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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 to Read 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 that Read 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 where Read 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 towel Read 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.  This Read 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 a Read 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 and Read 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 times Read More…

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. The 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 of Read 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 type Read 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 key Read 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 Magnus Read 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 Ring Read More…

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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 instead Read 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, Darth Read 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 catch Read 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 Kickstarter Read More…

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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 is Read More…

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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 have Read 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 Cardsharp Read More…

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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 know Read 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 successful Read More…

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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 a Read More…