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I've bought some replacement covers for the 'cheap' key fobs. Anything made for a Volvo with the side buttons should fit, I found searching for XC40 fobs gave the most options

This one I have on my key,
ontto Car Key Cover for Volvo xc60 xc90 s90 v90 ABS Plastic Car Key Fob Cover Case Remote control Key Holder Protector Jacket Keyring Key Shell Black: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
Its pricey for two bits of plastic but replaces the existing covers and fits perfectly. The plastic is holding up surprisingly well to scratches from keys and coins in my pocket. I like it.

This one my wife uses,
ontto Leather Zinc alloy Car Key Fob Case Key Cover for Volvo xc60 xc90 s90 v90 Smart Car Key fob Remote control Key Holder Protector Jacket with Keyring Key Chain Key Shell Black: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
It's very solid, very chunky and very heavy. It looks and feels expensive. the downside is that the new cover fits over the existing one. This increases the size but is also secured using screws. This means to access the emergency key inside the fob you need a screwdriver. They do provide provide a keyring screwdriver though.
 

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Maybe cheaper alternatives on Ali-express. Our car is already mostly ‘Chinese’ so these fobs can be as well :
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Maybe cheaper alternatives on Ali-express. Our car is already mostly ‘Chinese’ so these fobs can be as well :
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I've got one of these bad boys. It's cool. I know it's true because the desk lady at Volvo told me so.
A question for the nerds: In what situation may I require the actual key when I'm out and about? Will this be extra problematic as it's hidden in the murky depths of my super-fob? Unlike you dudes I do not carry a set of screwdrivers on a utility belt at all times. Yes, I have a small but macho coin purse, but that is entirely different.
 

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I've got one of these bad boys. It's cool. I know it's true because the desk lady at Volvo told me so.
A question for the nerds: In what situation may I require the actual key when I'm out and about? Will this be extra problematic as it's hidden in the murky depths of my super-fob? Unlike you dudes I do not carry a set of screwdrivers on a utility belt at all times. Yes, I have a small but macho coin purse, but that is entirely different.
The physical key within can be used to get into the car if the fob is out of battery. You still can't start the car without the functional fob though. it's possible that the situation could arise where you need to use the physical key to unlock the car but that there is still enough signal strength for the fob to start the car..

Or, you could replace the fob battery when the car starts to tell you the battery is getting low and never have to use it.
 

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I bought my Ontto leather cover from Amazon as well. It arrived over a month ago and I’m taking delivery tomorrow, and excited to install it right away. I’m pretty impressed with the appearance and quality, and it’s a huge upgrade from the stock key even though it adds more bulk to an already large key.
I got the blue leather version which is a very dark navy blue (almost black in some light) which looks modern and sophisticated.
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Maybe I'm in the minority here, but these leather covers look pretty outdated for this sort of car. My father used to carry these for his Suzukis and Hyundais; no way I am going to do it for my Polestar! :D
 

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Maybe I'm in the minority here, but these leather covers look pretty outdated for this sort of car. My father used to carry these for his Suzukis and Hyundais; no way I am going to do it for my Polestar! :D
Well they look less outdated than the polestar 2 lego fobs. 😅
 

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I just keep the key in my pocket and ignore it. Waiting for the phone-as-key to be enabled, just don't feel like spending any time/effort/money to make the keyfob better, but that's just me.
 

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I just keep the key in my pocket and ignore it. Waiting for the phone-as-key to be enabled, just don't feel like spending any time/effort/money to make the keyfob better, but that's just me.
Agreed. I ONLY ever use the small waterproof key. I just lives in my pocket. How cool would it be to just swallow it! Problem solved.
 

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I use the keyfob when I need to give the car to someone else (inspector, parking valet, etc.) because I don't want to have to give a "polestar 101" class every time :).
 
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