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Wicked Lasers Flashtorch flashlight review

on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Tools

A couple of years ago (2012) I reviewed the Wicked Lasers Torch (see Other Articles to Read at end of post), touted at the time as “the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World”, and at a whopping 4100 lumens, it was wickedly bright, extremely hot, but sadly very utilitarian looking.  The designers at Wicked Lasers have recently introducedRead 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, Tools

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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This stainless keychain multi-tool fits over a key

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

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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Add this protective, anti-static work surface to your tool kit

on Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Tools

Where do you work when you are working with expensive computer or camera equipment or musical instruments?  When my husband is changing the strings on one of his guitars, he tries to avoid scratches by spreading out a towel on the dining table.  When he works on a computer, he just takes his chances working atRead More…

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Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Ballpoint pen review

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I am not much of a pen to paper writer, I use my iPad to write as much as possible. But I do own pens for those occasions when I do need to write something. So, for me to want to review a pen it has to be a little different in either design orRead More…

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Let this robot clean your gutters

on Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Tools

I recently bought an iRobot floor cleaner, and while digging around on their site, I found they also sell a little robot that can take over the chore of cleaning out your gutters for you.   The iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot is only about 2″ tall X 3″ wide by 15.6″ long, so itRead 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…

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I can rescue you if I have a resqme keychain rescue tool

on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News, Tools

Ok, by now if you have been following my posts you may have surmised that I am a pocket tool/gadget freak, always longing for that next pocket tool/gadget fix. Today, I came across the resqme keychain rescue tool. Basically the resqme is two handy auto rescue tools on a keychain. The spring-loaded glass breaker isRead More…

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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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Accutrax looks like a knife but writes like a pencil

on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Tools

Accutrax Pencil Blades may look like a standard utility knife blade, but they are actually pencil leads. They are made in the USA and come in a pack of three. Just swap out the cutting blade in one of your existing utility knives and now you have the ultimate carpenter’s pencil. These blades will layRead 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, Tools

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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These wrenches shed light on your target

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Posted in: News, Tools

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – and you apparently won’t see much longer.  Hammacher Schlemmer has a set of Rechargeable Illuminating Wrenches that have built-in LEDs that light up that dark area you need to work on under the car hood or under the sink.  The lights are recessed in the cradle of the wrench,Read More…