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This multi-function iPhone 5/5s case can open a drink and store your data, too

on Monday, June 16th, 2014

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 asRead More…

Cricket and Mantis

You won’t be bugged by the Mantis and Cricket multi-tools

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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. TheRead More…

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Parachute multi-tool review

on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

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 aRead More…

IN1 Iphone 5 Case

If MacGyver owned an iPhone, he would probably have the IN1 case on it

on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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 5Read More…

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Leatherman One Hand Tool (OHT) – Use it with one hand tied behind your back

By: Paul Grunwald
on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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.  ItRead More…

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Keep a tough beast in your pocket by carrying the Rhino Multi-tool

on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

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″Read More…

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The Swiss Army Knife of rings

on Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

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,  straightRead More…

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Is that an army in your wallet or just the SwissCard Lite?

on Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

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 deviceRead More…

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Gerber Steady Multi-Tool also serves as a tripod

on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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 adjustableRead More…

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Leatherman Raptor will be your emergency multi-tool

on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

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 notRead More…

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TaskOne case turns your iPhone into a Swiss Army knife

on Sunday, November 25th, 2012

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 TaskOneRead More…

CRKT Guppie Eat'N Tool

CRKT’s Guppie and Eat’N Tool Double Pack Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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 insteadRead More…

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Leatherman Skeletool Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, January 30th, 2012
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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!

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Switch Modular Pocket Knife Review

on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

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.

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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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Gerber Splice Mini-tool Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

I love multi-tools! They are even my ‘go to’ idea for gifts for most people,. Even the non-’everyday carry’ types often appreciate a pocketable device that has several handy tools built into it. A work buddy pulled out a Gerber Splice to do a repair the other day and I instantly fell in love withRead More…

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Kelvin.23 Multi-Tool Review

By: Karen Nelson
on Friday, July 29th, 2011

I am sure all of you have had a moment where you’ve been in a pinch to find tools to hang a picture, tap in a nail that has stuck out on a piece of trim, or needed to get a quick measurement.  These are some of the projects the Kelvin.23 can help with.

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Build Your Own Multi-Tool with the CRKT ID Works Flux System

on Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Apparently the CRKT ID Works Flux Multi Tool System is not a new product, but since it’s new to me, I thought I’d share it anyway. The Flux system allows you to construct your own multi-tool from a variety of options. Tools slide and snap on to a special dual rail holder that has carbinerRead 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…

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James Bond’s Collar Stays

on Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

I know most multi-tools have more than four functions, but none I’ve seen are as small and unusual as these Titan Multi Tool Collar Stays from Yanko Design.  The stays are made of 100% titanium, and they are 2.5″ long, 5/16″ wide, and less than 1/8″ thick.  Each stay also functions as a half-phillips andRead More…

Gerber Suspension

Gerber Suspension Multi-tool Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

I love multi-tools, and they have come a long way since my first basic Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool in the 80′s. I am always on the lookout for the ‘perfect’ tool for my own everyday carry- that magical balance between size, weight, tool options, and functionality that just works for me. My current ‘everyday carry’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 flatRead More…

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Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Multi-Tool

on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Remember Bear Grylls, who had that survival show called “Man vs. Wild”?  Gerber has a series of tools that they’ve dubbed the Bear Grylls Survival Series, and one of the tools in this line is the “Ultimate Multi-Tool”.  This tool has 12 stainless steel implements that lock into place for easier, safer use.  The handlesRead 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 pliersRead More…

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Gerber Crucial Pocket Tool Multi-Plier Review

on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

There are a couple of brands I think of when it comes to multi-tools. Leatherman, SOG and Gerber. Today I want to show you the Gerber Crucial pocket tool multi-plier that was sent to be from OutdoorPros. It has been given the name Crucial because instead of having a bazillion knife blades, screw drivers, files,Read More…