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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 setRead 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 onRead More…

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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. TheRead 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…

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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 isRead 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 areRead 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 inRead More…

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Julie’s Gadget Diary – My evolving EDC

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Bags, Gear

I thought it might be interesting and useful for me to capture a visual and text list of my EDC (Every Day Carry) gear on a monthly basis. Seeing my gear might give you ideas for your own EDC and I’m hoping you might make suggestions for things I should look at that might replaceRead More…

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KEYWonder Automatic Key Holder review

on Monday, February 4th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

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.

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TEC Accessories Python Clip review

on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

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 receivedRead More…

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Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit review

on Monday, December 17th, 2012
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

What do you EDC?  EDC stands for everyday carry, and it consists of the items that you carry on your person every day, the things you can’t live without (or at least think you can’t).  Many people do this without even consciously thinking about it, and most who do include at least one tool inRead More…

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Keep your key safe in a gokey bracelet

on Friday, December 14th, 2012

I still see lots of those silicone bands around people’s wrists, but I haven’t seen one like the gokey.  This band opens up so you can slide the top of your house or locker key inside one end, then you wrap the band around your wrist and close it over the rest of your key.Read More…

Xuron 496 Split Ring Pliers – Tools you never knew existed

on Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

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.Read More…

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Spotlight Spark LED Torch/Flashlight Review

on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

You’re just come in from a night out, and find that someone’s forgotten to leave the front porch light on for you.  You can’t find the right key, and you can’t see the keyhole properly.  Sound familiar? The Spark from Spotlight is a small and portable flashlight than can easily be connected to your keyring, access card, lanyard, bagRead More…

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Lightswitch Cover + Magnets = Genius!

on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

NeoCover is a creation of designer Jake Frey that pairs rare-earth neodymium magnets with a light switch cover to create a super-strong solution to misplaced keys.  His website runs through a variety of uses for the pairing including holding a dog leash, Maglite, 27 keys, and–as a testment to its strength– a hammer.  The magnetsRead More…

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FREEKEY Press to Open Keyring Review

on Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, Reviews

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 timeRead More…

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LittleBonsai The Clip is Simple, Functional, Versatile

on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

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 yourRead More…

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Key Sergeant Makes Keyring Management Easier

on Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

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. TheRead More…

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Tool Tank – Is that a tank in your pocket or are you just…

on Monday, January 16th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

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’sRead More…

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Key Knife Opens Boxes Without Annoying Tape Residue

on Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News

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 ToolsRead More…

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Switchkey – Another Keychain Gadget You Don’t Need, But Will Want Anyway

on Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

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.

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Carabiner + Key = Carabiner Key

on Monday, July 18th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News

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 aRead More…

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Hang Your Keys Almost Anywhere With Hookeychain

By: Andy Simmons
on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 toRead More…

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Micro-Plus EX puts 9 tools on your keyring

on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 stainlessRead More…