The Ultralight Pocket: Recommended Keychain Tools For 2013

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These are the most optimal ultralight tools I could find. They all fit on a keychain: Nite Ize Inka Pen (writes underwater, writes in temperature from -30 degrees to +300 degrees, ultralight, made in US) Leatherman Micra (keychain-sized, ultralight multi-tool, includes scissors, made in US) Fenix LD01R2 LED Flashlight (very durable and produces 80 lumens […]

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The Brightest Flashlight Powered By AA Batteries

The Brightest LED Flashlights: Fenix TK41

Prompted by a reader’s request, I went searching for the brightest flashlight powered by AA batteries. The Fenix TK41 was the winner by far: Fenix TK41 860 Lumen Flashlight The Fenix TK-41 U2, which shines at 860 lumens, is the brightest flashlight that runs on AA batteries. It uses eight AA batteries, and these can be rechargeable NiMH […]

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10 Titanium Pocket Tools

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Ah titanium! It has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal — approximately 40% stronger and 40% lighter than stainless steel. It’s also highly corrosion-resistant — even when exposed to sea water and chlorine. Oceanographers report that titanium immersed for 30 years in saltwater produces no measurable corrosion. This is because titanium forms a protective oxide film instantly, when […]

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Buy It For Life: Inka Titanium Keychain Pen

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The Titanium Inka Pen is designed to be attached to a keychain. Weighing just 0.45 ounces, the pen’s case is constructed with aerospace-grade titanium, the and pen components are built from carbon fiber composite.

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The Xeno Cube Flashlight

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This attractive flashlight, the Xeno Cube, is machined from a cylinder of stainless steel. It is 4 inches long and weighs a hefty 6 ounces. It features a micro-textured aluminum reflector and a toughened mineral-glass lens.

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Skagen Men’s Titanium Watch

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This ultralight watch by Skagen is a great example of a highly durable yet inexpensive product. It is constructed with a 38-millimeter titanium case and bezel, and a 100% titanium mesh wristband. A durable mineral dial window protects the watch’s face, and makes it water resistant to 99 feet. Amazon offers a two year warranty on this watch. It […]

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Buy It For Life: Fischer Space Pen

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The Fisher Space Pen was invented by Paul C. Fisher in 1948. It is still manufactured in Boulder City, Nevada. The pen can write at any angle, and its operating temperatures range from −30 to 250 °F (−35 to 120 °C).

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Buy It For Life: Keychain and Pocket Tools

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Designed for keychains, Arc-AAA flashlights are barely larger than the AAA batteries they contain. The exact dimension are: 2.5 inches in length, 0.5 inches in diameter, and 0.75 ounces in weight. The Arc-AAA is made in Phoenix, Arizona by Arc Flashlights.

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