Apr 022014

Columbia River CRKT Eat N Tool - The Camping Minimalist Multi-Tool
Going out camping, hiking or simply for a quick outdoors ride can place you in unexpected situations. Bikes parts can break or get loose, you can get hungry, want to eat a quick snack or even get thirsty and need to open a bottle!

ALSO CHECK – Swiss+Tech Micro-Max 19-in-1 Key Ring Multipurpose Tool and Victorinox Cybertool Lite Multipurpose Tool.

The Columbia River CRKT Eat’N Tool is a lightweight minimalistic multi-tool designed to help you with basic tasks while you’re out there. The tool sports a spoon/fork to help you enjoy a quick snack, three metric wrench reliefs (10 mm, 8 mm, 6 mm) for quick repairs, an emergency screwdriver blade (can also be used as a pry for opening canisters) and a handy bottle opener. The CRKT Eat’N Tool weights only 1.5 oz (42 grams) and has a stealth design (you can even keep it in your back pocket) which makes it a perfect companion for an outdoors walk. Available in multiple colors.

$5.17 | BUY NOW


Feb 252014

Screw Grabber Or How To Work With Non-Magnetic Screws
Holding screws when doing repairs was never an easy job. Sometime you don’t have enough space, sometimes you can’t see where your hands work and so on … This is where the magnetic screwdrivers come into the game to help and ease the job. But how about those non-magnetic screws? How do you work with them in small space with limited visibility?

ALSO READ – Swiss+Tech Hand Mount Tool Light and the Rechargeable LED Illuminating Wrench Set.

Here’s where Screw Grabber hits the scene! Screw Grabber is a non-magnetic screw holder which sits quietly on your screwdriver’s shank until it’s help it’s needed. Simply pull it forward so you can insert the screws in the grabber, fix a screw in the rubber opening and you’re ready to go! The Screw Grabber features an interior taper which allows easy adjustment for various screw sizes, comes in two productions sizes and is fully made in US from recycled materials.

The Screw Grabber is in project stage at Kickstarter and you can secure a set of four pieces for as low as $7. Estimated delivery June 2014.

$7 | BUY NOW
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Feb 192014

IN1 - The Versatile Multi Tool iPhone Case
The IN1 iPhone Case is a cool addition to your daily gear. The case has a sleek design, comes in three flavors (white, black and clear) and offers a cool set of tools to help you with small challenges life throws at you every day.

ALSO CHECK the TaskOne, The iPhone Toolkit, another cool multi tool iPhone case.

The IN1 case is TSA (Transportation Security Administration) compliant, meaning you will be able to board planes without getting in trouble with the security agents, is made of strong polycarbonate and includes in it’s outer shell the following convenient tools: two pens (blue and red) for quick notes while on the road, Philips and a flat-head screwdrivers, nail file, tweezers, scissors, toothpick and a kickstand that will allow you to keep an eye on your iPhone’s screen for notifications, messages and anything interesting you might find there.

$44.95 | BUY NOW
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Jan 282014

PoweriSite Or How To Charge Your Smartphone With Your Power Tools
Sometimes, the best solutions are hacks of tools, stuff and gear your already own!

While you could buy a dedicated external battery to power your gear while on the go (something like the PowerFlask and 14,000mAh PowerPak Ultra) why not take advantage of the one sitting in your tool box? Most of us already own one or more power tools that come with powerful rechargeable batteries which can be used to charge smartphones and tablets when needed. Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting you replace that sleek USB charging unit in your business case, I am just saying that, with a little hack, you can you benefit of the extended juice of the power tools you already own.

Enter the PoweriSite – for a reasonable $17.95 you get a dual USB adapter which hooks to high capacity Dewalt (14-18volt) batteries and charges any USB gadget. PoweriSite uses the available voltage in your power tool battery. For example – a high capacity tool battery can charge your iPhone 4 up to 8 times with up to 3.1 amps of power.

While this solution is a bit bulky for day-to-day usage, given the high capacity of the power tools batteries, I see a lot of potential for outdoors usage such as camping, hiking as well as phone charging in remote areas with no regular access to electrical power.

PoweriSite comes after a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter and is available for pre-order with delivery scheduled for March 2014.

$17.95 | BUY NOW
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Dec 292013

Swiss+ Tech BodyGard 7-in-1 Emergency Tool

The Swiss+ Tech BodyGard 7-in-1 Emergency Tool puts 7 life saving tools in the palm of your hand. Keep it in your car, in your pocket when outdooring or roaming around the city, in your laptop bag or attached to your keys … Believe me, one day you’ll need it!

ALSO CHECK – TU47 – True Utility Keychain Multitool and TaskOne, The iPhone Toolkit Case Ready To Help You In Emergency Situations

The Swiss+ Tech BodyGard features a spring-loaded glass breaker designed to shatter car glass in case of emergency, high-intensity high/low beam LED flashlight, seat belt cutter, powerful sonic alarm signals and a high visibility flashing red distress light to signal for help, a thermometer and a tire gauge.

$24.55 | BUY NOW


Dec 182013

Swiss+Tech Micro-Max 19-in-1 Key Ring Multipurpose Tool

The Micro-Max 19-in-1 is another cool multitool brought to us by Swiss+Tech Tools, the creators of the Hand Mount Flashlight we featured a while ago – also check these other cool multipurpose tools: the TU47 Key Cover, the Parachute and the Victorinox Cybertool.

The pocket tool features two hex wrenches, six screwdrivers, pliers, a bottle opener, a wire cutter and stripper as well as a wire crimper all packed in a small, easy-to-carry, keychain sized format. The 19-in-1 Micro-Max makes a nice gift for the handyman or “handywoman” in your life.

$7.89 | BUY NOW


Dec 022013

The Chart of Hand Tools Wall Decoration Poster
The Chart of Hand Tools is a cool wall poster designed to celebrate the tinkerers and the doers: those who build, repair, and create – also check the cool A Gentleman’s Visual Guide Of Moustaches and the Acme Corporation Complete Inventory Poster we featured earlier.
The poster is printed on 24″ x 36″ 100 lb recycled stock using brass and aluminum metallic inks. The poster features 300 hand tools drawn in five categories: tools that measure, stabilize, mark, divide and manipulate and represents a nice gift for anyone working or in love with hand tools.

$32 | BUY NOW
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