A cool utility knife? Really? Well Milwaukee has managed to create a well-built, useful and cool utility knife–Milwaukee 48-22-1901 Fastback Flip Open Utility Knife. The design of the knife centers around ease of use and speed of use. If you read the promo material they advertise that you can open the knife 3x faster because you open the knife one handed. Press the button and let gravity do the work. When the knife is locked open, we never felt a wobble. Make sure your fingers are out of the way though when you close the knife–otherwise it can hurt you.
Gizmohound.com recently ordered the Waterfield Designs Suede Jacket Cell Phone Case for review. Waterfield’s Suede Jacket case is one of the thinnest cases out there for a cell phone and comes in a large variety of sizes to fit various cell phones (iPhones, Blackberry’s and Droids). The case is available with an accessory pocket (for earphones, or a few business/credit cards). The case costs $10–adding the accessory pocket adds another $4 to the cost.
The case is made from soft suede (which Waterfield calls Ultrasuede®) The material offers scratch protection in your pocket or purse but since it is a soft material it does not offer significant impact presentation. The build quality for the case is high–well stitched, no threads unraveling and high quality material. Being able to pick a specific case for your phone means that the case fits your phone very well–in fact when you get it the case will be a bit snug. However, the suede does stretch over time to make it easy to slide your phone in to the case.
We truly wish this case was available in different colors. The black suede disappears in a dark purse. Do remember this is a soft case–it is not ideal for impact protection. Slipping your phone into and out of the case does take a bit of effort–not great if you’re an obsessive person who checks emails and text messages constantly.
If you’d like more impact protection, a case that’s easy to slide your phone in and out of and own an iPhone–the iPhone Smart Case might be a better choice.
WaterField Designs is a maker of distinctive, custom-fitted, cases and bags. Unusual in this day and age is that products are manufactured in San Francisco. We found them to be a responsive company that communicates with you very well about your order.
My friend and uber-entrepreneur Randy Cohen introduced me to the TIKKR watch. Simple, clean design that comes in three colors–white, black and orange (it is from Austin after all). The watch band is rubber and it encases the watch. The cost…$65. Have to say have gotten more compliments per dollar than almost any watch I own. My wife’s stolen the white version for herself. You can find more about this watch at http://www.tikkrwatch.com/
By the way WOD stands for Watch of the Day. This is a new series I am starting on Gizmohound.com If I wear a new watch on a day, I’ll snap a picture of it and include a brief description. If you can still buy it, I’ll try to include a link to the product. A review? Maybe…but mostly just show off some fun watches.
Have you lost the key to your filing cabinet or desk? Do you want to replace the key core? Most office furniture locks have a number on them. That number combined with the furniture manufacturer’s name allows you to order a new key. You may be able to get the key at your local locksmith. If you want to order it online Easykeys.com offers a simple solution. Just choose the manufacturer’s name and the lock number and Easykey will have the key on it’s way. If it’s urgent you can even get them to deliver it next day air. Destroyed the lock and need a replacement? Easykey also sells lock cores.