A good key organizer can be a godsend for taming that unruly keychain, but naturally they all add some bulk. Not the MagKey EDC Key Holder, which instead turns your keys into the key holder themselves thanks to tiny, lightweight neodymium magnets that stick to them using 3M adhesive. They include in both positive and negative variants for each side of each key and effectively work with any type, reducing both rattle and the space they take in your pocket.
Hit up Kickstarter for details – $10
A solid carbon fiber wallet hardly thicker than its contents, the Keplero Carbon Fiber Wallet takes a novel approach to carrying your crucial cards. Keplero is made of four lightweight parts, or slices, that stack together like a sandwich, held in place using magnets. The top and bottom slices hold one card each while the two internal slices hold two each — one per side — unfurling like a deck of playing cards to quickly grant access to the card you need of the six total carried. Since it’s modular, just remove a slice or two and leave them at home when not needed. It’s even got a carbon fiber money clip that sits flush on the backside to secure some cash when just plastic won’t do.
Check it out at Kickstarter – $70+
The only bike rack that fits any vehicle, any bike, and is actually small and light enough to attach below your saddle, TrunkMonkey is an inflatable rack not unlike the HandiRack but for your two wheeler, not skis. TrunkMonkey is made of an ultrasonically welded polyvinyl core surrounded by a rugged Cordura Kevlar outer shell and inflates in two minutes using the included air pump, attaching to any vehicle with a rear trunk or hatch opening. And when you’re done, just deflate it using the pump, pack it in its carry case, and throw it in your trunk, until next time.
Learn more at Kickstarter – $100 [via]
Each week we’ll show you an everyday carry – a small selection of tools, gadgets, and gear carried daily to cope with a variety of situations – worthy of a few minutes of your attention. This week’s EDC belongs to an occupational therapist in San Francisco.
For the full June 26th breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry.
Designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind, Bomber & Company’s Firestarter Paracord Bracelet & Keychain are accessories for the city that you’ll want to bring with you camping, hiking, and off the beaten path in general. The bracelet and keychain feature 3 meters and 1.5 meters of paracord, respectively, and both feature a firestarter flint as well as steel with which to start a fire. Military-grade clips and a key ring round out the keychain.
Check it out at Kickstarter – $15
The world’s first die-cast flashlight, the Nitecore EC4 leverages its unique construction to be both extremely durable and lightweight, especially when you consider just how bright this 6-inch long flashlight is. A single CREE XM-L2 U2 LED outputs up to 1,000 lumens on its brightest of five setting, powered by two rechargeable 18650 batteries. It’s also equipped with a battery indicator, several emergency modes which include strobe, SOS, and location beacon, plus protection against both five foot drops and prolonged water submersion to depths of 2 meters.
Pick one up at Amazon – $65
The road can be an angry place. Make it a little more positive with Motormood, the least ambiguous way thank other motorists. Motormood is made up of a “face” that attaches to the rear window with adhesive clips and a wireless remote that slips onto your sun visor. Click the button and the face lights up for six seconds before shutting off by itself. Get it in three colors — blue, green, or pink — each including a red overlay for specific jurisdictions that require all rear facing lights to be red.
Find it at Kickstarter – $19
Each week we’ll show you an everyday carry – a small selection of tools, gadgets, and gear carried daily to cope with a variety of situations – worthy of a few minutes of your attention. This week’s EDC belongs to a computer technician in Norway.
For the full June 19th breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry.
A minimalist’s dream, the Cling Magnetic Hanger replaces the unattractive, space-inefficient hanger hook with a super strong neodymium magnet at its apex. The hangers thus hang from both regular closet racks or stand-alone racks — both typically made of steel — to support shirts and sweaters of up to 2.5 pounds apiece. Each also includes a hook fitted with a steel plate at its base to attach magnetically to the hanger, either on top or underneath, for hanging Cling on non-ferrous clothes racks or for holding scarves and other accessories below the garment, respectively.
Learn more at Kickstarter – $19 for 3
Every man needs a reliable, no-nonsense duffle bag for travel, gym runs, overnighters, and everything in between. And Rickshaw Bagworks Square Duffle is about as pragmatic as they come. Built thin from X-Pac sailcloth on the outside coupled to a Cordura nylon interior, this lightweight, TSA-compliant duffle is extremely durable and sheds water as well as the sails of the racing boats for which the former material was originally designed. The duffle also features Nylon webbing handles and an included padded shoulder strap, boasts a small side pocket for compact goods and accessories, and carries up to 1624 cubic inches of gear in its main compartment.
Learn more at Rickshaw Bagworks – $130