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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…

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…

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…

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…

baladeo-52g-pocket-cutlery

You can be ready anytime you hear the dinner bell

on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Here’s the adult version of the pocket cutlery set that got so many readers in a lather.  Unlike the Safe Swiss Army Knife just for kids (see the related links at the bottom of this article), the Baladeo 52G Pocket Cutlery Set is made of 420 stainless steel and polycarbonate.  It has a spork, knife,Read More…

ravenworkshop

Keep your keys contained and rattle free with the KeyGrip

on Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’ve been looking for a way to organize your keychain, the KeyGrip from Raven Workshop looks like an interesting option. The New Hampshire based machine shop offers two versions of the KeyGrip. The less expensive KG2 is made with a leather strap, and the one you see above which is available in brass, copper,Read More…

Picquic Teeny Turner

If Tiny Tim needed a screwdriver he would choose the Teeny Turner

on Monday, October 14th, 2013

It never fails when I am on a trip or out shooting pictures or videos, I run into a need for a screw driver. But not just any size screwdriver, I always need one to fit small screws. I do carry a few loose mini type screwdrivers in my camera bag, ones that I thinkRead More…

Parachute Multi-Tool

It may not slow your fall, but the Parachute Multi-Tool can fix things once you land

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I will admit that I am a pocket multi-tool lover. I guess I picture myself as a closeted Boy Scout, aways wanting to be prepared. So when I see a different design for a pocket multi-tool, I like to post about it. The Parachute Multi-Tool, a Kickstarter project by Jeff Morin, recently caught my eye.Read More…

safe-hit

Safe+ Hit = self defense on your keychain

on Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Safe+ Hit Personal Alarm from Unikia puts peace of mind right on your keychain. It features a plastic tube that has a built in audible alarm that can be activated with a press of a button. If a weapon is required, a quick yank of the attached key will turn the tube into aRead More…

ViperFish

When is a fish not a fish? When it’s the Titanium ViperFish pocket tool

on Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Yes there are plenty of multi-tools on Kickstarter, with plenty of them made out of titanium, but the ViperFish just kind of caught my fancy. The ViperFish has 12 functions: Bottle opener Twist-top bottle opener Screwdriver Paint tin opener/pry bar 1/4 inch hex bit function Metric multi-wrench Imperial multi-wrench Key ring Pocket clip Belt-loop holder PieceRead More…

tohil-lighter

Numyth Tohil Lighter may be the Mercedes of peanut lighters

on Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’ve been looking for a lighter to add to your EDC that won’t take up a lot of space and is designed to be waterproof, check out the Tohil Lighter from Numyth. The Tohil features a CNC machined anodized aluminum body with a flat bottom that allows it to stand up on flat surfacesRead More…

tuskedcrescent_edcgear

“Clever Use Wins” – Tusked Cresent’s classy EDC gear

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

EDC, or everyday carry, has become quite popular, and many companies are offering products to help you organize your EDC items more efficiently.  Many of these products are military-inspired “tactical” style: rugged and functional, made from heavy-duty Cordura, and with lots of zippers and webbing.  But Tusked Crescent wanted a their EDC products to haveRead More…

infini-key

Infini-Key Clip could be a cure for split ring haters

on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

If you love split rings as much as I do, and by “love”, I mean hate, I may have found a possible solution. It’s the Infini-Key Clip from Niteize. It’s made of stainless steel and won’t cause you to utter curse words like you might when you jam the tip of a split ring underRead More…

Wacom BambooMini-1

You won’t get bamboozled with the Bamboo Stylus mini

on Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear, Stylus

I must admit that I love to use a stylus when I am using my iPhone, iPad or even my iPod Touch. The problem I usually have when I want to use a stylus is that I can never find one when I need one. I have several but they are just not around whenRead More…

Tuls - 1

Tuls, the card sized solution for everyday problems

on Friday, August 9th, 2013

If you are like a lot of The Gadgeteer readers, you have at least one EDC setup. Then like most of us, you are always looking to add new and useful items to your EDC. The Tuls, a Kickstarter project from Dave and Calvin Laituri, may be worth taking a look at. Tuls is aRead More…

6-in-1-tire-gauge

This multi-tool lets you pop open a soda while you check your tire pressure

on Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Once again ThinkGeek arrives with the perfect thing that you never knew you needed until you see it.  This little keychain fob with the quick-release is actually a 6-in-1 Tire Pressure Gauge Multi-Tool.  It has a tire pressure gauge and color-coded depth gauge.  The depth gauge can also be used as a bottle opener andRead More…

TiPiK Titanium Lockpick Set -1

TiPiK titanium lockpick set for when a paperclip just won’t do

on Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Do you have an EDC setup? Are you always on the lookout for that unique item to carry, the “I never knew I needed it until I needed it” type of item? Then the TiPiK Titanium Lockpick Set may be what you are looking for. I have always been interested in adding a lockpick setRead More…

AER Infinity-1

AER Infinity 3-in-1 stylus has 3 times the function in one small package

on Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Do you need a portable stylus? How about a portable smartphone stand? Can’t find that flash drive? What if you could have all three devices in one cool gadget? The AER Infinity promises to be such a product. The AER Infinity is a 3-in-1 gadget that functions as a stylus, a smartphone stand, and aRead More…

hone-key-finder

Hone makes it easier to keep up with your keys

on Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

If you are always searching for your keys, the Hone key fob will help you quickly find them.  The fob will begin to flash and beep when you use the app on your iPhone (4S, 5) or iPad (3, 4, or mini) to issue a command, alerting you to the location of your keys –Read More…

Ringtool-1

It may not be the “one ring to rule them all”, but the Ringtool can fix a lot

on Monday, June 24th, 2013

There are tons of pocket tools out on the market these days, in many shapes sizes and forms. I am always looking for unique, simple to use and easy to carry pocket tools to refine and simplify my EDC (Every Day Carry). The Ringtool by Reductivist may be the replacement I am looking for. TheRead More…