Also during my trip in the USA, I came across these 'Traveller's Dental Picks'. I bought these from a drug store called CVS, but I think I also saw similar items in Walgreens and Duane Reade. These things seem to be more common the United States, but I've never seen them for sale in Australia. Not sure if you can pick them up from other countries.
I assume these dental picks are meant to be used to scrape out bits of food stuck between your teeth. These portable dental picks come with a keyring attachment, so if your fanatic about dental health, you could consider carrying one of these with your keys.
The lid seems to click firmly and comfortably into the opposing segment. Nevertheless, if your rough with your keys, I'd be worried about the lid coming off and poking your thigh through the pocket.
|Lid with split ring attachment|
When opened, the lid can be attached to the other end, extending the length of the handle. With the handle extended, the length and width is reasonably comfortable to hold. The soft silicone around the handle aids in comfort and grip.
|Handle extended. Soft orange silicone grip|
These travellers dental picks were more of a novelty for me. Not something I would actually carry around. In terms of actual use, I find the metal picks a little sharp and not a huge fan. If it comes to it, personally, I would prefer to use a tooth pick or floss.
I can't remember exactly what they cost, but I think they were $3-4 for a set of two. Not too expensive!
Rough measurements (not including the split ring): 73mm length x 17mm diameter (measured from the widest section)
|Width is the widest in the middle.|
Can be purchased from CVS online store