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Julie’s Gadget Diary – My evolving EDC

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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 Read 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 received Read 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 in Read 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, bag Read 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 magnets Read 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 time Read 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 your Read 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. The Read 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’s Read 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 Tools Read 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 a Read 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 to Read 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 stainless Read More…

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Let there be light with the Tec Glow Fob

on Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

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 Read More…

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Switch Hooks – Never lose your keys again

on Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I’ve always loved finding cool wall outlet gadgets, but until now, I haven’t seen any gadgets for light switches. Enter Switch Hooks. They are interchangeable plates that are compatible with traditional flip light switches and also newer more contemporary wide flip switches. The hook part of the product is located below the switch and offer Read More…

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True Utility Keychain Tools Review

on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

A while back, I posted a news item about a small capsule-shaped lighter for your keyring sold by ThinkGeek.  Turns out the FireStash lighter is made by an English company called True Utility.  They sent a variety of their keychain gadgets and gear to The Gadgeteer, and Julie selected me to give them a try.  Read More…

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Sunshine Products have Mini Pens back in stock

on Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

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 Read More…

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Space Invaders in Your Pocket

on Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

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 Read More…

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Keyport Revisited

on Friday, March 11th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

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.

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PockeTweez – Splinters and eyebrows should be afraid

on Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

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. Read More…

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Leatherman Squirt PS4 Packs a Lot into a Little

on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Standard pocket knife not cutting it for you?  Need a few more tools your pocket, but not more bulk?  Only 2.5 in long, the Leatherman Squirt PS4 is a little gem that packs no less than 9 tools into a keychain-sized package.  In fact, it’s one of a very few multi-tools that includes both pliers Read More…