Keychain

Parachute Multi-Tool

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. [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
safe-hit

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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
keyport-slide2-1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
bobino_keyclip

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
infini-key

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 [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear
inka-mobile

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses
Tuls - 1

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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
keeo

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
kwikset-kevo

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 [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
TiPiK Titanium Lockpick Set -1

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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
bluelounge-kii

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 [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
hone-key-finder

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 - [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
Ringtool-1

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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
gearpull

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. [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Keyprop

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 [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Pocket Gear
inova-microlight-sts-4

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 [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
inova-microlight-sts

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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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
edc-bag-0212013

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 replace [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Bags, Gear
keywonder-1

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. Note: Images can be clicked to view a [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
tec-python-1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews