Here's a device to add to your steampunk fiction: the chatelaine, a popular accessory from the 19th century. Part practicality, part fashion accessory, the chatelaine was the perfect way for women on the go to carry all of their tools.
Bar supplies take up a lot of space. They're hard to keep together. It's easy to forget something. What if there was just one thing you could grab, and it contained everything you need to whip up some serious cocktails? There is. It's like a Leatherman for drunks.
Multi-tools pack everything you need into a small, convenient device. Sometimes they can go a little overboard. But this thing takes it to a whole new level.
While the Guppie looks more menacing than the Mo-Tool, this $40 multi-tool definitely looks more useful. It includes the usual Swiss Army-style stuff—screwdrivers, knives, can opener, wire cutter, file and wrench—but also adds pliers, a hammer and a bloody axe.
I love my Leatherman, but it's completely useless if right when I need a tool I don't know where the heck I put it down five minutes before. The Guppie is always right by your side when you need it.
While using the Space Invaders multi-tool you may think you are the master, bending it to your will, but think again. The Space Invader is crafty and patient. Methodical. It is gathering intel. It is only a matter of time.
So you're out in the woods, repairing your bicycle, digging a tiger tooth from your friend's shin, whittling sticks into ornate toothpicks. But how are you going to keep your camera steady? This multi-tool-plus-tripod hybrid could help!
So you're living in a trendy studio apartment and you keep your sweaters under the sink and your bed rolls up into your oven. But what about your tools? You could just leave them on your coffee table, disguised as a Christmas cookie.
Like the Chinese military shovel before it, the Crovel is a multi-tool shovel that doubles as an axe, triples as a crowbar, quadruples as a hammer, and does even more. Bottle opener? Check. Saw? Come on, of course. Paracord grip? Uh, duh. The Crovel has thirteen different tools jam packed in its sexy body and each is…
I had about a dozen multi-tool pens in grade school. I had pens that fired lasers and told time and wrote in invisible ink, but for the life of me, I can't remember using any to actually write something.
A Best in Show winner at this year's Outdoor Retailer show, the MAKO is a multitool designed specifically for bikes. Which is good! Because I've never been able to figure out what I'm supposed to fix with my regular multitool.
November is here, and along with it the soul-crushing responsibility of buying thoughtful gifts for every loved one in your life. But don't worry, we're gonna make it easy: Here are some perfect gifts for the 21st Century Hippie.
You love sporks. You love multitools. And now? Look on with a delicate blend of respect and astonishment that the two coexist, in blissful harmony that is the CRKT Eat'N Tool.
When you first see this Chinese military shovel in action, you may be tempted to think you're just watching variations on digging. Impertinent fool! That "shovel" is about to chop down a tree. And row a boat. And saw. And...
I like my Swiss knife, but I like the Guppie better. Any multi-tool that makes me look like a Real Man, ready to go back to the Jurassic and kill a dinosaur, is a winner.
I know it won't look like Batman once it's all unboxed and under normal lighting, but for a fleeting moment, I want to possess nothing more than this $60 miniature Dark Knight multitool. [Amazon]
When it comes to multitools, you can never have enough functions and the Pocket Tool X Piranha really takes that thought to heart. I can't even figure out half the things it's supposed to do. Can you?
Besides being a magnet for penis puns, this pen is absolutely bursting with functionality that will leave just about any tool junkie satisfied. At the most basic level you get a handsome stainless steel ballpoint pen, but it can also transform into "a hole puncher, a stainless steel file, a short cutting blade, a flat…
I love this weird combo, multi-tool gadget: it's a mashup between the Solar Phone Charger and the great 5-in-1 Pen. It's got a solar cell to top up your gadgets with juice (USB connector, or cellphone adaptors), a UV note-checker, LED flashlight and, best of all, an FM radio. Why not an MP3 player? Where's the tool…