Tesla recently updated its range of accessories for models S, 3 and X, with the electric car manufacturer releasing official bands for the vehicle's key fobs. Each band, designed to fit perfectly with the electric car's key fob, is available on Tesla's official website for a very reasonable $ 18 each.
Tesla describes their key bands as follows.
"Tailored and accessible to all models, the Tesla Key Band provides an elegant and practical key solution for your current key fob. Comprised of a silicone tape attached to a metal key ring and finished with a tastefully embossed logo, the keyband is a perfect fit for any model. "
Here are pictures of a key band sample provided by Tesla on the products & # 39; Official site.
A keyband example for Tesla Model 3. (Photo: Tesla)
Like Tesla's other accessories, the newly released key bands are packed in a tasteful, black and red box embossed with a Tesla logo. The key ring that comes with the band is also black, giving the accessories a unique, premium look. Given that Tesla's accessories, such as the Model 3 key fob, tend to sell out quickly after being offered, interested owners would be best advised to buy their keychains as soon as they are ready.
In a way, Tesla's release of its new bands is coming at the right time, considering that all vehicles today use key fobs. Prior to November last year, key fobs were only given to model S and X owners. Model 3 owners, on the other hand, were offered two ways to access their electric car – through Tesla mobile app or via a key card that came with the vehicle.
As Model 3 began to hit higher production numbers, a number of Model 3 owners asked for a more traditional key fob, just like those used by the company for Model S and X. Model 3 Key Fob was first plagued by Consumer Reports in his Talking Cars YouTube segment, when the magazine's Auto Director, Jake Fisher, shared a conversation he had with Elon Musk about upcoming improvements for Model 3.
During that time, Fisher spoke with Musk about model 3's braking distance after the magazine's test of electric sedan. Fisher noted that he was talking about model 3's key card to the CEO, who admitted that the keycard / mobile app combination needs improvement.
"He (Musk) admitted that yes, this does not seem so good, and we should really do something better. Again, I do not know whether to do it or not, but he said we really need to give a regular key to the customers of this car, "Fisher said.
Finally, Tesla finally released a key fob for Model 3 in November 2018. At $ 150, the Model 3 key fobs were immediately sold out, despite Tesla noting that the accessory does not support passive input, which is the ability to unlock the vehicle. just go up to it. With Tesla's new band, even model 3 owners can carry their key fobs in what could well be the most convenient way.
Tesla's bands could be reached on the following pages for model S, model X and model 3.