The Swiss+Tech ST44466 Utili-Key XT 8-in-1 Key Ring Multi-Function Tool is a must have for any minimalist traveler. (Please read that line in the geekiest voice possible).
- Flat Screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Micro-sized screwdriver
- Wire cutter
- Wire stripper
- Bottle opener
- Nail file
- Nail cleaner
Now, let’s be honest: I’m not sure I used this for any of those above uses, save bottle opener. For whatever reason, Franklin and I shelved our wire-stripping business idea once we hit Delhi. It was genius, but we had some investors pull out- anyway.
This little guy is just the ultimate MacGyver tool for tearing, slicing, poking, screwing, and hooking. It’s so small that it is essentially a wash when it comes to the space it takes up (it’s the size of a key, and clips onto a key chain) and it’s super helpful for any random scenario that requires a small tool. While traveling, it’s rare that you need a screwdriver, but that one time you do, you’ll be happy you’ve got the ultimate utili-key.
And of course, if you ever, say, need to open a beer bottle, or something, while traveling, if you’re into that sort of thing… It’s also good for that.