Multi-tool

lil-trucker-multi-tool

The Lil Trucker is a current Kickstarter project.  This multi-tool is designed by firefighters and built in the US.  You can see from the image that it packs a lot of functionality in a small space.  It has rescue tools - a belt cutter and a window breaker - to get you out of a [...]

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Pinch multi-tool

Pocket tools come in many sizes and shapes these days, and are made of many exotic materials. So, what makes a pocket tool different? To me lately it has been size and weight. I have my fair share of "pocket tools" that are usually around the size of a credit card. That is great if [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
leatherman-leap

When I was a kid, I loved taking things apart to find the magnets, gears and other cool little components. I even had my own little toolbox which I kept under my bed where I stored tools and parts that I had scavenged. I would have loved a multi-tool in those days. The folks at [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pocket Gear
Leatherman Tread

You have the perfect watch, but what about the perfect watchband? The folks at Leatherman have thought of this and have come up with the new Leatherman Tread. The idea came from Ben Rivera (President of Leatherman) when he was stopped at Disneyland security for carrying his Skeletool. The Tread is designed to be worn [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Watches, Clocks
HedgeHog

A comb, there's an item I don't see everyday. I am sure they are still around but they aren't as cool as the once were. The HedgeHog, a Kickstarter project from Zootility Tools may make combs cool again. The HedgeHog is a comb designed to also function as a multi-too, or is it a multi tool [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
readycase-iphone5-5s-2

Actually, the ReadyCase for iPhone 5/5s can do more than that.  It can protect your phone, as you'd expect, but it also incorporates a multi-function tool that has a can opener, screwdriver, and regular and serrated blades.  There's also a your choice of a 4GB or 8GB flash drive that stores data and serves as [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
Cricket and Mantis

Pocket multi-tools, you all know I love them. I have several reviews and news post about them here on The Gadgeteer, so in keeping with my fetish interest, I have found another set of multi-tools on Kickstarter. The Mantis and the Cricket from Jeff Morin, are two versatile  multi-tools designed to make your life easier. The [...]

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Parachute multi-tool review

Jeff Morin Parachute-1

I have said it before, and I will probably say it many more times here on The Gadgeteer pages: I am a pocket multi-tool junkie. I love having the ability to carry around small gadgets that can perform several different functions. I especially like items that I can fit on a keyring or into a [...]

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IN1 Iphone 5 Case

How many of you have a smart phone? How many have some sort of protective case on it? How many of you wish that your smart phone case did more than look pretty and protect your phone? The folks at IN1 probably felt this way when they designed their IN1 case for the iPhone 5 [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
leatherman OHT

Leatherman has released another tool in their Military/EMT-aimed multi-tools.  The 16-tool OHT is designed so that both the blades AND the pliers can be operated with one hand.  The OHT has both needle-nose and regular pliers with wire cutters, 4 blades including a strap cutter, saw, can opener, bottle opener, screwdrivers,  threaded attachment for  #8-32 Cleaning Rod, and O2 bottle wrench.  It [...]

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Yeople Rhino Multi-too-1 .jpg

The Rhino Multi-tool is a interesting new pocket/key chain multi-tool from Yeople. The Rhino Multi-tool is given its name because of its unique shape (if you look hard it does kind of resemble a Rhinoceros) and its toughness. The Rhino Multi-tool can be used as a: 3/8" (9.5 mm) wrench 1/2" (13 mm) wrench 9/16" [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
man-ring-etsy

How many times have you wished you had a bottle opener or a pen knife literally at your fingertips?  An etsy artisan has taken this EDC wish and has crafted the Man Ring. Forgiving its name, which doesn't quite thrill me, it's a pretty swank looking titanium ring multi-tool.  It features a bottle opener,  straight [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Victorinox SwissCard Lite-1.jpg

Have you ever needed a pair of tweezers, scissors or a ruler while out and about? How about a magnifying glass, light or screw driver? What if you could carry all these items and more in your wallet? You can, if you carry the Victorinox SwissCard Lite. The SwissCard Lite is a credit card-sized device [...]

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gerber-multi-tool-steady

The Steady Multi-tool from Gerber has the components you'd expect in a pocket tool like this.  It has stainless steel components, fine-edge and serrated blades, screwdrivers (micro and medium flats, square cross), needlenose pliers, wire cutter, and bottle opener.  It also has an unexpected function - a couple of legs that fold out and an adjustable [...]

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Leatherman Raptor

Released primarily for medical and emergency response workers, the Leatherman Raptor is made from 420HC stainless steel and includes shears, strap cutter, carbide glass breaker, ring cutter, ruler and an oxygen tank wrench. Due for release in May 2013, pricing hasn't been announced yet.  It was officially announced on Leatherman's Facebook page, but it's not [...]

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taskone

When I first saw the TaskOne iPhone case, I was sure it was a joke. It looked exactly like something we'd see as a news posting on April Fools Day. It also reminded me of the the Swiss Army Handspring Visor module we wrote / joked about back in 1999. But guess what? The TaskOne [...]

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Posted in: Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
CRKT Guppie Eat'N Tool

Sometimes you find the oddest things in the comments sections. In a review about an interchangeable blade multi-tool, someone mentioned the CRKT's ID Flex tool. When I looked that tool up, I was reminded about a tool I have long been interested in - the CRKT Guppie, a multi-tool designed around an adjustable wrench instead [...]

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Leatherman Skeletool Review

Leatherman Skeletool

The Leatherman Skeletool has been on my 'wish list' for some time now (especially the carbon-fiber handled CX version), so when I saw them at a local Target over Christmas on clearance for 1/2 price, I finally snagged one! This is considered a small or pocket multi-tool since it is only 4" long and weighs 5oz. More [...]

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switchtool-7

The Switch Modular Pocket Knife from quirky could be a perfect gadget for Swiss Army knife fans it can be customized with your choice of 18 different tool attachments. Let's see if this  multi-tool is worthy enough to add to your gear bag. Note: Click the images in this review to see a larger view. [...]

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Tool Tank

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 [...]

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