A portable power-bank is practically a must for those who own a smartphone and use it regularly. It’s the difference between running out of battery at a crucial moment and having uninterrupted use of a smart device all day. Xiaomi are building a solid reputation as a mid-high end smartphone and accessories manufacturer. So is their power bank the one for you?
- Product: Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool
- Manufacturer: Nite Ize
- Buy on Amazon
- Rating: 4/5
Nite Ize make a reliable line of miniature carabiners (“S-biners”) which we’ve had attached to our keys for a while now. How will their key tool fare in the battle of the ultra-mini multitools?
- Product: Swiss Tech Utili-key (UKCBS-1)
- Buy on Amazon
- Rating: 2/5
We weren’t a fan of Swiss+Tech’s 9-in-1 keyring tool. Will the Utili-key fare any better?
Today we have perhaps the smallest functional knife you’re likely to come across – the Sypderco Bug, a knife just 4cm long when closed and just over 7cm when opened. It’s also very competitively priced at under a tenner at many retailers, and just £7 at some stores at the time of writing. But does it actually work, or is it just an impressively small gadget that’s not really very useful? Continue reading
Product: True Utility CashStash (TU241)
If you’ve ever been out and about to suddenly discover you’ve forgotten your wallet, or you’ve ever been stranded without cash to get home you’ll know how frustrating (or embarrassing!) that situation can be. Have True Utility found the answer to carrying emergency funds? Continue reading
How many times have you needed to make a quick note, only to discover you can’t find a pen? If, like us, the answer is every time you need to write something then True Utility believe they have saved the day with the innovative, expanding TelePen – small enough to fit easily on a keyring. But can you actually write with the thing, or does it just waste valuable keyring space?
True Utility are a somewhat budget brand of pocket tools, flashlights and similar kit. Can they stand up to competitors like the mighty Zippo when it comes to a windproof lighter? Continue reading