Magnetic Light Switch Cover is one way not to lose your keys

by Mark R

Magnetic Light Switch Cover is proof that the simplest of ideas are the best ones. I’m sure all of us have lost our keys before, so why not have a magnetic light switch cover to stick them to the moment we enter our dark dwelling after unlocking the door?

That is the idea of Jake Frey, a third-year student of industrial design at Philadelphia University. This light switch has a high-powered magnet on the back of the base plate.

I wonder if this is an electromagnet, wired in with the same wires that are attached to the switch. I’m guessing no, but I could be wrong. Leave a comment if you know if this light switch cover is a stand-alone magnet.

I suppose that you could use a hook or a small shelf below the light switch to securely put your keys next to the light switch. That, and you don’t have to worry about leaving a scuff mark, not to mention people with pacemakers entering your home.

The Magnetic Switch Cover costs about $24.95 at TheFancy, and it looks like it comes in the traditional red and silver colors of U-shaped magnets. If you want another way of not losing your keys, you might want to try the easy2pick, it is available at the X-treme Geek site for the exact same price.


4 reviews or comments

CM Says: August 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

Love the concept, but not so much the design–I do not want a (mostly) red lightswitch making itself an unwanted design element in my home.

Now, make the lightswitch cover in the traditional white or ivory, and you’ve got yourself a sale!

Martin Says: August 9, 2011 at 2:23 am

Nice idea…
Leave the keys on display by the door for burglars to take.
Or they can hook them through the letterbox and take the car, then come back later for the contents of the house……

reDalert Says: August 22, 2011 at 8:10 am


or you could use it on a lightswitch that people from the outside can’t see or reach.. DUHHH

Caleb Says: December 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Very cool idea. It can come in handy with many things.

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