Multi-tool

The word "multi-tool" has become a household term since Leatherman marketed the original PST, Pocket Survival Tool, in 1983. I bought my first one in 1984 to replace a backpack full of tools that were required to bring to all of my engineering labs, making for a very heavy backpack. Since then, multi-tools have become… Read More

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Forgive me for that silly title, I just couldn't help myself ;) Seriously though, the mininch Tool Pen looks like a fantastic pocket tool that has been designed to hold 6 screwdriver bits in its 5.75 inch long handle. And since it's less than 7 inches long, that means it's TSA friendly. The Tool Pen has… Read More

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The Sync II from SOG is a multi-tool that you don't carry your pocket or dangle from your belt because it's been designed to replace the belt buckle on your favorite belt. The SOG Sync II folds up into a rectangular form that is not unlike the Swiss+Tech Mega-Max that I told you about a… Read More

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The Swiss+Tech Mega-Max is a multi-tool with an interesting design. It has a rectangular stainless steel frame that holds 15 tools that include screwdrivers, hex drivers, wrenches and more (see the full list after the break). LED Flashlight #2 Flat Screwdriver #2 Phillips Screwdriver 2mm Hex Driver 2.5mm Hex Driver 3mm Hex Driver 4mm Hex Driver… Read More

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Earlier this week, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools unveiled their new set of Baton tools. The Baton Q1 is a tactical pressurized ball point pen that hides a variety of other tools inside. When you fold the Baton Q1 in half, it converts into a pair of spring-assisted travel-friendly scissors. The Q4 also has a… Read More

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I'm a huge fan of Keyport's Slide key organizers and carried the Slide 2.0 for a couple of years until I began a minimalist phase and switched to something even smaller than the Slide. My alternative solution worked ok, but I missed the Slide. That's why I was very excited when I found out that… Read More

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The True Utility FIXR Pocket Tool packets 20 tools into one clip-on tool that is small enough to hang on your belt loop or clip to your gear bag. It even comes in a reusable plastic case. Let's take a closer look. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. FIXR 20-in-1 tool… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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Parachute multi-tool review

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… Read More

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