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Lotus Emira Key Fob cases - initial run

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It is on the "to do" list.. potential roadblock I have is that I would need to get hold of a fob and send it to the factory for them to make the mold.. seen a couple on eBay for around £50, so might just have to buy one and send it there.

Just so I get an idea, can people let me know if they would be interested, what variation and qty? See below example:

1. Bancho - Alcantara & Yellow Stitch x 1
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Just copy the list in your reply if you can. Thanks
Thanks for the reply. If I’m not mistaken, I’ve learned that I can use my phone as a fob replacement, which might negate the need for carrying it. I’ll test it out this weekend.
 
Thanks for the reply. If I’m not mistaken, I’ve learned that I can use my phone as a fob replacement, which might negate the need for carrying it. I’ll test it out this weekend.

Phone tag function works just fine with this app : https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/lotus-vehicle-tracker/id1522877740 - Android equivalent may be available - tracker tag shouldn’t really be kept with key in any case (pun intended!) as it negates the benefit of having a tracker if tag is stolen with keys…
 
Mine turned up today! I've got to say the product is really nice. Great looking quality and really suits the key. I haven't held it up inside the car yet but at a first look I'm very happy. Kudos to the forum member making and selling these!

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Got the Tan leather key fob case in the mail today. Here are a few pictures compared to the Tan leather interior.
Not sure if I am a fan. The case is a little too orange and doesn’t match the factory leather.
 

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Yes just literally got mine in the mail this morning and similar to @DriverMod above it appears to be the darker of the two tan options discussed earlier (the camera is trying to even out the colours and it is even darker in reality compared to the leather Interior)
So unfortunately while it actually is a very nice unit (darkish brown in reality - the camera really did make it look lighter as can be seen from the last photo), it is not the success I'd hoped, but thank you for organising the Key Fobs I suspect Black or Alcantara will be the safer option going forward.
 

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Yes just literally got mine in the mail this morning and similar to @DriverMod above it appears to be the darker of the two tan options discussed earlier (the camera is trying to even out the colours and it is even darker in reality compared to the leather Interior)
So unfortunately while it actually is a very nice unit (darkish brown in reality - the camera really did make it look lighter as can be seen from the last photo), it is not the success I'd hoped, but thank you for organising the Key Fobs I suspect Black or Alcantara will be the safer option going forward.
Sorry to hear guys.. was always a bit of a risk doing it based on photos.

Drop me a message, I'll replace it with another one of your choosing.

Thanks
 
Phone tag function works just fine with this app : https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/lotus-vehicle-tracker/id1522877740 - Android equivalent may be available - tracker tag shouldn’t really be kept with key in any case (pun intended!) as it negates the benefit of having a tracker if tag is stolen with keys…
Hi JimH - can you explain how the app replaces your tracker fob. This is a game changer because I don't want to attach the fob to the keys, but means you are at risk of misplacing it. Using the phone app (which I installed when I collected the car) would make a massive difference. Is there a different chat on this?
 
Hi JimH - can you explain how the app replaces your tracker fob. This is a game changer because I don't want to attach the fob to the keys, but means you are at risk of misplacing it. Using the phone app (which I installed when I collected the car) would make a massive difference. Is there a different chat on this?

App needs to be set up to car, open and running in the background :

Settings, Phone Tag (on iOS at least!)
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Yes just literally got mine in the mail this morning and similar to @DriverMod above it appears to be the darker of the two tan options discussed earlier (the camera is trying to even out the colours and it is even darker in reality compared to the leather Interior)
So unfortunately while it actually is a very nice unit (darkish brown in reality - the camera really did make it look lighter as can be seen from the last photo), it is not the success I'd hoped, but thank you for organising the Key Fobs I suspect Black or Alcantara will be the safer option going forward.
Barry,

Apologies colour didn't quite work out on the Tan.

Drop me a message and let me know which one you would prefer me to replace it with.

Thanks
BanC
 
Well, this is disappointing. @Bancho , I am order #1168, you can see I ordered 2 units.

However, only one arrived today, despite the contents declaration saying there should be two. Please see attached photos.

The one is at least, very nice. Hope I can get the other one soon.

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Sorry! appears to be a mistake on my end when i was packing your order.

I will get another one out to you asap.

My apologies for the error
 
Can someone with these let me know how receptive the key is to magnetism? I want to magnet mine in place next to my phone on the tray silent cilantro made by burying a rare earth magnet in the print.
 
Oh wow, what incredible service. I made my last post about the missing unit, went off for 3 minutes to admire and take some photos of the 1 unit I did receive, and I come back to an email from @Bancho with the missing unit being confirmed to ship . THANK YOU!!!

I love the unit, it feels superb in the hand and feels like it is well made. High quality. And it's nice to know the fob itself is protected from scratches from being near my keys in pocket.

Love the yellow lotus logo peeking through on the backside.

Thanks again @Bancho!!

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Glad to hear your positive thoughts despite my mixup! Love the photos too!

Hopefully you should have the second one in a few days 🤞🏼
 
Really appreciate the kind words..

End of the day i see myself as a Lotus Owner and Community member rather than a "Vendor".. so only doing what I would want any other vendor to do for me as a customer!

In @kertong 's case.. it was a lazy mistake on my part anyway :)
 
Barry,

Apologies colour didn't quite work out on the Tan.

Drop me a message and let me know which one you would prefer me to replace it with.

Thanks
BanC
Hi @Bancho, thank you for the kind offer and as the others have said a very classy response. :)
Given the effort you have gone to to get these organised, not to mention the costs involved I would not want to see you out of pocket. While it is a different colour to that expected, it is still a very nice thing (and protects the fob) and I will certainly be able to live with it.
The ultimate question is do I go for a pair of "Brown" or get a black leather/alcantara for the other fob
 
Hi @Bancho, thank you for the kind offer and as the others have said a very classy response. :)
Given the effort you have gone to to get these organised, not to mention the costs involved I would not want to see you out of pocket. While it is a different colour to that expected, it is still a very nice thing (and protects the fob) and I will certainly be able to live with it.
The ultimate question is do I go for a pair of "Brown" or get a black leather/alcantara for the other fob
Barry,

It means a lot that the community appreciate the work that has gone into these!

Honestly I don't feel comfortable leaving it like that.. let me send you whichever one you want for your second fob.

Or if you order another one, I can include a second one of your choice for free. That way you can keep the brown one as a backup or swap them around as you wish :)

Let me know either way. Thanks!
 
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Got my alcantara/yellow fob case and I’m blown away. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Everyone who has seen it is impressed as well. Might have to pick up another for my spare fob!
 

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