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Swiss+Tech and other items in this collection drawer. 2034

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,306 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Swiss+Tech and other items in this collection drawer.
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2017, 06:32:32 AM »
Correct, there are none with USB and LED functions together. All of those are now discontinued as they are no longer shown on their web site. The lights are ok. The flash drive is only 512 megabytes and does feel somewhat cheap, although the + symbol does glow, which is kind of neat. The Pro pliers are great. You can still buy them off of eBay although the USB version is harder to find. I think the USB version was available circa 2008 fyi.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 06:34:37 AM by Chako »

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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2017, 06:36:05 AM »
Zephon, that does look interesting. I do not have one as of yet. I do have several similar tools that will be highlighted on here later that looks somewhat similar.

EDIT: I guess I can continue with this thread.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 06:41:26 AM by Chako »

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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2017, 06:55:13 AM »
Swiss+Tech Transformer 11 in 1 and Transformer Micro-Wrench 7 in 1.

Here are a pair of odd ducks which are now discontinued. Meet the Transformer 11 in 1 and the Transformer Micro-Wrench 7 in 1.

The Transformer 11 in 1 offers:
#2 Flat Screwdriver, #2 Phillips Screwdriver, #1 Flat Screwdriver, #1 Phillips Screwdriver, #0 Flat Screwdriver, #0 Phillips Screwdriver, Bright White 2-LED Flashlight, 1/4 inch Rule Markings, 5 mm Rule Markings, and Straight Edge.

The Transformer Micro-Wrench 7 in 1 offers:
Adjustable Wrench, Bottle Opener, 2-LED Work-lights, Inches Ruler, mm Ruler, 2-LED Flashlight, and Scissors.

The red coloured Transformer 11 in 1 is basically a weird way to carry a bunch of screwdrivers. There is also a removable key ring that locks in place when the tool is folded away. Opening the tool releases the keyring from the Transformer tool. The Transformer Micro-Wrench is equally weird. There is a fold away pair of scissors, as well as the main adjustable wrench, which folds out for use much like the other tool does. Both tools feature LED lights. In the case of the Transformer 11 in 1, you get a pair of LED lights with a side sliding on/off switch. The Micro-Wrench offers 2 pairs of front and rear facing LED with their own separate switches located on the side of the tool.

Transformer 11 in 1 (red), and Transformer Micro-Wrench 7 in 1 (black).




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Pros:
- Both tools feature not bad LED light feature

Cons:
- Transformer 11 in 1 is a bad design for a screwdriver with all tools off center.
- both tools want to fold on you during use

Overall, these oddities aren't very ergonomic, and their designs are somewhat faulty to start with. They do make interesting collection topic starters.

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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2017, 07:01:59 AM »
Swiss+Tech Key Ring 7 in 1 Multi-tool.

I have seen this same tool labeled as generic in plastic see through buckets on store counter-tops for some time now. This one is marked as a Swiss+Tech, but I see little difference in quality to be honest from those generic versions.

The Key Ring 7 in 1 features the following functions:
LED Flashlight, Phillips Screwdriver, Knife, Awl, Bottle Opener, Flat Screwdriver, and Key Ring.





The included LED light has one of those constant press on buttons. The tool is fairly bulky for what it offers, and I cannot image hanging my keys off of this.

Pros:
:think:

Cons:
- bulky/heavy
- quality isn't there

Overall, pass this one up if you come across this and think this could be a good tool. Likewise, if you can buy this as a generic version for a few bucks....might be worth it.

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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2017, 10:47:30 AM »
Interesting - thank you very much for showing :)

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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2017, 01:36:11 PM »
Swiss+Tech Bodyguard PTX  3 in 1.

Here is a small and light weight car emergency device. The Bodyguard PTX features a protected seat-belt cutter with blade guard. Simply pull on the keyring to remove the blade guard, which exposes the seat-belt cutter blade. On the front end is a spring activated glass breaker. Press the orange disk and push until the hidden metal tip is released. On the rear is an LED flashlight with one of those constant press on buttons.

The Bodygaurd PTX 3 in 1 has the following functions:
Glass breaker, Seat Belt Cutter, and LED Flashlight.





Pros:
- excellent glass breaker
- effective and safe seat-belt cutter

Cons:
- where do you store it. I have seen other similar tools that hang off of a seat-belt within easy reach after an accident

Overall, this is a nice effective little car emergency tool that could save your life. The only downfall is to store it somewhere within easy reach of the victim when it is most needed.

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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2017, 01:43:07 PM »
Swiss+Tech Mini Multi-tool 8 in 1.

Here is a design I have seen elsewhere prior to seeing Swiss+Tech emblazoning the product with their label. This is a generic little multi-tool that features an LED light which takes up one whole handle. All the folding tools reside in the other handle.

The Mini Multi-tool features:
Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutter, Can Opener, Phillips Screwdriver, Straight Edge Knife, Serrated Knife, LED Flashlight, and Key Ring.





Pros:
- all metal construction

Cons:
- generic design
- LED light takes up half the tool

Overall, not a terrible little multi-tool, but not a great design either.

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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2017, 01:49:04 PM »
Lee Valley Tools key-chain screwdriver multi-tools.

Here is a pair of screwdriver sets that fit on a key-chain.



Pros:
- all metal construction
- solid and durable

Cons:
- short reach
- off center drivers

Overall, these are neat little additions to a key-chain. The larger set is just a bit too large and heavy for the purpose however.

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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2017, 01:57:23 PM »
True Keytool.

Here is a cute little device that is designed to fit over certain keys thus taking up very little space on a key-chain. The True Keytool has been somewhat perfected by the True Utility Key Tool which offers a lot more functionality. Both products however are different.

The True Keytool offers:
Bottle opener, File, #1 Flat Screwdriver, and #2 Flat Screwdriver.



Pros:
- fits over a key taking very little room

Cons:
- somewhat hard to use off of a key-chain as the internal key gets in the way of use

Overall, not a bad little design. Another company has taken the concept further, and searching for this little multi-tool can be confusing online.

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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2017, 02:04:41 PM »
Swiss+Tech Utili-Key 6 in 1.

I like this little tool so much that it has been my constant key-chain companion for many years now. The Utili-Key looks close enough to a largish key that folks rarely notice it at all hanging among all your other keys. With a simple pull apart of the tool, it easily comes off of the keyring and is ready for use.

The Utili-Key has the following functions:
Flat Screwdriver, Phillips Screwdriver, Micro-Sized Screwdriver, Straight Blade Knife, Serrated Blade Knife, and Bottle Opener.



Pros:
- looks like a key
- very useful little functional package
- tool has a 90 degree friction lock allowing more leverage when using the Phillips driver

Cons:
- dangerous tool to use due to having to hold tool carefully so as to not cut yourself via the exposed blade part

Overall, this little tool is a keeper despite some bad design functionalities which honestly, I can't see being improved upon due to the form factor. The sharp bits are tucked away in key looking mode. Just be careful how you hold it once you have pulled apart the tool.

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2017, 02:08:56 PM »
Swiss+tech should give you a sales bonus  :D ... must order the Utili-Key now... lets see if I can find it decently-priced somewhere in Europe...

Le edit: Only one I found in Romania is 25 Euros shipped... yeah .. I guess its China again for me...
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 02:32:06 PM by Corwyn »

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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2017, 02:10:59 PM »
Swiss+Tech Screwz-All 4 in 1.

Much like the tools seen from Lee Valley Tools, the Screwz-All 4 in 1 offers a nice selection of screwdrivers that will fit onto a key-chain. In fact, you could say the Screwz-All 4 in 1 comes with its own key-ring.

The Screwz-All 4 in 1 offers the following functionality:
#1 Flat Screwdriver, #2 Flat Screwdriver, #1 Phillips Screwdriver, #2 Phillips Screwdriver, 1/8” Rule Markings, and a Built In Key-ring.



Pros:
- compact driver tool
- key-ring included in the design

Cons:
- limited reach

Overall, a simple little driver tool for small jobs.

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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2017, 02:14:24 PM »
I would never turn down any bonuses.  :rofl:

I think you will find the tool excellent. This is my go to tool for small jobs. I especially use the Phillips driver a lot. The blade section is perfect for box opening duties. Like I say, just be careful on how you hold the tool as I have nicked myself on the blade a few times in the past.

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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2017, 02:20:29 PM »
Tool Logic T1 Series Tech Light.

This little compact light is just perfect for those times when you are wearing your ball cap and you need a small light. The T1 Series Tech Light features a cap brim clip that allows you to hang this little light off of your ball cap. There is an on/off switch which is always better than those constant pressure on switches.

The T1 Series Tech Light features:
Metal Wire Cap Clip, LED Light, Removable Pen, Removable Micro Phillips and Flat Driver.







Pros:
- fits onto a ball cap brim for hands free lighting
- pen and micro drivers just add to the functionality
- built in lanyard hole
- hole that fits removable driver allows the user to use the whole light for extra torque

Cons:
- I can't think of any

Overall, this is a neat little flashlight all around.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 02:22:17 PM by Chako »

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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2017, 02:25:44 PM »
Swiss+Tech Key-chain LED light with Bottle Opener.

Here is a discontinued product because it is no longer featured on their web site. There is more updated product that features the constant press on button. I much prefer this products on/off slider switch to the newer updated model. Not much to say about this one other than it gives off light and you can open bottles with it.



Pros:
- on/off switch
- excellent bottle opener

Cons:
- size

Overall, a good little tool if you need to open a lot of bottles in the dark.

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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2017, 02:29:21 PM »
Swiss+Tech Solar Flashlight.

This odd little light requires sunlight to power a small rechargeable internal battery.



Pros:
- no battery replacement
- 3 LED front facing bulbs give off a descent amount of light

Cons:
- need the sun
- will die on you when you need it, and you won't be able to do a thing until it soaks up more sunlight

Overall, a neat concept, but one that is fraught with pitfalls. When I tried to use this little light, I just couldn't stand being tied to sunlight.

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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2017, 02:33:23 PM »
Hohner Little Lady Harmonica.

This little gem is a key-chain sized one whole octave mini harmonica that is billed as the worlds smallest. It also has the distinction of being the first musical instrument played in space.





Pros:
- smallest harmonica
- rich full sound
- it is so freaking cute

Cons:
- size does get in the way of playing, especially if you got big fingers

Overall, a must have if you like harmonicas but do not wish to carry a full sized one around with you all the time. This little guy is a must.

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2017, 02:39:36 PM »
Inka Pen.

This ingeniously designed portable pen is a fantastic writing tool for those who need a pen in a compact portable form factor. the Inka pen can be used in several fashions. It can be a quick use pen, being held via friction in its carrier half. It can be screwed together to offer you a full sized pen. It can also be used as a PDA pointer with the included plastic touchscreen tip.





Pros:
- well designed
- does the job very nicely
- keyring part stays on the keyring

Cons:
- can be a bit fiddly with pull apart pieces and screw together pieces

Overall, this is one fine pen that I like very much.

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« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2017, 02:41:10 PM »
Well that concludes my various thought and pieces found in that collection drawer shown in the first posting. I hope you guys have enjoyed the short journey. Just remember that my personal opinions are just that. Your mileage will most definitely vary in that regard.  :salute:

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Re: Swiss+Tech and other items in this collection drawer.
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2017, 04:40:27 PM »
Swiss+Tech Solar Flashlight.

This odd little light requires sunlight to power a small rechargeable internal battery.



Pros:
- no battery replacement
- 3 LED front facing bulbs give off a descent amount of light

Cons:
- need the sun
- will die on you when you need it, and you won't be able to do a thing until it soaks up more sunlight

Overall, a neat concept, but one that is fraught with pitfalls. When I tried to use this little light, I just couldn't stand being tied to sunlight.

What!? The sun-powered flashlight is real?  :rofl:
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« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2017, 04:42:49 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to take and post these pics, and the insights. Much appreciated.  :salute:
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« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2017, 05:16:07 PM »
You are welcome.

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« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2017, 06:59:13 PM »
Wow, great post Chako! Thank you :cheers:

I have a couple of the Swiss+Tech mini plier tools and just can't get along with the floppy handles, very frustrating to use. I do have both the Sebertech M2 and an IDL T5 and quite like them. Very sturdy and functional. I've been on the hunt for an M4 or even an IDL T10 for the last several months and haven't found anything yet :'(

I had no idea that Swiss+Tech had so many different models available :o

I just recently got a Utili-key and agree it is a useful little bugger :tu:

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« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2017, 09:20:57 PM »
Excellent thread Chako, as always!!!
I have used the Utilikey or some years now, it truly is awesome and incredibly useful for the size & weight, it's also one of the only things that has gone through airports and metal detectors always, without any trouble.

It's one of the 3 things always on my keychain together with the DQG Light and the Minichamp



I recommend the Chinese version for $2-4 as it's as nice as the "real" one, I can assure you adter owning many of both versions and also giving them away to friends and family

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« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2017, 09:51:05 PM »
Excellent thread Chako, as always!!!
I have used the Utilikey or some years now, it truly is awesome and incredibly useful for the size & weight, it's also one of the only things that has gone through airports and metal detectors always, without any trouble.

It's one of the 3 things always on my keychain together with the DQG Light and the Minichamp

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I recommend the Chinese version for $2-4 as it's as nice as the "real" one, I can assure you adter owning many of both versions and also giving them away to friends and family
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