A Crazy Pocket-Tool For Your Wallet! (Prototype)
I’ve been holding out on you…
Well, sort of.
You know, it’s funny, sometimes I’m bursting with ideas and subjects to write about …and other times my brain just isn’t in gear.
And today is one of those “other times”.
Lucky for you…
I always have a plan for when I lack inspiration:
I rummage through Magnus’ “Secret Box of Prototypes“! 🙂
Believe it or not:
The prototype I’m about to show you is actually the first titanium product (well, prototype) I ever made. Yes, I know, you’re perhaps thinking, “Wait a minute, I thought the ViperFish™ was your first product?”
Now, let me emphasize this: This is very much still a prototype, not anywhere near my current standards and is from around 18 months ago – so, knowing what I know now, there are a lot of areas I would change if I were to produce it.
Oh, one more thing, I carried this around with me for months …and used it quite often. The “wrench” part worked very, VERY well on taking the rusty bolt off my Son’s bike …I used the edge as a box-cutter a lot …oh, and the bottle-opener received a fair bit of use too.
Take a look:
Okay, so the features on this prototype are:
- Metric Wrench
- Imperial Wrench
- Twist-Top Bottle-Opener
- Thumb-Grip (for pulling out of wallet)
- Side-Grips (for using wrench tools)
- Hex-bit Holder
- Hole for Split-Ring
- Belt-Loop Hanger
It’s exactly the same size as a credit-card (because it was designed to fit in your wallet …which it did very well!)
The thickness of this prototype was around 1.2mm (0.045″).
It is incredibly light – I mean, you pick it up, and it feels like nothing. And, through my testing, I discovered it’s still damn strong!