Bad UI: Key Fob

It has taken me 12 years, but today, as I walked into the parking garage, on approach of Myrtle, I took out my key fob and thought W. T. F.?!

Yes, my key fob is well worn. Myrtle is 12 years old. I switched between my two key fobs, but that was probably six years ago. The other is just as well fondled. Let’s ignore that.

What I do want you to notice is

1. Where the unlock button is.

2. Where the silver push button to eject the key is.

Think about it.

Wouldn’t it make sense for the unlock button to be as close as possible to the key release? When do I ever lock the car and then need the key? Every day, multiple times a day, I press the unlock button and then they key release so I can start the engine. Every day, I hold the key fob like this:

And then I have to flip the key around like this:

Note bene: I’m not a hand model.

It has taken me 12 years to realize how ridiculous this is. I might have to finally give Myrtle to Sparkles and Brother K. I don’t know how long I will be able to deal with this without going mad.


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