The term “essentials” has an entirely new meaning these days. From face masks to sanitizers, we now have true essentials that we must carry regularly. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think beyond that.
From multifunctional screwdrivers to no-touch door openers, here are some pocket-sized everyday carry essentials that are sure to come in handy.
For navigating germ-filled surfaces
Coming into contact with high-touch surfaces is a big no-no these days. But if you really must, you can opt to use this stylus to press on things like elevator buttons, ATM machines, and other germy surfaces. Get it on sale for $16.99.
Another option for navigating our new normal is the CLEANFob. Plus, it also functions as a screwdriver, box cutter, hook for bags or public railings, and bottle opener. Made from premium, solid brass, it’s on sale for $22.99.
Aptly named the 11th Digit, this tool functions as an alternate finger for touching germ-prone surfaces like handles and self-checkout machines. You can get it on sale for $32.99.
For staying organized
Avoid an unsightly pocket bulge with this organizer designed to reduce the bulk and annoying clanking of your keys. With a capacity of 12 keys, it provides a designated spot for quick access to each one without requiring you to dig through your entire pocket. It’s on sale for $29.99.
To say that this tool is versatile would be an understatement. Not only is it a hi-tech organizer, but it’s also part Swiss Army Knife and part key locator. A purchase nets you a free two-year subscription to KeyportID, a service that connects you to your lost item with just a few clicks. Usually $33, it’s on sale for $23.99.
Say goodbye to bulky keychains and fumbling to find the right key — the KeySmart Flex has got you covered. This key organizer can hold up to eight keys in its easily accessible sleeve that fits comfortably in your pocket. Get two on sale for $12.99.
For fixing stuff on the go
Featuring a tool that serves 12 functions, a premium 27-lumen flashlight, a detachable pocket clip, and a paracord zipper pull, this bundle has almost everything you need to survive your day-to-day. You still need a mask, of course. Get it on sale for $39.
You can finally downsize your toolbox thanks to this tool that boasts four Phillips-head screwdrivers and four slotted screwdrivers, each of which varies in size. It even has a LED light built-in, making it handy for when you need to do a repair in low light situations. Typically retailing for $29, it’s on sale for $15.99.
Featuring seven wrenches, a bottle opener, a wine stripper, metric and imperial rulers, a box opener/scraper, and wire stripper, this multi-tool enables you to make quick work of a slew of household fixes. Snag it on sale for $24.99.
Raising a whopping $121,180 on Kickstarter, BlitzBlade 2.0 was designed to pack as many nifty tools as possible into one convenient package. Boasting 26 features, it functions as an interchangeable knife, box cutter, and hex wrench along with a flashlight and nine interchangeable double-sided S2 steel bits. It also comes with a pouch for easy carry. It’s on sale for $79.99.
It may not look like much, but the Kelvin 007 is a multi-tool that can bail you out of sticky situations. With six handy heads — two straight screwdriver bits, two Phillips, and two Torx tips — whip it out and give it a whirl (literally) whenever you need to work on something. Grab a two-pack on sale for $24.99.
This bracelet is every outdoorsman’s new best friend. It’s a high-quality, stainless steel multi-tool watch that is an ideal replacement for that pocket knife and screwdriver you’ve been wanting to retire. And it’s not just functional, but stylish, too. Get it on sale for $24.99.
This multitasker is the secret weapon to any handyman or woman. Its innovative design combines every tool that you need into one functional package, allowing you to fix anything on the go. It’s on sale for $24.99.
It’s time to ditch that toolbox in the back of your car — save space with this Multifunctional Pocket Tool. This all-in-one gadget combines the essentials such as pliers, screwdrivers, cutters, and scalers, basically everything you need for quick fixes. It’s small enough to carry, plus its foldable design makes it easy to throw in your pocket. Get it for $16.99.
For surviving the great outdoors
Never lose your keys in the dark ever again with the Collective Carry Glowing Vials. These vials use a special material that gives you hours of glow with just 10-15 minutes of light exposure a day. It’s quite literally a light that never goes out. Snag it on sale for $21.95.
This multipurpose bundle replaces your bulky keychain and combines your essentials into one modern, streamlined design. With this bundle, you’ll get a Keyport pivot, a pocket knife, a mini flashlight, and a multi-tool to serve as your on-the-go toolbox. Get it for $46.99.
Every cyclist’s best friend, this multi-tool can bail you out of trouble with its 43 functions that can cover everything from a wobbly seat to a bent disc brake. It can be yours for only $72.99.
This bottle opener is one tough cookie. Made from Grade 5 titanium, it’s capable of holding up to 164,000 times its own weight, making it easy to pop open any bottle with ease. Get it for $10.99.
This portable flashlight is crafted out of polycarbonate combined with fluorescence powder that makes its body glow. Usually $56, it’s on sale for $45.95.
Small but powerful, the Aurora A5x with UV Sidelight is the ideal companion for adventurers. This tiny flashlight boasts not one, but two light sources that can last up to 66 hours at a time. It’s on sale for $32.95.