There’s one proven concept I learned a while back – “The best gadget ever is the one you have with you“.
Given you always have your wallet and your smartphone on you, and, as you can not squeeze gear INTO your smartphone (dah!!!), I compiled a list of 33 gadgets you can always carry in your wallet and use them as you need them to improve your daily routine. Well, not all of them at the same time, but you get the point …. – also check this cool post – 43 Cool Gadgets To Help You Sneak Booze Almost Everywhere!
Any other favorite gear I might have forgotten to add? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update the list …
Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman is a cool multitool that allows you to carry and use four camping/survival tools in one light package. The Woodsman sports a mallet, a 15″ bow saw, a stake puller and a 5″ blade hatchet and is a cool addition to your camping gear.
There are multiple sizes wrenches,pry bars, drivers, and openers all organized in 5 key shaped and sized tools which can be attached to your keychain and two pocket tools. The multitools are made of high-strength materials (304 Stainless Steel and Titanium-6Al-4V for the tools and 17-4PH for the keys) and allow you to accomplish a series of tasks while on the go. It’s like having a full toolbox in the palm of your hand ….
The Schnelle Keys and Tools are in project stage at Kickstarter and you can get them for for prices starting at $29 US. Delivery is scheduled as of March 2014.
Brought by Jeff Morin, the creator of the Bottle Board, the Parachute Multi-Tool is a collection of practical pocket tools that everyone should have on him. The Parachute comes in pocket-friendly format (3.5″ in height and 2″ in width – that’s about 9cm in height and 5cm in width with a 4mm in thickness), is made of stainless steel and can be acquired in two tones: Matte Silver and Matte Black.
Here is a quick overview of the Parachute’s included tools:
Ice, dust and dirt scrapper
Can opener, Bottle opener, Flat screwdriver and keychain hole
Seat belt, rope and small wires hook cutter
2″ (5cm) ruller
1.5″ 9that’s close to 4 cm) saw blade
Key wrenches (1.2″, 1/4″ and 5mm)
Belt loop hanger for easy and secure transportation
The Parachute in in project stage at Kickstarter, but it already secured the funding limit. Should you want to get this great pocket tool at an early bird price check it out right now.
The Repair Rebel is the bike multi-tool set to help you in (almost) any bicycle emergency. The multi-tool sports a set of 24 features packed in a small weight(only 3 ounces or 85 grams) and size cylindrical tool, is made of a solid cast of titanium, it has no moving parts, no extensions and can be easily hosted below your bike’s seat, in your pockets or attached to your backpack – also check the Victorinox Bike Multitool, the Atom Multitool Keychain and the Zeus One Stop Multitool.
Here is a breakdown of the Repair Rebel‘s features:
The Repair Rebel Bicycle Multitool is in project stage at Kickstarer and you can secure one for an early bird price of $25 for the US market or $35 for International delivery. Estimated delivery – September 2013.
In a such crowded area as the multi-tools market, one would think it’s rough to bring something new. Well … think again!
The Zeus Multi-Tool is a complex mini tool box packed in a light and compact package (1.81 x 1.57 x 5.11 in – that’s 46mm x 40mm x 130mm). The multipurpose tool features an adjustable screwdriver (90 and 180 degrees) with 16 various bits, triple function pliers, dual purpose knife, a 4.5ft (1.4 meters) tape measure, a spirit level and a detachable LED powered flashlight.
The Zeus Multi-Tool in is project stage on the crowd funding site Indiegogo, will be ready for delivery in December 2013 and you can secure one for an early bird price of $25 (plus an $20 expedition fee).
Having a multi-tool with you to help you with any situation is simply cool – also check the Gerber Shard and the Skeleton Multi-Tool Key.
The real issue with multi-tools is that they’re either too bulky to always be on you, or they’re slim, small and pocket friendly … but they lack the functions variety to be of real help.
The Atom is a such multipurpose tool that tries to walk the thin line of giving a wide range of portable tools in a small package you can always carry with you. Do they achieve the objective? Let’s check it out …
First, the Atom is a Kickstarter project which in the first 6 days got an impressive number of 685 backers, so there are bunch of people out-there thinking that this might be the ultra-portable multi-tool they were looking for.
The Atom Multipurpose tool is made of high grade stainless steel and offers not less than 16 tools in the compact format of a key. Simply hook it to your keychain and have it ready for any emergency situation … Here are the included tools (check the above diagram for the exact placement on the Atom):
1. Bottle opener
2-4. Hex bolt wrench set (3/8″, 5/16″ and 1/4″)
5-6. Ruler set (imperial and metric)
7-8. Flat head screw driver set (1/8″ and 3/16″)
9-10. Philips head screw driver set (#1 and #2)
11. Pry Bar
12. Hex bit driver (1/4″)
13. Protractor (45° increments)
14. Cross-cut course file
15. Single-cut fine file
16. Ripping tool
You can reserve you Atom Multipurpose Tool at an Early Bird price of $16 (shipping included) by backing up the project on Kickstarer.
Let’s hear you in the comments – What’s you favorite multi-tool you always carry with you?
Fishing, like any outdoors recreation activity, requires good quality fishing tools to be really enjoyable.
The Kombo Tool, made in British Columbia, Canada, was designed to become the fisherman’s preferred multitool. The tool is a fish bonker, a scooper and a sharpener, all in the same time. Inside the tool’s head is hiding a high quality stainless steel filet knife which is locked in place by a patent pending locking mechanism which makes sure it will not accidental slide out.
Another interesting feature that sets the Kombo Fish Tool apart of it’s direct competitors, is the fact that it was made to float. So, even if you drop it from the boat, you simply “pick it up” from the water without having to get wet!