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First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work 3312

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First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:56:25 PM »
We all love our big fat tools, right?
Big knife, large multitool, heavy duty flashlight, the tactical penn can smash concrete.

Yeah, same here.
Well, most of the time:



If you travel with carryon only, or have to take the train to far away places, sometimes less is more.
Size and weightwise.


So some downsizing is in order and more often than not called for.
My mini-EDC looks like this:



Victorinox Mini-Champ, AAA-Olight, Fisher Spacepen, mini-prybar.
All bases covered, I´m happy with the setup.

But.

But indeed:


You see the vicious double edged attack tool?
(Just kidding of course)
Some of the TSA-goons get a heart attack and the metal detector goes nuts if you bring a knife, as small as it might be.

There is in fact a 6cm rule at german airports, smaller than 6cm and you are good to go, technically.
But you still are at the mercy of some underpaid, grumpy screening official.
Can´t stand that anymore.

I travel a lot lately, businesswise, and my wife doesn´t like that one bit, me beeing far from home. Can´t blame her...

So, what does the tired business traveler do?
He gives Victorinox a call, or visits the online shop, in this case.


Here comes the  Jetsetter@work and his bladed brother the Victorinox@work:
Classic-sized and with USB-storage. Top!

The Jetsetter doesn´t have a blade, the Victorinox@work on the other hand has:





In your face, TSA!

The tip of the mini-Phillips is magnetic, an often overlooked feature:



All of the „Classics“ in the 58mm-range, which come with the Phillips do have that ability.

What´s special with the Jetsetter and the Victorinox@work you ask?
Well, they come with the new(ish) 3.0 and 3.1. USB-standard, which is way faster than the older 2.0.
And they come with BOTH variants, male and female. One turn and you have the appropriate plug:



You can take the stick off if you like, and them the swiss ingenuity comes to shine.

When plugged between your mobile and, let´s say a laptop, the storage stick doubles as a charging cable.
Couldn´t find that feature in the manual, but it works like a charm.




If TSA has a day off:


...then the Victorinox@work comes along :-)

Christmas spirit:


The bigger brothers, Spartan PS:




The 58mm-range is an extensive one, there is one for everyone. The Jesetter as well as the  Victorinox (this is so cool, a Victorinox, which is named Victorinox…) are a perfect addition to the line up, in my opinion.



My pants and their pockets say „Thank you!“ and the rest of my mini-EDC is glad to have them with them.

 
I´m very happy with both, everything I need, nothing I don´t.

Sometimes, less is indeed more...



Thanks for indulging me, if you have any questions, shoot!

M
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Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 09:16:16 PM »
Great post!   :tu:  :like: 

Still need to get myself a Jetsetter  :cheers:

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Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 02:51:33 AM »
If I could trouble you, could you please help me measure the thickness of the removable USB drive holder portion? I'd like to see if I can mod stuff to put into that slot.

Danke!
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Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 12:39:02 PM »
it was an interesting read on an unknown (to me) SAK. Thanks!  :salute:

I also have that prybar, it's lovely   :D


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Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 03:41:25 PM »
Good post.  The little 58s sure punch well about their weight.  There is bound to be one that fills a need and being so easy to carry worth carrying.  Glad you found a work a round for the days your travel.   :like:

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Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 04:43:52 PM »
I'd not realised the USB was male/female.  Great overview.  :tu:

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Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 10:48:02 PM »
I'd not realised the USB was male/female.  Great overview.  :tu:
No, its male type-A and male type-C, so you can plug it in computers and modern smartphones (exlcluding iPhones).

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Jr. Member Posts: 93
Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 11:38:59 AM »
Because FeebleOldMan asked:
The thickness of the removable USB-Stick ist just shy of 5mm. The Space in the knife itself is exactly 5mm. Let the Mods begin! :-)

M
Full Member Posts: 218
Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 01:34:11 PM »
Because FeebleOldMan asked:
The thickness of the removable USB-Stick ist just shy of 5mm. The Space in the knife itself is exactly 5mm. Let the Mods begin! :-)

Thank you!
Sr. Member Posts: 394
Re: First Look: Victorinox Jetsetter@work und Victorinox@work
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 10:15:09 AM »
I saw these recently on the Victorinox website, and started 'window-shopping' working out which one I wanted...  :drool:

I was concerned the USB stick was fixed, and in a few years time we'd all be laughing at the capacity, but I presume Vic will supply upgrades with greater capacity.  So thanks for that that info.

The USB fits standard laptops and newer (e.g. Google pixel) phones.  I've got a Pixel C tablet, and that has the USB 3 slot.  And my wife has a Dell with the USB 3 for a docking port.  Interesting to know about the charging part!  I've got a dual end USB stick like that for my key ring, and just tried it as a charger cable, but it does not work for me.  Anyway, USB 3 is the future --- and it goes in right way up or upside down!  ;)


 

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