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Stainless Steel Tools that Store in your Wallet

on Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News, Wallets

Wallets were designed to carry cash, but who knew they’d make a great ‘toolbox’ too. Check out all these stainless steel credit card sized tools from Touch of Ginger. Priced from $8-$16, there are lots of different tools to choose from. Need a comb? Guitar picks? Dice? I guess they aren’t really tools, but theyRead 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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Pocket Multi-tool with a Built in Hammer

on Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The Kelvin 23 is a toolbox for your hand. It includes a hammer, level, measuring tape, LED light, and even a 16 bit magnetic screwdriver. It’s available in Black or Pink and is priced at $29.99

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Veto Pro Pac XXL-F Tool Bag Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, June 16th, 2011

  I know you have one.   Those clunky, metal, red toolboxes.  That iconic American symbol of craftsmen, workmen, and Do It Yourself-ers everywhere.   Those expensive, heavy, red-paint-chipping, heavier-than-cement-crack -your-shin-on-it dead weights that holds a mish mash of tools and accessories that, once in, you can never find again. Throw it out.  Seriously.  ThrowRead More…

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Black and Decker’s PlantSmart PCS10 Plant Sensor Review: The Gardener’s Fish Finder

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Fish Finders, to those who don’t know, are these electronic mechanisms that either assist greatly in not having to stop by the fish shop on the way home or are a blasphemy on the sacrosanct sport of fishing. Depends on who you talk to. Electronic gardening equipment quite possibly could be seen in the sameRead More…

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PocketToolX PIRANHA – A Multi-tool that is TSA Compliant

on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

The PIRANHA from PocketToolX looks like a great addition to your EDC gear. It made from a single piece of stainless steel and is able to perform several jobs. It has a bottle opener, pry tips, scraper tip, open and box wrenches, and includes a full sized double-ended Phillips/flathead bit. The PIRANHA is available forRead More…

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Victorinox Swiss Army RescueTool Knife

on Monday, March 28th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

This Swiss Army knife was developed over a five-year period in conjunction with emergency medical and rescue services personnel.  The Victorinox RescueTool has a window breaker and a seat belt cutter in addition to the more traditional Swiss Army tools.  Luminescent, bright yellow grip shells make it easy to see, and the nylon cord allowsRead More…

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PockeTweez – Splinters and eyebrows should be afraid

on Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

They may look like an alien instrument of torture, but they are really a pair of stainless steel tweezers for your EDC (Every Day Carry) gear. PockeTweez tweezers are precision made and super sharp. They fold up into a small 2.5 inch long package that makes them perfect for your keychain, gear bag or pocket.Read More…

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Racheting ReadyWrench Combines 16 Socket Sizes

on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Socket sets: good.  Hauling around a bunch of parts: bad.  The Racheting ReadyWrench from Black & Decker combined 16 of the most popular standard (SAE) and metric (MM) socket sizes into a single wrench.  Just spin the rotating head to the socket size you want and ratchet away!  $35.

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When In Rome……!

By: Don Zelazny
on Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Now this is cool.  I’ve been to Italy several times and the ingenuity of the ancients is truly remarkable.  Colosseums, aqueducts, and now this.  I dental colleague of mine had a post on his dental blog about this awesome gadget, yes, GADGET, found in the Mediterranean area, dating from the Middle Roman period, that’s 200-300AD!Read More…

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Stanley Tape Measure Watch

on Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

I’ve seen watches with all sorts of gadgets hidden inside, but I’ve never seen one with construction tools hidden inside.  This Stanley Tape Measure Watch is sold by Brando.  You’ll find the expected watch functions – a daily alarm, hourly chime, calendar, 1/100 stop watch with split function, and an electrolumniesent backlight.  The back side of the watchRead More…

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An Alligator for your Keyring

on Friday, September 24th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The MyArk Ti-6Al-4V Alligator Wrench is a key ring multi-tool made from Ti-6Al-4V, which is an alpha-beta titanium alloy with medium to high strength. The tool features a bottle opener, a ratchet wrench for nut sizes from 3/8”- 3/16” on one end and metric 10mm- 4mm on the opposite end (perfect for car battery terminalRead More…

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Bosch PS41-2A 12V Lithium Ion Impact Driver Review

on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I have wanted an impact hammer/driver for a long time now….for years, if not decades. Several of my construction buddies have them and I have marveled at how effective they are at driving screws and bolts into very dense materials. I have used a standard cordless drill on MANY projects, fighting/stripping countless screws in theRead More…

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Ditch your Router, Jigsaw and Sander for the Dremel Trio

on Friday, September 10th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Crafty geeks will appreciate the new Dremel Trio multi-tool. It can sand, cut and rout materials including wood, plastic, drywall, sheet metal, wall tile and more without switching tools. It has a non-marring base and is capable of a speed range of 10,000 – 20,000 rpm. I think this tool might come in handy forRead More…

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Leatherman MUT – A Specialized Multi-tool for Soldiers

on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

We’ve all seen Leatherman tools with a wide variety of useful blades and tools, but did you know that they also offer a multi-tool designed specially for soldiers? It’s the Leatherman MUT and has tools to help a soldier (or civilian gun enthusiast) work on his/her firearm. Some of the tools include a replaceable firearmRead More…

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Another keychain tool – You know you want one

on Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The Key Tool and Shackle Set from I want one of those is a small tool kit that fits over a standard sized key. It is constructed of stainless steel and offers 8 different tools including three screwdrivers (small, medium and large), a file, bottle cap lifter, nail cleaner, tweezers and a wire cutter. PriceRead More…

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Gerber Strata Multi-Tool Review

By: Don Zelazny
on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I suppose for many of us who write for or read this fine blog our fascination with ‘gadgets’ probably started with our first “Swiss Army Knife”.  My  ‘junk box’ still has most of the ones I’ve owned over the years, but my answer to the question “How many gadgets is enough” will always be theRead More…

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PocketToolX Piranha packs a lot into a keyring tool

on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

I’m starting to become an ECD (Every Day Carry) enthusiast.  While tons of items fit into this category, one that caught my eye is the Piranha from PocketToolX, which specializes in what I call keychain multitools.  It’s a single-piece, stainless steel, multi-purpose pocket tool with a built-in neoprene bit holder that secures up to 1.5″Read More…

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Inchworm – A Ruler on your Keychain

on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The Inchworm is an EDC (Every Day Carry) tool from TEC Accessories that you keep on your keychain. It’s a 3 inch long 6Al-4V grade titanium rod of 3/16″ diameter with grooves cut at 1/8″, 1/2″ and 1 inch increments with a bead blasted matte finish surface. Having a small ruler always at your fingertipsRead More…

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MagnoGrip Magnetic Wristband

on Monday, May 24th, 2010

Have you seen A Christmas Story?  Remember the “oh fudge!” scene when Ralphie is helping his dad change the flat tire and dropped all the lug nuts in traffic?  Ralphie could have been spared having his mouth washed out with soap if only his dad had owned a MagnoGrip wristband!  The MagnoGrip wristband from ThinkGeekRead More…

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Doc Allen’s Versatool Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, May 21st, 2010

Not only do I love pocket tool kits, I have a real need to carry a variety of tools with me at work. Not just the pliers and screwdrivers common on most multi-tools, but other tools as well. I was pleasantly surprised by Doc Allen’s Versatool.

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Bosch DLR165 Digital Laser Rangefinder Review

on Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Many things we review here at The Gadgeteer are devices somewhere between tech-toy and tech-gadget or accessories meant to protect, carry or power those devices. All perfectly well and good, mind you….most of those (still) make my tech-geek heart a flutter. But, other than iPod speakers or noise isolation earbuds, few assist me in myRead More…

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Carry a Toolbox in Your Wallet

on Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News, Wallets

ThinkGeek has some handy, credit-card sized tools that you can carry with you in your wallet.  These wallet tools are made of stainless steel, and as ThinkGeek says, are “perfect for your inner MacGyver.”   ThinkGeek has the hex-head spanner wrench for metric bolts 6-14 mm, guitar plectrums, ice scraper, and a bottle opener.  Prices are $6.99Read More…

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Veto Pro Pac LT-XL Laptop Toolbag Review

on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

I wouldn’t consider myself someone who collects lots of tools.  But I do have enough tools that it has gotten a little out of control in our garage.  It has reached a point where I have to question myself about where that tool is that I am looking for.  So I jumped at the chanceRead More…

Modern version of the skeleton key from TAD Gear

on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

You’ve no doubt heard of skeleton keys. They were keys from many years ago that were made to open any lock regardless of the make or model. The TAD Gear Skeleton Key won’t open any lock, but it does have a skeleton engraved on it. It’s a titanium keychain tool that has a built inRead More…