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Brando Key Chain Lightning Charger review

on Saturday, April 5th, 2014

“On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again” oh yes Willie Nelson has it right. I have been hitting the open road or friendly skies more frequently these days, so I have been outfitting myself with tools that I may need while away from my home. One tool both me 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…

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…

resqme rescue tool

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 is Read More…

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Carry a Lightning cable on your keychain

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You know the drill, your iPhone or iPad is warning you that the battery is about to die, forcing you to go on a scavenger hunt to try to find a Lightning cable. If you’re tired of having to scrounge around in a drawer or gear bag to find a cable every time your device 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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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…

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…

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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 a Read More…

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Keyport Slide 2.0 keychain review

on Saturday, September 7th, 2013

About 3 years ago, Jackie reviewed the original Keyport Slide and liked it so much that he ended up buying a second one and then he helped fund the Kickstarter project for version 2.0, which I’m going to show you today. The Keyport Slide 2.0 reinvents the everyday clunky bulky keychain into something more compact and Read More…

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Bobino Key Clip keeps your keys handy

on Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

Ever jauntily toss your keys into your purse or bag only to have to go all Indiana Jones to retrieve them from the bottom once they’ve become lodged under mounds of other items?  Me either.  But if I did, I might check out the Bobino Key Clip.  It’s design is simple: keep those keys up Read 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 under Read More…

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Inka Mobile + Stylus lets you write or tap while on the go

on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

You’ll always have a pen and a stylus ready for action with the Niteize Inka Mobile Pen + Stylus. This dual ended writing instrument features a nylon and carbon fiber body with a carabiner clip on one end. One end has a capacitive stylus tip and the opposite end has a blue ballpoint pen. But Read More…

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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 a Read More…

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KEEO Keyholder is a keychain alternative with a Bluetooth to your smartphone

on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The KEEO Keyholder is a German designed Kickstarter project for a keychain alternative. Made of stainless steel with a glass-fiber reinforced housing, the KEEO features a switchblade type mechanism that will flip out your desired key with a touch of a button. The KEEO also utilizes Bluetooth technology to pair with your iOS or Android Read More…

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Kwikset Kevo lets you open your front door with a gentle caress

on Monday, July 29th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Kwikset, longtime makers of locks and keys, have announced that their new Kevo deadbolt lock will be available for pre-order starting today. The Kevo looks like a standard deadbolt style lock that you might find installed in most doors. But it uses Bluetooth Low Energy™ 4.0 technology to turn your smartphone into an electronic key Read More…

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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 set Read More…

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Keep an Apple Lightning cable always at hand with the Bluelounge Kii

on Monday, July 15th, 2013

If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod, you have probably felt that moment of panic and annoyance when you discover that you need to charge your device but there isn’t a cable to be found. Bluelounge has a clever solution to that problem with the Kii. Pronounced and shaped like the keys you carry on Read 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…

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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. The Read More…

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Dangle your gear in style with a GearPull

on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The GearPull is a pocket gear accessory that is available in Brass, Copper and Pure Titanium. Currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, the GearPull is a thick clip with multiple attachment points that allows for organization of your gear. Project creator Gamble Staempfli sent me one in Copper and Brass so I could judge the quality. Read More…

Keyprop

Keyprop, the portable smartphone stand on your key ring

on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Ever wish you had a way to prop up your smart phone for reading, Skyping or watching your favorite videos? The Keyprop by Integral Design may be the simple, stylish and portable solution you are looking for. The Keyprop is made out of polycarbonate and is over-molded with a rubberized TPE material. This means the Keyprop is Read More…

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INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight review

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

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 Read More…

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INOVA Microlight STS – Keychain flashlight with touch controls

on Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

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 Read More…