Hot on the heels of the Tool Pen comes the Mininch Tool Pen Mini, a brand new screwdriver that doesn’t simply use the same bits as the original. The aluminum Tool Pen Mini employs a similar Pop-A-Point design that lets you’d select bits like the push-up pencils of old, exposing their sizes and shapes through windows while cycling through. The 21 bits offered are of the smaller varieties used in eyeglasses, compact electronics, and the like, crafted with long slender tips for better reach. Fill the pen with 5 bits, affix the magnetic cap, then clip it to your pocket until called upon.
Find it at Kickstarter – $45+
Don’t let strong winds or an unexpected noogie ruin your hair. The Go-Comb Wallet Comb is a Brooklyn-designed stainless steel mesh comb that’s sized just like a credit card and only slightly thicker, slipping away discreetly into a billfold between uses. They’re sold in both fine-toothed (shown) and wide tooth variants, boast a smooth coating to glide through hair & clean easily, and won’t scratch or otherwise mar the other cards in your wallet.
Find it at Amazon – $14
Household staples running low need no longer be manually added to your shopping list with the Amazon Dash Button. These compact gadgets connect to your home’s WiFi network using Amazon’s smartphone app and link up to your Prime account. They stay handy thanks to both an included hook and reusable adhesive, and instantly place orders for the given product — amongst a growing list of over 250 everyday items — at the push of a button. And don’t worry about a mischievous child (or, more likely, male friend) spamming the button: Amazon only sends another if your order’s been delivered, unless otherwise configured.
Exclusively for Amazon Prime members and by invitation only. Find it at Amazon – $Free
The last comb you’ll ever buy? Definitely. Unless you lose it. Octovo’s Titanium Comb is milled from lightweight Grade 5 titanium — the same that’s used in high performance aerospace, marine, and motorsport applications. It also sports two tooth sizes and is both durable and corrosion-resistant. Its sleek, raw finish couples especially well with the included Chestnut Italian vegetable tanned leather sleeve.
Learn more at Octovo – $115
And we thought the Keyshark was small. Pangea Design’s PiCO Titanium Micro Bottle Opener is the definitive answer if you’re looking for a barely-there approach to getting into bottles of import. Instead of relying on a large body as a lever, the milled titanium PiCO works using a sturdy keyring for leverage, removing caps with just one pull. Plus, at a size that’s much smaller than a quarter, PiCO effectively adds zero bulk to your existing keychain while still equipping it with crucial functionality.
Grab one at Kickstarter – $11
Apple’s painstakingly put together a gorgeous set of straps for their upcoming watch, but anyone planning to use an existing strap was out of luck. Until Adappt. This clever adapter slides and locks into place to provide a standard spring bar accommodating typical 22mm straps. They’re available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes and four versions — plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, and even gold — each in two color options to match the watch to which they’re strapped.
Find it at Indiegogo – $29+
Pax Labs’ original Pax is the gold standard when it comes to portable vaporizers, but it’s about to be ousted by — unsurprisingly — the Pax 2. This new iteration upgrades the device with a deeper oven, intelligent cooling and heating for up to 30% longer battery life, and a lip-sensing mouthpiece that boosts heating when you’re about to draw to optimize vapor production. It’s also got an entirely medical-grade vapor path and a clever magnetic oven lid. And comes wrapped up in an even smaller, slimmer anodized aluminum body than its predecessor.
Learn more at Pax – $280
Your smartphone’s undoubtedly equipped with a world clock, but those in search of a more tactile experience will appreciate the 11+ World Clock. This seemingly normal round clock is inscribed with twenty four major cities around its cylindrical body. To check the time in another part of the world, roll the clock until the desired time zone is facing up; when let go, the clock’s weighted base rolls it right back to its default time zone. The latter can also be easily changed: just pop off the back, rotate the body around until the desired time zone faces up, and lock it in position. Plus, independently working hands enable adjusting just the hour without messing up the minutes if you’d like to jump back or forward a few time zones.
Grab one at Leibal or Luminaire – $50
Cannon fodder it may be, but Star Wars’ TIE Fighter is still one of cinema’s more iconic ships, and now available in bigger, badder brick form with the Ultimate Collector Series LEGO TIE Fighter. This incredibly detailed 18.5-inch tall model is built from 1,685 pieces and features an opening top hatch, an exclusive TIE fighter pilot with blaster pistol, and a rotating display stand complete with an information plaque to show it off. All we’re missing is a revisited, to-scale UCS X-Wing to blast it to bits.
Arriving in May. Until then, learn more at LEGO or Star Wars – $200
Cork boards are fantastic productivity boosters, but it always pains us a little to jab a thumbtack through stuff we plan on keeping. And now with Pon you don’t have to. Pon is sized and works just like a push pin except that it sports a tensioned coil able to grip anything with a thickness of between one to eight sheets of paper, all without inflicting any damage whatsoever. They’re small, strong (made of heat-treated stainless steel), and highly versatile to display and present all sorts of stuff on your wall.
Find it at Kickstarter – $7 for 20