- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 11 October
Turning your wallet into a discreet toolbox, a clever take on shoe carry, plus securing your camera in style. Discover more in our Week In Review…
A tough multitool to sink your teeth into
Pocket knives are some of the most versatile and useful tools to have within easy reach throughout the day – but the tricky bit is the “within easy reach” part. Zootility Tools however has a nifty solution to discreetly and conveniently carrying a knife on your person. The WildCard is a stainless steel wallet knife that measures just 2mm thin and weighs one ounce. Its slim and compact form fits handily into a wallet and includes a removable blade as well as a pry bar, bottle opener and screwdrivers. If you’re looking to pack functionality into your pocket without the bulk, check out the WildCard Kickstarter campaign.
Slide some style into your camera carry
Holiday snaps, work shots or strolling-around-your-neighborhood photos – they’re all ways of creating memories. One memory you don’t want to create is your expensive camera slipping out your hand and crashing to its doom. The Slide Camera Wrist Strap from Hard Graft focuses on keeping your camera safe and supported so you can focus on getting great shots. Crafted by hand in Italy, the Slide Camera Wrist Strap features two contrasting leather combinations, the Classic in tan and black and the Field in tan and gray. With a sleek and attractive design that attaches securely to your wrist and auto-adjusts depending on your camera’s weight, it’s easy to use the strap across work and play environments alike.
Power on the go
No matter how much you may depend on your phone as a work tool, to keep in touch with friends and family, or both, you can’t depend on the battery never running out of power when you need it. However, you can keep that risk to a minimum with the PowerGo-Go magnetic wireless charging system. Designed for the iPhone 6, the system includes a wireless magnetic charging and data transfer case, a charging cradle, car charger set, charging cable and a power bank. Once the phone is placed inside the case, it can be magnetically attached to the charging cradle, car charger, charging cable or power bank for convenient wireless charging and data transfer. That means no more scrounging for a power outlet, and the freedom to roam across the city or in the outdoors knowing you can stay connected. To learn more, check out the PowerGo-Go crowdfunding campaign.
Stay afloat above a sea of wallet chaos
To stay light on your feet you’ve got to shed the load, and one of the best places to start is with one of your most frequently carried items – your wallet. The DPTR Clamshell Wallet is designed to hold cards and some cash, which means dropping the year-old receipts and scrunched movie tickets. But avoiding anything except the essentials is easy – all that premium Horween leather in a beautifully minimalist form is not something you want to detract from. The wallet is available in three colorways and is lined in calf leather, with a braided elastic band to secure the contents.
Kick back with fuss-free shoe carry
Carting your kicks usually involves careful planning in the packing department – and sometimes a lot of frustration to boot with their bulky and often inflexible design. With the Solepack SP-1 you can kick packing woes to the curb. The SP-1 stores shoes in its dual compartments and can be attached to a backpack through adjustable straps, allowing you to save space in your pack and keep its clean interior and contents separate from dirty footwear. Each compartment is ventilated and also has a neoprene base so it can expand when you need a little bit of extra space.