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This mini-tool seems to be made for women, because I don't know many men who wear this type of hair clip.  It looks like a plain hair clip, but the Clippa Mini Tools Clip packs several tools into its small form.  It has screw drivers, wrench, trolley coin, ruler, and a cutting edge.  And it will [...]

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You'll be ready to take down a tree at a moment's notice with the Pocket Chainsaw in your gear kit.  The chain has 124 bi-directional teeth, and it's made of high strength, heat-treated steel - specially coated for rust resistance.  It's 28" long, and it comes with hooks and handles; it all stores in a flat tin [...]

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I love the concept of Kickstarter, enabling those with ideas to bring them to life and put them out there for the world to see.  If others agree, they put their hard earned money down to fund the creation of something new and (hopefully) innovative. Occasionally, the Gadgeteer gets to tryout Kickstarter projects before their [...]

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The Blocklite Mini Compact 9V LED flashlight consists of little more than a 9V battery.  Actually, the flashlight is a small plastic piece that snaps onto the 9V battery.  It has six bright white LEDs and a power switch with two brightness levels (high and low).  It's so small, you'll be able to keep one in [...]

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Here at The Gadgeteer, we're big fans of little tools. Especially keychain tools---we can't seem to get enough of 'em. The True Utility sciXors are my latest find, a pair of teeny, tiny scissors for your keyring. Made from stainless steel with black rubber grips, they attach to your keyring with a small, quick-release pull clip. [...]

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We've seen other pocket multi-tools that fit over a key, but many of them had a knife blade and were a concern for traveling by plane.  This True Utility TU247 KeyTool MultiTool doesn't have a knife blade.  Instead it has:  a bottle opener, nail file, thread cutter, three screwdrivers, and tweezers.  The tweezers require you [...]

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I am not much of a pen to paper writer, I use my iPad to write as much as possible. But I do own pens for those occasions when I do need to write something. So, for me to want to review a pen it has to be a little different in either design or [...]

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Multi-taskers, I love them. They come on keychains, in wallets, heck even phone cases. But the one thing most phone case multi-taskers lack is versatility. The myTask, a Kickstarter project from TaskLab hopes to change that. Unlike other phone cases of this type that have a built-in set of tools, the myTask set up is [...]

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posted in Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

In the world of Kickstarter, there are many weird and wonderful projects from which to choose! But, sometimes what sells the product is not just the design but the person who created and is running the campaign. This is true with the Rabbit, a titanium key holder built by Magnus MacDonald. You may know Magnus [...]

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posted in News, Pocket Gear

The world of pocket multi-tools seems to be never ending. They are made out of a variety materials such as stainless steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, or titanium with sizes and shapes only limited by the desired functions to be built into the multi-tool itself. Although I love a lot of these ingeniously designed multi-tools, sometimes [...]

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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 [...]

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So, you're into gadgety multi-tools? Me too! The more functional the better is what I always say. But function and design have to come with a purpose, and the Knuckler multi-tool, a Kickstarter project from Jeff Morin (who also brought us the Parachute multi-tool), seems to have found its purpose. Jeff Morin has other successful [...]

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IN1Case has three cases for iPhone 5/5S that have a little tool kit stashed in the back.  I'm showing the IN1 case for iPhone 5/5S  in clear so you can see the tools, but there are also white and black opaque versions available.  Each polycarbonate case contains the following TSA-compliant tools:  blue pen, red pen, [...]

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In the world of consumerism, we like to get the most bang for our buck. Take pocket multi-tools for example, we think the more things we can use it for the better and in most cases I would agree. But one designer has seen a short coming in one prominent feature of the pocket multi-tool, [...]

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posted in Gear, News, Pocket Gear

It never fails when I am on a trip or out shooting pictures or videos, I run into a need for a screw driver. But not just any size screwdriver, I always need one to fit small screws. I do carry a few loose mini type screwdrivers in my camera bag, ones that I think [...]

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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

Yes there are plenty of multi-tools on Kickstarter, with plenty of them made out of titanium, but the ViperFish just kind of caught my fancy. The ViperFish has 12 functions: Bottle opener Twist-top bottle opener Screwdriver Paint tin opener/pry bar 1/4 inch hex bit function Metric multi-wrench Imperial multi-wrench Key ring Pocket clip Belt-loop holder Piece [...]

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Once again ThinkGeek arrives with the perfect thing that you never knew you needed until you see it.  This little keychain fob with the quick-release is actually a 6-in-1 Tire Pressure Gauge Multi-Tool.  It has a tire pressure gauge and color-coded depth gauge.  The depth gauge can also be used as a bottle opener and [...]

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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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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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