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This time, you won't be relying on your key fob for the personality, because your keys will be rockin'!  The key blanks you'll find at the Rockin' Keys website look like acoustic or electric guitars in different styles and colors, banjos, or violins.  You won't be limited to selecting just musical instruments, though, because they [...]

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Today I want to show you two ballpoint pens that have been designed to take up less space than traditional pens while still providing a comfortable writing experience. Everyday Carry (EDC) enthusiasts who are always on the look out for ways to pare down the size and weight of their gear bags might enjoy learning [...]

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This mini-tool seems to be made for women, because I don't know many men who wear this type of hair clip.  It looks like a plain hair clip, but the Clippa Mini Tools Clip packs several tools into its small form.  It has screw drivers, wrench, trolley coin, ruler, and a cutting edge.  And it will [...]

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Orbitkey is yet another way to corral your keys to make them more compact in your pocket and to keep them quiet.  The Orbitkey consists of either a leather strap ($39.95) or an active elastomer strap ($29.95) and a locking post that your keys will fit over.  Most any flat key with a hole bigger [...]

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I've never done drugs or gotten high unless you count snorting the addictive smell of these gorgeous leather wallets from Moose Brand. Hand me anything made of leather and I automatically bring it up to my nose for a sniff. Ahhhhh... There's something comforting about the smell of leather - good leather though, not weirdly [...]

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You'll be ready to take down a tree at a moment's notice with the Pocket Chainsaw in your gear kit.  The chain has 124 bi-directional teeth, and it's made of high strength, heat-treated steel - specially coated for rust resistance.  It's 28" long, and it comes with hooks and handles; it all stores in a flat tin [...]

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Keystone key holder review

Got keys?  Sure you do!  Today let's take a look at another everyday key carry solution, the Keystone. All photos can be clicked for full size. Compact - The Keystone maximizes space by holding as many of your keys as possible in a 6/8" x 3 1/4"(20mm x 85mm) space. Silent - Your keys will never jingle. [...]

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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 to [...]

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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 awareness [...]

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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 within [...]

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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. [...]

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  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 Box [...]

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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 their [...]

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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 from [...]

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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 in [...]

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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. [...]

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Key|Smart review

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 to [...]

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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 you [...]

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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. You [...]

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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 to [...]

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