Multi-tool

Use the Force and the Millennium Falcon multi-tool kit for repairs

The Star Wars Millennium Falcon is a 4″ x 3″ multi-tool kit that easily fits in a pocket.  It’s made of die-cast zinc alloy, with the hex keys and screw drivers made of carbon steel.  The ship’s design cleverly conceals four hex keys, two screwdrivers (one flat-head, one philipps), and an adjustable wrench built into the …

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Off Grid Tools Survival Companion Pro multitool review

I’m a big fan of gadgets that pack several (or many) uses into a single, small device.  And with survival products being a huge market these days, when I saw the Off Grid Tools Survival Companion Pro multitool, I was immediately interested.  It’s the size of a largish pocket knife, but includes 21 survival-type tools—such …

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Leatherman adds Watch to Tread, Tread LT

Leatherman has finally added a watch to the Tread Bracelet called the Tempo. It is a Swiss-made quartz movement with diver’s bezel, glow-in-the-dark hour markers and hands (stainless only), and a shock resistant sapphire crystal.  It is water resistant to 200m.  It will retail for $575 and be available in November.

Victorinox SwissTool BS comes in every guy’s favorite color

I don’t want to stereotype an entire gender, but I feel like it’s safe to say that when given a choice of colors for gadgets and tools, a typical male will almost always choose black. If you’re one of those typical males and are looking for a new multi-tool, look no further than the Victorinox …

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LighterBro turns a BIC lighter into a multi-tool

Here’s a cool and relatively inexpensive EDC accessory for those of you that already carry a BIC lighter. The LighterBro is a slide on sleeve for standard sized “BIC” lighters that adds multi-tool functionality. LighterBro has four tools that include a pair of spring-loaded scissors, a razor sharp knife blade, micro screwdriver/poker, and a bottle …

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SOG introduces a pen-shaped multi-tool with pliers

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 …

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SOG Batons are your urban multi-tool EDC kit

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 …

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Keyport wants help bringing new Slide 3.0 and Pivot key holders to market

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 …

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