IKEA teamed up with synth and design house Teenage Engineering to create a limited collection to turn any space into a dance party. It includes modular LED spotlights and dot-matrix lights, speakers and subwoofers, furniture, tiki cups, and even a cajón drum to get the beat going. They also created some 3D-printable hacks.
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This flexible bike lock is not only easier to wrap around posts than traditional U-locks, it’s far more durable. It can withstand a tremendous amount of torsion – which can destroy other locks, and has a pick and drill-resistant lock cylinder. It’s also insurance-rated, with optional bike theft coverage available.
This smartly-designed camping utensil combines a full size spoon, fork, and cooking tool in one. Its fork has a safe cutting edge, while its long neck and flexible rubber edge let your scrape every last bite from the walls of cans, jars, plastic tubs, and bowls. Available in 7.5″ standard and 10.5″ XL sizes.
Pelican’s soft-sided cooler bags make it easy and comfortable to carry bottles and cans. The Dayventure Backpack has plenty of room for carrying items in its top section, while chilling a six-pack in its bottom. The dedicated Dayventure Sling cooler holds 12 cans and ice, or up to 4 wine bottles.
Hockey players are notorious for some of the most spectacular scrums in professional sports. Let’s memorialize it with Buffalo BottleCraft’s bottle opener. Each is made from an authentic standard size hockey puck, and has a magnet to catch your bottle caps.
This rugged, pistol-grip flashlight offers up to 1000 lumens of light for up to 6 hours of continuous use, or 100 lumens for 20 hours. It’s got a 7.4V, 18500 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and an 18-watt LED light source, and is housed in an impact-resistant, waterproof ABS shell that’s designed to float if dropped in water.
Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack lets you carry and organize numerous tools in a convenient and portable package. It has 48 pockets, including ones in a removable caddy with a carrying handle, as well as a d-ring and metal hook for easy hanging.
Celebrate your love for old school cassette tapes with this useful desktop organizer caddy. Instead of magnetic recording tape, it holds sticky Scotch tape, and it’s got storage cubbies for pens, pencils, thumbtacks, or other small items. Available with a grey, blue, or pink label.
This teensy, retractable pocket knife takes standard #11 hobby blades, and weighs just 10 grams. It’s constructed from sturdy aluminum, and has a hole in its body for hanging from a keychain or lanyard. It’s great for opening packages, cutting paper, or other light-duty tasks.
Next time you offer to make drinks at a friend’s party, bring the bar with you. Jillmo’s bartender bag has padded pockets for carrying liquor bottles, a cocktail shaker, and a full set of bar tools. It’s got a shoulder strap for easy carrying, and is made from waterproof materials. Available with or without tools. Liquor not included.
This hefty stainless steel multitool offers 14 functions, encompassing both everyday uses and lifesaving tools. It’s got two kinds of glass breakers, a seatbelt cutter, wrenches, screwdrivers, a box cutter, oxygen valve opener, and a bottle opener, among other features.
Orbitkey’s portable desktop organizer helps declutter your workspace, while keeping everyday items easily accessible. Its top serves as a tray for phones, wallets, and watches, while its lower section has space for cables, chargers, business cards, pens, and other things. It’s also got a built-in wireless Qi charger in its lid.
Knifemaker Rick Hinderer creates these elegant, yet practical writing instruments. Each one is precision milled with a great tactile design, and features a removable self defense tool on its rear. Available in stainless steel, brass, or our favorite look, copper, which is sure to patina beautifully.
This version of Victorinox’s wallet-sized tool kit includes a an emergency blade, scissors, magnifying glass, tweezers, a pen, flat and Philips screwdrivers, a stainless steel pin, a CM and inch rulers, plus a built in LED flashlight. Available in ruby red, sapphire blue, or onyx grey.
Unlike most pocket-sized flashlights, Nitecore’s LA10 provides a soft, even flood light, so you can use it like a portable lantern. It outputs up to 135 lumens from a single AA battery, and has a magnetic tail cap for sticking to a car hood or other metal objects. Need more brightness? Check out the 1000-lumen Nitecore LR12.
So you’ve loaded up on pens, flashlights, pocket tools, and other gear for your daily survival kit, now how to keep it at the ready? You need a good pouch, that’s what. Our pals at Everyday Carry have got you covered with their top picks for these useful cases, packed with straps and compartments to keep everything handy.
Inspired in part by a scene in The Dark Knight, maker Coltography decided he wanted a fully-illuminated drop-tile ceiling. While he could have gone with old school fluorescent tubes, he built his system using lots of LED light strips. Those touch-based wall controls he made are really slick.
KeySmart’s nifty little pocket knife isn’t designed to intimidate. Instead, it’s just the perfect tool for everyday tasks, like opening boxes, cutting rope, and whittling wood. It’s got a 2.38” long 420 stainless steel blade, and a machined aluminum handle. Measures 6″ open / 3.5″ closed. Save 27% in The Awesomer Shop.
Kershaw’s compact multitool combines eight useful functions in one keychain tool: a bottle opener, flathead and Philips screwdriver tips, wire scraper, a pry bar, and three hex head drivers. Made from sturdy 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a textured glass-filled nylon grip.
These laser-cut lamps feature designs inspired by the neon signs of Hong Kong. Not only are the lamps cool to look at, but they cast awesome shadows onto your walls and ceiling. They’ll be made in two materials, with the pricey copper version offering the sharpest images, while the acrylic version is far more economical.
This blacked-out knife has a unique wharncliffe style blade, and a great handle shape with an ergonomic notch for optimal grip. We love the stonewashed finish on the CPM-S35VN steel blade, which blends seamlessly with the titanium frame and carbon fiber scales. Blade measures 3.625″, with an overall length of 8.625″.
This keychain tool has a ratcheting 1/4″ hex drive, which makes it easy to turn screws without having to lift and reset it. It also packs a bottle opener, hex wrench, box opener, and more. Available in stainless steel or titanium versions in The Awesomer Shop.
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