You won’t be bugged by the Mantis and Cricket multi-tools

Cricket and Mantis

Pocket multi-tools, you all know I love them. I have several reviews and news post about them here on The Gadgeteer, so in keeping with my fetish interest, I have found another set of multi-tools on Kickstarter. The Mantis and the Cricket from Jeff Morin, are two versatile  multi-tools designed to make your life easier. The Mantis is a mini crowbar shaped 4″ x 1.75″ multi-tool with 11+ built-in functions. The main functions listed are:

  • Flat screw driver
  • Wire stripper
  • 2″ large toothed saw blade
  • Bottle opener
  • 2″ scraper
  • Mini pry bar
  • Nail puller
  • 2″ ruler
  • Keychain holes
  • 8 hex wrenches
  • 2″ small toothed saw blade

The Cricket is a six-sided multi-tool that has a 1.75″ foot print is listed as having 7+ functions. The listed functions for the Cricket are:

  • 1″ scraper
  • Bottle opener
  • Wire stripper
  • 1″ ruler
  • 1″ saw blade
  • Hex wrenches
  • Keychain hole

This project is seeking funding until March 30, 2014 and if successful is slated to ship in the April 2014 time frame. There are several pledge options for this project with a $16 pledge getting you a Cricket multi tool and $19 pledge getting you a Mantis. Both tools come in either a matte silver or matte black finish.

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  • Lex March 13, 2014, 1:43 pm

    I have a hard time imagining using a tool like these to remove nuts & bolts. Thinking of cars and bikes alone, to how many areas would you have enough exposure and access to use this tool on a nut or bolt? It seems the ol’ socket wrench is irreplaceable due to its ability to reach into tight spaces.

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