Everyone here at GetdatGadget loves gadgets. That goes without saying. Do you know what we love more? Great compact sized gadgets that we can bring around with us and enjoy at all times. Better still if the gadget fits in our wallet.
With that in mind, we thought that it would be a great idea if we shared with everyone what are the gadgets that fill the wallets of the staff at the GetdatGadget office. From the neat pile we had on the desk, we picked the ten that we liked the most. So without further ado, we present to you the GetdatGadget list of 10 Amazing Gadgets that Fit in your Wallet.
If you like this list, head on over to its follow up, More Amazing Gadgets the Fit in your Wallet.
The ChargeKey is touted as the world’s smallest Apple Lightning cable. If you own any of the new Apple iOS devices that has the Lightning connector you’ll know how critical it is to have a Lightning cable with you for both data transfer and for charging your device. With the ChargeKey you can give your iPhone or iPad a quick charge via your laptop or from any USB power adapter. Just pop it into your wallet.
The Tool Logic Credit Card Companion is best described as a Swiss Army Knife in the shape and size of a credit card. Measuring just 3.375 x 2.125 inches and weighing just 1.4 oz, this compact tool comes with 8 useful tools including a serrated stainless steel blade, a magnifying glass, a flat screwdriver, tweezers and or course a bottle opener.
The ChargeKey is great if you only have Lightning connector devices but what if you also have devices sporting the older 30 pin connector and also (heaven forbid) Android devices with micro USB connectors? This is where the Tego Audio PowerCard Charger comes in handy. This super charger is the size of a credit card and therefore larger but it has connectors for all 3 different connectors and it will still handily fit in your wallet.
What is even more amazing is that the Tego Audio PowerCard Charger manages to squeeze in a 500 mAh rechargeable battery for emergency uses in its compact form factor.
Credit card sized multi tools are a popular item in the office but the PocketMonkey Pocket Tool is one of the more popular choices. This TSA-compliant multi tool packs in 12 different tools including micro screwdriver (handy for emergency repairs of eyeglasses), 5 hex wrenches, a bottle opener and even a door latch slip when you find yourself locked out without a key.
The PocketMonkey Pocket Tool is made in the USA and a product of a highly successful Kickstarter project.
While we are slowly moving everything to the cloud, there are still many times when we find it much more convenient and faster to just do a quick transfer using a USB flash drive. The LaCie PetiteKey USB Flash Drive is a tiny drive the size of a small key. It comes in sizes of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB which is good enough for most uses. The key size form factor makes it perfect for slipping into a wallet while adding minimal bulk.
The Sand River Card Cutlery consists of a pair of mini sized fork and knife made out from hardened stainless steel. They are stored inside a clear Plexiglas credit card size storage sleeve 0.155″ thick, perfect for slipping into your wallet or a purse.
The thing we love the most about the WildCard is the pivoting blade. Instead of a rivet that increases overall thickness significantly, the WildCard uses a proprietary patent pending FlyOff pivoting system. The pivoting system allows the blade to rotate out and lock in place when in use and it also rotates and locks in place for safekeeping.
Should you forget to remove the tool from your wallet at airport security, you can remove the blade from the card without using a tool. So instead of losing the entire WildCard tool, you just lose the blade which you can easily buy a replacement later on.
Tired of losing the key to your padlock? Having problems remembering codes for combination locks? Time to replace your existing luggage locks with the ProSafe Key-Card Lock. It doesn’t use the standard tiny keys that are easy to lose. Neither does it require you fumbling with the combination lock. Instead, it uses a credit card sized key-card that you can easily slip into your wallet for safe keeping.
The Iain Sinclair Cardsharp2 Folding Knife is a 65 mm long knife that folds origami-like into a credit card sized form factor. Looking at its card form, you can’t tell that it is actually a knife. It is an amazing feat of design and engineering. For safety, the knife comes with a safety lock that prevents the knife from accidentally opening up when stored in your pocket, wallet or drawer.
The last item on our list, the Plastc Card, isn’t in anyone’s wallet yet because it hasn’t been released yet. However, we are quite sure it is on everyone’s wish list. The Plastc Card is the one card that replaces all your other cards including your credit cards, ATM cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, discount cards, etc.
The Plastc Card stores all the information on the card and you can switch between the cards by swiping on the e-ink touch screen on the card. It has full support for magnetic stripe, barcode, chip and PIN and NFC contactless readers. It is truly the only card you will ever need.