pocket tools

multi-function-pen

This Multi Function Pen carries twelve tools inside its aluminum-alloy casing.  It has an awl, short and long cutting blades, wire stripper or nail/staple remover, Phillips head and flat head screwdrivers, saw, stainless steel file, scraper, tweezers, a stainless fork, and even a writing pen.  It fits in your pocket and functions as a normal [...]

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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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LOOPY

I am always on the lookout for quirky or unique tools and gadgets that look like they could be useful in an everyday carry situation. When it comes to pocket multi-tools I have my fair share, so in order to catch my eye you need to be a little different. The LOOPY belt loop multi-tools [...]

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Fidelis Tool

Oh pocket mini tools how do I love thee, let me count the ways. Ok so I may or may not be that bad when it comes to these things, but I have to say I do love a good pocket mini tool. With that in mind I have come across the Fidelis Tool, a [...]

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keyport-slide-new-designs

Keyport recently announced the addition of new carbon fiber designs at their customers' requests.  They have two different hydro-dipped twill weave carbon fiber patterns in silver (left) and gold (middle).  While checking out their new designs, I found they also have a new pattern called Zombie.  I like to think this one celebrates the return of The Walking Dead [...]

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kanex-gobuddy-plus

The GoBuddy Charge/Sync Cable + Bottle Opener from Kanex hangs on your key ring or sits in a pocket until you need to charge your device or until you need to open a beverage.  The 1.85" USB cable and the 1.81" device connector cable fold neatly away around the GoBuddy when you don't need them. [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Pocket Gear
clippa-mini-tools-2

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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pocket-chainsaw-2

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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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
k9labs_tks-keys

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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blocklite-9V-led-flashlight-2

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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trueutility-scixors

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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true-utility-tu247-tool-2

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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Nonteverde Tool Pen-1

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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Posted in: Reviews, Styluses
myTask-1

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
Magnus Macdonalds Rabbit

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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HDZConcepts tools-1jpg

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

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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Knuckler

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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in1-case-iphone-5-5S

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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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
Fubar Baby

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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