responses to all customer emails & enquiries
2. Open & detailed support if you have any questions about the Keywing or your order
3. A refund if the Keywing just isn't helpful to you.
If by chance you purchase a Keywing key turner and you are unhappy, or it is defective, we will arrange a refund or replacement, no questions asked.
When items are broken or no longer wanted and you wish to return them, we will be happy to offer an exchange or a refund, provided it is returned to us within 30 days of receipt. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 allows 14 days to cancel an order but our No Quibble Guarantee gives you longer at 30 days.
As always, if you have any questions we'd be delighted to hear from you at Contact@thekeywing.com.