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Cricket and Mantis

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…

Gerber GDC-Kit

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…

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Keyport Slide 2.0 Starter Bundle at special sale pricing

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

If you’re intrigued with Julie’s and Jackie Cheng’s reviews of the Keyport Slide keychain replacement, you should check out the special pricing that ThinkGeek is offering on their Keyport Slide 2.0 Starter Bundle.  In Julie’s review of the Slide 2.0, I saw that the case alone is $29, and you’ll pay separately for each keyRead More…

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A bird of a different color – the Pelikan M250 DUO Highlighter fountain pen

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

I will admit that I am not a fountain pen aficionado, although I am fascinated by fine writing instruments. But when I came across the Pelikan Classic M250 Duo Highlighter, I figured that I had either come across the ultimate stroke of genius or a “what the heck?” moment as it relates to fountain pens.Read More…

Magnus Macdonalds Rabbit

Is that a Rabbit in your pocket or just a titanium key holder?

on Saturday, February 8th, 2014

In the world of Kickstarter, there are many weird and wonderful projects from which to choose! But, sometimes what sells the product is not just the design but the person who created and is running the campaign. This is true with the Rabbit, a titanium key holder built by Magnus MacDonald. You may know MagnusRead More…

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This inkless pen is always at the ready

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

I’ve seen miniature pens that you can wear on a keyring or even on a necklace;  the idea is that you always have a pen with you.  The problem with these small pens is that they have tiny ink reservoirs, so they quickly run out of ink.  With the Metal Inkless Pen + Key RingRead More…

movershaker

Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens will make you feel like you’re in the fast lane

on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The pen guy Will Hodges is back with his 3rd Kickstarter project. This time it’s for his newly designed pens, the Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens. You might recall my review last summer of Will’s EiMIM pens. Those were great quality machine turned pens made of anodized 7075 aluminum. His new pens have a similar look, but insteadRead More…

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HDZ Concepts Titanium Wallet Sized Utility Bottle Opener and Pocket Multi Tool review

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

The world of pocket multi-tools seems to be never ending. They are made out of a variety materials such as stainless steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, or titanium with sizes and shapes only limited by the desired functions to be built into the multi-tool itself. Although I love a lot of these ingeniously designed multi-tools, sometimesRead More…

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Star Wars business card cases

on Monday, January 20th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

If the black Han Solo in cabonite business card case wasn’t for you, perhaps these will be more for your liking.  Amazon has several Kotobukiya Star Wars Business Card Holders that are being “offered for the first time outside of Japan.”  They have a “reflective metallic construction”, and they are embossed with R2-D2, storm trooper, DarthRead More…

Bpen

Make a stand for your smart device with the Bpen

on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Multi-functional pens – how many are out on the market today? How many of us have them? The common themes among multi-functional pens is the ability to be used with today’s smart phones. They’ll have a pen on one end and a stylus on the other or on a cap. So how do you catchRead More…

Plinth Pocket Stand

Make your tablet stand and be seen with the Plinth pocket stand

on Monday, January 6th, 2014

Ah, the world of tablet devices. I love my iPad, but my problem with it is that it is not always convenient to use on the go. While I do have a Smart Cover for mine, it has its limitations, such as not being able to use your iPad in portrait mode. Plinth, a KickstarterRead More…

sorta-notebooks

Sorta is a paper notebook with rearrangeable pages

on Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’ve always liked the convenience of a 3-ring binder, but prefer the look and feel of a hardbound book, Sorta notebooks give you the best of both worlds. There are two parts to the Sorta system. The notebinder and the stationary. The notebinder is basically the cover and spine of the book and isRead More…

switch-knife

Switch Modular Pocket Knife gets an update

on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

About a year ago, I reviewed the Switch Modular Pocket Knife from Quirky. I loved the concept of a customizable Swiss Army style pocket knife / multi-tool, but found that the product itself needed a lot of work to be even remotely usable. Now there’s an updated version of the Switch that seems to haveRead More…

Jeff Morin Parachute-1

Parachute multi-tool review

on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

I have said it before, and I will probably say it many more times here on The Gadgeteer pages: I am a pocket multi-tool junkie. I love having the ability to carry around small gadgets that can perform several different functions. I especially like items that I can fit on a keyring or into aRead More…

Iain Sinclair Cardsharp4

This is the sharpest card in your wallet the Cardsharp4

on Friday, December 13th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

I will admit it, I am not the knife aficionado I was once. I used to love knives, all sort of knives and while I still do have the odd or unusual knife around, I have mainly limited myself to the utilitarian variety of knife (Swiss Army type, Leatherman) but I do own a CardsharpRead More…

Anso Matrix

If Neo and Morpheus carried a card holder, it would probably be the Matrix

on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

So, you have finally garnered the elusive American Express Centurion Card, you know the one simply known as “The Black Card”, but now you need a card holder worthy of carrying such a prestigious piece of plastic titanium. The Matrix credit card holder by Anso Knives may be a worthy contender for the job. I knowRead More…

pocketgear

Gift ideas – Five products for EDC (every day carry) fans

on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Are you still trying to figure out what to get for that person on your gift list who seems to have everything? Here are five ideas that are sure to please. I own four of the five items myself (I don’t have the Titanium escape ring), so I can vouch for the fact that theyRead More…

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Flipside 3X Wallet review

on Sunday, December 8th, 2013

It’s always fun to see how a popular product evolves over time. The new Flipside 3X Wallet has been updated with more capacity for bills and cards, stronger hinges, a newly redesigned locking mechanism, rugged new texture on the outer shell that resists most scratches and a smoother curve geometry, making it slightly smaller andRead More…

Knuckler

Why use your fist to fix that problem when the Knuckler is at hand?

on Friday, December 6th, 2013

So, you’re into gadgety multi-tools? Me too! The more functional the better is what I always say. But function and design have to come with a purpose, and the Knuckler multi-tool, a Kickstarter project from Jeff Morin (who also brought us the Parachute multi-tool), seems to have found its purpose. Jeff Morin has other successfulRead More…

waterfield-victor

WaterField Designs goes skinny with new Victor Wallet

on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

WaterField Designs is one of my all time favorite soft gear companies. I love their bags, sleeves and wallets. I currently carry one of their Finn wallets and love the zippered design. If you prefer a thinner, more minimalist style wallet, WaterField has you covered there now too. Their brand new Victor Wallet is aRead More…

Fubar Baby

In a world of hurt? Let the Fubar Baby help pry you out of that situation

on Sunday, December 1st, 2013

In the world of consumerism, we like to get the most bang for our buck. Take pocket multi-tools for example, we think the more things we can use it for the better and in most cases I would agree. But one designer has seen a short coming in one prominent feature of the pocket multi-tool,Read More…

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Pelican 2370 3-in-1 Color Mode LED Flashlight review

on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you are familiar with the name Pelican, then you may know that they are known for their cases that are tough, durable, and long-lasting.  I was unaware that Pelican made flashlights, so naturally I was very curious on how good their flashlights could be. I assumed that if they made solid cases that they wouldRead More…

3D Printed Concepts D180 Folding Pen

Your friends may flip-out when they see the D180 Folding Pen

on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Do you find that you never have a pen handy when you need one? Do you find that when you do carry a pen it is either too big to fit in your pocket or too small to use comfortably? The D180 Folding Pen, a Kickstater project from 3D Printed Concepts, hopes to change that.Read More…