A few days ago I posted a news item about the INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight. We’ve all seen similar looking flashlights small enough to easily fit on a keychain, but the INOVA Microlight STS Swipe to Shine from Nite Ize has something I’ve never seen before with any flashlight… touch/gesture controls. That’s right, there are [...]
EDC flashlights are usually either of the clicky or twisty variety. The INOVA Microlight STS (Swipe to Shine) just blew my mind because it is a touch controlled light for your keychain. That’s right, this small 16 lumen LED flashlight does not have any buttons or switches that you have to press or slide in [...]
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Are you always misplacing your keys? The KEYWonder Automatic Key Holder is an easy way to secure your keys to your belt loop, purse strap, backpack, etc. without having to deal with latches or snaps that can pinch your fingers and take time to fasten / unfasten.
The other day I was surfing one of my favorite EDC sites and saw a mention about new product from TEC Accessories called the Python Clip. Although I had no idea what I needed one for, I headed straight over to the TEC site and ordered 4 of the clips. Within a few minutes, I received [...]
Did you know there is a tool designed specifically for opening split rings? You know, the rings you use to hold your keys? I didn’t either till I read about it on one of my favorite sites: EDC Forums. The Xuron 496 Split Ring Plier will save you from pinched finger tips and broken nails. [...]
I love it when someone takes an item that we all use everyday and reinvents it to make it more convenient. For example, when was the last time you thought to yourself that you love the design of the everyday ordinary keychain split ring? Probably never… More likely, you swear under your breath every time [...]
Fans of EDC (EveryDay Carry, the art and science of preparedness through personal gadget selection) have been using belt-mounted key holders for years. How about one that does more than just its obvious function? Billed as “The world’s most talented keychain,” The Clip from LittleBonsai is a stainless steel belt clip that can hold your [...]
Raise your hand if you loath adding and / or removing keys from your split keyring? The action usually requires you to jam your fingernail between the rings in order to lift one of the “tails” up far enough to add or remove the key. Broken nails and pinched fingertips are a common result. The [...]
While maybe not as versatile as a Leatherman or similar multi-tool on your keyring, you’ve got to admit that this is pretty cute. The Tool Tank from Spinning Hat Playful Design includes three heads ( large and small phillips and flat ) cleverly disguised in its tracks. Each head magnetically fixes into the turret and it’s [...]
Are you like a bazillion other people that use their car keys to open boxes? Don’t you hate it when tape particles stick to your car key. The Key Knife can solve that problem because it has a retractable snap-off blade built into the key shaped holder. The Key Knife is available from World Tools [...]
The Switchkey is an automatic key fob made of aluminum. It comes with one key blank that you can take to most hardware stores for duplication. Grind the blank, assemble the parts and you’ll have a nifty spring action switch blade style key. The Switchkey is priced at $33, which includes free shipping.
The guys that brought us the Keybrid Key have a new product due out this Fall. It’s the Carabiner Key and it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a key with a carabiner clip built into the top for easy attachment to a belt loop, backpack loop, keychain, etc. The Carabiner Key comes as a [...]
Sometimes it’s hard being a gadget lover. Here at The Gadgeteer, we’ve told you about and/or reviewed a ton of keychain tools over the years, and I’d be lying if I told you that for at least half of them, I’ve found myself flush with new-gadget-frenzy, my cursor hovering over the “buy” button, only to [...]
As Julie wrote a few posts down, here at The Gadgeteer, we can’t get enough keychain tools and gadgets. So here’s another, the Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 Key Ring Tool. As the somewhat lengthy name implies, 9 tools are embedded in this little gem, including pliers, bottle opener, 4 screwdrivers, and wire cutter/stripper/crimper. All stainless [...]
Here at The Gadgeteer, we can’t get enough keychain tools and gadgets. But sometimes it’s tough to find them at the bottom of our gear bag when it’s dark. TEC Glow Fobs might help solve that problem. They are cool little stainless steel or aluminum tubes that are filled with a light emitting resin. Expose [...]
Do you carry a full sized pen in your pocket or gear bag, or do you keep a mini pen on your keychain? If you’re looking for a new mini pen, check out these great looking offerings from Sunshine Products USA. They are available in Titanium, Brass, Aluminum or Stainless Steel with your choice of [...]
Your title of retro gaming geek would be in question if the sight of this alien didn’t immediately bring you back to battling through endless lines of the Invaders. Now you can have a memento of those hard-fought battles with this stainless steel Invader replica multi-tool keychain. On each articulated arm is a mini flat [...]
It has been 5 months since my review of the Keyport. Since then, I’ve been in contact with one of their representatives who has kept me in the loop with new colors and products. Keyport recently sent me a few new items to review.
They may look like an alien instrument of torture, but they are really a pair of stainless steel tweezers for your EDC (Every Day Carry) gear. PockeTweez tweezers are precision made and super sharp. They fold up into a small 2.5 inch long package that makes them perfect for your keychain, gear bag or pocket. [...]