Best Key Cloners Review in 2020

Best picks of Key cloners / Key cloning and universal remotes:

Xhorse Remote Key Programmer (VVDI mini Key tool, Xhorse Key tool Max)
Handy Baby 2 + JMD key
Keydiy KD-X2
Lonsdor KH100
Mini CN900
ZedBull (Chinese version)

In details…

Top 1: Xhorse Remote Key Programmer

This is the alternative when you don’t want to have lots of devices: a mini CN900 built in one box with a KD900 clone. Some of the owners talks about this tool as it were the Holy Grail, others try to sell it fast after its arrival. The fact is that the Handy Baby is more better than the mini CN, and the KD is good and stabile. I can imagine only one situation where it can be useful: if you have a lots of original factory remotes without cars, because this toy has a renewing pad kit for original remotes. The cloner works only with its own transponders, around $3.5 a piece, what equals the Handy Baby chip prices (except the blue/king chips); the remotes are also in the same price (around $10). It costs $220 with free shipping, another $320 for the remote renew kit, or together for $499.

Xhorse Key tool Max & Mini OBD

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VVDI Key Tool Max is a professional smart device with multi-function, Bluetooth and WIFI communication interface are integrated inside, which is convenient for connecting Xhorse Key Cutting Machine, MINI OBD TOOL and other products to do specific operations. This device adopts HD LCD screen with clear interface, easy to use and flexibility.

VVDI Key Tool Max Function:

Generate remote and smart key
Program and Immo transponder
Generate special transponder
Renew remote
Recognize and copy access card
Generate and copy garage remote
Frequency detection and copy remote
Connect to Xhorse key cutting machine
Special function (VVDI Special TP, Unlock Toyota Smart Key, Special 4D to 4C, ID63 to ID83, VVDI smart key clone, VVDI remote repair calibration etc)

VVDI Key Max Pros:

1. Use KEY TOOL MAX to connect the dolphin to cut the key for the customer.
2. Support Generate transponder and remote.etc
3. Enter the car directly using KEY MAX+MINI OBD for matching. The entire process can be seamlessly connected without switching devices.
4. KEY TOOL MAX +MINI OBD TOOL can not only match the chip remote control of imported domestic cars, smart card, but also Toyota H chip will be released first on KEY TOOL MAX.

XHorse Key tool Max & Mini OBD review:

Another key tool from Xhorse, if you want to buy something better than the mini key tool, this is your choice.
I hate when I am forced to buy something, even then when it is a good tool. XHorse did this with removing the normal Key Tool from the market, now you can make your choice between the mini and this if you want to have updates. This thing is a weird-housed Android tool with good functions, for example decoding keys from photo. This device makes the Smartphone unnecessary for the use of XHorse devices, it can do the key tool functions, can make the key cutters work and so on. The smart key side is strong enough, but if you need the normal remotes, then the X-2 is much more better choice: the Keydiy usual remotes are easier to get as the XHorse ones.
This device has an OBDII expander, the ‘Mini OBD’, what can read out special infos (pin codes) trough OBD, and help to program keys.
Its price is a bit less, than $500 with the Mini OBD from uobdii.com.

2). Xhorse VVDI Mini Key tool

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Xhorse VVDI Mini Key Tool with smart app control, powerful remote and chip functions and easy control on both IOS and android.

VVDI Mini Keytool FULL Authorization: Done!

AI – Car remote type                                                 Already activated
AI – Key blade type                                                   Already activated
AI – PIN code                                                            Already activated
Remote – Vehicle remote                                         Already activated
Remote – Garage remote                                         Already activated
Remote -Proximity remote                                       Already activated
Generate transponder – 7935/ 46/ 4D/ 48/ 8C        Already activated
Generate transponder -Toyota H (8A)                     Already activated
Transponder clone – ID48 (96 bits)                          Already activated
Transponder clone – ID46                                        Already activated
Transponder clone – ID4D                                       Already activated
Transponder clone – ID4E                                        Already activated
Transponder clone – ID70/ 83                                 Already activated
Transponder clone – ID11/ 12/ 13/ 4C/ 8C             Already activated
Transponder clone – Toyota/ Daihatsu G               Already activated
Transponder clone – Toyota H (8A)                        Already activated
Transponder clone – ID33 /42                                Already activated
Transponder edit – 11/12/13/4C                            Already activated
Transponder edit – 46/ 47/ 48/ 4D/4E                   Already activated
Remote clone – Fix code                                        Already activated
Remote clone – Rolling code                                 Already activated
Remote clone – make new                                     Already activated
Detect remote frequency                                       Already activated
Set type of VVDI super transponder                      Already activated
VVDI Special TP                                                      Already activated
Special 4D to 4C                                                     Already activated
Unlock Toyota smartkey                                         Already activated
ID63 to ID83                                                            Already activated
Hyundai/ KIA PIN code                                           Already activated
Copy BYD smart key                                               Already activated
Detect ignition coil signal                                       Already activated
Online technical support                                        Already activated
Technical center                                                     Already activated
Video center                                                           Already activated
History                                                                    Already activated

BMW HUF5767 Renew                    Already activated

Free download vvdi mini key tool user manual.

VVDI Mini Key Tool and Super chip reviews:

  1. a. I have Mini VVDI Key Tool and the “Superchips”. These superchips are wonderful, you can configure them as a lot of chips, you can erase them and reuse them for many many times. They are perfect for tests, for expensive or hard to find chips or if you need to do the job exactly in the moment when you don’t have the exact type of chip in stock. But you can use regular chips tool with Mini VVDI Key Tool.
  2. b.Mini VVDI Key Tool -Audi A3 ID48 cloning – customer said starting issues. Not confirmed myself.
    Normally just code em in
  3. c. Vvdi mini is better. You have a unic solution with superchip xt27 from xhorse.Can use it for all type transponderI use on toyota h, id48 96bits, Id46, 4c, 4d….Its best.Cloning h, id48…Renew remote, prépare remote, clone remote, test coil, test freq from remote…And all for 130usd!!!

Xhorse VVDI Key tool review:

This is the alternative answer of Xhorse to the Keydiy stuff. To be honest this programmable universal remote idea is so good as it could be, that’s why they made another type for the same task. The first thing is compared to the Keydiy X2, what’s the next generation tool of KD after Mini, 200 & 900 is the fact, that this revolver-looking toy has a big color display, and can be used without Smartphone and internet – however this abilities are usable too. The main advantage compared to a KD900 is the fact, that this tool can clone transponders, and renew used remotes too. Yes, this renewing option is strongly limited, but is much more than nothing, and can come very often handy: just get a new housing for the remote, and make money from the garbage. The transponder cloning is good from some pov it is better than Handy Baby and X2, because it has free G and H chip functions. You need only 2 types of transponders for cloning: CN3 & LKP02. As far you don’t try to clone ID48. This toy forces you to clone all ID48s as a 96 bit one via internet, and you know that this function isn’t for free…
Maybe it offers less type of remotes as the KD does, but covers the mostly needed models. Sadly they aren’t compatible with each others, so you have to decide between KD or VVDI stockings, but my answer to this problem was that I have only B01 type remotes in my car with this tool, and KD stuff in the shop.

Top 2. Handy Baby 2 key cloner

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Handy Baby II Chip Generate Function:

4D Type: ID4D66/67/68:Support JMD4D/K-Chip/S-Chip/Original 4D60

ID4D70/72/82/83: Support JMDG/K-Chip/S-Chip

Excelle ID4D70: Support K-Chip/S-Chip

Other ID4D: Support JMD4D/K-Chip/S-Chip

46 Type: Blank ID46:Support JMD46/K-Chip/S-Chip

Other ID46: Support JMD46/K-Chip/S-Chip/Original ID46

48 Type: ID48:Support OEM ID48/S-Chip

T5 Type: ID11/12/13:Support K-Chip/S-Chip/Original T5

ID33: Support S-Chip

47 Type: Honda ID47:Support S-Chip/PCF 7938

Blank ID47: Support S-Chip

7935 Type: Support Original 7935

8C Type: Mazda/Proton: Support original blank TK5561A

Full details at: Handy Baby 2 user manual 

Handy Baby 2: alternate Handy Baby

A must have key cloner, it adds more when comparing with Handy Baby

https://blog.uobdii.com/jmd-handy-baby-ii-vs-handy-baby/

Handy Baby- discontinue producing
At the moment it is the best handheld cloner, what you can get. With the JMD key expansion it can save you with ease when you have to deal with VWs – even in AKL situations. It is not a wonder weapon, in practice it needs time for calculations (sometimes 45 mins), but in the meantime you can cut the key, also. Never tried with G-chips, so I can just tell you that it is said to be working. Has built-in batteries, and you can always charge it from your car – ideal tool to take with you. The special transponders are cheap enough to save you a lot of money compared to the RW4, and the G-chip authorization (if not included) $80, always with free shipping.
Update: They stopped selling the JMDD, JMD6, JMD8 chips, instead of ’em you can buy Blue or Red King Chips. The blue one is for everything except ID48 for the usual price, the red is for ID48 much expensive.

Top 3. Keydiy KD-X2 cloning device
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Keydiy KD-X2 Basic Functions:

1) Wired Generation.
2) Wireless Generation.
3) Mobile Phone Simulation.
4) Garage Door Generation.
5) Proximity Key Unlock.
6) Frequency Detection.
7) Infrared Detection.
8) Access Card Copy.
9) Fixed Code Remote Copy
10) Online HCS Remote Copy.
11) Online Chip Copy ( 96 bit 48chip, 46chip, 4Dchip, Toyota chip etc. )
12) Chip Generation.
13) Chip Editing.
14) Chip Simulation.
15) ignition Coil detection.
16) Remote Data Backup.
17) Additional Functions Will be Available in Succession.

Keydiy KD-X2 Features:

1.No Tokens required for use
2.Continue free updates
3.Compatible with most manufactures chips on the market, such as Handy Baby, JMD,CN,VVDI etc.
4.Copies 96 bit (only) ID48 chips (Not the full range as per Keyoline Mini/884 are able to)
5.Works with a PC software connected via USB for Online only functions
6.Eliminates the need to purchase many other devices
7.Transponder Chip identification/to help choose the correct chip to program
8.Remote identification to help take the guess work out of the choice to program
9.Frequency detection, can also be used to check remote buttons are functioning correctly
10.Ignition coil detection, check  if the car itself is sending out a signal so to fault test

Keydiy KD-X2 review:

The next generation of the old KD900, another must have.
There’s a big question when you have to choose between the Key Tool Max and the X2. Both toys have their stronger and weaker sides, but I think they are cheap enough to have both of ’em. You need a smart phone or tablet to be able to use all the abilities of the tool, but that can’t be a big problem nowadays. As a stand-alone it is almost a bad joke, but your pov will change in that moment when you start the app. Chip cloning, remote making/cloning, factory remote renewal – these are the main functions of the toy. I think Keydiy KD-X2 remote renew reviews yes and no:

https://blog.uobdii.com/keydiy-kd-x2-remote-renew-reviews-yes-and-no/

The price is not too high, you can get it in a starter package with 3 remotes, and from $15 you can get the sniffer.
Top 4. Lonsdor KH100 key cloner
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Lonsdor KH100 is a versatile hand-held smart device, able to access control key, simulate/ generate chip, generate remote (key), detect remote frequency, detect IMMO, unlock Toyota smart key and etc.

Lonsdor KH100 Pros:

※ Modern appearance design, in line with the operating habits of the public.
※ Device system comes with operation instructions, easier for you to use.
※ It covers almost all the functions of the similar products in the market.
※ Built-in super sensor to collect data(over-range data collection).
※ Exclusive support for 8A(H chip) generation.
※ Built-in WIFI module, can connect to network at any time.

Lonsdor KH100 Function List:

Identify Copy
Chip Simulation
Remote Generation
Remote Frequency
Access Control Key
Chip Generation
Coil Identification
Special Function

Lonsdor KH100 review:

Bought this tool recently and copied id46 on cn3 successful after 3rd attempt. It needs to put the copied chip sticked to bottom edge of the coil. I was surprised how quick tool decoded the key and sniffed from ignition needs only put the key in without turning one time. Just to let you know I was tried to format copied cn3 to factory state and this tool has only one option to generate id46 blank and it’s in crypto mode. After generate cn3 tool recognized chip as 7935 !! I read this also by nd900 mini and this show me right data. I formatted by nd900 you can choose GM or blank and cn3 formatted as password mode become recognizable by KH100.

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Top 5. Mini CN900 key cloner

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Pros:

RFID identify 125KHZ  134.2KHZ  13MHZ

RF data reception 27-900MHZ

RF radio frequency identification, support all kinds of remote controls

RF Data transmission, supports all kinds of remote control simulation test

Various types of vehicle anti-the fault detection, matching detection

Portable Super long standby

Support four kinds of frequency 850/900/1800/1900MHZ

GSM/GPRS SIM

USB2.0

Bluetooth4.0

As for the products improvements, specifications are subject to change
CN900 Mini can use CN5 Chip to copy Toyota G Chip and 4D Chip. (It requires token to copy Toyota G Chip, CN900 Mini has 12 tokens as default for G Chip, when you use it up, you can contact us to charge another 12 tokens for free. And for the next times will need to pay usd30 to get more tokens.)

Mini CN900 review:

This one is the handheld version of the CN900, as the developers said with all of its abilities. Ok, this info comes from my dealer: the mini knows only 80% of the HB’s work tested on real cars. If you have handy baby you don’t need the cn900 mini.

Top 6. ZedBull (Chinese version) transponder cloning device

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Pros:

1).Language: English, Turkish, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese
2). No Tokens Needed!
3). New: Support 8C and 8E chips distinguish function
4). Zed-BULL will fulfill all of your requirements as professional on Immobilizer Systems;
5). Zed-BULL is a transponder cloning device which contains all of Zed-Qx’s features and also has more additional features.
6). Zed-Bull Can Read Pin Code for Hyundai and Kia Now!

Cons:

Can’t update.

ZedBull review:

Good tool, but overaged. I have the cheap Chinese version, and have downloaded the EFfI sw to be able to use all functions of it. Cheapest way to clone, but has its own limits, what are easy to reach with ID46 and 48 chips. Nothing to risk with its $35 price (mostly with free shipping), but don’t take it too serious.

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