Thanks to German manufacturer Kaweco, fountain fans can now get that same elusive smoothness in a tool the size of a Fisher Space Pen. Meet the Liliput, a pocket pen so outstanding that it just may change the way you look at writing.
From department store aisles to free giveaways, cheap keychain lights are ubiquitous. But who says cheap has to be bad? Certainly not the folks at Streamlight, who’ve been kind enough to send me an example of their popular Nano Keychain Flashlight. So far, its brightness and budget friendly nature have outshined all expectations.
In the crowded world of pens, it’s always nice to see something new. So when we stumbled across the Pico from Lamy, we knew we had to give it a try. Designed by Franco Clivio, this little German marvel features an interesting actuation, transforming from a simply cylinder to a full sized ballpoint with the press of a button. Lamy was kind enough to send one our way for testing, so read on to see how it stacks up.
When putting together a survival kit, there are few things more important than fire. Even in the fairly pedestrian world of EDC, it’s nice to have something that can produce a quick flame. Disposable lighters offer a temporary fix, but grow wasteful and expensive in the long run. With this in mind, TrueUtility has put together an interesting solution with the FireStash – A tiny, refillable lighter designed in the Zippo tradition.
The CRKT Squid is one of the most popular knives on the EDC market. Its diminutive size, friendly appearance, and reputation for toughness have earned it a loyal following among enthusiasts of all walks. Such is CRKT’s confidence in the Squid that they graciously agreed to send one our way for testing. We wore it for a little more than a week, measuring our expectations for the knife against the reality. Here’s what we found.
The Timex Weekender – A fixture in the timepiece community, this popular watch is worn by legions of people all around the globe. Amazon alone features nearly 5,000 consumer reviews of the product line, and forums everywhere crow about its combination of simplicity and style. So when Timex agreed to send one our way, we were anxious to strap it to our wrists. Could it live up to the hype? We spent a week with the Weekender in order to find out.