Like carrying your wallet, small pocket tools can go a long way in ensuring your readiness in any situation. We present an assortment of essential items that offer function and performance when you need them most. We look at true classics like the Swiss Army Knife, to new age necessities like key-rig USB’s and bluetooth GPS trackers. See our picks below.
Mophie Powerstation Mini
Mophie makes a handful of products for smartphones you won’t be able to believe you’ve lived without this long. The Powerstation Mini is a pocket-sized back up battery pack for your iPhone or any other device that can charge via a USB. Find this and other portable Mophie products here.
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
The Swiss Army Knife is a true classic. Although we have had issues with this at the airport, it’s a pocket essential. This model features 38 tools that range from a corkscrew to a mini-saw. If you can’t get it done with a Swiss Army Knife, well, you must be doing something wrong. Find it and other similar items here.
LaCie PetiteKey 16GB
About the size of the key to your home, LaCie makes the “PetiteKey” USB flash drive that surprisingly holds 16GB. It’s smart to have your most important (digital) things on your person in case of emergencies. The key is scratch proof and comes with a heavy-duty encryption system to keep your valuable digital files safe. Find more portable LaCie items here.
Kensington Proximo Bluetooth Tag
The Proximo by Kensington is a small bluetooth “tag” that can help keep track of valuables like car keys, a digital camera, or even your pet with your smartphone. Get alerts directly on your phone if the tag has gone out of range and get useful GPS information so you can locate it back. Find it and more useful pocket tools here.
Coleman Windproof Lighter
Coleman is a camping classic. Even if you’re not a smoker, having a windproof lighter can come in handy in a lot of situations. If you are a smoker, we’re sure you already have a small collection of lighters under your car seat and couch, but we suggest this heavy-duty option from Coleman. Find it here.
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