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Swiss+Tech Utili-Key 6-in-1 Keychain Multi-Tool

Review, technologyEdward KiledjianComment

You can't use what you don't have and yesterday I wrote about my favorite keychain attached USB key. Today I want to share with you my favorite keychain multi-tool. The Swiss+Tech Utili-Key is a very portable, keychain attached multi-tool that:

 

  1. Flat Screwdriver
  2. Phillips Screwdriver
  3. Micro-Sized Screwdriver
  4. Straight Blade Knife
  5. Serrated Blade Knife
  6. Bottle Opener

 

 

Demand a little more and you can graduate to its slightly more capable older brother the Utili-Key XT 8-In-1. Which has:

  1. Flat Screwdriver
  2. Phillips Screwdriver
  3. Micro-Sized Screwdriver
  4. Nail File
  5. Nail Cleaner
  6. Wire Cutter
  7. Wire Stripper
  8. Bottle Opener

 

I checked the prices on amazon and the difference between the 2 items was about $3. You won't built a shelter or survive a hurricane with this but it will be there when you need it. I find you use these tools much more when they are always on you.

I had a chance to test the 8 in 1 for 2 weeks and found it well made. Since it's stainless steel, it cleans up easily and resisted scratching fairly well (even though it was in the same pocket as my keys and coins). In that 2 week period, I encountered about a dozen situations when the tool became useful. Can't beat its functionality for the price.