The Tool Chess Set is handmade in Michigan, USA using basic hardware store nuts & bolts and comes in a metal toolbox carrying case. It’s a clever idea & if you lose a game piece, replacing it would be as simple as a trip to the nuts & bolts aisle at your local store.
If your bedmate is a human sawmill, the Snore Activated Pillow will be a lifesaver. Theirs. The pillow has an integrated microphone that picks up the sonic vibrations of snoring & automatically inflates, giving the snorer a little nudge to roll over and shut the hell up.
Finally, a company called Tribod has developed something better than leaky masks and snorkels that also suck in water with the air. Easybreath is the first full-face snorkeling mask with a wide 180º view that makes breathing underwater as easy and natural as it is on land.
Your phone goes everywhere with you & if it’s wrapped in a IN1case you’ll always have tools with you, too. They make protective cases for your phone with multi-tool functionality built right into the case itself. Stuff like pens, screwdrivers, nail file, tweezers, scissors, toothpick, and more. IN1cases are also TSA compliant.
The stainless steel makes it looks like one of those old timey camp lanterns from Grandpa’s cabin but instead of using lamp fuel & other outdated technologies to create that vintage ambience, the Forest Lantern uses a rechargeable 3-hour Li-Ion battery & an LED light.
Not quite as accurate as the Survival Shotgun, this slingshot nonetheless is a more active survival tool than say … an emergency blanket. With enough target practice and urged on by the type of hunger that only comes from extended periods of foodlessness, this wrist rocket could actually bag your dinner. Like a crow or a maybe a squirrel. It also has a hollow, watertight handle where you can stash 8 cubic inches of survival gear: like weatherproof matches or a small knife for gutting your crow.
Like the MRE field meals soldiers have been using for decades, the BaroCook system uses exothermic reaction packets to heat your food. Activated by water, these packets will boil water, and cook your dinner in the compact nesting containers, & they stay at 212º for up to 30 minutes. No fire.
Your keyring is a smart place to keep the recharge cord for your phone. That’s what Popcord does. It’s a keyring that features both a micro-USB and a Lightning Connector so you can plug your smartphone into any USB for a recharge whenever you need it. Available in custom colors and with optional engraving.
Known for giving Ferrari cars their distinctive look, the Pininfarina design firm has now created an inkless pen. It too has the sweeping, sculptural lines and fine materials, but no ink. The writing tip is more like pencil but it won’t erase and never needs replacement.
Leatherman’s latest stainless steel multi-tool is made with snowboarders in mind, so it has a beer opener. There are also some other tools somebody might need. And unlike your 5-oz. tube of personal lubricant, this tool is TSA compliant.