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Clipless Phone Mount

Clipless Phone Mount

Unlike phone holsters and standard mounts, you can use Clipless to attach your phone or other mobile device to a variety of surfaces as well as clothing. It will also offer an NFC-enabled mount.

Stayhold Car Trunk Accessory

Stayhold Car Trunk Accessory

Stayhold is an smartly-designed plastic wall with hook strips at the bottom. Its strips grip the carpet in your car, letting you prop and secure items against your car’s trunk’s walls. It stays upright and still but can be removed easily.

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Rinse Kit Portable Shower

Rinse Kit Portable Shower

A portable shower system that keeps water pressurized without using batteries or pumps, ensuring that you can have a strong blast of water when you use it. We wish it could carry more than just 1.5 gallons though.

S.H.O.V.E.L.

S.H.O.V.E.L.

This is Sparkfun’s Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle, or the SHOVEL. It has a spork, a serrated knife, a bottle cap opener and 6ft. of red paracord in its titanium body. It’s also open source. Skip to 1:28 in the video.

Propane Tank Fill Indicator

Propane Tank Fill Indicator

Press the Truma LevelCheck against the side of a steel or aluminum propane tank and it will use ultrasound to detect if there’s liquid at that level. It also doubles as an LED flashlight.

PocketStrings

PocketStrings

The equivalent of drum practice pads for guitarists. PocketStrings are small bars with real guitar strings and real frets that you can use to practice anywhere. Available in 4- and 6-fret variants. Also on ThinkGeek.

Valet Car Locator for Android

Valet Car Locator for Android

Aside from providing turn-by-turn directions to your car, Valet also has a neat trick. Pair it with your car’s Bluetooth audio system and it will automatically remember your car’s location even if you forgot to open the app.

No. 11 Survival Belt

No. 11 Survival Belt

A practical men’s accessory made by Americana accouterment shop Col. Littleton. It comes with 27′ of military-spec paracord that can come in handy in a variety of emergency situations. The belt itself is made of brass and leather.

How Long to Beat

How Long to Beat

How Long to Beat is a crowdsourced website where gamers share how long it took them to beat a game based on varying play styles and platforms. It also shows the percentage of members who beat or even quit on the game.

SmartKey

SmartKey

A durable aluminum key ring that lets you fold keys similarly to how the tools in Swiss army knives are arranged. Special models include one with an integrated USB drive and one that can be expanded to carry up to 100 keys.

The Woodsman Gift Set

The Woodsman Gift Set

The Broquet company offers a variety of cool experience-based gift packages; the Woodsman collection encourages your favorite guy to swing that axe with a 16” hatchet, pigskin gloves, log carrier and rope. We like their MacGyver kit too.

Serial+ for iOS

Serial+ for iOS

Keeping track of the serial numbers of software and gadgets can be a pain. That’s where Serial+ comes in. It’s an easy to use app that can store the serial number, length of warranty, pictures and other info about your items.

Langley Churchkey

Langley Churchkey

A bottle opener that harkens back to the design of the 20th century openers called churchkeys. Each unit is made from solid brass that’s been shaped, hammered, filed and stamped by hand.

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Connectify Switchboard

Connectify Switchboard

Do you have access to multiple data connections or Internet providers? Connectify’s Switchboard is a cloud service subscription that lets you gang together multiple Internet connections at once to speed up both downloads and uploads.

Instant Table

Instant Table

Similar to the Tick Clip, Why The Friday’s Instant Table are tall clamps that can be attached to any suitable material to make a table or perhaps a bed. The resulting furniture can easily be disassembled.

Just Give Me the Damn Manual

Just Give Me the Damn Manual

Redditor samohayha collects thousands of automotive owner’s manuals and puts them on his site. The collection is far from complete, but the site is free to use, has no ads and doesn’t require you to register an account.

Nite Ize Reflective Cord

Nite Ize Reflective Cord

The Nite Ize Reflective Cord is a 2.4mm nylon rope with a reflective strip woven into it. Ideal for making your tents, camp site and off limit areas more visible at night. Each pack contains 50ft. of rope.

The Birth of a Tool Pt. II

The Birth of a Tool Pt. II

We’ve already seen how the craftsmen of John Neeman Tools make its axes. Here they show how they make their chisels, which are currently sold out due to high demand, despite their prices. The song is Re: Stacks by Bon Iver.

Outdoor Journal Kit

Outdoor Journal Kit

Rite in the Rain’s Outdoor Journal Kit consists of a water- and dirt-repellent notebook, an all-weather pen that can write upside down or on wet paper and a durable carrying case. Available in different notebook sizes.

Cole-Bar Hammer Multitool

Cole-Bar Hammer Multitool

We first heard about the Cole-Bar Hammer back in 2009. Its inventors are now ready to mass-produce it, but they need your help. In return you get a chance to be one of the first to own this brilliantly versatile multi-tool.

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NiteCore Tiny Monster Flashlight

NiteCore Tiny Monster Flashlight

This waterproof flashlight can crank out a blinding 3500 lumens from a gadget that’s not much larger than the palm of your hand. Runs for up to 1000 hours with the right batteries. Though its hefty pricetag might break the bank.

Enthuse.me

Enthuse.me

Is your online presence vital to your résumé? Check out Enthuse.me. It lets you link your content or profiles from various sites like YouTube, Soundcloud, LinkedIn and more into a central personal page.

Screwdriver Key Hack

Screwdriver Key Hack

Just for kicks, Nathan of HaHa Bird attached one of his car keys to a screwdriver to make it look like a carjacker’s tool. Read his instructions and warnings thoroughly before you emulate the hack and screw up your ignition switch.

Fusion Wooden Knives

Fusion Wooden Knives

Designed by Andrea Ponti, each Fusion kitchen knife is handmade from a single piece of wood, either ebony or white maple. Available in two different lengths and in serrated and non-serrated versions. Contact Andrea to order.

Quirky RotoBlade

Quirky RotoBlade

An upcoming product from Quirky, the RotoBlade is a more versatile version of the box cutter. A knob lets you change the blade’s orientation so you can use it to scrape or rip in addition to cutting.

DIY Screen Printing Kit

DIY Screen Printing Kit

DIY Print Shop sells kits that contain almost everything you need to make screen printed posters or T-shirts, including a manual and instructional DVD. You’ll have to supply the electronic printer though.

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