Pocket Gear

leatherman-leap

When I was a kid, I loved taking things apart to find the magnets, gears and other cool little components. I even had my own little toolbox which I kept under my bed where I stored tools and parts that I had scavenged. I would have loved a multi-tool in those days. The folks at [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pocket Gear

Flex-O-Loc key ring review

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Key rings have been around for quite a while and a whole lot of us carry them in our pocket or purse every day, so there can't be a whole lot new with them, right? Not so fast, gadget fan! Have a look at Flex-O-Loc. It's a short length of plastic-coated cable that can hold [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
hexstyli-multi-pen

The Olixar HexStyli 6-in-1 Stylus Pen  provides you with both a pen and a capacitive stylus, as you'd expect.  It also has a ruler etched on one side in inches and another in millimeters on another for quick measurements, and it has a bubble level in the barrel for hanging pictures and other small jobs. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear, Styluses
mini-travel-electric-shaver-and-cigarette-lighter

I told you about the travel kit I put together for my husband who wet-shaves with vintage double-edged razors in a previous post (see links at the end of this post).  His kit is loaded with all of the luxuries of home, but it's big and heavy and takes a lot of room in his [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
keyport-amazon-storefront

If Santa didn't bring you the Keyport keychain alternative you were hoping for this year, you can buy your own at a savings.  If you go to Keyport's website, you can save 50% off each key blade you buy with the purchase of a Slide 2.0.  Use the New Year's special code BLADES450 to receive [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

Liquid Key Caddy review

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It is not often that I get a chance to review a product before it is available to consumers for their purchase. But the other day I got a nice surprise from the postman and the folks at Liquid (an Australian group),with their new Key Caddy, a follow-up Kickstarter project to the Liquid Wallet that I [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
panny-key-holder-2

Panny is a keychain replacement that prevents your keys from scratching the other items you carry in your pocket.  Your keys fit inside compartments in the thin plastic case; you'll pull the key out of the compartment to use it.  You can attach a "string and shackle" to the Panny so you can attach your [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
multi-function-pen

This Multi Function Pen carries twelve tools inside its aluminum-alloy casing.  It has an awl, short and long cutting blades, wire stripper or nail/staple remover, Phillips head and flat head screwdrivers, saw, stainless steel file, scraper, tweezers, a stainless fork, and even a writing pen.  It fits in your pocket and functions as a normal [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Kenu Stance-1

Let's face it, we live in a compact on the go world. Now days if it doesn't fit in our pockets, purses or wallets or on our key chains, we tend not to keep it around or forget it all together. This seems especially true when traveling, with all the size and weight restrictions a [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
HedgeHog

A comb, there's an item I don't see everyday. I am sure they are still around but they aren't as cool as the once were. The HedgeHog, a Kickstarter project from Zootility Tools may make combs cool again. The HedgeHog is a comb designed to also function as a multi-too, or is it a multi tool [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
ibill-money-identifier

The iBill scans US currency in just a couple of seconds and indicates to the user what the denomination of the bill is.  It identifies most bills in less than a second, and it will announce the denomination in a female voice or will use tone and vibration modes for privacy, or you can plug [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pocket Gear
LOOPY

I am always on the lookout for quirky or unique tools and gadgets that look like they could be useful in an everyday carry situation. When it comes to pocket multi-tools I have my fair share, so in order to catch my eye you need to be a little different. The LOOPY belt loop multi-tools [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
ziiiro-pocketwatch

With all the focus on smart watches today, you may find the idea of a pocket watch to be too old-fashioned to contemplate.  When you take a look at the Ziiiro version of the pocket watch, you'll see it's not your great-grandfather's pocket watch!  The TITAN pocket watch has one of those abstract LCD watches [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Watches, Clocks
gifts-of-keychains

Not long after Julie reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0, I ordered one for myself.  The Keyport Slide is a little plastic rectangle that corrals up to six keys in a compact package - one that doesn't have sharp keys to unexpectedly stab you when you sit with your keyring in your pocket.  If you don't [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Fidelis Tool

Oh pocket mini tools how do I love thee, let me count the ways. Ok so I may or may not be that bad when it comes to these things, but I have to say I do love a good pocket mini tool. With that in mind I have come across the Fidelis Tool, a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
brutus-self-defense

One of the things taught in women's self-defense classes is to put your keys between your fingers and use them as a stabbing tool if you are ever attacked.  If you fix your keys between your fingers before you ever open that door, you'll be ready, but it's not always so quickly done if you [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
keyport-slide-new-designs

Keyport recently announced the addition of new carbon fiber designs at their customers' requests.  They have two different hydro-dipped twill weave carbon fiber patterns in silver (left) and gold (middle).  While checking out their new designs, I found they also have a new pattern called Zombie.  I like to think this one celebrates the return of The Walking Dead [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
blackout-buddy-h2o

I recently reviewed the Eton Blackout Buddy, which is a combination night light, emergency pathway lighting, and flashlight in one compact unit.  It's a great way to have a flashlight in your home with constantly charged batteries when you need one.  Eton's new Blackout Buddy H2O is a perfect flashlight for your emergency kit in [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
Plastc

Coin may have been the one credit card to rule them all, but the Plastc card is the one card to hold them all. If you think I am talking some sort of Lord of the Rings cross over techno babble, I blame Julie for her first reference to this type of device. So, What's [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News, Pocket Gear
kanex-gobuddy-plus

The GoBuddy Charge/Sync Cable + Bottle Opener from Kanex hangs on your key ring or sits in a pocket until you need to charge your device or until you need to open a beverage.  The 1.85" USB cable and the 1.81" device connector cable fold neatly away around the GoBuddy when you don't need them. [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Pocket Gear