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You can get your Keyport 2.0 blades pre-cut and mailed to you or get lost keys easily replaced with the KeyMe app

on Sunday, August 31st, 2014

When you get a new Keyport Slide 2.0, blades, and accessories, you aren’t quite ready to assemble the Slide and stick it in your pocket.  You have to take your uncut blades to the nearest locksmith or key maker and have your standard keys copied using the Keyport blades.  It perhaps doesn’t take long toRead More…

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Keyport’s DEVGRU Camo Slides benefits Homes for Our Troops

on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

I received an email from Keyport asking all their customers to help them raise awareness of Homes for Our Troops, which is a “privately funded national non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001.”  HFOT raises funds, community awarenessRead More…

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Your keys won’t be swimming with the fishes with the WaterBuoy

on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Summer means swimming, fishing, boating, and other water-related activities for many people.  It’s good, relaxing fun until you lose something overboard.  With the WaterBuoy, you won’t have to worry about losing your keys, fishing tackle, camera, or anything weighing under 2.2 pounds.  With the WaterBuoy attached, your dropped items will float to the surface withinRead More…

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All Keyport Slides 2.0, including limited special edition colors, only $24 for a very limited time

on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

Jackie Cheng reviewed the first version of the Keyport all-in-one high-tech keychain a few years ago, and he loved it so much that he bought another and then backed the Kickstarter for the second model.  Julie reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0 when it was released last fall, and she still uses her Keyport every day.Read More…

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MBI HF flashlight review

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  I would think it is fair to say that we have done our fair share of flashlight reviews at The Gadgeteer. We get them in all shapes and sizes, so for me to do a review on one it has to be unique or have an unexpected feature. The MBI HF from Match BoxRead More…

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TKS: Titanium Key System review

on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

I love the concept of Kickstarter, enabling those with ideas to bring them to life and put them out there for the world to see.  If others agree, they put their hard earned money down to fund the creation of something new and (hopefully) innovative. Occasionally, the Gadgeteer gets to tryout Kickstarter projects before theirRead More…

HookUp

HookUp quick release mini clip lets you easily swap out items on your keychain

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

So, you like to carry all sorts of gadgets and gizmos on your key chain. You know the mini flashlight, the flash drive, even a USB to Micro USB charger. The problem is not carrying these items, but removing them from your key chain when you want to use them.The HookUp, a Kickstarter project fromRead More…

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An LED flashlight so minimal, it doesn’t even have a barrel

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Blocklite Mini Compact 9V LED flashlight consists of little more than a 9V battery.  Actually, the flashlight is a small plastic piece that snaps onto the 9V battery.  It has six bright white LEDs and a power switch with two brightness levels (high and low).  It’s so small, you’ll be able to keep one inRead More…

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True Utility sciXors hang out on your keyring till it’s time to snip

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Here at The Gadgeteer, we’re big fans of little tools. Especially keychain tools—we can’t seem to get enough of ‘em. The True Utility sciXors are my latest find, a pair of teeny, tiny scissors for your keyring. Made from stainless steel with black rubber grips, they attach to your keyring with a small, quick-release pull clip.Read More…

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Key|Smart review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

There’s a great thing about being a teacher…being entrusted with a large number of keys.  Keys to my classrooms, to the different cabinets in the classroom, my desk, my filing cabinets, cabinets in different rooms, the bathroom and the goggle cabinet.  I teach chemistry and there are a large number of cabinets I need toRead More…

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This stainless keychain multi-tool fits over a key

on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

We’ve seen other pocket multi-tools that fit over a key, but many of them had a knife blade and were a concern for traveling by plane.  This True Utility TU247 KeyTool MultiTool doesn’t have a knife blade.  Instead it has:  a bottle opener, nail file, thread cutter, three screwdrivers, and tweezers.  The tweezers require youRead More…

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Smilesaver will make sure your smile is perfect

on Monday, May 5th, 2014

We’ve all been there, lunch out with the friends, then back to an important meeting at the office. After the meeting, you make a quick trip to the restroom and happen to smile at yourself in the mirror and that’s when you see it… A big honking piece of broccoli stuck between your teeth. YouRead More…

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This 50 cent piece might help you escape from evil doers

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

This coin from 5ive Star Gear might look like an ordinary Kennedy half dollar, but I assure you that it’s not. Go ahead, take a closer look… The genuine US coin has been modified into two pieces that pull apart to reveal a razor-sharp Japanese steel blade. This covert escape coin has been designed toRead More…

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That’s not a knife – it’s a charging cable

on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Though this may look like a Swiss Army knife, it’s actually a compact way to carry your charging cables.  Instead of blades, the Multi-Tool Adapter has cables: a microUSB, miniUSB, and Apple 30-pin connector for plugging into your device, and a USB connector to plug into your computer or a wall charger.  You’ll notice thatRead More…

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Pack a Derringer Wallet Pen for writing emergencies

on Friday, March 21st, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

Anyone familiar with Old West movies will recall the Derringer, a small, single-shot pistol typically used only as a last resort. Behold its pen analog, the Derringer Wallet Pen. Made from stainless steel with a brushed finish, this 4-inch long, slim retractable pen is small enough to clip into your wallet for those situations whereRead More…

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Jimmy Pocket Towel – the name says it all

on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

I like stuff that is compact enough to stuff in your pocket. And stuff that helps reduce waste is bonus. Example: How often do you dry your hands every day? Maybe save a few paper towels and help keep this Earth of ours a bit greener with the Jimmy Pocket Towel, a reusable, quick-drying hand towelRead More…

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Keep your music files in this guitar

on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

Not everybody uses flash drives any more, but if you do, this is a cute option for you to consider.  The USB Wooden Guitar Keychain Flash Drive is designed to hang on your keychain, so it’s always at the ready.  It’s available in 2GB ($14), 4GB ($15), 8GB ($17), 16GB ($23), or $32GB ($33) capacities.  ThisRead More…

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Kenu Airframe portable car mount review

on Monday, March 17th, 2014

“Slip sliding away.  Slip sliding away. You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip sliding away.”  Paul Simon wasn’t singing those words about how your cellphone acts inside your car when you are driving, but they couldn’t be more apropos.  I have lost track of the number of times I have placed myRead More…

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Makemoney Clip expands to hold your dough

on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

The Makemoney Clip looks a bit like a stylized paper clip, but it’s designed to hold money instead of printer paper.  It’s made of your choice of copper or bronze, and the metal has a bit of give so it can hold a little or a lot of money.  The clips are coated with aRead More…

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RichWorks hand crafted sleeves and pouches

on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

I am a fan of products that help protect, organize and transport our many small EDC items and mobile devices.  RichWorks’ USA handmade products caught my eye recently. Consisting of simple, clean designs in multiple, customizable color combinations and durable, quality materials like 500D Nylon exterior (and microsuede interior on some), YKK brass zippers andRead More…

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The LEGACY key fob may be one key to a simpler life

on Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

It’s the simple things in life that make it worth living or so I have been told.  I am not a complicated type of person, but I can appreciate simple well made, well designed products like the LEGACY leather key fob from Tap & Dye. The LEGACY design to me harkens back to simpler timesRead More…

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

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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. TheRead More…

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Calibre ULTRA’GO nano Power Station back up battery review

on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Carrying a cell phone is the norm these days. As cell phones continue to get bigger and faster, it’s hard to keep them running for a full day if you’re a heavy user. Many users solve this by carrying a portable battery to charge their phones. There are plenty of portable battery solutions out there,Read More…

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Everyday survival is a zip with the Gerber GDC selection

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

I’m guessing that a lot of our readers have some sort of EDC (Every Day Carry) setup that they carry about with them for those just in case moments. The folks at Gerber (the knife a survival tool company, not the baby food maker) have embraced the concept of EDC with their own line ofRead More…

Liquid Wallet

This wallet is so solid it’s Liquid

on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Wallet designs seem to have undergone a radical change from our past simple leather bifold and trifold designs. With all of this changing going on, how do you set yourself apart from the crowd? The Liquid wallet hopes to do so with functionality. The Liquid is a current Kickstarter project by for a multi functional card typeRead More…